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People's United acquires Farmington Bank in $544M deal |Jun 19, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — People's United Bank has agreed to acquire the holding company for Farmington Bank in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at about $544 million.People's United Financial Inc., the holding company for People's United...

Nebraska advances execution plans despite secrecy concerns |Jun 19, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store |Jun 19, 2018

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 17, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Minecraft. Mojang4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.6. iSchedule,...

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation |Jun 19, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation.

Trump administration asks court to dismiss logging lawsuit |Jun 19, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of Oregon counties challenging the expansion of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument.The Herald and News reported Tuesday that the...

2 arrested for shining laser at police helicopter |Jun 19, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested two juveniles who allegedly shined a laser pointer at an Anaheim police helicopter.KABC-TV reports the helicopter was flying around shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when it was hit with a laser.Police...

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest |Jun 19, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a...

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary |Jun 19, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months, giving him a large financial edge on his Republican opponent in the Utah primary, records show.The ex-presidential candidate...

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data |Jun 19, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a controversial multi-state voter registration database it claims has exposed sensitive data such as partial Social...

Police: Man was racing when he caused double-fatal crash |Jun 19, 2018

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged a driver they say was racing when he caused a crash that killed two people, including a pregnant woman, and injured five.Police say 19-year-old Abdulaziz Yuldoshev, of Hamden, turned...

Child scales 'un-climbable' pool ladder in video |Jun 19, 2018

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family has captured a video of their toddler climbing what is supposed to be a gate stopping children from getting into a pool.Keith Wyman says his family was in their backyard on Monday when his 2-year-old...

Lawsuit: Many wrongly listed in Chicago gang database |Jun 19, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.Northwestern...

Documents: California motorist tried to kill self, passenger |Jun 19, 2018

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Court records show a California motorist accused of murder after a fatal crash allegedly caused the wreck in an attempt to kill himself and his passenger.Thirty-year-old Eduardo Robles has pleaded not guilty to charges...

Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result |Jun 19, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting neared a result but there won't be an announcement of winners in two Democratic primaries until Wednesday, officials said.Maine election officials scrambled to retrieve...

North Carolina prisons: Employee badly hurt in inmate attack |Jun 19, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a prison employee was attacked and seriously injured by two inmates wielding a homemade weapon.The Department of Public Safety says the attack occurred Tuesday afternoon at Central Prison in...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

California lawmakers debate creating regional electric grid |Jun 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee.California has greatly expanded the use of renewable energy...

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son |Jun 19, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — A Salvadoran mother says she hasn't spoken to her 8-year-old son in a month, since immigration officials separated them after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum.Blanca Orantes-Lopez is being detained at a federal...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk |Jun 19, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency in Alaska wants the public's help to solve a mammoth theft.The Bureau of Land Management says someone stole a 100-pound (45.4-kilogram) mammoth tusk from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game |Jun 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were:7-8-8(seven, eight, eight)

Authorities say 1 man killed in Oklahoma crop duster crash |Jun 19, 2018

ENID, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas man was killed when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in northwestern Oklahoma.The agency says in a news release that 52-year-old Rodney Sherry of Olton, Texas, died in the...

Illinois candidate apologies for decade-old blackface photo |Jun 19, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A candidate for the Illinois Senate has apologized for a decade-old photo from a Halloween party that depicts him dressed in blackface as a rapper.Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton told The Belleville News-Democrat that most...

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags |Jun 19, 2018

ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts.The flags at Bellevue Cemetery, in Adams, were first reported missing earlier this...

Suspects who dumped an alligator inside Florida Wawa sought |Jun 19, 2018

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are searching for two suspects after an injured alligator was dumped in a Wawa store.The Bradenton Herald quotes Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow as saying the department was...

Woman, man charged in her fiancι's killing plead not guilty |Jun 19, 2018

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A woman and a man charged with murder in her fiancι's beating death in Kentucky have pleaded not guilty.Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Teresa Logsdon tells The News-Enterprise 50-year-old Lisa Renee Harvey and...

