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May 13, 2016 - 8:10am
1 week 4 days ago

FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Two girls who put dishwashing liquid and a piece of dead skin in baked treats for students visiting a western Pennsylvania junior high school have been suspended and cited for disorderly conduct.

State police aren't identifying the Armstrong Junior/Senior High School students involved because of their ages.

Principal Kirk Lorigan tells WTAE-TV (http://bit.ly/1ZMnqpB ) the girls were baking cookies and making Rice Krispies Treats...

May 13, 2016 - 8:06am
1 week 4 days ago

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Eight people are going to share last weekend's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.

The New Jersey Lottery says they'll claim the game's sixth-largest jackpot at lottery headquarters on Friday afternoon. The winning numbers were drawn on Saturday.

The purchaser spent $6 for two tickets for drawings held last Wednesday and Saturday and chose the smaller lump sum payment over the higher valued annuity. So the $6 investment will...

May 13, 2016 - 8:00am
1 week 4 days ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who works for a private security company cannot get a permit to carry a handgun because of his driving record.

An appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court that found allowing Rahman Idlett to carry a weapon was "against the interest of the public health, safety and welfare" even though Perth Amboy police said he could.

The judge found Idlett's license was suspended 15 times in the 15 years that he's been...

May 13, 2016 - 7:49am
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say four more boys have been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a Jewish school bus in Brooklyn.

The New York Police Department says two of the boys are 14 years old, one is 12 and the fourth is 11.

They were arrested Thursday and charged as juveniles with arson and criminal mischief as a hate crime.

An 11-year-old boy already was charged in connection with the Sunday evening blaze....

May 13, 2016 - 7:41am
1 week 4 days ago

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a University of Georgia student who survived a crash that killed four of her friends has been moved to an Atlanta rehabilitation center.

Jane Sanders, a spokeswoman for the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on-ajc.com/1s5jK7t) that Agnes Kim was admitted to the facility's brain injury unit Thursday. No further details on her condition were released.

Four other students who were...

May 13, 2016 - 7:12am
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Danny Trejo, famous for his tough-guy roles, has voiced support for concerned students whose classmates took part in a huge brawl at a Los Angeles high school.

Trejo, who lives in the area, encouraged Sylmar High School administrators at a meeting Wednesday to listen to students' worries about their safety and suggestions for a more peaceful campus.

KNBC-TV reports that video of the Monday fight that spread online shows some...

May 13, 2016 - 6:38am
1 week 4 days ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say two New Hampshire police officers have been shot and a manhunt is underway for an armed suspect.

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said early Friday that the two officers were shot at separate locations after 2 a.m. and they are recovering at hospitals and expected to be OK.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas says the officers "seem to be fine."

There was no immediate word on the extent of...

May 13, 2016 - 5:33am
1 week 4 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. U.S. GIVES DIRECTIVE TO SCHOOLS ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOM ACCESS

The guidance doesn't impose new legal requirements, but federal officials say it is intended to clarify school districts' obligations to provide nondiscriminatory environments.

2. WHY SOME DEMOCRATS UP PRESSURE ON SANDERS TO EXIT

Democratic...

May 13, 2016 - 5:29am
1 week 4 days ago

KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) — Agents with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have seized documents from a New York Hasidic Jewish village.

An FBI spokeswoman says agents were at the ultra-Orthodox village of Kiryas Joel (KYUR'-yuhs johl) Thursday as part of an ongoing operation. She wouldn't provide details.

Media reports say agents seized documents at multiple locations in the village 50 miles north of New York City, including a property run by...

May 13, 2016 - 4:37am
1 week 4 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin had gone well into the millions of dollars by Friday morning, though it was unclear if they were serious bids.

The website for United Gun Group began hosting the auction Thursday after another website, GunBroker.com, took down the auction.

Hours later, United Gun Group tweeted that it would post Zimmerman's ad. The...

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