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  • 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. The ruling by District Judge Sarah Backus sparked a political uproar […]
  • APNewsBreak: Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The hunt for auctioneers to sell off parts of a valuable collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an iconic stovepipe hat and gloves bloodied the night he was assassinated, to settle a $9.7 million debt began Wednesday, but the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation cautioned a sale isn’t imminent. The […]
  • Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday. […]
  • Eisenhower’s ‘Summer White House’ phone sold at auction

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The plain green telephone President Dwight D. Eisenhower used at his summer residence in Rhode Island has sold at auction. The Newport Daily News reports that the phone with no numbers or dial was sold earlier this month by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers of Cranston for $1,375. The telephone was Eisenhower’s […]
  • Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin will attend the Austrian foreign minister’s wedding this week. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that Putin, who is set to visit Berlin on Saturday for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, will make a stopover in Austria to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl’s wedding. Attending […]
  • Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia’s renewed aggression, and President Andrzej Duda said […]
  • Lawsuit: Ex-Bellevue College dean raped assistant for years

    SEATTLE (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue College claiming the school, and by extension Washington state, fostered a hostile work environment by failing to protect her from a former dean. reports the woman’s attorney Julie Kays filed the lawsuit last week alleging former assistant dean Faisal Jaswal sexually abused his […]
  • Judge: Firm can mandate drug test for medical marijuana user

    BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A federal court judge has ruled that a New Jersey business doesn’t have to waive its mandatory drug testing requirement for a worker who uses medical marijuana. Daniel Cotto had filed a discrimination lawsuit against Bridgeton-based Ardagh Glass last year. He was a forklift operator there for six years before he […]
  • US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth. Retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the previous month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. June’s increase, though, was revised […]
  • Edmunds picks 6 used luxury vehicles under $36K

    The average transaction price for new vehicles has been hovering above $35,000 this year, and briefly broke $36,000 at the end of 2017. But instead of buying a new vehicle, what if you took that money and applied it to purchasing a late-model luxury vehicle? For about the same money or less, you can typically […]