Zinke foundation in Montana land deal with Halliburton head |Jun 19, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Records show U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department.Politico first reported the Zinkes' dealings with...

CA Lottery |Jun 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ These California lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Daily 3 Midday7-8-8(seven, eight, eight)Mega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $175 millionPowerballEstimated jackpot: $151 million

NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana |Jun 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will issue criminal summonses to most people caught smoking marijuana in public instead of arresting them starting Sept. 1.Officers will still arrest people with prior arrests for violent crimes,...

Documents detail journey of woman accused of slaying husband |Jun 19, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman she later met in Florida stood in an acquaintance's driveway staring at her car, then fled when the acquaintance appeared, according to newly released...

AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser |Jun 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute between two political families escalated Tuesday as Donald Trump Jr. canceled plans to raise money for the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.Donald Trump Jr. decided to withdraw from a fundraiser for Texas land...

California lawmakers debate creating regional electric grid |Jun 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee.Supporters say regionalizing the grid would make it easier and...

Teen said he took bomb to school to cause fear, police say |Jun 19, 2018

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah teenager told police he tried to blow up a homemade explosive device in his backpack at school because he'd been looking at Islamic State propaganda and wanted to cause fear.The Spectrum newspaper in...

3 dead after shooting outside Walmart in Alabama |Jun 19, 2018

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two men before taking his own life, authorities said.Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock told news outlets the alleged shooter...

Georgia officer arrested, charged with assaulting woman |Jun 19, 2018

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer has been arrested on accusations of assaulting a woman during sex while he was off duty, authorities said Tuesday.Officer Robert Lanier New was arrested Monday night and faces a misdemeanor charge of...

Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop |Jun 19, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police...

Colorado to adopt California's stricter car pollution rules |Jun 19, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor has ordered his state to adopt California's vehicle pollution rules, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration's plans to ease up on emission standards.Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on...

Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament |Jun 19, 2018

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under...

Bog turtle becomes New Jersey's state reptile |Jun 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has an official state reptile.The governor on Monday signed legislation designating the title to the bog turtle.Two years ago, Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn told his students that New...

Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station |Jun 19, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit's long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles.The company's executive chairman, Bill Ford, has used the...

Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system |Jun 19, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group says it's investing in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water drawn from Lake Michigan for its planned manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin.Foxconn said...

Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver |Jun 19, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he's overwhelmed by the widespread praise he's receiving online.Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (WEEL'-ihs) stopped...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

Boston to sue drug companies over opioids epidemic |Jun 19, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has retained a South Carolina law firm in anticipation of a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to recover damages stemming from the opioid epidemic, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday.Motley Rice LLC was...

Motorist with pole beats driver with machete in California |Jun 19, 2018

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a motorist was arrested after using a metal pole to beat another driver who pulled out a machete during an argument at a Los Angeles-area intersection.Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman says the male victim was...

Jury deliberations begin in Mafia Don 'Cadillac Frank' trial |Jun 19, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberating in the case of an 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993.Jurors in the case of Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme got to work Tuesday after a more than...

Montana man rescues tired fawn from bed of sewer sludge |Jun 19, 2018

FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — A north-central Montana man rescued a tired fawn from a bed of drying sewer sludge while others helped reunite the baby deer with its mother nearby.Joe Bauer said Wednesday's rescue was a rewarding experience, but his...

APNewsBreak: Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data |Jun 19, 2018

Verizon is pledging to stop selling data through intermediaries that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned.It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice...

Emotion-charged hearing advances bill on police shootings |Jun 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California senators are advancing a first-in-the-nation bill to significantly change the standards for when police can open fire, acting after an emotion-charged debate over killings that have recently roiled the...

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin |Jun 19, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his hacking conviction in a cyberattack three years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin.Randall Charles...