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  • Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons. Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County’s first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says Pinkney’s last day will be Aug. 2. The jail in the last […]
  • Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is “a dangerous place” and they should expect to see combat. “Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he […]
  • At the spelling bee, the most common sound is the toughest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The word that knocked runner-up Naysa Modi out of last year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee was “Bewusstseinslage” — one of those flashy, impossible-sounding German-derived words that make the audience gasp when they are announced. Naysa believes the seemingly mundane word that knocked her out the year before was just as intimidating, if […]
  • Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

    BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it […]
  • Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

    HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, even […]
  • The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo: “Maybe that’s why […]
  • PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

    Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery includes people walking through the dappled light of the Medina of Fez in Morocco; a woman walking […]
  • 10 wounded in New Jersey bar shooting

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting at a New Jersey bar has left 10 wounded. Trenton officials say police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside Ramoneros Liquor and Bar. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the building. Trenton police spokesman Capt. Stephen Varn said five men and […]
  • Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate […]
  • Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller’s father, John. Eller was airlifted to […]