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2 questioned in Ala. girl's abduction charged in other cases

Oct. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One minute, police said, 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was playing outside at a birthday party on a cool fall night. The next moment she was gone, abducted by someone in a dark SUV. Investigators say they've since located the vehicle and arrested two people on unrelated charges to the...

Organizers of popular Iowa bike ride cut ties with newspaper

Oct. 15, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Organizers of the popular summer bike ride across Iowa are cutting ties with its longtime sponsor, the Des Moines Register, amid backlash over the newspaper's handling of a story. The four staff members who work full-time running the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa...

Medical examiner: Police officer shot himself to death

Oct. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A medical examiner says a Maryland police officer found with a gunshot wound in a parking garage died of a self-inflicted injury. Acting Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones had told news reporters on Monday that the death of 38-year-old officer Thomas J. Bomba was being...

Rights groups call on Egypt authorities to free journalist

Oct. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International are calling for the Egyptian government to release a journalist who they say has been detained by security officials, and investigate allegations that she has been beaten and tortured in custody. The groups said Esraa Abdel...

Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers

Oct. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride in. Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning to ABC,...

John Anderson to be new Tyler Morning Telegraph editor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

TYLER, Texas (AP) — New York newspaper editor John Anderson has been named the new editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph. The newspaper reports Anderson, who has been editor of the Batavia Daily News in Batavia, New York, will succeed Emily Guevara, who is leaving Nov. 1. The New York State Publishers...

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

Oct. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

October 13, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times A smart way to grow police and fire pensions across Illinois A state mired in pension debt at all levels can't miss a chance to fix at least part of the problem. Consolidating downstate and suburban police and firefighter pensions - an idea supported by Gov. J.B. Pritzker -...

Democratic federal lawmakers seek journalist protection act

Oct. 15, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he and fellow lawmakers want to impose criminal penalties against those who threaten or attack journalists doing their jobs. The Democrat said the proposed Journalist Protection Act would make such threats and physical attacks a federal...

Farrow details lack of enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein story

Oct. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In reporter Ronan Farrow's account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be. NBC's decision to let Farrow take his work to The New Yorker magazine is...

LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

Oct. 15, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments since the...