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Chief: Officer kills man accused of killing Georgia officer

Oct. 22, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer on Monday shot and killed an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another officer near a school in the Atlanta area over the weekend, police said. Tafahree Maynard was one of two men charged in the fatal shooting Saturday of Gwinnett County police Officer...

UW eyes requiring more students to live on campus

Oct. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming administrators are considering revisions to the school's housing policy to require all incoming freshmen living more than 30 miles outside of Laramie to live on campus. UW trustee John McKinley said the full board of trustees has not yet reviewed the proposal, but...

Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird

Oct. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A planned museum will tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird and his Indiana roots. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be part of a convention center being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. Bird plans to donate personal items and...

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses

Oct. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A beach town in South Carolina is considering an ordinance to prevent chain restaurants and stores from opening on the island. Folly Beach is considering an ordinance to prevent any company with 10 or more locations with the same names, branding and products from locating in the...

Ex-Dallas bus agency official pleads guilty to tax evasion

Oct. 22, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The former board president of a shuttered school bus agency in Dallas pleaded guilty on Monday to tax evasion. Larry Duncan resigned last year from Dallas County Schools, the former bussing agency beset by deep financial troubles and questionable business dealings. Court documents say Duncan...

Early voting opens Tuesday in Louisiana's statewide election

Oct. 22, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting for the Nov. 6 election starts Tuesday across Louisiana, with voters choosing among contenders for six U.S. House seats and determining who will fill a secretary of state's seat vacated because of a sexual harassment scandal. Six constitutional amendments are up for...

Board urges Puerto Rico to implement tax, labor reforms

Oct. 22, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The executive director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances says the island is likely to receive $20 billion more than initially estimated in federal hurricane relief. Natalie Jaresko says that should help the island's struggling economy to rebound...

UK's May pleads for support, says Brexit deal is almost done

Oct. 22, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to "hold our nerve" during the difficult last push in negotiations. May told the House of...

GOP's Dunleavy defends oil check in Alaska gubernatorial bid

Oct. 22, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As a kid growing up on the East Coast, Mike Dunleavy dreamed of coming to Alaska — of hunting, fishing in wild streams and losing himself in the state's vast, open spaces. Now, after nearly 35 years in his adopted state, Dunleavy wants to become Alaska's governor. The race was...

Clergy members allege discrimination in police division

Oct. 22, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the clergy in Ohio's capital city are demanding changes regarding allegations of a climate of discrimination in its police department. More than 30 members signed a letter that was recently delivered to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther's office asking for several changes,...