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    Man to face judge in killing of runner in Massachusetts

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer will be arraigned on a murder charge next month. The Worcester (WUS’-tur) County district attorney’s office says Angelo Colon-Ortiz is due in court on July 26. Colon-Ortiz is charged in […]
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    Demolition stops as concrete falls off bridge, damages cars

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some demolition work on a New York metro area bridge has been halted after falling debris damaged cars on the streets below. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says chunks of concrete fell off the Bayonne Bridge early Monday and damaged three vehicles. The bridge connects Staten Island […]
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    Fort Worth officer who shot fork-wielding man fired

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Fort Worth officer has been fired after his aggravated assault trial in the shooting of a man walking in his neighborhood holding a barbecue fork ended in a hung jury. Officer Courtney Johnson was fired Tuesday in the 2015 shotgun shooting. Craigory Adams, who has a mental impairment, had […]
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    UCF suspends fraternity amid sex assault and hazing claims

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A University of Central Florida fraternity has been suspended while the school investigates allegations of sexual assault and hazing. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity is barred from all campus activities following a spring party that got out of control. Numerous calls were made to UCF’s hazing hotline, […]
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    Chicago schools to pay $70K a day in interest on 2 big loans

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s third-largest school district has borrowed another massive amount of money at a high interest rate in order to start the new school year. Chicago Public Schools borrowed $112 million Monday at 6.41 percent interest. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the rate is approximately four times what a government with better credit […]
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    Washington Post: March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president’s golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland. But closer inspection reveals that the March 1, 2009, cover is false. The Washington Post investigated and reported Tuesday that Time had no magazine cover with […]
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    Judge approves initial motions in Takata bankruptcy

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has granted several preliminary orders allowing Japanese auto parts supplier Takata to move forward with its reorganization plan, which includes the sale of most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival. Takata was forced into bankruptcy this week amid lawsuits, multimillion-dollar fines and crushing costs related to […]
  • FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks with the local community and other federal, state, tribal and local leaders celebrating President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible.  (Carlos Javier Sanchez/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP, file) Lifestyle

    In New Mexico, Trump’s monument review stirs passions

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy the Kid and Apache leader Geronimo once sought refuge. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. An unidentified person complained that a senior park service official had instructed employees to alter records related to crowd size for the inauguration. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general said it found no evidence to substantiate the claim.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) National News

    Watchdog clears park service in inauguration disputes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. An unidentified person complained that a senior park service official had instructed employees to alter records related to crowd size for the inauguration. A separate complaint alleged that officials […]
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    Bomb threat that led to Texas university evacuation was hoax

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Police say a phoned-in bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the University of Texas at Dallas campus was a hoax. A university police spokesman says other campuses around the country received similar threats Tuesday. The one in Texas in the Dallas suburb of Richardson was reported about 2:45 p.m. […]