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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, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the new on-sale date […]

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 […]

AP source: 3 dead in Jersey City shooting, drug link probed

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

A person familiar with the investigation says a shooting in Jersey City has left three people dead, and police are investigating whether the shooting was drug related. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because they weren’t authorized to release information about the incident. The gunfire erupted at a home […]

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 are alarmed about the disappearances of two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a church allegedly damaged by airstrikes by Myanmar government forces who are fighting ethnic Kachin rebels. Langjaw Gam Seng and Dumdaw Nawng Lat were summoned to an army base in northern Shan state in northeastern […]

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 […]

Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injury

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:29:08 -0800

GENEVA (AP) — Two of skiing’s biggest stars will miss next month’s world championships because of season-ending surgery. Ted Ligety of the United States and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway — each with five career world titles — both announced in Instagram posts on Tuesday they will now focus on returning for next season. Ligety’s […]

UnitedHealth tops Street 4Q forecasts, as earnings jump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:29:06 -0800

UnitedHealth Group’s earnings soared 56 percent in the final quarter of 2016, helped by growth in its core health insurance business plus gains from its Optum business segment. The nation’s largest health insurer beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter and also reaffirmed its earnings forecast for the new year. UnitedHealth said operating earnings from […]

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:27:07 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs generated by its expansion plans. There will be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam’s […]

Trump’s America: Caution in evenly split Nebraska county

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:18:11 -0800

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A block from Nebraska’s Capitol, with its unique one-chamber, nonpartisan Legislature, is the lobbying office of Bill Mueller and Kim Robak, who embody the make-it-work spirit of this city: They’re husband and wife, Republican and Democrat. And though neither was a Donald Trump booster, they are trying to remain positive about […]