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Appeals court declines to release Tamir Rice jury transcript


CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has ruled against the Cleveland NAACP's request to release the full transcript from the grand jury that declined to indict two white officers in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Latest: Shooting victim 'brain dead;' life support ending


GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a southern Maryland school (all times local):; 8:45 a.m. There's no immediate word this morning from the family of the victim of a shooting inside a Maryland high school.


Florida man convicted of killing woman over "disrespect"


NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces a possible life sentence for fatally shooting a woman he said disrespected him.

China marking Prince Harry-Meghan Markle wedding out


LONDON (AP) — Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can start building their collections of royal wedding memorabilia now.

NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

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NEW YORK (AP) — A raging fire gutted an unoccupied residential building in Harlem being used as a film set and left a New York City firefighter dead.

Medical marijuana growing company setting up at Coeymans Industrial Park


The first medical marijuana growing company to set up shop in Albany County is slated to open this summer in the Coeymans Industrial Park.

2 firefighters dead, 2 injured in building collapse


YORK, Pa. (AP) — A section of a four-story building that once housed a piano factory in York, Pennsylvania, collapsed a day after a fire, killing two firefighters and injuring two others.

Prosecutor: Man stabs woman and sets car, her body on fire


GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland prosecutor says a man stabbed a woman approximately 30 times, drove around with the body in her car and ultimately set the vehicle and her body on fire.

Speed limits not actually enforced by aircraft in Virginia


BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — There are 425 highway signs in Virginia that proudly proclaim "Speed limit enforced by aircraft," and they're all lying.

No bond for man accused of stealing car with baby inside


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has denied bond to a man accused of stealing a car with a baby inside.


Army says standoff with barricaded man "has concluded"


ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (AP) — Army officials say an incident involving a man who barricaded himself inside a home on a U.S. Army installation has been resolved after a 17-hour standoff.

10 Things To Know for Today


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Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk…


Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac…

California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state was on its last gasp.


Before big break in case, Austin bombs frustrated police


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up.


Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber


PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers.

Arkansas woman charged after twins' bodies found in suitcase


WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a woman has been charged with two counts of abuse of a corpse after the bodies of stillborn twins were found last month in a suitcase along a road in eastern Arkansas.

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago


FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago.

Romanian court says dead man can get driving license back


BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back.


New documentary tells story of black women pro wrestlers


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ramona Isbell is worried. What will people say when they find out? After all, she mostly kept her secret for more than 50 years.

Penn State fraternity members due in court over hazing death


Some members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity facing charges over the death of a pledge last year are due back in court on Friday.


10 Things to Know for Friday


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Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.

Lawyer urges release of Florida shooting suspect's brother


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers that a $500,000 bond for trespassing at the school is excessive and that the brother should be released from jail.

Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect found


PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with the suspected Austin bomber said Thursday that her son was handcuffed, taken into custody by SWAT officers and held overnight before police found the suspect who blew himself up.


After Parkland shooting, worldwide 'March for Our Lives'


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — They can't buy a beer or rent a car and most aren't even old enough to vote, yet the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest marches in history with…

911 calls: Police fast on scene of Florida bridge collapse


MIAMI (AP) — Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus even before witnesses could finish making 911 calls for help, according to audio files released Thursday.

The Latest: Protest over police shooting delays NBA game


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):; 7:35 p.m. Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man formed a human chain blocking fans trying to…

Lawyers for Marine call serviceman's stabbing an accident


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The defense team of a Marine accused in a fatal stabbing on a California Marine Corps base argued Thursday that the death was a tragic accident and the two friends were playing around with a knife.