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Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

Apr. 18, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the two guns found by...

Ocean City seeks to shush the boardwalk a little

Apr. 18, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The Town of Ocean City is considering a new noise ordinance this week to tighten up on loud music and shouting on its iconic boardwalk. The town council will take up discussion at its Monday meeting on the proposal, which limits noise from...

Marine tanks back in water after deadly accident last year

Apr. 18, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marines are training in seafaring tanks for the first time since nine men died when one of the troop carriers sank off the Southern California coast during an exercise last summer, a newspaper reported. The Marine Corps’ fleet of the amphibious...

Chiefs great Arbanas, longtime local politician, dies at 82

Apr. 18, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Fred Arbanas, a key member of their first two Super Bowl teams in the 1960s' and '70s who later had a long career in county politics, has died. He was 82. The Jackson County Democratic Party in Missouri, for which...

State Supreme Court to consider women-only areas of gyms

Apr. 18, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case that could have a wide-ranging effect on anti-discrimination laws. The court will consider whether it is discriminatory for gyms to have areas restricted to women only that formerly were...

Michigan governor says COVID-19 infections could be dropping

Apr. 18, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After leading the nation's COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Sunday that Michigan could be seeing a drop in infections. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public,...

Troopers: 3 killed in Louisiana crash caused by road rage

Apr. 18, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Three people were killed in a crash on a Louisiana highway that started as a road rage incident between two vehicles, troopers said. The incident started as a 2002 Dodge Durango was speeding behind a 2010 Ford pickup on a two-lane part of Louisiana...

Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot

Apr. 18, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

Man dies after running from officers; police dog shot

Apr. 18, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man who shot a police dog as he ran away from a traffic checkpoint in Georgia was found dead by a SWAT team in the woods several hours later, authorities said. Members of the SWAT team said they heard a gunshot as they tried to talk to the man...

Helicopter flight spelling out department's initials probed

Apr. 18, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city say they are reviewing the flight pattern of a police patrol helicopter that spelled out the department's initials when viewed on a flight tracking application. Columbus Division of Police officials said the helicopter...