2 Ohio Girls Admit To Charges In Assault Of Autistic Girl

CLEVELAND (AP) — A juvenile court spokeswoman in Cleveland says two 12-year-old girls have pleaded guilty to delinquency charges in an assault last month on an 11-year-old autistic girl. The two girls pleaded guilty to abduction, rioting and assault on Wednesday in Cuyahoga...
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Hartford mayor calls strategy meeting in wake of shootings

AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church. Mayor Pedro Segarra said he plans to meet with clergy, community...
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Uber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition. The regulations “will be crushing to our thousands of...

Hozier, Nick Jonas to perform at daytime iHeartRadio fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Hozier, Nick Jonas and Trey Songz are among the performers set for the daytime portion of the upcoming iHeartRadio Festival. Swedish singer Tove Lo, pop-rock band Echosmith and Walk the Moon, who have a massive hit with “Shut Up and Dance,” will...
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Police: Man in California standoff shot, killed neighbor

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man was shot and killed by a neighbor who holed up in his apartment with a woman and two children in suburban San Diego. Chula Vista Capt. Lon Turner says police are negotiating with the suspect after the...
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Memorable words from National Spelling Bee semifinals

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Memorable words and definitions from the semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee: — ROLLMOPS: Pickled fillets of herring rolled into a cylindrical shape, often around a savory filling. Monisha Mahadevan, 14, of...
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US to “fine tune” Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are trying to “fine tune” U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the...
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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

AP Photo/Uncredited BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of U.S.-led...

Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L’Oreal heiress case

PARIS (AP) — A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France’s richest woman, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state. The court also...

FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department’s targeting of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent agencies: They work with athletes, teams...