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NEW DELHI | Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India



NEW DELHI | Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India

NEW DELHI— Indian officials say an outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread but issued a series of warnings to people in stricken areas.

Press Trust of India news agency quoted an unidentified senior Health Ministry official saying a total of 12 people had died of Nipah virus since the outbreak began a few weeks ago in the southern state of Kerala.

Officials have issued a set of warnings to two parts of Kerala, including telling the public to avoid consuming partially eaten fruit from date palms and abandoned wells.

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LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums



LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

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Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston’s first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park against Atlanta and will start one of the first two games.

Pedroia’s return to the AL East leaders will come exactly seven months after cartilage-restoration surgery on his left knee.

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SEOUL, South Korea  | Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse



SEOUL, South Korea  | Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse

SEOUL, South Korea  — When North Korea slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, its language was very blunt and impolite. But it was milder than its typical crude and inflammatory insults unleased on other top U.S. and South Korean officials.

The North likely had just tried to strengthen its positions amid negotiations on the size of concessions it could wrest from the United States in return for giving up its nuclear program.

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TORONTO  | Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people



TORONTO  | Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people

TORONTO — An explosion caused by “improvised explosive device” ripped through a restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

Peel Region police said “two suspects attended the scene,” detonated the devices and fled.

Peel Region paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suffered critical injuries and were taken to the hospital while the remaining 12 victims suffered what he described as minor and superficial injuries

The explosion happened just after 10:30 p.m.

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RENTON, Wash. | NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy



RENTON, Wash. | NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters — Seattle’s recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything to do with what happens between the lines.

Instead, the league’s oldest coach has spent the past few days processing and discussing the league’s new mandate that players on the field stand for the national anthem. Carroll, his players and those around the NFL are now trying to figure out how to tackle the polarizing topic in the locker room.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia  | Indonesia passes new terror law after attacks using children



JAKARTA, Indonesia  | Indonesia passes new terror law after attacks using children

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Indonesia’s parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators.

Rights groups have criticized the revisions as overly broad and vague and warned against rushing them into law. The scope for the military to become involved in counter-terrorism operations is contentious because it backtracks on two decades of keeping soldiers out of areas under civilian authority.

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DUBLIN  | Voting begins throughout Ireland in major abortion decision



DUBLIN  | Voting begins throughout Ireland in major abortion decision

DUBLIN  — Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country’s strict ban on most abortions.

The referendum Friday will decide whether the eighth amendment of the constitution is repealed, which would open the way for more liberal legislation.

The amendment, in place since 1983, requires authorities to equally protect the right to life of a mother and that of a fetus, from the moment of conception.

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SPOKANE, Wash.  | Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal



SPOKANE, Wash.  | Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

SPOKANE, Wash.  — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.

Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, Spokane news station KHQ-TV reported Thursday.

She illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017, court documents said.

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HOUSTON  | Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals



HOUSTON  | Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football.

And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching from a courtside seat Thursday night, this team long known for its powerful offense relied again on its defense to beat the Warriors 98-94 and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

“Both teams are playing their guys heavy minutes so shots will fall or not,” James Harden said.

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JERUSALEM  | Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups



JERUSALEM  | Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

JERUSALEM  — Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU’s stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state.

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry published a report with a list of groups that it says receive EU funding and call for boycotts against Israel. It said some of the groups had links to militant groups while receiving EU money.

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OKLAHOMA CITY  | Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; civilian kills gunman



OKLAHOMA CITY  | Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; civilian kills gunman

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Police say a man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Louie’s On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner.

Police Capt. Bo Matthews says a woman and a female juvenile were undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds but apparently “are going to survive.” A man suffered a broken arm while trying to escape the shooting.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | $28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM’s graft probe



KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | $28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM’s graft probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Malaysian police say the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million).

Police seized 284 expensive designer handbags and 72 items of luggage stuffed with cash, jewelry and watches from an unoccupied apartment at a high-end Kuala Lumpur condominium May 18.

Allegations of corruption at the 1MDB state investment fund led to Najib’s shocking defeat in May 9 elections, though he has denied wrongdoing.

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WASHINGTON  | Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe



WASHINGTON  | Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign.

Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support Republican allegations that the FBI acted inappropriately, although they did express grave concern about the presence of a White House lawyer at Thursday’s briefings.

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WASHINGTON  | Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later



WASHINGTON  | Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.

“I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said Thursday during an Oval Office ceremony. He was joined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, retired heavyweight titleholder Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone, whom Trump credited with championing the pardon.

