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‘Multiple Victims’ Reported in Maryland Shooting

PERRYMAN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an “active shooter situation.” The Harford County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the…

Survey Finds 2 Million US Teens are Vaping Marijuana

(AP) - A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday in the journal JAMA…

Sen. Johnson Says Panel Should Hear From Kavanaugh Accuser

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says the Senate Judiciary Committee should hear from a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school. Johnson said in a…

Two Dead as Florence Drenches the Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A mother and infant in North Carolina are dead after a tree fell on their home - the first two fatalities of Hurricane Florence. The Wilmington Police Department said Friday that the two were killed when…

GM Recalls 1.2M Pickups, SUVs for Power Steering Problem

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 1.2 million big pickup trucks and SUVs mainly in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. GM says the power steering can fail momentarily…

Calling Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic,’ Officials Weigh Flavor ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The…

Families Gather at World Trade Center Site

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims. Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's ceremony at the World Trade…

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the…

Trump Aide Papadopoulos Gets 14 Days in Prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI. The sentence was imposed Friday in federal court in Washington. He is the first former campaign aide to be…

Four Dead in Cincinnati Bank Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - Police in Cincinnati say the suspect in a downtown shooting that left four dead and two wounded didn't work for the bank where the gunfire took place. Police Lt. Steve…

Major Opioid Maker to pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

(AP) - A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s…

Midwest Economic Conditions Take Leap Forward

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A monthly survey report suggests economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month. The report released Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 61.1 in August, compared with…

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