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Authorities arrest man wanted in Texas sergeant's death

Dec. 12, 2019 9:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 21-year-old man has confessed to killing a Houston-area police sergeant during a traffic stop earlier this week and is charged with capital murder, authorities said Thursday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a tip to Crime Stoppers of Houston led authorities to the home, where...

Inmates lack hygiene products at Missouri jail

Dec. 9, 2019 12:11 PM EST

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — Current and former inmates say a rural Missouri county jail has been denying detainees basic necessities such as soap and shampoo. Allen Towe, of Sikeston, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that female inmates at the Scott County Jail such as his 30-year-old pregnant daughter, Tiffany...

Woman faces drunken driving charges in fatal crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:30 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 51-year-old man Saturday night, police said. Tiffany Allen, 43, of Buffalo, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. A Nissan Pathfinder was being driven in Buffalo...

Michigan nears deal to legalize sports, online gambling

Dec. 8, 2019 1:17 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are closing in on an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan, with final votes possible this week. The development would be a landmark in a state with many gambling options already. Those include three commercial...

They’ve fostered 150 kids, and in retirement, adopted 5 more

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — By her estimation, Linda Rhue has fostered 150 children in her 68 years of life. It’s not a precise figure — she thinks it may be higher, actually — but what is clear is that she really, really, really likes kids. “The Lord speak to me and tell me to do...

Ohio program builds trust, friendships between police, teens

Dec. 7, 2019 10:45 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Akie Benjamin saw police officers gathered in his school’s library, he assumed that he was in trouble or that something dangerous had happened. Weeks later, he recalled the situation and laughed. Center stage in the Sherwood Middle School auditorium, he wore a medal and...

Thwarted gun purchase presaged fatal stalking of wife

Dec. 7, 2019 10:02 AM EST

In the weeks before Keland Hill killed his estranged wife in front of their children outside an elementary school in Vancouver, he had been arrested twice for domestic violence, tried to buy a gun and appeared to be tracking his wife’s movements with a GPS monitor placed on her car. Shortly before the...

Legislature OKs undoing budget vetoes; both sides optimistic

Dec. 4, 2019 7:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature passed bills Wednesday that would restore more than half of the proposed spending vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer two months ago, a signal that a budget impasse that began over how to fix Michigan's badly dilapidated roads and turned into a...

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Dec. 4, 2019 5:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. The trick: A tiny star-shaped gadget that unfolds in the stomach and gradually...

To save Everglades, guardians fight time - and climate

Dec. 3, 2019 10:36 AM EST

FLAMINGO, Florida (AP) — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water. “This is the treacherous part,” the...