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UN: Military operations escalate in Yemen as famine looms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen says military operations are escalating and the humanitarian and economic situations are rapidly deteriorating in the Arab world's poorest nation, which is on the brink of famine.


The Latest: 2 kids electrocuted after North Texas storm

SPUR, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local):


Arkansas governor signs 'sex-selection' abortion ban bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed into law a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.


12 killed, 3 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 12 people and injuring three others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said.


Tennessee bid to name God as source of liberty resurrected

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A previously defeated proposal to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of Tennesseans' liberties has been resurrected in the House.


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Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen's head

ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a Kentucky teenager say the steel blade of a samurai sword broke off its handle and flew in the air as he played with friends, piercing the boy's forehead and leaving him in a coma for weeks.


Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.


Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.


Man wounded in Vermont marketplace stabbing, dies

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man who was stabbed near a busy outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining plaza popular with locals and tourists in downtown Burlington, Vermont, has died.


Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit has been arrested in Southern California on charges of drug smuggling.


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'Hurry up, hurry up!': 911 calls capture chaos at nightclub

Gunfire erupted inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others....


2 ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot

Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations...


Police: Baby sitter put crying infant's feet in hot pan

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a baby sitter is accused of putting an infant's feet inside a hot pan because she was frustrated by the girl's crying.


Texas state trooper: 12 killed, 3 injured in crash between church van and pickup truck in southwestern Texas

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Texas state trooper: 12 killed, 3 injured in crash between church van and pickup truck in southwestern Texas.


2 dead in shooting involving officers; police investigating

ANCHORAGE, Ky. (AP) — Two people killed in an officer-involved shooting in a wealthy Kentucky suburb are suspects in the homicide of an elderly widower in another city 60 miles away, officials said Wednesday.


Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's lethal injection procedure, a decision that potentially clears the way for a pharmacist to compound a hard-to-obtain execution drug.


Man accused of threatening Jewish centers appears in court

A former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories made at least eight of the scores of threats against Jewish institutions nationwide, including a bomb threat to the Anti-Defamation League, as part of a bizarre campaign to harass and frame his ex-girlfriend, federal officials said....


Singapore blogger remains in custody after granted US asylum

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenage blogger from Singapore who was granted U.S. asylum remains detained in a Wisconsin facility with few clues of when he'll be released.


Last Kentucky abortion clinic files lawsuit to stay open

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's only remaining clinic that performs abortions is challenging a state order that would shut it down.


Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a Louisville police officer has died from injuries he sustained in a crash during a high-speed chase.


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