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  • Suspect in shooting of 3 Kansas City cops dies in standoff

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Police shot and killed a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of gunfire, police Chief Rick Smith told reporters. All three officers are expected to live. Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said the first two officers were shot during an […]

  • Man shot, killed during encounter with NJ police identified

    VINELAND, N.J.  — Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed after a confrontation with police in New Jersey. The Cumberland County prosecutor’s office on Sunday identified the man as 37-year-old Rashaun Washington of Bridgeton. Prosecutors earlier said Vineland police officers were dispatched shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday after a report of an unknown man acting suspiciously on the front porch of a residence. They said the encounter between the officers and the man lasted for several […]

  • Delaware city reverses policy on rule used to exclude Muslim swimmers

    WILMINGTON, Del. — The mayor of Delaware’s biggest city is apologizing after Muslim children were asked to stay out of a municipal pool because of their clothing. In a statement issued Saturday night, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said the city was wrong to use a vaguely-worded policy to bar Muslim kids wearing cotton shirts, shorts and headscarves from the city’s Foster Brown pool. “‪We should be held accountable for what happened and how poorly we assessed this incident. I apologize […]

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    CVS apologizes after manager calls cops on black customer

    CHICAGO — CVS Health is apologizing after a black customer says a white store manager in Chicago accused her of trying to use a phony coupon. Camilla Hudson posted cellphone video of manager Morry Matson calling police Friday night. Matson, who apparently plans to run for City Council and was a state delegate for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, appears very nervous and his left hand shakes as he talks to police. Hudson says on Facebook that Matson challenged her when she […]

  • NY sends 3rd set of volunteers to aid Puerto Rico rebuilding

    ALBANY, N.Y. — A third set of 100 New York college students and construction workers is headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria’s heavy blow to the island last year. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the volunteer deployment Sunday. It’s the third since the start of June. They’re part of various efforts the state has been making to aid the island and Puerto Ricans displaced by Maria. The volunteers include State University of New York and City University […]

  • France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

    MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday. Mbappe had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half. […]

  • France and Croatia to meet in World Cup final

    MOSCOW — France or Croatia? One of those two teams will become World Cup champion later Sunday. The French, who won their only World Cup title at home in 1998, will be playing in their third final in 20 years. The Croats have the chance to win the biggest prize in soccer for the first time. The match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow caps a month-long tournament that started with 32 teams playing in 12 stadiums around Russia.

  • UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

    LONDON — Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May said with an amused expression: “He told me I should sue the […]

  • Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter was killed Saturday while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, California state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while fighting the Ferguson Fire in the morning hours. The blaze broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Friday in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest. Fire officials said it […]

  • New Jersey track brings sports bets to New York’s doorstep

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A northern New Jersey horse racing track has brought legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep. The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford began taking sports bets on Saturday morning. The track is located in the sports complex where the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets play, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from New York. It’s the fourth sports betting outlet in New Jersey following the state’s U.S. Supreme Court victory in a case […]