Lawyer: US agents ‘turned a blind eye’ to laws during arrest

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information said Thursday that the U.S. agents who arrested him at a Maldives airport last year failed to follow that country’s laws and his indictment should be...

Chicago protesters target independent police review board

CHICAGO (AP) — Protesters who have been calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation also have another target: a much-criticized, quasi-independent agency that was created to investigate complaints against police officers but has rarely ruled against them. The...

Steelers-Bengals Capsule

PITTSBURGH (7-5) at CINCINNATI (10-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Bengals by 5 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 6-4-2, Bengals 10-1-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 56-35 LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Steelers 16-10, Nov. 1, 2015 LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Colts 45-10;...

AP source: Mets and SS Cabrera agree to $18.5M, 2-year deal

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Free-agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and the New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $18.5 million contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Cabrera would be the second middle infielder added...

Delta, American and United ban hoverboards as a fire danger

DALLAS (AP) — The three largest U.S. airlines are banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices. Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines said Thursday they are banning hoverboards in checked or...

Lone profitable ACA insurance co-op losing millions

The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges is now losing millions and suspending individual enrollment for 2016. Maine’s Community Health Options lost more than $17 million in the first nine...

Nicki Minaj says she’ll help Meek Mill follow parole rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nicki Minaj said she’ll keep boyfriend Meek Mill on the straight and narrow when she testified Thursday during the rapper’s latest parole violation hearing in Philadelphia. Minaj took the stand for about half an hour in an effort to keep Mill...

Governor, Top Prosecutor Ask Schools To Help End Drug Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor and top law enforcer asked educators across the state on Thursday to help in the battle against opiate addiction. Gov. John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine, both Republicans, made the plea in a conference call with about 200...

Minnesota-based Publisher Buys Defiance Publishing In Ohio

DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) — A Minnesota-based publishing group has purchased Defiance Publishing Company from Dix Communications in Ohio. Adams Publishing Group LLC of suburban Minneapolis says in a statement Wednesday that the publishing company in Defiance will become part of its APG...

US Muslim women debate safety of hijab amid backlash

AP Photo/Tim Galloway NEW YORK (AP) — On the night of the California shootings, Asifa Quraishi-Landes sat on her couch, her face in her hands, and thought about what was ahead for her and other Muslim women who wear a scarf or veil in public. The covering, or hijab, often...
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