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  • Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym

    FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless discharge of a weapon. The Flint […]
  • Honoree: Protesting for civil rights taught valuable lessons

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman who helped usher in the civil rights movement says spending weekends protesting made for an unusual childhood but taught valuable lessons. Marilyn Luper Hildreth was among 13 youths who took part in a sit-in at an Oklahoma City drug store starting on Aug. 19, 1958. The state […]
  • FBI seeks help to find stolen art depicting Old West

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is seeking the public’s help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars’ worth of artworks that were stolen in 1983 from the New York City home of an artist known for his scenes of the American West. The missing art may be linked to a former police detective […]
  • Stinky ‘corpse flower’ in full bloom in California

    SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms. The flower, nicknamed “Stink,” began blooming unexpectedly on Thursday night, Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn said. “We thought we had […]
  • 2 charged in slaying of 7-year-old girl in drive-by shooting

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police are charging two people in the death of 7-year-old Baltimore girl after an apparent drive-by shooting last month. Interim Police Commission Gary Tuggle announced at a news conference Friday that 29-year-old Keon Gray was arrested in Anne Arundel County. He says Gray is charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and […]
  • Court: Same-sex partner can pursue claim in toddler’s death

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose same-sex partner’s biological daughter was killed in a traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren’t married or in a civil union at the time, an appeals court ruled on Friday. The 2-year-old girl was killed in 2009 when a […]
  • 2 men sentenced for pot house blast that killed firefighter

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two men who caused the death of a New York City fire chief in an explosion at an illegal indoor marijuana-growing operation have been sentenced to prison. Garivaldi Castillo and Julio Salcedo were sentenced on Friday for their guilty pleas to manslaughter charges in the death of Battalion Chief Michael Fahy. […]
  • Philly City Hall staffer shot by husband in murder-suicide

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a longtime Philadelphia City Hall staffer was shot and killed by her husband, who then fatally shot himself. A baby sitter and the couple’s twin 4-year-old girls fled the house. Homicide Capt. John Ryan says police found Linda Rios-Neuby, head of human resources for City Council, shot three times in […]
  • Chicago couple makes scrapbooks to preserve history, memory

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anne and Bruce Hunt of Chicago have made scrapbooks for years, amassing 48 and counting. But the effort to preserve the couple’s family history has taken on greater meaning since Anne was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease just over two year ago. The diagnosis came after their daughter, Mary, suggested she get tested […]
  • The Latest: Boy accused in stabbing not a known troublemaker

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing attack at an Oklahoma high school (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who used a knife to attack a female classmate during a school assembly in central Oklahoma didn’t have a reputation as a troublemaker. Luther Police Chief David Randall said Friday […]