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Yoga studio shooter posted racist, misogynistic videos

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A brooding military veteran and former teacher who railed at women and blacks in a series of poorly lit videos shot two women to death and wounded five other people at a Florida yoga studio before killing himself. The Friday evening shooting at a busy upscale ...

Hit-and-run kills three Girl Scouts, one adult

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A driver of a pickup truck lurched off a road in western Wisconsin Saturday and hit a group of Girl Scouts picking up trash in the ditch, leaving three girls and one adult dead and critically injuring a fourth girl, police said. Sgt. Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie ...

Whitey Bulger, notorious Boston gangster, dies in West Virginia prison

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the Boston gangster who was once one of America's most wanted fugitives, was found dead in a prison in West Virginia. He was 89. Bulger had recently been moved to USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security ...

Bill focuses on use, features of Ohio schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would have to study which of its schools have air conditioning, safety measures and certain other building features under a state lawmaker’s proposal to direct some school construction money specifically for those purposes. Republican Rep. Niraj Antani, of ...

As caravan moves north, Trump considers options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency or rescind aid from the countries whose people are journeying north. Top ...

6 kids dead, 12 hurt in viral outbreak

(AP) — A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday. There have been 18 cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in ...

What’s next after #MeToo’s first year?

NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words “Me Too,” the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, “reverberating off ...

Saudi forum highlights crown prince’s shifting fortunes

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A high-profile investment conference opened in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, providing an early indication of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s shifting fortunes after the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Top Western executives and officials withdrew from ...

Inmates charged in 2 Ohio prison knife attacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio inmates have been charged in separate knife attacks at a prison in assaults that severely wounded a guard and injured four prisoners who were unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. The injured guard, Matthew Matthias, suffered 32 ...

Indiana A.G. won’t be charged in alleged groping

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A special prosecutor said Tuesday he will not charge Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill with a crime even though he believes four women who say Hill drunkenly groped them at a party in March. Lawyers for the women who accuse Hill said the case isn’t over because they ...

Caravan resumes march to U.S.

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. They received help at every turn from sympathetic ...

Police: Piano teacher jailed on sex charges found dead

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say an Atlanta-area piano teacher charged with molesting two children was found dead in his jail cell. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that according to a statement from the Atlanta Police Department, 55-year-old Troy Lawrence Palmer was found hanging in ...

Bolton facing tense treaty talks with Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning today after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump’s announcement that the United States would leave the ...

Dozens hurt when floor collapses at condo party

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the ...

Bucking trend, Ohio moves fast with opioid funds

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio didn’t hesitate to spend the first round of federal funding targeting the country’s opioid crisis, unlike other states that also expanded Medicaid under the national health care law, records show. State officials spent $19 million, or about 73 percent, of the money ...

Official: Six shot near Florida stadium, possibly gang-linked

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Six people have been wounded in a possible gang-related shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL’s Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the ...

The Electoral College debate

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate’s confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that ...

Mental stress mounting in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She’s fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she’s confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she’s spent her entire 45 ...

Utah truck driver jailed without bond after crash leaves six dead

HEBER, Utah (AP) — A man suspected of driving under the influence remained jailed without bond Sunday in Utah after a crash killed six men in a pickup truck, authorities said. Jamie Don McKenzie, 41, was being held at Wasatch County Jail for investigation of six counts of vehicular homicide ...

Police pursuit in Kentucky ends in crash that kills two

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two teenagers have been killed when a pursuit ended with a suspect’s vehicle striking a car. State Police spokesman Trooper Scott Sharp says in a news release several police departments were pursuing the pickup on Saturday night when it ...