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump’s caution



WASHINGTON | The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump’s caution

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

12:10 a.m.

Japan says it understands President Donald Trump’s cancellation of the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Top officials  there say talks should be held when progress on the North’s denuclearization is achieved.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday the summit is useful only when it makes progress on the North’s nuclear and missile abandonment and on the issue of the North’s abductions of Japanese citizens.

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. | Driver in deadly New Jersey school bus crash due in court



MORRISTOWN, N.J. | Driver in deadly New Jersey school bus crash due in court

MORRISTOWN, N.J.— The driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway last week, killing a student and a teacher and injuring more than 40 others, is due in court.

Hudy Muldrow Sr. faces two charges of vehicular homicide. He’s scheduled for an initial court appearance in Morristown on Friday.

A criminal affidavit released Thursday alleges Muldrow missed a turn and tried to make a U-turn on Interstate 80 westbound on May 17 while carrying a group of fifth-graders and chaperones on a field trip.

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LOS ANGELES | Sony no more, Bond 25 finds distribution from Universal, MGM



LOS ANGELES | Sony no more, Bond 25 finds distribution from Universal, MGM

LOS ANGELES— After more than a decade at Sony Pictures, James Bond has a few new partners.

In a joint announcement Thursday, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said Universal Pictures will release the 25th installment of the superspy franchise internationally while MGM will handle the U.S. release.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007 in the film and Oscar-winner Danny Boyle will direct.

Sony’s Bond contract expired in 2015 and many of the major studios competed for the chance to distribute the profitable franchise.

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NEW YORK | Rose McGowan on Weinstein: ‘One win is a win for all of us’



NEW YORK | Rose McGowan on Weinstein: ‘One win is a win for all of us’

NEW YORK — She was one of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers, and she thought the mogul might never face justice in a court of law.

Now, actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her 20 years ago, is gratified but “still in shock” at the news that he is expected to surrender on Friday and finally face charges of sexual assault, in one of the scores of cases in which he’s accused.

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HOUSTON | Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead



HOUSTON  | Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

HOUSTON — Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland, California one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95.

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SALALAH, Oman | Cyclone Mekunu to be ‘extremely severe’ on landfall in Oman



SALALAH, Oman | Cyclone Mekunu to be ‘extremely severe’ on landfall in Oman

SALALAH, Oman — Meteorologists are warning that Cyclone Mekunu is expected to be “extremely severe” when it makes landfall on the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

At least 17 people are missing from Socotra, with one Yemeni official describing them as likely dead.

Indian meteorologists tracking the cyclone said early Friday that Mekunu would see gusts of up to 180 kilometers (112 miles) per hour.

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HONG KONG | Asian shares lower as NKorea cancellation adds uncertainty



HONG KONG | Asian shares lower as NKorea cancellation adds uncertainty

HONG KONG — Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,442.30 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,461.60. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.4 percent to 30,632.53 and the Shanghai Composite in mainland China slipped 0.2 percent to 3,146.94.

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AUSTIN, Texas | Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor



AUSTIN, Texas | Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

AUSTIN, Texas — Survivors of last week’s shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for more armed security to keep campuses safe.

The emotional three-hour discussion marked the end of three days of meetings Abbott held on school safety and mass shootings. And while the governor has appeared to embrace ideas of boosting security and tracking student mental health, there is little expectation the staunch gun-rights supporter will push for major changes to restrict owning firearms or buying them.

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OKLAHOMA CITY | Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead



OKLAHOMA CITY | Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour Thursday and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said.

The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. at Louie’s On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner in the Oklahoma capital.

A woman and a female juvenile were undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds but apparently “are going to survive,” said Capt.

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NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies



NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem.

One day after league owners mandated that players must stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner” — they now have the option of remaining in the locker room for the playing of the anthem — few of the 32 teams had done more than preliminary work on the issue.

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HONOLULU | Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows



HONOLULU | Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

HONOLULU — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow Thursday, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky.

Low lava fountains were erupting from a nearly continuous 2-mile-long (3.22-kilometer) portion of the series of fissures that have opened up in the ground, scientists said Thursday. The fountains were feeding channelized lava flows down to the coast.

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SEOUL, South Korea | N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation



SEOUL, South Korea | N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat, which said the North is “willing to give the U.S.

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Singapore regrets cancellation of US-NK summit



WASHINGTON | The Latest: Singapore regrets cancellation of US-NK summit

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

9:50 p.m.

Singapore says it regrets the cancellation of the summit that was to be held there next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled the meeting because he found earlier comments by a North Korean official to be angry and hostile.

