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  • 2 Wounded after Student Opens Fire at Indianapolis Middle School

    NOBLESVILLE, Indiana — A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9 a.m., police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference. He said investigators believe the suspect acted alone, but didn’t detail what happened or the severity of the injuries to the victims, who were taken to hospitals in Indianapolis. The identities […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Arrested on Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to face rape and other charges from encounters with two women, wearing both handcuffs and a strained smile as officers led him from a police precinct to court. “You sorry, Harvey?” came a shout from a throng of media as the once powerful movie mogul walked into a lower Manhattan courthouse, his head bowed with the cuffs behind his back. Asked “What can you say?” he mildly shook his head and softly […]

  • Third Dead Whale in a Week Washes Ashore in California

    SAUSALITO (AP) — Another dead gray whale washed ashore in California, the fifth dead whale found in the San Francisco Bay Area since March and the third since Friday. The Marine Mammal Center said the whale was reported Tuesday and a necropsy was planned. Scientists said human-caused injuries killed two whales found last week in the area. Death of a second female fin whale this week. Incredibly unfortunate, particular since fin whales are an endangered species. Plan for necropsy in […]

  • Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud after Race Scandal

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — 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 […]

  • Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake

    DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators. In a preliminary report on the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that emergency braking is not enabled while Uber’s cars are under computer control, “to reduce the potential for […]

  • Father Accused of Putting Dead Daughter in Storage Unit Sent Back to Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man arrested in California was being transported Thursday to Nevada, where he and his wife are accused of renting a truck and taking the body of his 5-year-old daughter to a Sacramento storage unit after she died. Tyler Anderson, 23, of Reno was moved after waiving extradition in Sacramento on Monday. Court officials said he was expected to arrive late Thursday at Washoe County Jail in Reno, where he’s charged with being a fugitive fleeing […]

  • Prosecutors Add Lewd Conduct Charges to Tortured Kids Case

    FAIRFIELD (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Fairfield home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect. The charges against the 29-year-old Jonathan Allen were filed as he and his 31-year-old wife, Ina Rogers, appeared in Solano County Superior Court. The father faces nine counts of felony child abuse, seven counts of felony torture and four counts of lewd conduct on a child […]

  • Human-Caused Injuries Killed 2 Whales in California

    SAUSALITO (AP) — Scientists say human-caused injuries killed two whales found last week in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Marine Mammal Center said Wednesday that a ship hit a 45-long fin whale that was found May 18 near Oakland. A necropsy found that the juvenile female had broken bones and massive hemorrhaging. Researchers say the whale’s carcass was seen two days earlier, draped across the bow of a ship entering the bay. ICYMI: 35-foot adult female gray whale found […]

  • Republicans to Meet with Intel Officials on Russia Probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “spygate.” In recent days, he has been zeroing in on — and at times embellishing — reports that a longtime U.S. government informant approached members of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election in a possible […]