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  • Call him Sir Ringo: Ringo Starr knighted by Prince William

    LONDON — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition. The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William Tuesday. He used his real name Richard Starkey for the big event. He said the honor “means a lot”. It comes more than half a century after the youthful Beatles first went to Buckingham Palace to receive […]

  • Armed man holed up in restaurant near Princeton University

    PRINCETON, N.J. — Authorities in New Jersey say an armed man is holed up in a restaurant across the street from Princeton University’s campus. Police say there are “no known hostages” in the Panera Bread, but it’s not clear what sparked the standoff that began around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities had shut down Princeton’s downtown area and two buildings on the university’s campus were evacuated as a precaution. Armed officers were staged outside the restaurant with their weapons drawn while […]

  • Explosion at FedEx near San Antonio could be linked to Austin blasts

    SCHERTZ, Texas — The San Antonio Texas Fire Department says a package bomb exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas shortly after midnight on Tuesday, hurting one person. The injured person is a FedEx employee who apparently suffered a non-life-threatening “percussion-type” injury from the blast. The FBI and ATF are at the scene. Federal agents say this package is likely linked to attacks by what they believe is a serial bomber. Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, […]

  • Maryland school shooting: 2 injured, accused shooter killed

    MARYLAND — Two students were injured in a shooting and the suspected shooter is dead after gunfire broke out at a Maryland high school Tuesday morning, prompting the campus to lockdown as deputies and federal agents converged on the crime scene. The incident happened at Great Mills High School. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cpl. Julie Yingling says the two victims were shot, but she doesn’t know how the shooter was injured. She also didn’t have the identities of the any […]

  • Brother of Florida school shooting suspect arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

    PARKLAND, Fla. — Authorities say the brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school has been arrested for trespassing at the same school. A Broward Sheriff’s Office report says 18-year-old Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing. The report says the teen was found riding his skateboard at the school though he had received prior warnings from school officials to stay away from the campus. The […]

  • Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection, ends non-disclosure agreements

    NEW YORK — The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries. The company also announced it was releasing any victims of or witnesses to Weinstein’s alleged misconduct from non-disclosure agreements preventing them from speaking out. That step […]

  • Former French president in police custody over allegations of illegal financing from Gadhafi: AP source

    PARIS — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, west of Paris. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. […]

  • NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

    NEW YORK — A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.’ routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception should have been uncovered long ago because the documents are online for all to see. Councilman Ritchie Torres said the city’s buildings department should have spotted the wrong numbers because they were contradicted by tax documents filed with another city agency. “The scandal is not only the […]

  • World’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

    NAIROBI, Kenya — The world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after “age-related complications,” researchers announced Tuesday, saying he “stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength.” A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition “worsened significantly” and he was no longer able to stand. His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, with a deep infection on his back […]

  • Cynthia Nixon, ‘Sex and the City’ star, declares run for New York governor

    NEW YORK — Former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon is running for New York governor. After flirting with a run for months, Nixon tweeted Monday that she will challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary in September. It sets up a longshot bid pitting an openly gay liberal activist who has never held political office against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible presidential ambitions. Her campaign website said Nixon won’t accept any […]