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WASHINGTON | Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe



WASHINGTON | Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign.

Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support Republican allegations that the FBI acted inappropriately, although they did express grave concern about the presence of a White House lawyer at Thursday’s briefings.

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PHILADELPHIA | NFL’s policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall



PHILADELPHIA | NFL’s policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

PHILADELPHIA — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook.

The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way.

“The owners can try to prevent kneeling, but they open another can of worms,” said Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African and African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas.

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CLEVELAND | Astros’ Morton stays unbeaten with 8-2 win over Indians



CLEVELAND | Astros’ Morton stays unbeaten with 8-2 win over Indians

CLEVELAND — Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season with six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Thursday night.

Morton (7-0) allowed two runs and five hits while extending his career-best winning streak to 10 games. The right-hander, who moved into a tie for the AL lead in wins, hasn’t lost since Sept. 9, 2017 against Oakland. He walked three and struck out five.

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WASHINGTON | Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks



WASHINGTON | Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.”

In a letter to Kim announcing his decision to back away from the June 12 summit, Trump pointed to America’s vast military might and warned the rising nuclear power against any “foolish or reckless acts.”

The letter kicked off a day of mixed messages by the president, who declared hours later, “I really believe Kim Jong Un wants to do what’s right.” After that, a senior White House official said the North lacked judgment and had reneged on its promises ahead of the summit.

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SALT LAKE CITY | APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash



SALT LAKE CITY | APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Two people were injured.

Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds shortly before crashing into a stopped firetruck in suburban Salt Lake City, the report said.

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ARLINGTON, Texas | Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 45



ARLINGTON, Texas | Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 45

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — From across the diamond, Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera marveled at the oldest player in the major leagues — Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 Thursday.

“I used to have pictures of him in my bedroom,” Herrera recalled of his countryman, from his teenage days in the Dominican Republic. “He was my idol.”

Colon is pitching for his 11th big league club, having signed a minor league free-agent contract with Texas during spring training.

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SAN JOSE, Calif | Jury says Samsung must pay $539M for copying parts of iPhone



SAN JOSE, Calif | Jury says Samsung must pay $539M for copying parts of iPhone

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone’s features to lure people into buying its competing products.

The verdict reached Thursday is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011. Apple contends Samsung wouldn’t have emerged as the world’s leading seller of smartphones if it hadn’t ripped off the technology powering the pioneering iPhone in developing a line of similar devices running on Google’s Android software.

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Spots Still Available! Saturday, Memorial Weekend Fore Honor Fundraising Tournament



Spots Still Available! Saturday, Memorial Weekend Fore Honor Fundraising Tournament

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO: (DeerCreekUSA.com) – Sat., May 24th, 2018, at the Fore Honor Golf & Event Center, Deer Creek USA, 5300 Dulin Creek Rd, in House Springs, MO 63051.  636-671-0447

You are invitied to enjoy this year’s annual Spring Kick-off fundraising tournament!  You won’t want to miss this great time and opportunity to share in a fun-filled day of golf with friends while supporting a great cause at the beautiful Fore Honor Event Center at Deer Creek USA.  

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FORT WORTH, Texas | Na’s ending 90-foot chip to lead Colonial after first again



FORT WORTH, Texas | Na’s ending 90-foot chip to lead Colonial after first again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na stood over his ball after taking a drop in the rough beside the ninth green following two wayward shots, on his final hole of the day and with a share of the lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial.

As Na looked toward the hole more than 90 feet away, he saw the huge ridge going through the middle of the green. He then noticed the caddie of one of his playing partners move a bag from behind the green.

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Surveillance Photos Led to Identification of Mt. Washington Bank Robber, Matthew Gallo who Pleaded Guilty Wednesday



Surveillance Photos Led to Identification of Mt. Washington Bank Robber, Matthew Gallo who Pleaded Guilty Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Matthew Gallo, age 34, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that on December 4, 2017, an individual, later identified as the Matthew Gallo, robbed the First National Bank in the Mt.

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RENTON, Wash | Seahawks’ Baldwin says NFL “really missed it” with policy



RENTON, Wash | Seahawks’ Baldwin says NFL “really missed it” with policy

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL’s new national anthem policy on Thursday, as players began to process the new mandate from the league’s owners.

Baldwin has been a leading voice from the players’ perspective for why there were protests last season even though Baldwin never participated in kneeling or sitting on the sidelines during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

He spoke passionately after the Seahawks concluded their offseason workout and sounded offended by the president’s comments to “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday saying, “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem.

