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Police: Person with unicorn costume, crowbar robs store

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) — Apparently not all unicorns are the embodiment of purity and grace. Baltimore County Police say a person dressed in a unicorn costume and wielding a crowbar tried to rob a convenience store Saturday morning in the...

 

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

(AP) An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD...

 

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks in recent years on an...

 

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest...

 

Suspect arrested in murder of reputed mob boss

NEW YORK (AP) — A 24-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the shooting death of the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, New York City police said. Anthony Comello was arrested in New Jersey in the death of Francesco Cali on Wednesday in...

 

Scandal lays bare stress of elite college admissions process

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With dreams of UCLA for her daughter, single mother Donna Balancia chose a high-rent apartment to get her into Beverly Hills High School, which she hoped would give her the best shot at the college of her choice. Once there,...

 

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than...

 

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Demonstrators protesting the autocratic rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic burst into state-run TV headquarters in Belgrade on Saturday to denounce a broadcaster whose reporting they consider highly biased. Helmeted...

 

Man who stood up to mosque gunman probably saved lives

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — When the gunman advanced toward the mosque, killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz didn't hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming "Come here!"...

 

5 things to know about Boeing's problems over new airplane

Investigators at a lab in France and a field in Ethiopia are looking for clues into the second deadly accident involving Boeing's newest jetliner, while DNA testing has started to identify the remains of victims. As the investigation proceeds, more...

 

Argentina exhibit shows dictatorship-era abuses to women

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Graciela Garcia Romero says she was in her 20s when a former navy captain turned her into a sex slave in Buenos Aires. Ex-Navy Capt. Jorge Acosta, who is now serving life in prison for numerous human rights crimes, wo...

 

Brazil police: school attackers imitating Columbine massacre

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) — Two young men who stormed their former school in southern Brazil armed with a gun, crossbows and axes, killing seven people, were trying to emulate the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado and had been planning the assault for...

 

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates...

 

Last remaining US diplomats leave Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The last remaining American diplomats in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, amid deteriorating ties between Washington and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. "I know it is a difficult moment for them," U.S....

 

2019 Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation

HOUSTON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEAs) honors engineering excellence and achievement in the upstream petroleum industry. The MEA program recognizes new products and technologies that...

 

Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument. President Donald Trump...

 

Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The U.S....

 

Softer, processed foods changed the way ancient humans spoke

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Steven Moran, University of Zürich and Balthasar Bickel, University of Zürich (THE CONVERSATION) The human capacity for language...

 

Colonial Life study: Stressed workers costing employers billions – weekly

COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2019--Employees are bringing stress and worry into the office each day along with their laptop, coffee and ID, according to a Colonial Life study of 1,505 full-time U.S. employees. This press release features...

 

Regulators challenge Boeing to prove its Max jets are safe

Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months....

 

US-Russian crew blasts off to International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian-American crew of three blasted off to the International Space Station early Friday, making a second attempt to reach the outpost after October's aborted launch. A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts...

 

North Carolina thrift show sells 'haunted' furniture for $1K

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina thrift store has earned $1,000 off a hand-carved bedroom suite that may just be haunted. News outlets reports Habitat for Humanity Rowan County's ReStore warned would-be customers that the previous owner...

 

Court: Middle finger protected by the constitution

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a...

 

Bald eagle rescued from railroad tracks, trains delayed

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Some commuters in the nation's capital faced delays after an injured bald eagle was found on railroad tracks. The bird was spotted during the start of Wednesday evening's rush on Washington D.C. Metro tracks in Landover,...

 

Goat elected as honorary mayor sworn in for first term

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — The new honorary mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont — a 3-year-old goat named Lincoln — was officially sworn into office this week. Lincoln was dressed in a sash reading "Mayor" for the Tuesday ceremony at the Fair Haven town...

 

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