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  • Missouri auditor backs decision to not pay Greitens’ lawyers

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says she’s glad the state has declined to pay private attorneys who represented former Gov. Eric Greitens’ office against potential impeachment proceedings. Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman determined Thursday that the lawyers’ work primarily benefited Greitens personally and not the governor’s office. Steelman’s office said […]
  • Police: Missouri man shoots girlfriend after $36 dispute

    JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities allege a Missouri man killed his girlfriend in front of her daughter after she refused to lend him $36. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 42-year-old Brian Clay was charged Thursday in the shooting death of his girlfriend, 32-year-old Loreal Goode. Police allege that Clay shot Goode in the head […]
  • Man accused of painting swastikas on graves unfit for trial

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man charged with painting swastikas on more than 200 gravestones at a southern Illinois cemetery has been found unfit to stand trial. The Belleville News-Democrat reports a judge determined 34-year-old Timothy V. McLean to be mentally unfit following an evaluation by a court-appointed psychologist. He’ll be re-evaluated after receiving treatment. […]
  • Biotech leaders slam industry event with topless dancers

    BOSTON (AP) — Biopharmaceutical industry leaders are demanding change after a corporate event featured topless dancers. The Boston Globe reports the “Party At BIO Not Associated With BIO” drew the ire of attendees last week in Boston. The annual networking party, which takes place during the BIO International Convention, included topless female dancers with corporate […]
  • Man attempting to row across Atlantic gives up quest

    BOSTON (AP) — A Scottish man seeking to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a rowboat has abandoned his 3,400-mile quest after being rescued 500 miles off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard’s Boston office says Niall Macdonald triggered his emergency radio beacon about 12:30 a.m. Friday after his specialized ocean rower started taking on water during […]
  • Police: Stabbing began with hot sauce squirting incident

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that began with a hot-sauce squirting incident in a New Hampshire restaurant. The Portsmouth Herald reports that police say the fight began when Nicholas Abraham squirted Ethan Fishbaugh with hot sauce and chased him out of the eatery on May 29. […]
  • The Latest: WWII pilot missing since 1944 crash buried

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the burial of a WWII pilot (all times local): 3:10 p.m. An American pilot who crashed on a Pacific island during World War II has finally been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Second Lt. Robert Keown (pronounced Cow-uhn) was flying a P-38 aircraft that went down […]
  • Town drops appeal of overhaul ordered in discrimination case

    PHOENIX (AP) — One of two towns on the Arizona-Utah border that was found to have discriminated against people who weren’t members of a polygamous sect has dropped its appeal of a court-ordered overhaul of its government operations. A lawyer for the southern Utah town of Hildale said in a court filing two weeks ago […]
  • Texas governor’s plan after school shooting meets pushback

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month’s mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio at […]
  • Arizona woman who fatally shot Chinese student gets 25 years

    PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a Chinese college student came to Arizona to tearfully plead for harsh punishment against the woman who shot the 19-year-old to death after a minor car crash, but a judge honored a plea agreement Friday to send her to prison for 25 years. Holly Davis, 34, was initially charged […]