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Bullets that hit police at July 4 show likely fired far away

Jul. 06, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bullets that grazed two police officers during a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia, prompting an evacuation that sent scores of people running from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, came from the same weapon but were probably fired from “quite a distance away,”...

Browns finally trade Mayfield, send quarterback to Panthers

Jul. 06, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — From being drafted first to dumped in four years, Baker Mayfield's wild four-year ride in Cleveland is over. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018, Mayfield was traded Wednesday by the Browns, who moved on from the divisive quarterback months ago and finally sent him to...

Britain's Boris Johnson battles to stay as PM amid revolt

Jul. 06, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to remain in office Wednesday, brushing off calls for his resignation after two top ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-plagued leadership. Johnson rejected demands...

Devils name Kate Madigan as assistant GM, furthering trend

Jul. 06, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have named their first female assistant general manager, making Kate Madigan the sixth woman to hold the title in the NHL. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the promotion Wednesday, the day before the NHL draft. ...

Driver charged in Buffalo police chase that ended in gunfire

Jul. 06, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A driver accused of shooting at police officers during a long car chase through the streets of Buffalo that ended with an exchange of gunfire was arraigned Wednesday on five counts of attempted murder. The wild March 29 chase resulted in three officers being...

Police: Parade shooting suspect contemplated 2nd shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to police that he unleashed a hail of bullets from a rooftop in suburban Chicago and then fled to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated shooting up an event there,...

Baseball union promotes Meyer to deputy executive director

Jul. 06, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears Bruce Meyer will stick around to lead baseball players in the next round of collective bargaining in 2026. Meyer was promoted to deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday after leading the union’s...

Man sentenced in death of undercover detective, informant

Jul. 06, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a botched robbery that ended with the fatal shooting of an undercover Cleveland detective and his informant. Kevin Robinson, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder and...

Proposed Ohio amendment would limit vaccine mandates

Jul. 06, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would limit vaccine mandates imposed by businesses, health care providers and governments is a step closer to the statewide ballot. The proposal would prohibit those entities from discriminating against...

Grambling fires volleyball coach, upholds contentious cuts

Jul. 06, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Grambling State has fired first-year volleyball coach Chelsey Lucas amid an ongoing investigation into her pulling numerous scholarships from incumbent players, but has not moved to reinstate any players who've been cut since Lucas' hiring last February. Athletic director Trayvean...