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Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to conspiracy count in emissions cheating scandal
DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to conspiracy count in emissions cheating scandal.
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FIFA ethics committee fines former vice president Jeffrey Webb $1 million for taking bribes, bans hi
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA ethics committee fines former vice president Jeffrey Webb $1 million for taking bribes, bans him for life.
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Woman flashed my mayor's husband sues Oregon city
CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) - A woman who was repeatedly flashed by the husband of a northern Oregon city has filed a lawsuit against the city for defamation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2bZ17Pd ) that the woman says in her lawsuit that Clatskanie Mayor Diane Pohl, her husband Ray Pohl and the ...
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Death of Baker County infant linked to co-sleeping
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - Baker County authorities are investigating the death of a 5-week-old boy who died of asphyxiation caused by co-sleeping. The Baker City Herald reports (https://is.gd/WLeOv4 ) the baby had been sleeping with his mother when he died last weekend. The baby's father was also home at ...
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Digital sign added to landmark theater gets mixed reviews
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A digital sign added to a downtown Sioux Falls landmark theater is raising eyebrows. The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/2cbaokL ) some city residents like the addition to the State Theatre and think it will get people's attention. For others it raises questions about the priorities ...
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About 400 workers tied to nuclear plant in Blair to be fired
BLAIR, Neb. (AP) - A new filing with the Nebraska Department of Labor says about 400 Omaha Public Power District employees involved with the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant will lose their jobs by the end of 2019. District spokeswoman Jodi Baker tells the Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/2cKRBQU ) that the number ...
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2 workers hurt in North Texas fertilizer plant explosion
BONHAM, Texas (AP) - Investigators say two workers have suffered burns in an explosion while cleaning equipment at a North Texas fertilizer plant. Authorities are trying to determine what caused Thursday's accident at the Voluntary Purchasing Group plant in Bonham, 60 miles northeast of Dallas. Bonham Fire Department Chief Brad ...
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Minot police arrest suspect in shootings a week apart
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot police have arrested a suspect in two shootings at an apartment a week apart. Authorities found 16 shell casings at the scene on Sept. 2, and report that another 15 rounds were fired late Thursday. No one was injured. About 15 minutes after the latest ...
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Florida mom blames poor supervision for daughter's death
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A 10-year-old north Florida boy will remain in custody after appearing in court to face an aggravated manslaughter charge in the death of his young cousin. Following Thursday's hearing in Ocala, 2-year-old Journee Blyden's mother told The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/2ciLG3B ) she feels sorry for the ...
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Kansas City police investigate man's death as a homicide
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a man's death as a homicide after his body was found in a Kansas City residence with an open front door. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2cJzwBQ ) reports that officers made the discovery Thursday morning after they were asked to check on ...
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DOC: Sex offenders no longer will go to Phoenix facility
PHOENIX (AP) - Sex offenders released from prison will no longer be taken to a temporary housing location in north Phoenix. Arizona Department of Corrections officials say they have been in communication with residents in the area who had expressed concerns over the temporary housing location in their neighborhood. Released ...
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Arizona governor announces changes in ranks of senior staff
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced changes in his senior staff, including the departure and replacement of one of his top-ranking aides. Victor Riches is stepping down as deputy chief of staff for budget and policy to take a leadership post with the Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix-based ...
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DC Safe Surrender aims to reduce outstanding bench warrants
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia officials are giving people with outstanding bench warrants the opportunity to self-surrender rather than be arrested. The Safe Surrender program is taking place on the next three Saturdays at D.C. Superior Court. Officials say the program allows anyone who has an outstanding parole, pre-trial ...
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Army drill, platoon sergeants test physical, mentor skills
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The Army's top drill and platoon sergeants are wrapping up a friendly competition of their physical and mentoring skills. The four-day event at Fort Jackson ends on Friday with honors handed out at an afternoon ceremony. The senior enlisted men and women must show how ...
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Columbia mayor leads walk to help fight heart disease
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Columbia's mayor is taking part in a walk to help fight against heart disease. Mayor Steve Benjamin is hosting the first annual Move with the Mayor Challenge walk Wednesday. The one-mile walk begins at City Hall and ends at the Statehouse. The event is in partnership ...
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Police looking for armed home invasion suspect in Burlington
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Police have released the identity of an armed home invasion suspect who somehow eluded officers who were staked out at an apartment complex in Burlington's New North End. A manhunt is now underway to apprehend 24-year-old Dahmir Simmons, who is wanted in connection with Thursday's break-in ...
