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  • Florida school massacre: Panel to look at medical response

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A panel investigating Florida’s high school massacre is to continue meeting Friday, expected to learn more about the medical response to the Feb. 14 attack that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members. The panel has been meeting periodically since April and has a Jan. 1 deadline to […]
  • Remembering the sweet life of a town wiped out by wildfire

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There’s a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant. “Boys,” said the team boss, “this is paradise.” Thus, more than […]
  • AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed. That is according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker came Thursday as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s […]
  • NYPD shakes up sex crime unit after Weinstein, staffing woes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division, where a top detective has twice been accused of interfering in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and a city watchdog says the staff is stretched too thin to properly review sexual assault cases. Deputy Chief Judith Harrison is […]
  • Meat producer agrees to $4M payment to settle labor claims

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. branch of the world’s largest meat producer will pay $4 million in back wages and other monetary relief as part of a consent decree settling allegations by federal labor officials. The Greeley Tribune reports the U.S. Department of Labor claimed in two actions that JBS USA discriminated based on […]
  • Ex-death row inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested

    HONOLULU (AP) — A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him, he found himself again in handcuffs. A judge ordered McCoy’s release Tuesday after prosecutors moved to dismiss a 10-count indictment against […]
  • Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran ‘to show mercy’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The family and attorney of an Iranian-American dual national held in Tehran say his health is rapidly deteriorating and are appealing to the Iranian authorities to allow him to leave for medical treatment. Babak Namazi, the son of Baquer Namazi, is asking Iran “to show mercy to my father.” Baquer Namazi, 81, […]
  • US fails to weaken UN references to sexual health

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States failed in an attempt to water down references to “sexual and reproductive health” in a U.N. resolution Thursday despite support from China and many Islamic countries. The General Assembly’s human rights committee defeated the U.S. attempt to amend the resolution aimed at preventing and ending early and forced […]
  • How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a draft rules package Thursday for how they would govern the chamber when they take over the majority in the new Congress next year. The changes are large and small, from a requirement to post legislation at least 72 hours before action is taken to restoring some floor rights […]
  • Police: Boy finds gun under father’s pillow, shoots himself

    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a 2-year-old boy who found a handgun under his father’s pillow has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the boy died Thursday after walking into a bedroom where his father was sleeping. A Clayton County police statement says the boy didn’t wake […]