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Embattled Portland, Oregon, superintendent steps down

July 18, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Embattled in controversy over high lead levels found in water sources at two schools, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Monday she is stepping down effective immediately. Just a month ago, Smith said she was retiring in 2017, ending her tenure at the 10-year-mark. She had been hammered since the [&hellip...

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GOP Convention: Doom and gloom at home, clamor for Trump

July 18, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Painting a bleak picture of America’s future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened a four-day convention against the backdrop of an unsettling summer and deep party divisions. The...

The Latest: Candlelight vigil honors slain police officer

July 18, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (all times local): 8 p.m. Hundreds have gathered on the sprawling campus of a Baton Rouge church for a candlelight vigil honoring a...

Boy, 8, drowns in pool at Pennsylvania amusement park

July 16, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ELYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a central Pennsylvania amusement park. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn tells The Daily Item in Sunbury that Yassin Boudriss of Lebanon was found in about...

FAA: Small plane with 4 people on board has crashed in NY

July 16, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ESPERANCE, N.Y. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane with four people on board has crashed in upstate New York. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday in a heavily...

After 2 years, probe of Eric Garner chokehold death in limbo

July 16, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 22, 2014 file photo, pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner at the site where he died while being arrested by New York City police, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Two years after the police chokehold death of Garner made...

Kennedy airport takeoffs disrupted by turtle nesting ritual

July 15, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided on Friday, July 15, 2016, from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows a diamondback terrapin turtle on a JFK airport runway in New York. The Port Authority, which runs JFK, says nearly 400 diamondback terrapin turtles...

List of Christie allies tied to Port Authority schemes grows

July 15, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A growing list of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s allies have pleaded guilty or have been charged in schemes involving their relationships at the powerful agency that runs airports, bridges and tunnels in New York and New Jersey,...

The Latest: US Supreme Court deciding on stay of execution

July 14, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate John Conner (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The execution of a Georgia inmate has been delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews his request for a stay. Lawyers for John...

Sheriff: Deputies asked not to dine at restaurant

July 14, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — The sheriff of a county about 70 miles north of Seattle says a restaurant owner has asked that law enforcement no longer dine there. Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt said on Facebook that after four deputies finished lunch at...