Review: 'Don't Breathe' is a well-plotted, thrilling trap

To all you Detroit-area robbery crews, we should probably warn you right away: It’s just not a good idea to pick 1837 Buena Vista Street for your big – and final – score. Take our word for it, walk away. Sure, it sounds like an easy hit. The address is a home in...

AFI postpones 'The Birth of a Nation' screening, Parker Q&A

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute has canceled plans to screen writer-director Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” for students this week amid controversies surrounding a 17-year-old rape accusation against Parker and his co-writer. The...

Officers penalized for taking recruits to play ‘Pokemon Go’

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Two officers in a suburban Denver police department that’s under federal investigation are no longer allowed to train recruits after taking them to play “Pokemon Go” instead of teaching them. The Denver Post reports...

Black Voters Critique, Question Trump’s Overtures

Donald Trump says he wants support from more black voters, asking them “what do you have to lose?” by breaking tradition and voting for a Republican presidential candidate. Many black Republican officials praise the overtures, though they say Trump must work harder to...

Man Charged Over Rock-throwing That Hurt Teacher Gets Parole

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first of four young men charged over a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher has been granted parole. The Daily Item of Sunbury (http://bit.ly/2bisNJS) reports Keefer McGee served 11 and ½...

The Latest: Lawyer says boiled water attack not about hate

AP Photo/John Bazemore ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of pouring boiled water on a sleeping gay couple (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A defense attorney for a man accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple as they slept in a suburban...

In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment

AP Photo/John Bazemore Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work. Rules are rules, said her mother, Kimberly Zacher, so why...

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their...

Sensors, other devices can help prevent hot car deaths

DETROIT (AP) — Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. There are some devices on the market – built into cars as well as child seats – that can help prevent kids from being left behind. So far this year, 27 children...

Review: Cyborgs fight for their rights in 'Deus Ex'

In the 1970s, “The Six-Million-Dollar Man” had all us kids fantasizing about the cool bionic parts we’d all be getting one day. Super-speedy legs? An arm that can punch through brick walls? An eye with a built-in zoom lens? Who wouldn’t want to be Steve...