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  • Firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK’-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week […]
  • New migrant rules could shutter some Maryland crab houses

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Many Maryland crab houses expect to stay idle this summer after U.S. immigration officials approved additional migrant worker visas this month for only one picking house. The Baltimore Sun reports the H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this year due to high demand for workers […]
  • All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

    NEW YORK (AP) — All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. As Michelle Obama put it on Twitter, in support of Laura Bush: “Sometimes truth transcends party.” Mrs. Obama, a Democrat, wrote […]
  • King and queen of Spain wrap up visit to San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited a museum exhibit featuring Spanish masterpieces on Monday as they wrapped up their visit to San Antonio. The royal couple came to San Antonio to celebrate the Texas city’s 300th anniversary and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. On Monday they inaugurated […]
  • Author Junot Diaz cleared of wrongdoing in MIT investigation

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall. The inquiry into Diaz’s actions toward female students and staff yielded no information that would lead to restrictions on Diaz’s role as a faculty member at the university […]
  • GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik), Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the governors of Alaska, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, Montana, Washington and Maryland issued […]
  • Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

    New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s No. 2 gas-producing state after […]
  • Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

    MILAN (AP) — In a week normally reserved for men’s fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men’s and women’s previews for next spring and summer. President of the Italian national fashion chamber, Carlo Capasa, said the shift is a response to “the challenges posed by the globalized […]
  • H. Clinton: Separating families at border a ‘moral crisis’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border “a moral and humanitarian crisis.” Speaking at an awards lunch for the Women’s Forum of New York, Clinton said what was happening to families […]
  • After gunfire at art event, leaders urge it be held again

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night art festival in New Jersey’s capital city where violence broke out over the weekend should continue to be held, top city and state officials said Monday as advocates lamented the shooting but praised the event as a long-time source of pride. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday the impoverished […]