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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:32:25 -0800


4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:32:25 -0800

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has lost four more of his ministers after they resigned and fled to neighboring Senegal. The move comes two days before the man who defeated Jammeh in the December election vows to take power despite Jammeh’s refusal to leave. A political official in Gambia’s capital says […]

Florida family searching for missing dog after fatal crash

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:22:02 -0800

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man and his 14-year old son are searching for their dog Cooper who went missing after a crash that killed the teen’s mother. The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports 35-year-old Crystal Duncan had been taking the 2-year-old redbone coonhound to the vet on Saturday. But her car suddenly […]

New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:21:07 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research […]

New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:16:26 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research […]

Police: New York man faints, struck by hit-and-run driver

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:09:07 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say a 51-year-old hairstylist was severely injured by a hit-and-run driver after he fainted on his cigarette break and fell into oncoming traffic. Luis Melendez was struck by a black Ford Econoline conversion van around 11:30 a.m. Monday after he fell onto the street in front […]

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:04:23 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what’s to come in the next four years. That’s according to a new GenForward poll of Americans aged 18 to 30, which found that […]

‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:04:21 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing “momentous changes” in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began […]

Hip-hop podcast host charged in fatal NYC concert shooting

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:04:17 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — A hip-hop podcast host has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a popular New York City concert venue last year that left a rapper’s bodyguard dead and two people wounded. Thirty-one-year-old Daryl Campbell, also known as Taxstone, was charged Monday on a federal weapons possession charge tied to the […]

Police: Officer fatally shot man armed with knife, pole

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:55:02 -0800

FULTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in western Kentucky have shot and killed a man who investigators say was armed with a knife and a long pole that he had been using to smash car windows. Kentucky State Police spokesman Lt. Kyle Nall said during a news conference that 43-year-old Charles Christopher McClure was fatally shot […]

3 dead in in overnight Jersey City shooting

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:53:02 -0800

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office says a shooting in Jersey City has left three people dead. A person familiar with the investigation says police are trying to determine if the shooting was drug related. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release information about the incident. […]

Turkish leader faults delays in fight against Islamic State

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:52:03 -0800

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president has criticized delays in the U.S.-led coalition’s offensive against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Speaking in Ankara on Tuesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “the operations that are constantly delayed are of no benefit for the well-being of these two countries’ people.” Erdogan spoke after the capture […]

Immaculata University to cut tuition by 23% for 2017-18

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:51:02 -0800

MALVERN, Pa. (AP) — A Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia has announced plans to reduce its tuition by 23 percent for the 2017-18 academic year to offset the rising cost of higher education. Tuition to Immaculata University in Chester County will be reset from $34,410 to $26,500 next year. Without the reduction, university officials say […]

Police: Child dies after being hit by MLK Day parade float

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:39:03 -0800

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Louisiana. Police say the child was hit by the float sometime after the parade started in Abbeville on Monday morning. Officials have not released the child’s name or age. KATC-TV […]

Amnesty: Europe’s anti-terror powers pose rights dangers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:38:08 -0800

PARIS (AP) — The French jihadi left prison to serve out his parole, landing a part-time job as required. Then came the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris. Sofiane Ifren was placed under house arrest, where he has stayed ever since. Stuck at home, he cannot serve out the terms of his parole. France’s […]

Rights groups concerned by disappearances of Myanmar pastors

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:33:02 -0800

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Human rights organizations expressed alarm Tuesday over the disappearances of two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a Catholic church allegedly damaged by airstrikes by Myanmar government forces who are fighting ethnic Kachin rebels. Langjaw Gam Seng, 35, and Dumdaw Nawng Lat, 65, were summoned to an army base in northern […]

Workers rescue Florida girl who fell into chimney

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:31:03 -0800

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers chipped away part of the chimney on a vacant house to rescue an 8-year-old Florida girl who got stuck inside. Clearwater Fire and Rescue assistant Chief John Klinefelter says it took crews about 35 minutes to rescue the child on Monday evening. He says Isabella Cooke only had a […]

Dismembered deer carcasses remain a mystery in Ohio

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:25:03 -0800

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio have no leads in solving a Friday the 13th mystery involving the dumping of several dismembered deer carcasses alongside a road. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) the mutilated and disemboweled remains of at least three deer were discovered on the side of a road […]

Worker at Maserati dealer dead following sports car crash

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:22:04 -0800

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — A 24-year-old employee of a suburban Denver Maserati dealership has been found dead behind the wheel of one of the sports cars following a suspected high-speed crash. KUSA-TV reports ( ) a passer-by spotted the 2017 Maserati covered in frost Saturday morning in a retention pond. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies […]

Going bananas? Israeli zoo scrambles to find missing monkey

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:06:02 -0800

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s largest zoo is scrambling to find a monkey who swung out of a tree and escaped from the wildlife park near Tel Aviv. The “Safari,” located in the adjacent city of Ramat Gan, is asking the public to help find Kuner, a 17-year-old wedge-capped capuchin monkey who fled on Monday — […]

King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:54:08 -0800

MIAMI (AP) — A national holiday celebrating nonviolence and Martin Luther King Jr. erupted into mayhem when eight people were shot at a park named after the slain civil rights leader. Hundreds of people had gathered in the park after the annual MLK Day parade in the Liberty City neighborhood, and the shooting sent people […]