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  • Hikers find crashed car in suburban Chicago with body inside

    MUNDELEIN, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities say three young hikers found a crashed car with a person’s body inside in a suburban Chicago field. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday after the car was spotted near Mundelein. Deputies found the body of a male in the driver’s seat. A preliminary investigation found the car left a road and went through the field before crashing into a tree. The name of the person who died wasn’t immediately released by authorities, but […]

  • Bluiett finally hits as Xavier takes control

    Trevon Bluiett’s first bucket of the game has helped top-seeded Xavier match its biggest lead against Florida State. Bluiett, the three-time All Big East player and a candidate for national player of the year, missed his first four shots. But the senior stole the ball and went to the other end where he hit a 3-pointer. That gave the Musketeers a 51-40 lead with about 13 minutes left. The ninth-seeded Seminoles have struggled to shoot in the second half, knocking […]

  • Blues rally for 5-4 overtime win over Blackhawks

    CHICAGO (AP) _ Patrik Berglund scored 3:31 into overtime, and the St. Louis Blues came from behind for a big 5-4 victory over the lowly Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Vince Dunn each had a goal and three assists for the Blues, who are trying to rally for a playoff wild card in the Western Conference. Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist, and Vladimir Sobotka also scored. St. Louis was trailing 4-3 with 1:22 […]

  • Austin Police report explosion in the city, 2 injured

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _¬†Another explosion has been reported in Austin, Texas, and emergency officials were responding to early reports of two men injured. Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services tweeted Sunday night that an explosion in southwest Austin had injured two men in their 20s. There were preliminary reports of two possible explosions, but officials later tweeted that only one had been confirmed so far. There was no immediate word on what caused the explosion. Police urged people living nearby to […]

  • Police find nearly 300 bunnies hopping in California home

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A Sacramento animal shelter is seeking supplies and cash donations to care for nearly 300 rabbits taken from a single property. KTXL-TV reports the bunnies are of varying ages and not available for adoption because they are part of an investigation. Folsom Police Department Det. Donald Rowberry says officers were responding to a separate call when they looked over a fence and spotted about 100 rabbits. The officers called for backup and found many more bunnies […]

  • Kushner Cos. filed false documents with NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Jared Kushner’s family real estate company routinely filed false documents with New York City claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when, in fact, it had hundreds. Documents compiled by a tenants’ rights group and shared with The Associated Press show the Kushner Cos. filed at least 80 construction applications over three years claiming it had zero rent-regulated tenants in 34 buildings. Tax records show those buildings actually had more than 300 rent-regulated units. […]

  • Martin Truex Jr. gets 1st win of year at Fontana

    FONTANA, Calif. (AP) _¬†Martin Truex Jr. has cruised to victory at Fontana, claiming the first win of the season for last year’s NASCAR Cup Series champion. Truex led both stages and won a race for the third time in his career, holding off defending Fontana champ Kyle Larson in second. Truex finished fourth at Fontana last year, but his Furniture Row Racing Toyota was too quick for the field in a fairly clean race. Kyle Busch was third, and Brad […]

  • Blues F Vladimir Tarasenko sidelined by upper-body injury

    CHICAGO (AP) _ St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been ruled for their ame at Chicago due to an upper-body injury. Tarasenko got hurt in the first period of the Blues’ 4-3 overtime victory against the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Coach Mike Yeo says he is day to day. The 26-year-old Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals. The Blues are competing for a wild card in the Western Conference. Yeo says Oskar Sundqvist will replace Tarasenko […]

  • Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it’s appropriate under current law. Administration officials say Trump also wants Congress to pass legislation reducing the amount of drugs necessary to trigger mandatory minimum sentences on traffickers who knowingly distribute certain illicit opioids. The president is scheduled to unveil his plan Monday in New Hampshire, a state hard-hit by the crisis. He’ll be accompanied by […]

  • Police: 2 men fatally stabbed in Salvation Army

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Police have arrested a man in the fatal stabbings of two men at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota. The stabbings were reported around 7:15 p.m. Saturday at a building in Rochester. Officers found two men on the fourth floor of the building “suffering from critical stab wounds.” They were pronounced dead at a hospital. An officer found a man trying to leave the building from a rear stairway. The man, believed to be the […]

  • Police: Car with baby inside stolen; baby found unharmed

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Police in Tennessee say a teenager has been charged with kidnapping after a car with a baby girl inside was stolen outside a Memphis restaurant. Memphis police said on its Facebook page that 18-year-old James Williams was charged Sunday with kidnapping and theft of property. Williams was being held in the Shelby County Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney. The 10-month-old infant appeared unharmed when she was found Saturday morning, hours after […]

  • Interior secretary defends Japanese comment to congresswoman

    SASABE, Ariz. (AP) _ Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday that Zinke was asked about his use of the word “konnichiwa” while touring the U.S-Mexico border in Arizona on Saturday. Zinke told reporters: “How could ever saying `good morning’ be bad?” Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, of Hawaii, asked Zinke on Thursday whether he would continue a program that preserves […]