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Senate again backs ban on gay conversion therapy

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:40:01 -0700

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate has again passed a bill that would ban therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors. The bill approved Thursday is identical to one the Senate passed last year, but the House killed in January. The House later passed a slightly different […]



Oregon deputy’s fight with suspect under internal review

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:37:40 -0700

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are reviewing an altercation between a deputy and a suspect at the courthouse in Oregon City last summer to determine if excessive force was used. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the incident was detailed by Joel Manley, a now-retired Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy who recently notified the county of his plans to […]



Lawmakers seek tour of prison home to deadly riot

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:33:39 -0700

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A handful of South Carolina lawmakers want to tour a maximum-security state prison where a riot killed seven inmates. In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, five Democratic lawmakers tell Gov. Henry McMaster and Corrections Director Bryan Stirling that they want to see conditions inside Lee Correctional Institution firsthand. […]



Man shot motorist on I-5 in road-rage incident, police say

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:15 -0700

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The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 near Boeing Field Wednesday morning.



Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruption

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:24:21 -0700

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors are again accusing President Jimmy Morales of corruption related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party. Electoral crimes prosecutor Oscar Schaad said Thursday that businessmen funneled more than $1 million to Morales’ National Convergence Front party, which carried him to the presidency. Schaad […]



Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:19:49 -0700

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles harbor commissioners have approved a permit for Space Exploration Technologies to build a facility on 19 acres of port land to manufacture a Mars rocket that will be so big it will require an oceangoing barge for transport to launch sites. SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the rocket will […]



Man facing murder, weapons charges in deadly park stabbing

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:14:01 -0700

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the stabbing death of an elderly man who was killed in a Jersey City park as he walked to church last weekend. Hudson County prosecutors say 68-year-old city resident Charles Lowy is charged with murder and two weapons offenses. The charges were announced Thursday, […]



Police: Mom gave baby fatal dose of allergy medicine

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:08:44 -0700

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MONESSESEN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania mother gave her 16-month-old daughter a fatal dose of allergy medicine. Police in Monessen say 30-year-old Ashley Gallatin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the December death of one of her twin daughters. According to an affidavit, police came to Gallatin’s home about 25 […]



Nonaffiliated Oregon voters could be shut out of May primary

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:08:34 -0700

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — More than 800,000 of Oregon’s 2.6 million voters are not registered with any party. That’s fewer than the number of registered Democrats and more than the number of registered Republicans. The Bulletin reports Democrats and Republicans are urging voters to register with their parties before Tuesday, the deadline to vote in […]



Great Falls man shot by officer convicted of kidnapping

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:07:26 -0700

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man was found guilty of kidnapping and assault for beating a woman and holding a knife to her throat. Police shot and injured Kevin Parisian on April 20, 2017 when he refused to drop the weapon. The Great Falls Tribune reports a jury deliberated for less than […]



India hopes to host 3 sports events, including 2032 Olympics

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:06:58 -0700

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NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics. The bidding process for the 2026 Youth Olympics is likely to start in 2020. Thailand has also expressed interest in hosting the event. Addressing […]



Mayor involved in car crash that leaves 2 injured

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:05:57 -0700

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island mayor has been involved in a car crash that left his wife and another driver injured. The Providence Journal reports Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien was driving from a birthday party at a local brewery Saturday night when his vehicle collided with another car at an intersection. His wife […]



California company purchases 17 South Dakota properties

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:05:12 -0700

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A recently formed California company is buying up hotels and motels across South Dakota. AG Dakota has acquired 17 properties in South Dakota so far this year, including the Fort Pierre Motel, the Capital Journal reported . The group plans to invest $50 million over the next decade. AG Dakota has […]



Longtime Justice Abrahamson misses court for medical tests

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:04:24 -0700

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson is getting medical tests and has been out of court for more than a week. Her office said Thursday that the 84-year-old Abrahamson has been listening in by telephone so she can participate in the cases. Details about the testing being done were not […]



Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:04:19 -0700

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top military officer has met with his NATO counterpart, the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the chief of the military’s General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, met Thursday in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, with […]



Lawmakers try to change broad school disturbance law

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:21 -0700

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers said Thursday the current school disturbance law is too broad and negatively impacts the records of students by criminalizing youthful behavior. A House subcommittee voted unanimously to change the law so it would only apply to former students who harm or threaten to harm other students or teachers […]



6 great Seattle rice bowls for your lunch cravings

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0700

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From chef Rachel Yang’s excellent short-rib rice bowl at Revel to a vegetarian bowl with lentils at Anar, rice bowls are everywhere for your affordable-lunch desires. Here’s a selection of some of the best.



Boy, 16, accused of fatally stabbing 17-year-old friend

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:55:53 -0700

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators say a 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder after his teenage friend was found stabbed to death. The Sheriff’s Department says the 17-year-old victim’s body was found Wednesday afternoon in a riverbed area in South El Monte. Investigators say the victim’s father assembled a group […]



Border Patrol: Man caught leading 2 horses carrying drugs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:55:46 -0700

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SANTA ROSA, Ariz. (AP) — The Border Patrol says a Mexican national who entered the country illegally was arrested after he was spotted using two horses to smuggle drugs. The Border Patrol says agents located and arrested the man near the village of Santa Rosa on the Tohono O’odham Reservation after a Tohono O’odham police […]



Defense pushes to dismiss charges in school shooting plot

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:55:26 -0700

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A judge is now open to considering a request to dismiss felony charges — including attempted aggravated murder — against a Vermont teen accused of planning to shoot up his former high school. The judge said Wednesday he was vacating his earlier dismissal of the defense’s request to throw out the […]