Police probe black U. Iowa student’s assault as a hate crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A black University of Iowa freshman told police that he was severely beaten by three white men who called him racial slurs, investigators said Wednesday. The Iowa City Police Department said that it was investigating the assault of Marcus Owens as a...

Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

ATLANTA (AP) — Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including high-ranking leaders and an Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the gang, have been charged with racketeering in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. The...

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

KATY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company near Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said during a news conference Wednesday that the...

Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what’s in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the...

Prince’s death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic

NEW YORK (AP) — On the front lines of America’s fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose. Those engaged in the fight say a...

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer DENVER (AP) — Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the general election will be...

Report: Prince tried to meet with doctor before death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince had arranged to meet a California doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday. Prince’s representatives called Dr. Howard Kornfeld on April 20, the day before...

Georgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoes

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep red state. Gov. Nathan Deal, in his second and constitutionally limited final term, vetoed...

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation’s schools

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. Still, about 3 percent of students ages 12 to 18 said they were...

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

PHOENIX (AP) — He was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who was the grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. Charlie Keating IV went on to run track at Indiana University, attend the Naval Academy and become a Navy...