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SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea says rival North Korea has launched a projectile believed to be a ballistic missile. It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff had few other details, including whether the launch was successful or …

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Armed inmate at Illinois hospital holding 1 person hostage

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) – A jail inmate was holding a worker hostage at an Illinois hospital on Saturday after snatching the gun of a correctional officer guarding him, authorities said. The standoff began around 12:30 p.m. at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, about 40 miles west of Chicago, said Kane County …

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Frozen burritos recalled for possible listeria contamination

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – More than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday announced the Green Chile Food Company recall for various frozen burritos containing meat and poultry, after a routine sample of a beef and …

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Oregon man who threatened to kill Obama gets prison time

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man who made threats to kill former President Barack Obama over social media will serve five years in federal prison. The Mail Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2pvS6UJ ) Friday that U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane sentenced 62-year-old John Roos of Medford to 63 months in …

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Woman admits to defacing property on Hawaii mountain

HILO, Hawaii (AP) – A woman has confessed to writing graffiti on a Hawaii mountain area considered sacred by some natives. Hope Cermelj, 64, admitted to spray-painting words on asphalt, telescopes and portable toilets at Mauna Kea mountain west of Hilo, but she denied defacing rocks, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported …

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Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he “will be heard”

CINCINNATI (AP) – The mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself after she says he was bullied at school pledges to speak out on her son’s behalf. Cornelia Reynolds says in a Friday statement that her son’s voice “will be heard” and she urges parents to tell their …

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Records show violent history for Ohio nursing home gunman

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Court records show the man authorities say gunned down an Ohio village police chief and two nursing home employees had a history of violence, including against the nurse who was among the slain. The suspect, Thomas Hartless, was found dead inside Pine Kirk Care Center. Nurse …

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Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Ohio police chief and two employees of a nursing home. Law enforcement officials searched two vehicles and a home following Friday’s killings in Kirkersville, a village of about 500 residents roughly 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus. …

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Sister: Weakened ‘Sandra Bland Act’ in Texas ‘gut-wrenching’

By PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The sister of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational traffic stop with a white state trooper, says it is “gut-wrenching” that lawmakers stripped police reforms from a bill named after her sibling and …

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Sister: Weakened ‘Sandra Bland Act’ in Texas ‘gut-wrenching’

By PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The sister of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational traffic stop with a white state trooper, says it is “gut-wrenching” that lawmakers stripped police reforms from a bill named after her sibling and …

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