AUSTIN, Texas | AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

AUSTIN, Texas  — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race. The attack came amid heightened attention in Texas on fatal shootings involving police officers. Last month, a white Dallas police officer shot and killed her unarmed black … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself “Dunkin’” to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. The change will officially take place in January, when the new name will start appearing on napkins, boxes and signs at its … Continue reading Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

Alaska News: Anchorage Woman, Mi Ran Yu Who Defrauded Alaska Medicaid Program Sentenced to Federal Prison

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that an Anchorage woman was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess to serve eight months in federal prison for defrauding the state of Alaska Medicaid Program out of $90,000. Mi Ran Yu, 41, of Anchorage, acted as a personal care assistant for her parents, … Continue reading Alaska News: Anchorage Woman, Mi Ran Yu Who Defrauded Alaska Medicaid Program Sentenced to Federal Prison

NEW YORK | Oil prices and interest rates rise, and US stocks are mixed

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are little changed Tuesday as energy companies continue to rise with oil prices, but airlines fall as investors anticipate higher fuel costs. Interest rates are rising as investors expect the Federal Reserve to raise its benchmark rate Wednesday, and high-dividend companies are declining. A busy week for deals continued as … Continue reading NEW YORK | Oil prices and interest rates rise, and US stocks are mixed

ST. LOUIS | Quirk resolved: Border Missourians get Missouri addresses

ST. LOUIS— A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Arkansas and Iowa borders to have mailing addresses in their neighboring states has been fixed. The idiosyncrasy affected a relatively small number of people but created problems and red tape when they voted, paid taxes — even … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Quirk resolved: Border Missourians get Missouri addresses

FARGO, N.D | Latest: Woman: Police missed body, baby in searches

FARGO, N.D. — The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, who is charged with conspiracy in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A North Dakota woman has testified that she never “explicitly” told her ex-boyfriend that she planned to murder their pregnant … Continue reading FARGO, N.D | Latest: Woman: Police missed body, baby in searches

FARGO, N.D | Woman says boyfriend pressed her to ‘produce a baby’

FARGO, N.D — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to “produce a baby” after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant. Brooke Crews told the court that she had concocted a phony pregnancy to keep from … Continue reading FARGO, N.D | Woman says boyfriend pressed her to ‘produce a baby’

AUSTIN, Texas | Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest

AUSTIN, Texas — The founder of a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has resigned from the firm after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl, the company announced Tuesday. Cody Wilson tendered his resignation to his own company Friday evening to tend to “personal matters,” said … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest