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Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...

Lawyer: Kavanaugh accuser may testify with right conditions

Sep. 20, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," a Ford attorney told the...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Sep. 20, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded. The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland,...

Markets Right Now: US stock benchmarks close at record highs

Sep. 20, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high, beating the mark it set in January. The S&P 500, a benchmark for many index funds, also beat the all-time high it set last month. Big technology companies...

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Sep. 20, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the...

Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

Sep. 20, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that have deeply shaken the church this year. The initiatives, announced Wednesday, include developing a code of conduct for...

After Florence's ferocity, exhaustion sets in on Wilmington

Sep. 20, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The sun rises blazing hot over Wilmington, and the line for ice is shorter than it was the day before. The lines across town for tarps and bottled water have dwindled, as well, and Brian Gray takes that as a hopeful sign that desperation is giving way to something else. Hurricane...

Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Sep. 20, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent. The value of Americans' stock and mutual fund portfolios rose $800...

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

Sep. 20, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000...

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

Sep. 20, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal. That would make it one of the earliest known creatures. The fossils are impressions in rock: oval shapes with internal lines, looking somewhat like a leaf imprint densely...

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Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Sep. 20, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison....

Alabama authorities identify stabbing victims from New York

Sep. 20, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

LESTER, Ala. (AP) — Two women from New York have been identified as the victims of a stabbing in northern Alabama, officials said. Rosa Lee Maldonado, 19, and her mother, Rosa Aminta Maldonado, 44, of the Lester community, were identified as the victims by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office. A...

Patients react to new limits on Oregon medical marijuana

Sep. 20, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In August, a state analyst spotted dozens of suspicious transactions when he crunched cannabis sales data: a small number of medical marijuana cardholders bought unusually large quantities of marijuana flowers on consecutive days. Oregon regulators suspected medical marijuana patients...

160-foot-long Italian sandwich is quickly devoured in Maine

Sep. 20, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This was a sub worth diving into. Eleven sandwich shops in Maine combined forces to create a 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) Italian sandwich. The ginormous sandwich disappeared as quickly as it was created Thursday, devoured by hungry passersby in Portland's Monument Square. Organizer...

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in fatal 2015 confrontation

Sep. 20, 2018 5:10 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in fatal 2015 confrontation.

Trial set for man accused of killing of Lincoln woman

Sep. 20, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — Trial has been set for next year for a man charged in the death and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 52-year-old Aubrey Trail was in a Saline County courtroom Thursday, where a judge set his first-degree murder trial for June. Prosecutors are...

1st Tennessee woman elected to full term in Congress dies

Sep. 20, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Marilyn Lloyd, the first Tennessee woman elected to a full term in Congress, has died. She was 89. Lloyd's family said in a statement that the congresswoman died Wednesday. The Chattanooga Democrat represented Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District for 10 terms, from 1975 until...

Prosecutor facing more charges related to public funds

Sep. 20, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city is facing more charges related to alleged misspending of public funds. Attorney General Alan Wilson says 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson has been indicted on state charges of embezzlement and misconduct in office. Gov. Henry...

Toni Preckwinkle joins crowded field for Chicago mayor

Sep. 20, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she's running for Chicago mayor. Preckwinkle would be the city's first female, African-American mayor. She announced her bid Thursday at a hotel where Chicago's first African-American mayor, Harold Washington, launched his campaign in 1982...

Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...