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    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria.  John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday’s capsizing.  He cannot say how many people […]
  • Agent accused in serial killings lived quiet suburban life

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Border Patrol agent accused of killing four women appeared to have a typical suburban life. Juan David Ortiz lived in a subdivision where rows of new homes stand next to fields of desert brush. The Navy veteran left the military nine years ago and became a Border Patrol agent, like […]
  • California police try podcast in fugitive millionaire hunt

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California police department has written and produced a six-episode “true crime” podcast in hopes of intensifying a potentially global manhunt for a millionaire suspected of killing his wife in 2012 then vanishing while free on $1 million bail. Police in Newport Beach announced “Countdown to Capture,” which tells the story […]
  • Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas attorney says the state’s highest court should strike down a law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. Jeff Priebe is representing a voter challenging the 2017 law. He told the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday that the measure is an attempt to circumvent the […]
  • Police: Cocaine, heroin found hidden inside onions in truck

    NETCONG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities have seized 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin they say was hidden inside a shipment of onions in a tractor-trailer. Morris County prosecutors say the drugs and more than $100,000 in cash were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Netcong. They say the truck […]
  • Lawsuit challenges policy of denying inmates addiction meds

    MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts jail’s policy of denying inmates access to opioid addiction medication violates constitutional rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according a lawsuit filed in federal court this week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the civil rights organization asked a judge to […]
  • The Latest: US identifies remains of 2 Korean War soldiers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments about the remains of American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War (all times local): 2:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has identified the remains of two American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War and whose remains were returned by North Korea two months ago following […]
  • Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly. The White House says Thursday that Trump will address the “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem” event Monday. He will […]
  • It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Billions of dollars have poured into the stocks in the last few months, and there’s a lot of excitement and a […]
  • Nebraska agencies aiding refugees living in squalor

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Social service agencies are scrambling to help up to 500 refugees who may have to find new places to live because of the squalid conditions in their Nebraska apartment complex. Omaha housing inspectors pored over the Yale Park Apartments on Thursday because of nearly 100 complaints filed by occupants who’ve been […]