• Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. It's unclear whether Gov. David Ige will sign the measure, and an Ige spokeswoman said he wasn't immediately available...

  • Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday. It won't be clear until next week how many of the drivers stay away, but...

  • Wynn Resorts shareholders: Elaine Wynn won't return to board

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd. — the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn — a development that ended a feud over the issue. Shareholders who had to decide between re-electing Elaine Wynn or...

  • Judge: Fired Ohio State band director's lawsuit may proceed

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the fired Ohio State University band director's lawsuit against the school may proceed. Judge James Graham on Friday denied Ohio State's request to dismiss the civil rights lawsuit filed by Jonathan Waters. Waters was fired last...

  • Man charged with making threats in Islamic State group case

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with threatening law enforcement officials after authorities charged six men earlier this week with trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mahamed Abukar Said (sy-EED') appeared in federal court in St. Paul...

  • Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no...

  • Jury convicts 3 of manslaughter Florida A&M hazing death

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M drum major were convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, ending a 3-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school's famed marching band. The six-member jury deliberated for 2...

  • Police: NY airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from grounded planes, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor. A spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says Juanette Cullum has...

  • Attorneys: Memo shows special treatment for reserve deputy

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released Friday by lawyers for the dead...

  • Documents: Argument over boyfriend before Wisconsin killings

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    TOWN OF PIEHL, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teen accused of killing her mother and stepfather carried out the slayings the same day they warned her 22-year-old boyfriend to stay away from her, according to court documents made public Friday. Ashlee Martinson, 17, was formally charged in...

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