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Romney mentor, Bain & Co. founder, William Bain Jr. dies


BOSTON (AP) — The founder of global consulting and private equity businesses who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has died. William Bain Jr. was 80.

FBI: Man accused of obstructing terror probe had child porn


STERLING, Va. (AP) — Court documents say a Virginia man charged with obstructing a terrorism investigation had child pornography on a smartphone.

Florida woman accused of sending boy, 6, to steal package


DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A woman is accused of sending a small child to steal a package from the front porch of a Florida home.


UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation


LONDON (AP) — Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey.

London Zoo names okapi 'Meghan' to celebrate royal wedding


LONDON (AP) — London Zoo has honored Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her.

Churchill: Thevenin cover-up stains troubled Troy police department

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Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown


KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.

Officials: Inmate serving life sentence jumps to his death


CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for a 1989 murder jumped to his death from the second floor of a housing unit at a Pennsylvania prison.

Officer guilty of threatening to release nude pics of ex


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An officer who threatened to send nude photos of his former girlfriend to their colleagues on a Florida police force has been found guilty of extortion.

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states were dealing Thursday with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in central North Carolina, dusted the Deep South and killed at…


Man arrested in shooting of off-duty Florida police officer


MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida have arrested a man in the armed robbery and shooting of an off-duty officer in his driveway.


10 Things to Know for Today


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HAITIANS FACE HURDLES AFTER PROTECTED STATUS RENEWAL DELAYS


Business leaders camp out in cold to urge revitalization


ATLANTA (AP) — Business leaders camped out in freezing temperatures in Atlanta to help urge revitalization in the city's west side.


Police: Thieves are stealing cars as they warm up unattended


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say thieves are stealing cars that people had left unattended as they warmed up.

Legal groups: Free Tennessee woman sentenced to life at 16


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a dozen national advocacy groups want the release of a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot and killed a man who solicited her as a teenage prostitute.


Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu


HONOLULU (AP) — The missile alert mistakenly sent Saturday by Hawaii officials came just a few minutes after a shift change at state Emergency Operations Center in Diamond Head Crater. Here's a timeline of what happened: 8:05 a.m. —…


Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders


CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt's…

Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018


HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.

College student in US illegally free after weeks in custody


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement


The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its…

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?"

Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite


BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite.

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples


LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America.


Man dies after being shot by Tennessee sheriff's deputy


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy has died, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

The Latest: Man dies after being shot by Tennessee deputy


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of man by a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee. (all times local):; 11:05 p.m. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a man has died after he was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays


BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status,…

Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport woes


NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and…

The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children


PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local):; 9 p.m. Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents…


Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence. (Jan.17). Media: Associated Press. PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson…

NTSB: High speed, low rotor speed led to helicopter crash


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal investigations have concluded that vibration caused by high speed and low rotor rotation speed both led to a Bell Helicopter aircraft crash that killed two people.