California man won't fight LA transfer in missing son case

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge in Las Vegas on Tuesday that he will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son. Aramazd Andressian Sr. stood in shackles and said...

Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas’ Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) monument was placed on...

Miller Time: Indiana coach cashes in with $24 million deal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana coach Archie Miller will make $24 million under his seven-year deal – and potentially even more in bonuses. Miller accepted the job in March, but the athletic department didn’t announce details of the contract until Tuesday. He...

History of chemical weapons' use in Syria's civil war

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer The Trump administration’s latest threat to punish Syria if it uses chemical weapons follows various gas attacks and hundreds of deaths over the course of the Arab country’s six-year civil war. Some events related to chemical weapons use in...
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Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

AP Photo/Cliff Owen WASHINGTON (AP) — Major veterans’ organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation’s health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs...

IMF trims economic forecast for US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump’s plans to boost economic growth. The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an...
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The Latest: Cosby lawyer doubts he'll speak publicly

AP Photo/Matt Rourke SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California lawsuit claiming Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenage girl more than 40 years ago (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A lawyer for Bill Cosby says she does not think he will speak publicly before his...

Chemical Spill From Ohio Ford Plant Gets Into Lake Erie

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say some of a chemical spilled at a Ford Motor Company plant in northern Ohio entered Lake Erie but isn’t considered a serious health hazard for humans. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says about 5,000 gallons of a rust-proofing...

Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting

ALLYN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff’s Lt. Travis Adams tells Seattle news station KOMO-TV (https://goo.gl/aYfZgc ) that a man was walking along a highway Sunday...

Cleveland Mayor Plans $15 Minimum Wage For City-paid Workers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage for city-paid employees to $15 an hour by next spring. Cleveland.com ( ) reports that could affect roughly 500 employees, such as police and fire cadets, custodial staff and lifeguards at city pools. Those...