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  • Young girl injured in crash sues city over police chase

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young girl seriously injured after a high-speed chase with police ended in a head-on collision is suing the city of Pittsburgh and the Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County. The lawsuit filed Thursday seeks $75,000 in damages alleging officers for the city and port authority violated the then 12-year-old girl’s rights […]
  • Case dismissed vs. mom charged after taking daughter’s phone

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a western Michigan woman who faced possible jail time after taking away a cellphone from her 15-year-old daughter as punishment. Jodie May of Grandville tells WOOD-TV she took away the iPhone 6 in April after the girl got in trouble in school. May says she was […]
  • The Latest: Hospital: 4 brought there with gunshot wounds

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Baltimore hospital has received four patients with gunshot wounds after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center spokeswoman Monica Stone said in an email Thursday that she was unable to […]
  • Texas church shooting lawsuits against Air Force combined

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — All federal lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force over a Texas church shooting last year that left more than two dozen worshippers dead will be consolidated into one case, a judge says. Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra announced Wednesday that the lawsuits will be combined and handled by U.S. […]
  • The Latest: Expert: McDonald didn’t pose imminent danger

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Van Dyke in the shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. (all times local): 11:45 a.m. An expert on police use of deadly force is testifying that a white Chicago police officer accused of murder in the death of Laquan McDonald did not need […]
  • Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum “Less is a bore,” has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm’s website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a brief illness, surrounded by his wife […]
  • Unsafe lead, copper levels in water at half Detroit schools

    DETROIT (AP) — Unsafe levels of lead or copper have been found in drinking water fountains and other fixtures at more than half of Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings. Tests show elevated levels in 57 schools. The 106-school district relies on federal protocols to determine water safety. Results are pending for 17 more. The […]
  • After Florence’s ferocity, exhaustion sets in on Wilmington

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The sun rises blazing hot over Wilmington, and the line for ice is shorter than it was the day before. The lines across town for tarps and bottled water have dwindled, as well, and Brian Gray takes that as a hopeful sign that desperation is giving way to something else. Hurricane […]
  • The Latest: Student pilot charged with trying to steal plane

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a student pilot who board a vacant plane at a Florida airport (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Authorities say a 22-year-old student pilot has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane at a central Florida airport. Orlando-Melbourne International Airport spokeswoman Lori Booker tells […]
  • Death row inmate expected to avoid death penalty

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man facing a death penalty retrial on charges of abducting and killing a supermarket worker nearly two decades ago is expected to plead guilty and avoid the death penalty. Donald Fell was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to death under federal law for the 2000 kidnapping and killing of […]