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November 11, 2015 - 9:59am
1 week 6 days ago

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who sent flowers to a crying woman she pulled over for speeding has received a commendation.

Somerville Officer Ashley Catatao received a Beyond the Call of Duty Award from Chief David Fallon on Tuesday for her empathy and professionalism during the Nov. 4 traffic stop.

Catatao pulled over a vehicle driving 40 mph in a 30 mph zone, intending to issue a warning.

She noticed...

November 11, 2015 - 9:52am
1 week 6 days ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the death of a black motorist is suing a police group saying the group failed to provide the legal representation he paid for under an insurance plan.

Attorneys for Michael Slager filed a federal breach of contract lawsuit Tuesday against the Southern States Police Benevolent Association.

The suit alleges Slager, who's charged in the killing of Walter Scott, was...

November 11, 2015 - 9:42am
1 week 6 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's next police commissioner says he'll expand the use of officer body cameras in the department.

Richard Ross says he sees his appointment as a "passing of the baton" from current Commissioner Charles Ramsey, whom he called a mentor.

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced his choice of Ross as new police commissioner at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Ross currently oversees daily operations for 6...

November 11, 2015 - 9:41am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging slightly higher in early trading, but retailers were held back as Macy's turned in disappointing results.

Several global beer makers were higher Wednesday after AB InBev, which makes Budweiser, said it had finalized the terms of a takeover of SABMiller.

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,790 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor's 500...

November 11, 2015 - 9:34am
1 week 6 days ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The latest on the deadly crash of a small plane into an Ohio apartment building (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Officials investigating the fiery Ohio plane crash that killed nine people say a pilot that had just landed at a nearby airport reported hearing no distress calls despite being on the same communications frequency as the aircraft that went down.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board say...

November 11, 2015 - 9:33am
1 week 5 days ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian official says dozens of Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers on the anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Health ministry spokesman Mohammed Awawdeh says 25 Palestinians were hit by "live fire" on Wednesday. Israel's military says Palestinians rolled burning tires and threw rocks at troops stationed nearby, who used tear gas and fired low caliber bullets at "main instigators."...

November 11, 2015 - 8:25am
1 week 6 days ago

The drugmaker Horizon Pharma says it is questioning its relationship with an Express Scripts business after the U.S. pharmacy benefits giant sued Horizon for about $140 million and dumped a pharmacy that dispenses its drugs.

Shares of Horizon Pharma Plc are down more than 17 percent in premarket trading Wednesday. The Dublin company said Express Scripts is trying to squeeze out small pharmacies that compete with its own specialty business, Accredo.


November 11, 2015 - 7:56am
1 week 6 days ago

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

The University of Missouri system's governing board has met for three hours in closed session with no announcement.

The Board of Curators held an emergency session Wednesday evening amid racial tensions on the Columbia campus. The tensions have fueled protests that led two top...

November 11, 2015 - 7:27am
1 week 6 days ago

UNDATED (AP) — The percentage of young women living at home with parents or relatives has risen to its highest level since 1940. More millennial women are putting off marriage and attending college, and they face high living expenses.

A Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data finds that 36.4 percent of women between the ages 18 and 34 lived with parents or relatives in 2014. That's the most since at least 1940, when 36.2 percent lived with family....

November 11, 2015 - 6:59am
1 week 6 days ago

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities are identifying the driver of a pickup truck killed in a fiery crash with a van headed to a Maryland church, north of Washington.

Prince George's County Police identified the driver late Tuesday as 30-year-old Medardo Flores of Chillum. Earlier in the day, police identified three others killed in the crash as 6-year-old Staily Gomez, 75-year-old Santiago Merche, and 72-year-old Elba Merche. All three lived in Washington....

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