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Schools ask lawmakers to ban betting on collegiate sports

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s public colleges and universities are asking lawmakers to prohibit betting on collegiate sports as the state moves to authorize sports wagering. Opponents from higher education say bets on amateur athletic contests have the potential to compromise those sports. Ben Johnson is a spokesman for Ohio […]

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EMT attacked by suspect who was being treated in ambulance

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say an emergency medical technician treating someone in an ambulance ended up needing medical care himself after the restrained suspect broke free and attacked him. The Daily News reports the EMT was treating a 32-year-old man in the Bronx on Friday night when the man […]

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Dallas police arrest 16-year-old September slaying of teen

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

DALLAS (AP) – Police in Dallas say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested for the slaying of another teen last month. Officials say the suspect was arrested in nearby Irving, Texas, on Saturday in connection with the Sept. 30 slaying of 18-year-old Frederick Denavel Ford. The suspect’s name was not […]

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Jim Himes: Rudy Giuliani testimony key in Trump impeachment push

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Democratic Rep. Jim Himes said getting the president’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani’s testimony would be a massive boon for the impeachment inquiry. As a member of the House Intelligence committee, Mr. Himes believes the investigation can be done without Mr. Giuliani’s cooperation, but he remains at the “very core” […]

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Election day’s an alcohol-free holiday for Bolivians

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – There’s almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to picnic with the extended family. It’s election day in Bolivia’s capital, a forcible – if alcohol-free – holiday for […]

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Suspect arrested in connection with Arkansas fatal shooting

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) – Authorities in western Arkansas say a suspect is in custody following a man’s fatal shooting. Fort Smith Police Department spokesman Aric Mitchell says officers responded to reports of a shooting about 9:40 p.m. Saturday and found the body of a man in an SUV. The […]

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Veteran Connecticut officer suspended for 5 days

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) – A veteran Connecticut police officer who authorities say fled the scene of a drunken driving crash has been suspended for five days. The Hour of Norwalk reports that Norwalk Officer Hector Delgado agreed to not appeal the suspension. Chief Thomas Kulhawik says the punishment was appropriate […]

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Defense seeks man’s statements tossed in 2011 slaying

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) – The attorney for a New Jersey man just sentenced to prison in the death of one girlfriend is trying to have prosecutors barred from using his statements to investigators in the slaying of another girlfriend in 2011. Daniel Brennan, sentenced last week to 15 years on […]

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2 arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 16, in California

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a young woman and young man were arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in central California. Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call Friday night near Earlimart found the teen with at least one gunshot wound. […]

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Defense to seek reconsideration of request to move trial

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) – A defense attorney says he plans to ask a judge to reconsider his decision against moving the trial of a man charged in the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania river. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Timothy Michaels […]

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St. Louis police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a St. Louis police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at the officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Police Chief John Hayden says the confrontation happened around 5 a.m. Sunday after a man sped away from officers trying to […]

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World War II bomb forces evacuation in Bolzano, Italy

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

MILAN — Italian authorities evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano on Sunday to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction. Three experts defused the 500-pound American bomb during a three-hour operation that also forced 60,000 people to stay in their homes and […]

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Fire engulfs furniture store that opened in Aberdeen in 1945

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say fire has gutted a family-owned furniture store that has been a fixture on Main Street in Aberdeen since 1945. No injuries were reported from the Saturday night blaze at the Malchow’s Home Furnishings building, which had 17 apartments on the second floor, at least […]

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Doral G7 summit backlash surprised Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney says

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Trump underestimated the amount of backlash his decision to hold the next G7 summit at one of his Miami golf resorts would trigger. Despite Mr. Mulvaney’s defiant announcement on Thursday, the president ultimately walked back that choice late Saturday night, […]

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Nationals open as big World Series underdogs vs. Astros

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

When you’re up against the best team in baseball, this is bound to happen. The American League champion Houston Astros were installed as heavy betting favorites to beat the Washington Nationals and win the World Series, according to multiple sportsbooks. The largest discrepancy in favor of Houston as of Sunday […]

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Canada’s Conservatives offer bland option to Trudeau’s flash

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

TORONTO (AP) – Even members of his own party say Canada’s Conservative leader is bland. They tout it as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s flash and star power, and they’re counting on this very quality to help Andrew Scheer defeat Trudeau’s Liberal Party in national elections […]

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Officers who shot man in stolen truck won’t be charged

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say four Ohio sheriff’s officers won’t face any charges in the fatal shooting of a man who stole semitrailer cab and threatened to run over people during a two-county chase. A prosecutor says a Van Wert County grand jury this past week decided against […]

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Victim found dead in rural Massachusetts home

