Police giving deaf drivers cards to help them communicate

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is giving deaf drivers a new tool to improve communication during traffic stops: laminated visor cards with symbols that officers can point at to indicate speeding, running a red light and other common violations. The police...
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Man Found Dead In River Identified As Missing Kayaker

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A man found dead in the Great Miami River in southwestern Ohio has been identified as kayaker missing for several days. The Butler County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified the man as Benjamin Gipson. His death was ruled accidental as a result of...

Practicing Patience: Browns’ Mayfield Waits Turn As Backup

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield stood 15 yards away from a semicircle of cameras with a member of Cleveland’s media relations staff as Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor was peppered with questions. Mayfield held his ground and waited his turn in line. For now, this...

The Latest: Latest tally seals Breed as San Francisco mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco’s mayor’s race (all times local): 5:14 p.m. The latest election update by San Francisco officials sealed London Breed’s victory in the mayor’s race. She led former state Sen. Mark Leno by nearly 2,200...
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US resumes destroying obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army resumed destroying obsolete chemical weapons at a Colorado depot after a nine-month shutdown for repairs, officials said Wednesday. The highly automated, $4.5 billion plant at the Pueblo Chemical Depot began a gradual restart this week. It could...
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Honduras probe: funds diverted to president’s 2013 campaign

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Prosecutors in Honduras are accusing politicians and officials of diverting $11.7 million in government funds to political parties, including the 2013 campaign of President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Federal prosecutors and a U.N.-backed mission on...
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Fatality reported after Alaska midair crash; 1 pilot safe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A midair collision sent a small airplane plummeting into Alaska’s Susitna River, killing a person on board. The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed one fatality Wednesday afternoon in the crash north of Anchorage, Alaska. The pilot...
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Ex-Kentucky official testifies in lobbyist’s bribery trial

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In 2016, Kentucky’s No. 2 law enforcement official gave a lobbyist a ride to his car. Tim Longmeyer had known Jim Sullivan for years, back when Longmeyer was the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet under former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. When...
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Initiative to split up California projected to make ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An initiative that seeks to split California into three states is projected to qualify for the state’s November ballot. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said late Tuesday the initiative needed 365,880 valid petition signatures to...
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Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat?

WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons...
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