DURHAM, N.C | Duke star Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils’ opening possession. Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C | Duke star Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out

WASHINGTON | US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave no … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

NEW YORK | After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he’s still recovering from surgery and hasn’t had time to get his affairs in order because he’s preparing to testify before Congress next week. U.S. District Judge William H. … Continue reading NEW YORK | After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for the State Department’s announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

CHICAGO | ‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony disorder conduct, … Continue reading CHICAGO | ‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

WASHINGTON | Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers. Though the effort seems almost certain to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

WASHINGTON | Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A “discussion paper” obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from an array of government agencies to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

SANTA ANA, Calif | Girl’s death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community. A photo of a smiling Linda O’Keefe has hung for years on the wall of the police department in Newport Beach, reminding … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif | Girl’s death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later