Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Defense: Chinese scholar’s killer offered to locate body

    Defense: Chinese scholar’s killer offered to locate body CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China says he offered after his arrest to divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence. The revelation came in…

  • Victims question Kamala Harris’ record on clergy abuse

    Victims question Kamala Harris’ record on clergy abuse SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Survivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys complain that presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was silent on the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal when she was district attorney in San Francisco and later California’s attorney general. They say the…

  • Book award named for Ernest Gaines raises cash prize

    Book award named for Ernest Gaines raises cash prize BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The cash prize that goes with the book award named for author Ernest Gaines is growing. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which underwrites the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, says the 2019 prize…

  • Report: Series of failures led to deadly leak at Texas plant

    Report: Series of failures led to deadly leak at Texas plant HOUSTON (AP) — A final federal report has found that a series of failures, including flawed equipment and inadequate safeguards, helped cause a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area chemical plant. Four employees…

  • The Latest: Suspect arrested after Illinois deputy shot dead

    The Latest: Suspect arrested after Illinois deputy shot dead AVON, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of an Illinois sheriff’s deputy (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Illinois State Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy then barricading himself inside a home for…

  • Yankees’ Stanton out of lineup, ‘probably’ going to London

    Yankees’ Stanton out of lineup, ‘probably’ going to London NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton was out of the lineup Wednesday, a day after he bruised his left knee on a headfirst slide against Toronto. Manager Aaron Boone said the MRI on the oft-injured Stanton came back…

  • Georgia strips lawmaker of immunity in protest case

    Georgia strips lawmaker of immunity in protest case TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia’s parliament has voted to lift the immunity of an opposition lawmaker, opening him to prosecution on charges of inciting disorder at a protest last week. The move Wednesday is sure to increase tensions in the country,…

  • Monroe statue theft suspect previously took ax to Trump star

    Monroe statue theft suspect previously took ax to Trump star LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump’s Walk of Fame star with a pickax last…

  • The Latest: Worker on leave after alleged spit at Trump son

    The Latest: Worker on leave after alleged spit at Trump son CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on allegation Eric Trump was spat upon in Chicago (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The owners of a Chicago cocktail lounge say an employee who allegedly spat upon President Donald Trump’s son Eric…

  • The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

    The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House hopefuls in Miami for the Democratic debates are trekking to nearby Homestead, Florida, to visit a large migrant detention facility.…