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  • The Latest: Florida massacre panel considers recommendations

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is wading through dozens of findings and recommendations that members hope will prevent future shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission began […]
  • Parents of teen killed by officer sue his former employer

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he fled a traffic stop are suing the officer’s former employer– the University of Pittsburgh– for failing to properly discipline him or record performance issues in his personnel file. In the lawsuit filed Monday […]
  • The Latest: Porn star’s lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The outspoken lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels has turned up at the federal courthouse in Manhattan where Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced for crimes including a hush-money payment […]
  • Company removes ‘Made in China’ desks after contract flap

    IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A company has removed Chinese-made office furniture it delivered to a Michigan courthouse following a six-month legal battle with officials who wanted American-made products. The (Greenville) Daily News reports that Custom Office Systems removed the unwanted desks, many of them faulty, were on Monday from the Ionia County Courthouse. The Ionia-based […]
  • Spice spat: Old Bay sues New Bae for trademark infringement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A clash of seasonings is looming in federal court, as Maryland’s Old Bay seeks to protect its trademark in a lawsuit against another spice blend, New Bae. The Daily Record reports Old Bay maker McCormick & Co. sued this week to stop Pittsburgh-based Primal Palate from using the “New Bae” name. The […]
  • NASA official pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks, stealing

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A NASA official who oversaw a nearly $200 million contract at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks and stealing government funds. News outlets report 53-year-old Steven Kremer pleaded guilty Tuesday to the $37,000 scheme on Tuesday, after resigning in May. According to court filings, […]
  • Brother’s dogs kill North Carolina woman, injure 2 grandkids

    MARIETTA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina grandmother was killed and two grandchildren injured when they were attacked by four Rottweilers owned by the woman’s brother. Citing a Tuesday statement from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, news outlets report that 73-year-old Esta Currier died after the Monday afternoon attack. The 7-year-old and 9-year-old […]
  • Judge rules Alabama sheriff not immune from blogger’s suit

    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says a blogger can sue an Alabama sheriff for allegedly trying to silence her criticism of the officer. The Decatur Daily reports that U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala ruled that Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin is not immune from a lawsuit filed by online critic Glenda Lockhart. Lockhart […]
  • Michigan boy raising money for friend’s gravestone gets wish

    DETROIT (AP) — A 12-year-old Michigan boy who’d been working odd jobs to raise money for a gravestone for his best friend is getting his wish. Funeral home owner David Techner was moved after reading The Detroit News’ story about Kaleb Klakulak and decided to donate a headstone. Kaleb had been best friends since second […]
  • Groups end ties with club that denied black applicant

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina social club’s decision to deny membership to a doctor who would have been its first black member has prompted several local groups to cut ties with it. Military veteran and doctor Melvin Brown was the only one denied membership to the Charleston Rifle Club in October, The Post […]