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  • Sheriff: Shooting at Florida football game unrelated to school

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said at a news conference Saturday that the adult victims were not students and both happened to be at the game. Bradshaw says the two suspects specifically targeted the victims because of unspecified past dealings they had and that it was not […]

  • NOAA Fisheries approves Alabama snapper program

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has approved a system developed by the state of Alabama to count the number of red snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf states, fishing groups and the NOAA Fisheries have disagreed for years about how many snapper can be caught. The decision means Alabama’s numbers can be used in the federal count. The state’s Marine Resources director, Scott Bannon, says anglers are frustrated with short snapper seasons. He says the federal […]

  • Musk tells newspaper he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

    What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company’s impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most “difficult and painful year of my career.” The newspaper reported that during an hour-long telephone interview on Thursday, […]

  • Former US security leaders blast President Trump for yanking clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he’d had to do “something” about the “rigged” federal probe of Russian election interference. Trump’s admission that he acted out of frustration about the Russia probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an investigation he […]

  • Survivor, shaken, describes plunge off bridge in Italy

    GENOA, Italy (AP) — One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged from the bridge along with falling sections of highway 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground. As a firefighter, he said he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. “It came down, everything, the world came down,” 33-year-old Davide Capello, who walked away traumatized but physically unharmed from Tuesday’s disaster, told The Associated Press on Friday by phone. Excavators on Friday began […]

  • Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Shanann Watts’ Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband “my ROCK!” and said he was “the best dad us girls could ask for.” But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family in Colorado. Police said the mother, who was pregnant, was found dead […]

  • President Trump’s military parade delayed until at least 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92 million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the […]

  • Bentley discusses relationship, investigation in deposition

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Gov. Robert Bentley provided new details of his view of the scandal that helped topple his administration, according to a deposition filed this week in circuit court. Bentley resigned last year as he faced an ethics investigation and impeachment proceedings in the wake of an alleged affair with a top aide, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Bentley answered questions about the relationship and other matters in the June 23 deposition in a civil lawsuit brought by his […]

  • Report: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that the singer is seriously ill. No more details were provided. Carey, who considers Franklin one of her biggest influences, […]

  • Filing: Waffle House shooting suspect found unfit for trial

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization. Nashville Deputy District Attorney General Roger Moore filed the motion in 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s case Tuesday. The filing says a mental health institute notified the judge last week that Reinking is currently not competent to stand trial and needs immediate judicial hospitalization. Authorities say Reinking used an AR-15-style […]

  • Couple charged with Capital Murder after bloody toddler led police to double homicide

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in south Florida have arrested two people charged with capital murder in the slayings of a couple found dead in their home in Birmingham. Police say 23-year-old Zachary Taylor Phillips of Arab and 30-year-old Kristen Leigh Gullion of Cullman are accused in the killings of 68-year-old Joe Holt and 67-year-old Mary Holt. The grandparents were found dead in the home Aug. 2 after police were called about a child wandering in the street. Authorities say […]

  • Alabama father convicted of shooting son over wings during NFL game

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) A prosecutor says an Alabama man had shot and wounded his adult son during an argument over chicken wings while they were watching football. District Attorney Michael Jackson tells that 77-year-old John Louis Caver was convicted by a Dallas County jury of first-degree domestic violence on Tuesday after a one-day trial. Jackson said after Tuesday’s verdict that, “this must have been some really good chicken.” The DA says Caver shot his son in the chest as […]