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  • Prosecutor wants charges reinstated in Penn State frat case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general wants a judge to reinstate involuntary manslaughter charges against five former Penn State fraternity members arrested in a pledge’s hazing-related death last year. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office filed a notice of appeal Thursday that also seeks to have additional charges reinstated against the five as well as […]
  • UN council heads to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see Rohingya

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is heading to Asia for a firsthand look at the plight of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar and the several hundred thousand who remain in the country’s northern Rakhine State. Britain’s U.N. ambassador, Karen Pierce, said the most important thing is that the […]
  • The Latest: Hawaii man to face trial in hospital escape

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a mental fitness hearing for a man who fled from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A panel of examiners has found a man mentally fit to proceed to trial after escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California. Randall […]
  • Judge encourages deal in lawsuit over Marine recruit’s death

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday urged lawyers to try to reach a settlement in a lawsuit over the death of a Marine recruit from Michigan who killed himself after a confrontation with a drill instructor. The government has called Raheel Siddiqui’s death a tragedy. But it wants U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow […]
  • Mattis foresees ‘re-energized’ fight against IS in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition is about to accelerate its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. The battle slowed in recent months after Syrian Kurdish fighters, who have been the main American proxy in eastern Syria, switched their attention to fighting Turkish forces in […]
  • Testimony concludes in fatal Michigan bike crash trial

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Testimony has concluded after defense attorneys declined to call any witnesses in the trial of a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them. The defense’s move Thursday means 52-year-old Charles Pickett of Battle Creek will not testify during his trial on 14 charges, including five each […]
  • Police: Teacher who dated student charged with a sex crime

    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio teacher who filed a harassment complaint against an 18-year-old student with whom she said she’d had a relationship has been charged with a sex crime. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 24-year-old Sheffield Lake resident Sarah Conway has been charged with […]
  • 5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he “would never allow myself to hurt someone” again while admitting to abusing his stepson and a long struggle with anger, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday. […]
  • Senate panel admonishes Menendez

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Thursday for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor. The panel began its review in late 2012 and renewed it after the senator’s federal bribery […]
  • The Latest: Fed agency says it lost track of migrant kids

    The Latest on a Senate subcommittee’s review of the unaccompanied children program. (all times local): 2 p.m. A Senate subcommittee has found that federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the custody of adult sponsors in communities nationwide. The Health and Human Services […]