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  • Official: Woman Impaled by Beach Umbrella at Maryland Beach

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A spokeswoman for a Maryland beach town says a woman has been accidentally impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella. Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said it happened Sunday afternoon on the beach. She says the 54-year-old woman was conscious, but that her condition is not known at this time. Waters says a Maryland State Police helicopter took the woman for medical care. Her name wasn’t immediately released. Last week, a woman was impaled […]

  • 1 Victim Dead After Man Shoots 14 People in Toronto

    TORONTO (AP) — A man shot 14 people, killing one of them, in a lively Toronto neighborhood before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police late Sunday, police said. Police Chief Mark Saunders said the shooting in the city’s Greektown neighborhood was not random and he did not rule out terrorism as a motive. “Other than the shooter we have a young lady that is deceased,” Toronto police chief. Saunders also said a 9-year-old was in critical condition. Toronto […]

  • Activist to Star as TV’s First Transgender Superhero

    BURBANK (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls’ bathroom will be TV’s first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.’ “Supergirl” as Nia Nal, aka Dr eamer. Producers describe her character as a “soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others.” Maines gained national attention for her battle against her Orono, Maine school district over her right to use the girls’ […]

  • 1 Dead After Shooting at Mormon Church in Nevada

    FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada. Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman says 48-year-old John Kelley O’Connor walked into the church, opened fire then walked home. TV station KOLO reports that O’Connor surrendered after authorities called his home and asked. Gehman said O’Connor appears to have targeted one person and not the church, which had as many as 50 people at the time. No motive […]

  • Gunman in Trader Joe’s Standoff was Feuding with Grandmother

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother’s home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday. Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot his grandmother several times and wounded his girlfriend at their South Los Angeles home on Saturday afternoon before he led police on a chase, while exchanging gunfire with officers, crashed into […]

  • Some Ritz Cracker Products Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

    Mondelez Global says it’s voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The Hanover, New Jersey-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. See below for the full list of recalled food products: Mondelez says no illnesses have been reported yet. Symptoms of salmonella include fever, nausea, vomiting […]

  • ‘Equalizer 2’ Squeaks Past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and Takes Top Spot

    In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington’s action pic “The Equalizer 2” has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million from North American theaters over the weekend. It’s Washington’s first ever sequel. Second place went to Universal Pictures’ “Mamma Mia 2,” which took in $34.4 million after a stronger start on […]

  • Without Evidence, Trump Claims Documents Confirm Misconduct

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted without evidence Sunday that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page “confirm with little doubt” that intelligence agencies misled the court that approved the warrant. But lawmakers from both political parties said that the documents don’t show wrongdoing and that they even appear to undermine some previous claims by top Republicans on the basis for obtaining a warrant against Page. Visible portions of the heavily […]

  • Judge Takes Hard Line on Splitting Families

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border. He challenged the Trump administration to explain how families were getting a fair hearing guaranteed by the Constitution, but also expressed reluctance to get too deeply involved with immigration enforcement. “There are so many (enforcement) decisions that have to be made, and each one is individual,” he said in his calm, almost monotone voice. “How […]