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Judge Judy funds debate space to promote exchange of ideas

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is funding a space for public debate at the University of Southern California. The forum, which was to be unveiled Tuesday night, will host the USC Annenberg Debate Series. The...

Democrats’ 1st Ohio Governor Debate Highlights Party Agenda

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democrats have used the first debate among four candidates for Ohio governor to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and highlight their party’s promises to do better at creating jobs, improving education and helping the...

Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma’s devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm’s girth, path and some geographic quirks. A combination of storm surge, heavy rains and swollen rivers...

Hurricane Irma delivers serious punch to Florida agriculture

Florida fruit growers and farmers have just barely begun to assess the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on the state’s citrus, sugar cane and vegetable crops – but they expect it will be significant. With power and communications still out across much of Florida,...

Lawyer: 'Pharma Bro' joking about bounty for Clinton's hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli says his caustic social media rants shouldn’t be taken so seriously. The attorney for the convicted ex-biotech CEO argued in court papers filed Tuesday that his client’s recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for securing a lock of...

Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV's narrow ethnic view

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday’s ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it’s a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for...

Democrats In Race For Ohio Governor Face-off In 1st Debate

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democratic candidates for Ohio governor are sparring over issues including education and the economy at the first in a series of statewide debates. Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former state Rep. Connie Pillich and state Sen....

Man Accused Of Leaving Crash That Killed 10-year-old Son

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have charged a man who they say left his 10-year-old son to die after crashing his car. Cincinnati police announced Tuesday that 27-year-old Adriel Holloway has been arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of...

Without air conditioning, steamy Florida yearns for power

AP Photo/David Goldman TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on? Hurricane Irma’s march across Florida and into the Southeast triggered one of the bigger...

Patient slain inside hospital by relative, authorities say

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A patient was shot to death inside an intensive care unit Tuesday by a family member, leading to a lockdown at New Hampshire’s largest hospital, authorities said. No one else was injured. Authorities said a person was taken into custody shortly...