Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Sentencing set for woman who took items from Arizona mosque

    Sentencing set for woman who took items from Arizona mosque PHOENIX (AP) — A woman captured on video making derogatory comments about Muslims as she and a friend took pamphlets and other items from an Arizona mosque is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday on an aggravated criminal damage conviction.…

  • Funeral reflects bipartisan work of former US Sen. Cochran

    Funeral reflects bipartisan work of former US Sen. Cochran JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second funeral for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran reflects the Mississippi Republican’s reputation for working across party lines. Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont are scheduled to speak…

  • Denver mayor runoff centers on fast growth, gentrification

    Denver mayor runoff centers on fast growth, gentrification DENVER (AP) — A Denver mayoral runoff election characterized by feisty debate over the city’s economic and population boom concludes Tuesday, with Michael Hancock seeking a third term against an upstart challenge from urban development consultant Jamie Giellis in the officially…

  • Denver’s Hancock claims victory in mayoral runoff

    Denver’s Hancock claims victory in mayoral runoff DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock claimed victory in his bid for a third term in a runoff election Tuesday, crediting his challenger, Jamie Giellis, for running a spirited campaign that forced a feisty debate over the impacts of rapid urban…

  • Machado’s grand slam carries Padres over Harper’s Phillies

    Machado’s grand slam carries Padres over Harper’s Phillies SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado hit a grand slam over Bryce Harper in the first showdown this season between the superstars who changed teams during spring training and the San Diego Padres beat the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on…

  • Different ways to show paintings, photos to blind people

    Different ways to show paintings, photos to blind people NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Touchable versions of photographs and paintings are adding a new dimension to inclusiveness as museums nationwide make themselves more accessible to people with disabilities. At the American Alliance of Museums ‘ recent expo in New Orleans,…

  • Report: Blacks, Latinos at risk of undercount in 2020 census

    Report: Blacks, Latinos at risk of undercount in 2020 census ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With the 2020 census count less than a year away, a new report says minority populations and small children are especially vulnerable to being undercounted. The report released Tuesday by the Urban Institute says anywhere…

  • Groups call on Pelosi, Dems to do more to impeach Trump

    Groups call on Pelosi, Dems to do more to impeach Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive groups are expressing “deep disappointment” over House Democrats’ unwillingness to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act, according to a letter obtained by The Associated…

  • 2nd day of jury selection at Chinese scholar slaying trial

    2nd day of jury selection at Chinese scholar slaying trial CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in central Illinois will continue vetting would-be jurors at the death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois student charged with killing a visiting Chinese scholar. Tuesday will be the second day…

  • Missouri subpoenas abortion clinic doctors amid legal battle

    Missouri subpoenas abortion clinic doctors amid legal battle JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Missouri have subpoenaed physicians from the state’s only abortion clinic amid a legal fight over the facility’s license. A St. Louis judge during a Tuesday hearing will weigh whether the physicians…