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  • N. Carolina couple accused of shooting neighbors, killing 1

    WAGRAM, N.C. (AP) — A couple in North Carolina is accused of shooting two of their neighbors, killing one of them. News outlets report 69-year-old Jasper David Peeples and 73-year-old Barbara Ellen Peeples have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit attempted murder. Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jessica Sadonikov says the charges will […]
  • Maryland officer accused of raping woman during traffic stop

    LANGLEY PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer is accused of raping a woman in her car during a traffic stop. News outlets report Prince George’s County police Officer Ryan Macklin was arrested Monday on charges including first-degree rape. Police Chief Hank Stawinski says the woman was pulled over early one morning last week. […]
  • How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. “We’re sharing our energy bounty with the world,” Perry gushed from a stage at the Washington Convention […]
  • Official: Tennessee woman, 4 kids killed in murder-suicide

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a mother and four children have been found shot to death at a home in Columbia. Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets that the family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman were […]
  • Melania spokeswoman calls for boycott of T.I. over video

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Melania Trump spokeswoman is asking people to boycott Atlanta rapper T.I. because of his promotional album video that shows a woman resembling the first lady stripping in the oval office. WXIA-TV reports that Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted Saturday asking how the video was acceptable. T.I., whose real name is […]
  • California utilities say wind-driven outages still possible

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages. Winds strong enough to topple trees and down power lines killed one woman Monday and brought […]
  • Mattis: Trump says defense chief’s job is ‘100 percent’ safe

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Amid speculation that he may soon be replaced, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump told him he supports the retired Marine general “100 percent.” The assertion comes just days after Trump mused on national television about Mattis leaving his post. Mattis said Trump gave him this […]
  • Emails show California agency’s cozy ties to gas tax backers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California’s gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. The California State Transportation Agency and Sacramento-based […]
  • The top 10 largest US Jackpots

    Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $654 million jackpot in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, which would be the fourth-largest prize in U.S. history. Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, […]
  • In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida’s Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive. The […]