Category Archives: Associated Press

{FD} Deliberations extend into 2nd day in Vanderbilt rape case

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Jury deliberations have extended well into their second day in the case of a former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. Continue reading

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{FD} US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

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The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia. Continue reading

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{FD} Fireworks explosion injures 10 in central Mexico

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Mexican authorities say 10 people have been injured by a fireworks explosion in central Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire near Utah ski resort burns 13 homes after evacuations

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A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} DC makes gender-neutral driver’s licenses available

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Washington’s mayor says the District of Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in the country to offer a gender-neutral identifier on driver’s licenses. Continue reading

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{FD} $20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

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Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Chile’s Bachelet asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche

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President Michelle Bachelet is asking forgiveness of Chile’s largest indigenous group for what she says are “errors and horrors” committed by the state throughout history. Continue reading

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{FD} American Airlines flight delayed in Vegas over false threat

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Authorities say an unspecified, false threat on an American Airlines flight forced the halting of a plane on a runway at the Las Vegas airport so passengers could be rescreened and the plane could be searched. Continue reading

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{FD} Anguish as trapped youths call for help in Peru fire

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Fire has been raging for nearly a day through a building in Peru’s capital where tons of flammable materials were stored — and the country has been transfixed by appeals for help by trapped youth. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

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The Trump administration is eliminating funding for a U.S. nonprofit that combats white extremism. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

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A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Sonny’ Franzese, oldest federal prisoner, is freed at 100

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A reputed Colombo crime family underboss reported to be the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100. Continue reading

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{FD} Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Continue reading

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{FD} Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture

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Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

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Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services. Continue reading

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{FD} President: Colombia on verge of completing rebel disarmament

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the nation is on the verge of completing an historic feat: All guerrillas in the country’s largest rebel group will soon have turned in their weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

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An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father’s Day

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Pennsylvania police say a man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father’s Day has been arrested on a Jersey shore boardwalk. Continue reading

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{FD} Scotland police turn down offer to pay for Obama’s security

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Police in Scotland have turned down an offer to be reimbursed for the policing costs for former President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Continue reading

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{FD} Jewish groups critical of Hungarian praise for Hitler ally

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The World Jewish Congress and the leading Jewish group in Hungary are both objecting to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s praise for Miklos Horthy, a leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

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A U.S. military official says Washington would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

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Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Fire danger prompts tribe to impose restrictions

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The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care

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President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Continue reading

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{FD} 7-year-old, father shot while waiting for bus in Virginia

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Officials say a 7-year-old boy and his father were injured in a drive-by shooting while waiting at a bus stop in Virginia’s capital city. Continue reading

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{FD} Ruling allows lawsuit by parents of slain woman to proceed

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The parents of a young woman strangled by her boyfriend and dumped in an open cemetery grave will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against an Omaha mental treatment facility where the boyfriend was being held. Continue reading

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{FD} Smoke in cockpit prompts JetBlue emergency landing

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Smoke in the cockpit prompted a JetBlue Airways flight headed for Florida to make an emergency landing in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

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The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local): 10:49 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors appeal Hernandez’s voided murder conviction

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Prosecutors are asking the highest court in Massachusetts to overturn a ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia swamp wildfire appears to be quenched after rainfall

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Authorities say it’s been nearly two weeks since any smoke has been seen at the site of a wildfire that began in early April in a south Georgia swamp. Continue reading

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{FD} New York woman, 3 others charged with killing her mother

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Authorities say a 22-year-old New York woman and three other people have been charged in the killing of the woman’s mother for insurance money. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Peace’ buttons on bridge provoke anxiety, road closure

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In one North Carolina city, authorities decided it might be too dangerous to give peace a chance. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say five people — three of them children — were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died. Continue reading

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{FD} University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

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The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. Continue reading

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{FD} UN rights office: Nearly 5,000 killed in Yemen conflict

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The U.N. human rights office says it estimates that more than two years of intensified conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 5,000 civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Man gets 16 years in prison for cocaine trafficking

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A Panamanian man who authorities say ran an international cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise

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The nation’s capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Northern Ireland paramilitary figure admits 200 offenses

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A former paramilitary commander turned police informer in Northern Ireland has pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offenses. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks more pharmacy robberies

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When Indiana cracked down on the opioid crisis, it accidentally helped spark a wave of pharmacy robberies, eventually reporting more robberies than any other state. Continue reading

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{FD} Slain Venezuela protester a son of Maduro ex-supervisor

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The latest youth to die during Venezuela’s crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader’s supervisor. Continue reading

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{FD} Bergdahl judge rejects motion to limit desertion duration

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A judge has refused to rule that Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} House cleaning turns up urn with war veteran’s remains

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An urn containing the remains of a World War II veteran discovered during a house cleaning in New Hampshire has been returned to a family in Maine. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas official who imposed $4B bond facing fresh scrutiny

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A Central Texas court official who imposed a whopping $4 billion bond on a murder suspect is drawing fresh scrutiny after she declined to recuse herself and oversaw a court hearing involving her son. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch customs discover rhino horn in carvings headed to Laos

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Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to Laos. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury deadlocks in cop’s murder retrial; judge says try again

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Jurors began their fifth day of deliberations Friday in Ohio’s second murder trial of a white former police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina city puts barricades on parts of ocean street

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Six shootings in three days have prompted officials in a popular South Carolina beach town to put up barricades to keep people off the streets and on the sidewalks. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama begins nostalgic vacation in Indonesia with his family

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Officials say former U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived on the resort island of Bali to begin a vacation in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas officer faces charge in shooting death of suspect

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A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a suspect in a January incident involving a stolen car. Continue reading

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{FD} Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

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The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Doctors: Officer stabbed at airport recovering

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The Latest on the investigation into a stabbing of a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan (all times local): ___ 10:45 a.m. Continue reading

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