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WASHINGTON | Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. Trump, in tweeting Zinke’s departure, said the former Montana congressman “accomplished much during his tenure” and that a replacement would be announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

NEW YORK | United Technologies to break into 3 independent companies

NEW YORK— Industrial conglomerate United Technologies is planning to break itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. The company based in Farmington, Connecticut, scheduled a call with investors for Tuesday that it says is to announce its intention to separate into three … Continue reading NEW YORK | United Technologies to break into 3 independent companies

NEW YORK | Call him Judge Jerry: Jerry Springer is getting court show

NEW YORK — Hopefully there won’t be any chairs in this courtroom. Talk show host Jerry Springer is getting a new TV role as “Judge Jerry,” where he’ll hear testimony and render verdicts before a studio audience. NBC Universal Television Distribution announced the half-hour court program Monday that will debut in national syndication in the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Call him Judge Jerry: Jerry Springer is getting court show

SOUTH BEND, Ind. | Ogunbowale, No. 1 Irish open with 103-58 rout of Harvard

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points in three quarters as top-ranked Notre Dame opened its national title defense with a 103-58 victory over Harvard on Friday. Ogunbowale, who hit a pair of buzzer-beaters in the Women’s Final Four last spring in victories over Connecticut and Mississippi State that gave Notre Dame its … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind. | Ogunbowale, No. 1 Irish open with 103-58 rout of Harvard

WASHINGTON | Political pioneers: Voters elect trailblazing candidates

WASHINGTON — What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday’s elections, which broke barriers of race and gender. For the first time, a pair of Native American congresswomen are headed to the House, in addition to two Muslim congresswoman. Massachusetts and Connecticut will also send black women to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Political pioneers: Voters elect trailblazing candidates

NEW YORK | Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

NEW YORK — Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years, according … Continue reading NEW YORK | Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

NEW YORK | Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

NEW YORK  — An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping. It … Continue reading NEW YORK | Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes

SALEM, Mass.  — The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as “Willy Wonka” or the “Chocolate Man” has pleaded guilty to 60 charges. The Salem News reports that 47-year-old William “Willy Wonka” Rodriguez pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in crimes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut that netted … Continue reading Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes