Correction: Chicago-Mackinac Race Story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 26 about the Chicago-Mackinac sailboat race, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Windquest was first across the line Monday and that Il Mostro finished second. Those were the results from last year’s race. The first boat to cross...

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

AP Photo/Denis Poroy SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot – one fatally – after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday...

Texas A&M suspends 2 assistants for jokes at women's clinic

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line...

Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

AP Photo/Terry Chea BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Lodge managers and cafe owners along California’s dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire...

Texas A&M suspends 2 assistants for jokes at women's clinic

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line...

40 years later, fugitive appears before N. Carolina judge

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When a judge advised a North Carolina man that he was a fugitive wanted in the killing of a retired immigration official nearly 40 years ago, his only response was: “That’s what the papers say.” William Claybourne Taylor, 67, hung...

Policing protests when the protest is about police

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki ATLANTA (AP) — The images offer a sharp contrast: In some places, police in SWAT gear wield batons or carry long guns as they patrol streets teeming with protesters. Elsewhere, officers are seen riding bicycles, mingling with demonstrators and even...

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year linked to the deaths of three people, but the ice cream maker could end up paying only a fraction of the $850,000 penalty under an agreement announced Friday. Blue Bell halted sales...

State Highway Patrol: Trooper Hit By Car In Northeast Ohio

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a trooper was injured when he was hit by a car while he was outside his cruiser conducting a traffic stop in northeast Ohio. The patrol says the trooper was taken to a hospital for treatment after the crash around 11 a.m. Friday...

Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses. The new law, which takes...