Prosecutor: Despite video, officer’s shooting was tough case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Carolinas have charged at least five white officers recently with felonies after on-duty shootings of black men, but they’re finding that getting jurors to send them to prison can be a far more difficult challenge. Solicitor...

2 guided missiles containers found bobbing in the Pacific

Two large shipping containers, each stamped with the words “Contains: Guided Missile,” were discovered bobbing in the Pacific Ocean near the southeast Alaska island community of Craig. Alaska State Troopers say both were empty, and information from tags attached to...

Rubber brain, birth control pills, keg among NJ beach trash

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sweep of New Jersey beaches last year turned up the usual seashells, sandcastles and seaweed. But, plenty of not-so-typical beach items popped up, too, including a keg, birth control pills and a rubber brain. And if it...

Jerry Lewis wants to live to be older than George Burns

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Lewis, 90 years and nearly one month old, is wearing a dark jacket, yellow shirt and a big red tie. He is seated in a director’s chair in the middle of the first floor bar of the Friars Club. The room is packed and noisy with camera equipment and...

Ohioan Accused Of Shooting Officer Said Behaving Erratically

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of critically wounding an Ohio police officer after opening fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him has been described by his former employer and others as behaving erratically recently. Columbus Police say 44-year-old Lincoln Rutledge shot...

Bakery charges women 79 cents on a dollar for Equal Pay Day

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New England bakery chain is charging female customers 79 cents on the dollar to illustrate the pay gap between men and women. The Works Bakery Cafe is offering the discount Tuesday to women in its New Hampshire shops in honor of Equal Pay Day. Men are...

House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday definitively ruled out a bid for president this year, insisting that the party’s choice should emerge from the group of candidates who pursued the GOP nomination. “Count me out,” he told reporters. In a...

Canadian turtle smuggler receives nearly 5 years in prison

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man who repeatedly entered Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China only to be caught with 51 of them strapped to his legs was sentenced Tuesday to nearly five years in federal prison for smuggling. It was a tough...

Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot. Trump’s shortcomings in this...

APNewsBreak: Ortho To Drop Chemicals Linked To Bee Declines

DENVER (AP) — Garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees. The company plans to phase out neonicotinoids by 2021 in eight products used to control garden pests and diseases. Ortho will change three products for roses,...