EASTMAN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the funeral for a slain Georgia police officer is being moved from a church to a gymnasium in order to accommodate the expected large crowd.
Eastman police tell The Telegraph (http://bit.ly/2aZKxj3) that Eastman Patrol Officer Timothy Smith's funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dodge County High School gym. They said the original location at a local church was deemed not large enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More federal scientists have confirmed we just sweated through Earth's hottest month on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculates that last month's average global temperature was 62.01 degrees (16.67 degrees Celsius). That beats the old record set in July 2015 by a ninth of a degree and is 1.57 degrees above the 20th-century average. July is Earth's hottest month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel says there is "substantial reason to believe" that North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows may have broken House rules when he continued to pay an employee accused of sexual harassment for months after he was fired.
The probe into the Republican congressman involves allegations that Meadows approved severance payments to his former chief of staff — whom several female members of Meadows' staff said made them feel uncomfortable — in...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is heading to Harvard University this fall as one of two visiting fellows at the Ivy League school's Institute of Politics.
Hagel is also a Republican former U.S. senator from Nebraska. He will join Jim Roosevelt at the institute at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Roosevelt is a Democratic Party Rules and Bylaws Committee co-chairman and former Tufts Health Plan CEO.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling has so much more to say about Hogwarts.
The "Harry Potter" author has completed a series of short digital works, Pottermore Presents, centered on the school where Potter and friends honed their magic. Three collections will be released Sept. 6 through Rowling's Pottermore web site, pottermore.com, which announced the books Wednesday.
The upcoming works include "Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists," ''Short Stories from...
LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coroner says an inmate who was restrained at a county jail died from methamphetamine intoxication.
Casey County jailers found 34-year-old Jerry Dale Hardwick dead in a restraint chair at the facility on July 5. Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow told The Advocate-Messenger (http://bit.ly/2bs38j3) that a toxicology report finalized last week lists methamphetamine intoxication as the primary cause of death. Demrow says Hardwick's meth levels...