• 3 accused of operating fictitious police department

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon...

  • Man accused of robbing bank posted video on social media

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man arrested for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on social media — but said he shouldn't have been charged because he didn't threaten anyone and politely asked for the money. Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca, 23, was arrested on Monday in...

  • Driver locks kids on school bus, lectures them on behavior

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A school bus driver has resigned from a suburban Phoenix district a week after he locked dozens of young students on the vehicle, berated them for their behavior and drove off while angry parents pounded on the door, demanding their children be let off. Dysart...

  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AVON PARK, Fla. — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage. The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the comment...

  • Top WNBA players use new leverage to demand trades, sit out

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several of the WNBA's marquee players are flexing newly gained leverage to make demands on the league, including forcing trades and dictating when they'll play. Candace Parker is sitting out at least the first half of the upcoming WNBA season. Diana Taurasi had...

  • Clippers' Paul out against Houston in Game 2

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, sitting out Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. Paul was injured Saturday night against San Antonio, but returned to hit the winning...

  • Reds' Votto ejected in 3rd inning against Pirates

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected and then made contact with home plate umpire Chris Conroy during the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. After Votto struck out swinging against Gerrit Cole to end the inning, he...

  • Rays expect update on Cobb's arm injury after returning home

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays expect to learn more about right-hander Alex Cobb's arm injury after returning for an eight-game homestand. Manager Kevin Cash says he expects an update after the Rays return home from a three-game series in Boston. Tampa Bay opens a four-game series...

  • Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92. The World War II veteran and author, often praised for his eloquence and oratorical skills, was...

  • Jim Wright early casualty of rising US House partisanship

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989, when he told those who had elected him speaker about two...

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