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Family has plans to sue Yakima in fatal police shooting
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The family of a 23-year-old man fatally shot by police in 2014 has filed a claim against the city of Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2cu6zHS ) the tort claim brought by Rocendo Arias' family gives Yakima notice that a lawsuit will be filed. Police say ...
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Officials: Ohio man received food stamps by hiding $4M
NOVELTY, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man who claims he's worth $120 million and is the son of a late former Iranian prince hid his wealth in order to collect food stamp payments and Medicaid. WKYC-TV reports (http://on.wkyc.com/2cytPTL ) authorities last week raided the sprawling, 8,000-square-foot suburban Cleveland ...
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Streetcar service in Cincinnati set to make its debut
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati's new $148 million streetcar service is ready to make its official debut, starting with several days of free rides. The streetcar known as the "Cincinnati Bell Connector" is scheduled to begin carrying passengers Friday and will be free through Sunday. The streetcar will run a 3.6-mile ...
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2 main streets in South Bend closed since May reopen
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Two primary streets in South Bend closed since May have reopened. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) and other city officials on Thursday removed a barricade, reopening Michigan Street, which goes through downtown South Bend. That street and Main Street were closed to install roundabouts and to ...
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I-69 contractor says Indiana incorrect on payment delays
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A contractor working on I-69 between Bloomington and Martinsville, Indiana says the state has given incorrect information about delayed contractor payments and construction delays. State officials have threatened to find I-69 Development Partners LLC in default of its contract to upgrade 21 miles of the highway, saying ...
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Man dead after falling in Maroon Bells area near Aspen
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a Conifer man is dead after falling in the Maroon Bells area near Aspen. The Aspen Times reports (http://goo.gl/XvLHTV ) 68-year-old Stevan Sprowles fell Wednesday, and rescuers responded to the area after a personal locator device was activated. Search crews tracked the device and ...
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Clothing to get lab tests in bid for break in '97 murder
LENNON, Mich. (AP) - Nearly 20 years later, jewelry and clothing from an 88-year-old Genesee County murder victim are being sent to a laboratory for DNA tests in a new bid to catch the killer. Undersheriff Christopher Swanson says the Virginia lab hopes to use new technology to develop a ...
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LSU's tiger mascot will not take the field this season
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's live tiger mascot, Mike VI, will not take the field during home football games this season but will remain in his habitat instead. The university, in a news release Tuesday, said in light of Mike's recent cancer diagnosis, no attempt will be made to ...
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Police arrest man after deadly Roanoke restaurant shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A man has been arrested following a fatal shooting at a Roanoke restaurant over the weekend. News outlets report that 24-year-old Jermaine L. Brown was arrested Monday charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting early Sunday at Monster's Bar and Grill. Police say they ...
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2 street collapses above sewer line to cost about $10M
BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say two street collapses above a century-old Baltimore sewer line near downtown earlier this year are expected to cost the city at least a combined $10 million in repairs. The Department of Public Works said Tuesday that a portion of West Centre Street will be resurfaced, ...
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No suspicious packages found after threat at Cincinnati zoo
CINCINNATI (AP) - Police say nothing suspicious was found by bomb-sniffing dogs at the Cincinnati Zoo after police received a phone threat. A Cincinnati police spokesman says about 50 visitors and 75 zoo staff members were evacuated Thursday afternoon. Lt. Steve Saunders says the call came in about 3 p.m. ...
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Police seek man suspected of exposing himself in school lot
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police are looking for a man they believe exposed himself to three Millard North High School students in separate incidents. Police say that all of the incidents happened Wednesday afternoon. One teen told police she was in the school's parking lot around 4:30 p.m. when ...
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Officials investigating cause of northwest Iowa fish kill
SHELDON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigators are investigating a fish kill along the Little Floyd River near Sheldon in northwest Iowa. The kill was reported Wednesday afternoon and initially appeared to involve a small number of fish. But a news release Thursday from the department says ...
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North Carolina ferry crew honored for rescuing charter boat
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Board of Transportation has honored a ferry crew for its response to a fire on a charter boat in July. A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation on Thursday said the ferry Swan Quarter had just left Ocracoke on July 5 when it ...
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Prosecutors charge 49er Miller in attack on 2 men
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco prosecutors have charged former 49ers tight end Bruce Miller with multiple counts of assault and battery after police say he attacked a 70-year-old man and his son while intoxicated. The San Francisco District Attorney's office said it filed seven charges against Miller Thursday, including ...
