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  • The Latest: Bond revoked for suspect in Waffle House attack

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A Nashville judge has revoked the bond of a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House restaurant. Court records show that a judge struck the $2 million bond for Travis Reinking until a hearing can be held Wednesday. The records did not give a reason why General Sessions Judge Michael Mondelli revoked the bond. Reinking has […]

  • Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They’ll keep their bikes at the end of the 12-week internship. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker says it will teach the interns how to ride, compensate them for their work and travels, and let them keep […]

  • Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said that among 57 who were killed in the attack, 22 were women and eight are children. Majro added that 119 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, among them 17 children […]

  • Library of Congress brings America to life in LA photo show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture tells a thousand words, the Library of Congress is bringing 440,000 of them to Los Angeles with a free-wheeling photo exhibition that seeks to define America’s zeitgeist in a way people have never seen. “Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America’s Library,” which opened Saturday at the Annenberg Space For Photography, takes visitors on a picturesque journey across the country beginning with the birth of photography and continuing to the present day. […]

  • After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google, and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts, and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next. Advertising and […]

  • Producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was “Le7els.” His death comes just days […]

  • Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in a wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo’s abuses. In a settlement announced Friday, Wells will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main national bank regulator, as well […]

  • Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman who resembled her in order to assume a new identity, was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, 56, about 8:30 p.m. at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. South Padre Island is a beach resort community 27 miles (43 kilometers) […]

  • Walter Moody has been executed for 1989 mail-bomb slaying

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) —  Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge’s mail-bomb slaying. Authorities say Walter Leroy Moody Jr. was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. CDT Thursday after a lethal injection. He made no final statement and did not respond when a prison official asked him if he had any last words. The non-profit Death Penalty Information Center says Moody became the oldest inmate put […]

  • Huntsville not included in list of possible cities for Army’s Futures Command

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville is not included in a list of 15 possible cities for the headquarters of the U.S. Army’s planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting. The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information. According to a report from the Associated Press, the contenders are Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Diego; […]

  • Parrish mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone

    PARRISH, Ala.  — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town’s mayor said this week. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the tiny town of Parrish, Alabama, population 982. All of the containers have now been emptied from the so-called Poop Train, Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said on social media Wednesday. […]

  • Cell phones, biometrics fuel jump in bank account ownership

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. The finding is a sign of the improved financial wellbeing of those living in developing countries and particularly women, who increasingly have a safe place to store their savings and are able to […]