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  • Redskins’ Reuben Foster carted off field with apparent knee injury

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster appeared to injure his left knee during his first snap at an offseason practice Monday and was taken off the field on a cart. Foster stepped on one of offensive lineman Tyler Catalina’s feet, his left leg landed wrong and he went down in obvious pain. His left leg was stabilized before he was carted off, and while the team awaits an MRI and other tests, it didn’t look good. “We’ll […]

  • Judge rules against Trump in records dispute with Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday against President Donald Trump in a financial record dispute with Congress. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, said Trump cannot block a House subpoena of financial records. He said the Democratic-led House committee seeking the information has said it believes the documents would help lawmakers consider strengthening ethics and disclosure laws, among other things. The committee’s reasons were “valid legislative purposes,” Mehta said, and […]

  • Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values ‘sanctity of life’

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high-value residents place on the “sanctity of life,” adding she doesn’t expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment. Gov. Kay Ivey last week approved the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health. The law provides no exception for rape and […]

  • South Carolina dad who shot daughter through door arrested for drugs

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a Greenville man who mistook his daughter for a potential intruder and killed her has been arrested on drug charges. Greenville County deputies said officers responding to the early Sunday shooting found heroin and cocaine in the Greenville home of 43-year-old Jermaine Tramone Pressley. Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jimmy Bolt said in a statement that Pressley heard someone trying to enter his home, so he shot through a door. The coroner’s office […]

  • Missouri teenager fatally struck by train on railroad bridge

    DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl Missouri girl died when she was struck by a train after she and friends climbed a train trestle to jump into a creek. Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesman Grant Bissell says five teens were swimming in a creek Sunday afternoon near the unincorporated town of Hematite when they climbed a trestle to jump into the creek. Three of the friends heard a Union Pacific train coming and jumped into the creek, and two […]

  • South Carolina dad, thinking intruder, fatally shoots his daughter

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a Greenville man mistook his daughter for a potential intruder and killed her. Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jimmy Bolt tells news outlets that the man heard someone trying to enter his home early Sunday, so he shot through a door. County Coroner Parks Evans says the gunfire fatally wounded 23-year-old Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, who was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is set for Monday. The case remains under […]

  • Tennessee death row inmate dies months before execution date

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate who had terminal cancer has died months before his October execution. The Tennessean reports 64-year-old Charles Walton Wright died Friday at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. A Tennessee Department of Correction statement says he died of natural causes. Wright was sentenced to death in 1985 for a double slaying that authorities said started as a dispute over drugs. Wright’s lawyer, federal public defender Kelley Henry, had been fighting for his client […]

  • Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Police say 51-year-old Michael Webb was arrested on an aggravated kidnapping charge. He is being held without bond. Officer Buddy Calzada says a man grabbed the […]

  • Georgia man’s sexual extortion case to go before grand jury

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn’t meet him for sex. The Tuscaloosa News reports 22-year-old Micheal Antonio Downing waived his preliminary hearing Friday, sending the case to the jury. He was arrested last month and charged with attempted sexual extortion, sexual extortion, and second-degree human trafficking. University of Alabama police say Downing contacted the […]

  • Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey announced she’s giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that’s aimed at keeping kids off the streets. Principal Akbar Cook’s “Lights On” program keeps West Side High School in Newark open on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to midnight. WPVI-TV reports kids can play basketball, shoot pool, play video games or even use a recording studio. Winfrey’s gift will help the program operate three nights a week over the summer. She told […]

  • Parking lots fill up with new cars from Alabama auto plant

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Parking lots have been filling up with scores of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Alabama. Thousands of the vehicles are showing up in parking lots across west and central Alabama, The Tuscaloosa News reported . Officials with Daimler AG, the Germany-based company that owns Mercedes-Benz, declined to say how many vehicles are being stored. But company officials did say that they’re working to address production difficulties of the new GLE Class SUV at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant outside […]

  • Board: No increase in tuition at Troy University

    TROY, Ala. (AP) — Tuition will not increase next year at Troy University. The school announced this week that its Board of Trustees voted to keep the current tuition rates in place for the upcoming academic year. The Dothan Eagle reports the current undergraduate tuition of $325 per credit hour, graduate tuition of $425 per credit hour and general university fee of $42 per credit hour will remain the same for in-state students in the coming academic year. Tuition for out-of-state students […]

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