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Gov. Jerry Brown extends nation's most ambitious climate change law as California charts new goal to
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown extends nation's most ambitious climate change law as California charts new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
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Blind, autistic teen hospitalized with severe malnutrition
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a blind and autistic teenager was suffering from severe malnutrition, kidney failure and other problems when his father took him to a Longmont hospital last week. The Longmont Times-Call reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/hegg98r) the boy's parents were arrested on child-abuse charges. Court records say the ...
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Some Minnesota schools neglect guidelines for water testing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Records show testing for lead in drinking water at some Minnesota schools hasn't been done since the late 1990s despite a state health recommendation that it be done every five years. KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/2cJ3gzH ) reports that among water testing records of more than 600 Minnesota schools, at ...
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Marines: Recruit killed himself in March amid widespread culture of hazing and abuse in his battalio
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Marines: Recruit killed himself in March amid widespread culture of hazing and abuse in his battalion.
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Uber riders can choose the tunes when they take a ride
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber riders can now choose the tunes whenever they hitch a ride. Uber Technologies Inc. said Thursday that riders can now choose the music in the car by streaming Pandora or Spotify Premium through their Uber app. Riders who want the service must be matched with ...
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U of Illinois OKs six-year, $21 million contract for Smith
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois trustees have approved a contract with football coach Lovie Smith that will pay him at least $21 million over six years. They approved initial terms for Smith after he was hired in March that were backloaded to pay him $10 million in salary ...
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Sheriff: Student dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot after shooting
ALPINE, Texas (AP) — Sheriff: Student dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot after shooting, injuring another student at Texas high school.
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More details released in Oregon shootings that left 3 dead
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Hermiston police have released a timeline of the Aug. 18 murder-suicide involving two volunteer wrestling coaches. Police Chief Jason Edmiston says Jason Huston picked up 14-year-old JJ Hurtado at about 10 a.m., drove to him to spot near the Umatilla River and killed him with a ...
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Abducted Montana woman able to talk to family before death
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - In the hours before her death, a 47-year-old Montana woman was able to tell her family that she had been abducted by a large man in a black hoodie, that she was in the trunk of a moving vehicle and that she loved them. Rita ...
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Prosecutors: Mom charged in girl's van death 'flight risk'
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A mother charged after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a van in Durham remains behind bars after having her bond increased. Local media outlets report that 24-year-old Rocio Murillo-Estrada was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse or neglect in the death ...
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Ryan Lochte accepts 10-month ban for gas-station incident in Rio.
DENVER (AP) - Ryan Lochte accepts 10-month ban for gas-station incident in Rio.
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Facility director accused of covering up rape of patient
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - An associate director at a Mandeville assisted living center that cares for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia has been accused of covering up evidence that an employee raped a 78-year-old resident. Mandeville police say in a news release that 55-year-old Julie Henry was arrested Tuesday ...
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Efforts to revitalize Detroit neighborhood get $4M boost
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's efforts to revitalize the Fitzgerald neighborhood in northwest Detroit are getting a multi-million dollar boost. The city says it's getting at least $4 million in "Reimagining the Civic Commons" funding that's being announced Thursday. Detroit says it's raised an equal amount in local matching funds, meaning ...
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Oregon students show slight improvement on Common Core tests
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Scores released Thursday show Oregon students performed slightly better on state tests than they did a year ago. The exams taken by nearly 300,000 students this spring are designed to show how well schools helped students meet the rigorous Common Core standards in English and math. ...
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Judge: Elliott can participate in pension board meetings
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled ousted Kentucky Retirement Systems board member Thomas Elliott can still participate in meetings, but he won't have a vote. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to remove Elliott from the board. Elliott sued Bevin, one of several pending lawsuits testing the limits ...
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Oahu food pantry at risk of closure
HONOLULU (AP) - One of Oahu's largest pantries could soon shut down its operations in Kakaako if it doesn't find somewhere more affordable to provide homeless and low-income residents with free meals. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2bUywGb ) that Gill Berge, who serves on Feeding Hawaii Together's board of directors, ...
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3 suspects shot in exchange with Houston-area deputies
KATY, Texas (AP) - Investigators say three armed suspects have been shot in an exchange of gunfire with deputies investigating a reported home invasion near Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the shootings happened Wednesday night at a home near Katy as the three suspects emerged from a residence. ...
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Louisiana delays drawdown on False River
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set ...
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Police: 2 in truck dead after crash involving Amtrak train
WAYNE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say two people have died after the truck they were in was struck by a passenger train in suburban Detroit. Police say the crash happened Wednesday night at a railroad crossing in Wayne as the truck tried to go around crossing gates that were down. ...
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