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  • The Latest: Pompeo says Lindh still poses a threat to US

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on John Walker Lindh’s release from prison (all times local): 10:00 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the early release of John Walker Lindh from federal prison is “unexplainable and unconscionable.” Lindh was released Thursday from a facility in Indiana, having served 17 years of a 20-year […]
  • Deputy is fired a day after filing to run against sheriff

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy was fired a day after filing to run against his boss in a 2020 sheriff’s race. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson fired Deputy Marco Lopez last week after he refused to resign. In a termination letter, the sheriff cited federal court rulings that […]
  • Kentucky man acquitted in 4-year-old foster son’s death

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Kentucky man who was accused of killing his 4-year-old foster son. News outlets report the Elizabethtown jury returned the verdict Wednesday for 34-year-old Billy Embry-Martin after deliberating for about five hours. Hunter Payton died two years ago from head injuries. He was removed from his parents’ […]
  • Sanders: ‘Insane’ to talk infrastructure after Pelosi remark

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says “it’s insane” to think infrastructure talks can continue as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) had not accused President Donald Trump of a “cover-up.” Trump stalked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders Wednesday, demanding an end to congressional investigations before working together on legislation. The […]
  • Va. police ordered to release white nationalist rally plans

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has ordered state police to release a redacted copy of their operational plans for the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard Moore on Wednesday gave police 30 days to comply with his order. The order is the most recent development in […]
  • Dogs involved in fatal attack on teen to be euthanized

    DIGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say five dogs that attacked and killed a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy who regularly took care of them will be euthanized. The three-member Dighton Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday to have the dogs — four Belgian Malinois and a Dutch shepherd –involved in the May 9 death of Ryan Hazel […]
  • Lawmaker’s censure sought after comments about Trump Jr.

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned after one lawmaker called for the censure of another over comments that included calling the president’s son “evidently retarded.” Republican Rep. Arnold Mooney of Shelby County on Wednesday went to the House microphone to read a letter seeking censure of Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat. Mooney said […]
  • The Latest: 19 people treated at Jefferson City hospitals

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Jefferson City hospitals report treating 19 people after a tornado hit the city overnight. Jessica Royston, a spokeswoman for SSM St. Mary’s Hospital, said seven people with minor injuries were treated there. About 12 […]
  • Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson City shortly before midnight on Wednesday. “Across the […]
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. […]