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Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing

By David Crary AP National Writer Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in ...

Trump calls for case against Roger Stone to be thrown out

By Ashraf Khalil The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before a court session regarding his longtime ally Roger Stone, President Donald Trump is tweeting that Stone's recent conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress "should be thrown out." The barrage of Tuesday ...

Jury to begin deliberating in Harvey Weinstein trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial were set to begin deliberating Tuesday in a case pitting accusers' often-harrowing testimony against the defense's contention that the acts were consensual, surrounded by friendly, flirtatious emails and further meetings with the film ...

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats' search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. "There is what I call an 'ABT mood' in the black community: Anybody but Trump," said the 77-year-old who was the first black graduate of the University of ...

Residents of Mississippi capital brace for more flooding

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. Gov. Tate Reeves said the Pearl would continue to rise throughout the day, and he ...

Americans who left cruise ship trade one quarantine for another

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky decided to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another. The couple from Syracuse, New York, made the decision to cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of ...

Rival Democrats accuse Bloomberg of trying to ‘buy’ election

By Alexandra Jaffe and Nichola Riccardi The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar ...

Jane Fonda to speak at commemoration of Kent State shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jane Fonda is among the speakers tapped to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. The 82-year-old actress and activist will highlight four days of events the Ohio university has planned to explore the lasting impacts of the events of May 4, 1970, which ...

Ohio bill would require flashing lights on Amish buggies

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A flashing light would be required on horse-drawn buggies typically used by the Amish under an Ohio proposal intended to help prevent collisions with motor vehicles. In addition to a flashing light at all times on the highest rear part of the buggy, the bill introduced ...

Annie Glenn, widow of astronaut John, turning 100

By Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Annie Glenn, the wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, is turning 100 Monday and is doing fine, a spokesman said. But she is eschewing the media spotlight that shone on her and her husband for nearly six ...

Driveway shootout kills stuntwoman, husband

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fatally shot his ex-wife and her husband indicated they ambushed him and his current wife in the driveway of their luxury home and a shootout erupted. Authorities responding to the property near Yellow Springs after the gunfire Wednesday morning ...

California to apologize for WWII internment of Japanese Americans

By Cuneyt Dil The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the ...

Brrrr! Arctic front brings dangerous wind chills to Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students stayed home from school Thursday and several businesses were closed in parts of the upper Midwest as arctic air pushed wind chill readings to dangerously low temperatures. A wind chill warning was in effect for northeastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota, ...

Japan reports 1st death from virus, 44 more cases on ship

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday its first death from a new virus from China, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo as fears of the spreading disease mount in the country. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato ...

Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Bryant

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. "Two wrongs don't make no right. when you're wrong, you gotta fix it," he said in an ...

Defense rests without Weinstein testifying at rape trial

By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, relying on just a few witnesses to supplement aggressive cross-examination as they aimed to undercut his accusers, all while keeping the disgraced ...

Nearly 200 evacuees to leave coronavirus quarantine in US

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200 evacuees prepared Tuesday to end their two-week quarantine at a Southern California military base where they have been living since flying out of China during a deadly viral outbreak. None of those who flew into March Air Reserve Base have tested positive ...

China denies cybertheft following Equifax accusations

BEIJING (AP) — China denied involvement in any hacking activities on Tuesday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions ...

China virus cases rise again, 65 more on ship in Japan

By Joe McDonald The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China reported a rise in new virus cases Monday, denting optimism that disease control measures including isolating major cities might be working, while the operator of a cruise ship in Japan reported dozens of new cases. Britain ...

Drugs fail to slow decline in inherited Alzheimer’s disease

By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press Two experimental drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people who are virtually destined to develop Alzheimer's disease at a relatively young age because they inherited rare gene flaws. The results announced Monday are ...