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HOUSTON | Golden State’s Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets



HOUSTON | Golden State’s Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State’s Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game.

Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the series at 2-2 heading in Thursday’s game.

While Golden State will be without Iguodala, the Warriors will have Klay Thompson.

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WASHINGTON | Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee



WASHINGTON | Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he’s concerned that President Donald Trump’s eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign.

Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, Coons urged Grassley to call back Trump Jr. for an open hearing.

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Pennsylvania News: Former Mountain Energy Co. Operations and Financial Manager, Kevin C. Conklin Pleads Guilty to Defrauding his Employer



Pennsylvania News: Former Mountain Energy Co. Operations and Financial Manager, Kevin C. Conklin Pleads Guilty to Defrauding his Employer

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Kevin C. Conklin, 56, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Court David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Conklin was employed by Mountain Energy Company, Ltd., an energy company headquartered in Aleppo Pennsylvania that operated oil and natural gas wells in the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. | Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn



CHERRY HILL, N.J. | Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday.

The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New Jersey and Kentucky funds are in such perilous shape that they risk running dry.

“Even after eight years of economic recovery — eight straight years of stock market gains — the public pension plans are more vulnerable than they’ve ever been to the next recession,” researcher Greg Mennis said in an interview.

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Missouri News: KC Man, Bryan Abascal Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm



Missouri News: KC Man, Bryan Abascal Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm.

Bryan Abascal, 25, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison without parole.  Abascal was sentenced as an armed career offender due to his prior felony convictions.

On July 10, 2017, Abascal pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

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Missouri News: St. Charles Rock Road ramp onto northbound I-270 is closed until July



Missouri News: St. Charles Rock Road ramp onto northbound I-270 is closed until July

ST. LOUIS, MO – Crews have closed the St. Charles Rock Road (Route 180) ramp onto northbound I-270 for a month to complete emergency repairs.

Crews closed the ramp on May 23 after discovering road deterioration.

The ramp is expected to remain closed until July while crews make the necessary repairs.

Drivers on eastbound St. Charles Rock Road can detour by taking westbound I-70 (near Wal-Mart) to access northbound I-270. 

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SEATTLE | Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family’s contact



SEATTLE | Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family’s contact

SEATTLE (AP) — An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.

The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been hacked. He told them he had received an audio file of them discussing hardwood floors, she said.

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LAKEWOOD, Wash | Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver’s bumper



LAKEWOOD, Wash | Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver’s bumper

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Talk about gunning the engine.
Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday.

When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun.

The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver’s-side headlight.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill says the driver notified troopers, who recovered the gun, which was missing its magazine.

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Missouri News: Donation Enables Branson Missouri Police to get a New K-9 Officer



Missouri News: Donation Enables Branson Missouri Police to get a New K-9 Officer

BRANSON, MO – The Branson Police Department is excited to announce they will be purchasing and training a new police K-9, thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from the local Vietnam Veterans Association Post 913.

Every year the Vietnam Veterans Association identifies a special project to support.  This year they chose to support the Branson Police Department’s K-9 program which already has one K-9 officer, Officer Tygo, and his handler Officer Frank Hirahara. 

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NEW YORK | Quinn: Rangers’ job is an ‘opportunity I could not pass up’



NEW YORK | Quinn: Rangers’ job is an ‘opportunity I could not pass up’

NEW YORK (AP) — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University.

When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different.

As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury — both of whom he’s known for many years — progressed, he knew it was time to make the move.

“It just seemed like a natural fit,” Quinn said Thursday when he was introduced as the Rangers’ coach at Madison Square Garden.

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Missouri News: MDC Reminds Landowners to Check Large Trees for Safety Issues



Missouri News: MDC Reminds Landowners to Check Large Trees for Safety Issues

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Large trees are an important and beautiful part of the landscape, but landowners should keep an eye on trees to ensure they are a benefit and don’t pose a danger.  Jennifer Behnken, a community forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), says there are important signs to look for to determine if a tree is safe.

“The last thing anyone wants is for someone to get hurt by a falling limb, or even a whole tree that simply gives out and falls,” Behnken said. 

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Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Releases Preliminary Results of Rape Kit Audit



Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Releases Preliminary Results of Rape Kit Audit

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released a preliminary report highlighting important results from the statewide rape kit audit conducted by his Office.

The preliminary report indicates that there are at least 4,889 untested sexual assault kits currently in the possession of law enforcement agencies, crime labs, and healthcare providers in Missouri.  In conducting its audit, the Attorney General’s Office received information from 266 law enforcement agencies, 66 healthcare providers, and five crime labs. 

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