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

GROTON, Mass. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a death in a home in a rural Massachusetts town. The Middlesex district attorney’s office and Groton police say the victim was found dead in the home at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A spokeswoman for the district attorney says a suspect who is […]

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Teen killed, man injured in New Bedford shooting

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was killed and a 20-year-old man injured in a shooting in Massachusetts. A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney said in an emailed statement that police responded to reports of the shooting in New Bedford’s North End at about 7 […]

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Seattle’s first Opportunity Zone development breaks ground

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

SEATTLE (AP) – The Opportunity Zones program was marketed as a way to help poor communities by offering major capital-gains tax breaks for investors to park their cash in 8,000 designated low-income census tracts. Instead, critics have labelled it a “tax scam,” ”the latest example of urban renewal” and “a […]

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Mike Pompeo defends Trump administration Ukraine strategy

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Secretary of State Mike Pomepo on Sunday defended the administration’s approach to dealing with Ukraine following controversial remarks made by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney this week. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” Mr. Pompeo said that despite Mr. Mulvaney’s remarks, he never saw politics involved in the decision regarding […]

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AP Sportlight

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Oct. 21 1950 – Tom Powers of Duke scores six touchdowns – three rushing, three receiving – in a 41-0 victory over Richmond. 1956 – Billy Howton of the Green Bay Packers catches seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. […]

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The Latest: Turkey says monitoring Syrian Kurdish pullout

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) – The Latest on Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Turkey’s defense ministry says it is closely monitoring the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish forces as required by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. That deal has put Turkey’s military invasion of northern Syria on “pause” until […]

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Donald Trump tops Obama in executive orders

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t too long ago that Donald Trump derided presidential executive orders as “power grabs” and a “basic disaster.” He’s switched sides in a big way: In each year of his presidency, he has issued more executive orders than did former President Barack Obama during the same time […]

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‘Deep state’ diplomats caught up in Trump impeachment fight back

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration’s unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are appearing before impeachment investigators looking into […]

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FBI backs Dominican Republic findings in U.S. tourist deaths

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON — The State Department says FBI toxicology reports on the mysterious deaths of U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic showed no evidence inconsistent with the island nation’s findings of natural causes. The department says “the results of the additional, extensive toxicology testing completed to date have been consistent with […]

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Mark Esper: U.S. troops pulled from Syria headed to Iraq

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the […]

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Nancy Pelosi visits Jordan for ‘vital’ Syria discussions

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

AMMAN, Jordan — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation of American lawmakers has visited Jordan to discuss “the deepening crisis” in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire. According to a statement from Pelosi’s office, the delegation met Saturday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman and held “vital […]

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Kashmir clash: India, Pakistan exchange fire

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

SRINAGAR, India — Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least seven people on both sides, officials said. The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers early Sunday targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir, leaving two army […]

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EU weighs consequences of Boris Johnson Brexit letters

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has met with EU ambassadors to discuss the consequences of the letter sent by British Prime minister Boris Johnson asking for a Brexit extension. Asked Sunday after the meeting in Brussels whether EU leaders would be open to granting a new Brexit […]

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German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

BERLIN (AP) – A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike – a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union is locked in a long-running dispute with the company over pay and the legal status of […]

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The Latest: German minister urges UK to find Brexit solution

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A German minister is calling on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a cross-party solution to the Brexit standoff and says he wouldn’t have a problem with delaying Britain’s departure from […]

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Indonesia’s popular president to be sworn in for 2nd term

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia’s popular president, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, is to be sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions. Army troops and […]

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Hong Kong protesters defy police, set up roadblocks

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and setting up barricades amid tear gas and firebombs. Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan, “Five main demands, not one less,” as […]

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Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

HOUSTON (AP) – A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees. For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without even making it to a World […]

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

SYDNEY (AP) – Australia’s Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney early […]

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Trump says G-7 will no longer be held at his Florida club

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

President Trump late Saturday said the U.S. will no longer plan to host the 2020 Group of Seven meetings at his Florida resort. In a series of Twitter posts, Mr. Trump blamed bad press and his political rivals instead of the predictable blowback to awarding a public contract to his […]

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Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he is reversing his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort. Accused of using the presidency to enrich himself, Trump announced a rare backtrack on Twitter on Saturday night. He writes that, “based […]

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Astros’ Pressly hurts knee again on only pitch in Game 6

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Astros shutdown reliever Ryan Pressly hurt his right knee again when recording an out on the only pitch he threw in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series. The Astros said Pressly exited with right knee discomfort. They said he was day to day. Pressly came […]

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Cyclists raise awareness of poverty, civil rights

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A group of cyclists are traveling across Alabama to raise awareness of rural poverty and civil rights. The group Civil Rides said in a news release that 20 cyclists are taking part in the ride on Saturday and Sunday. Civil Rides said the group sees poverty […]