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  • Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

    The NFL’s indefinite suspension of Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett has been upheld by an appeals officer. Garrett was banned for the final six regular-season games and playoffs last week after he smashed Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet. The league said it investigated Garrett’s claim that Rudolph called him a racial slur and “found no evidence.” Garrett said on his Twitter account, “I know what I heard.”

  • Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states including Indiana

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 75,000 pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. Department officials say Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce may be contaminated with E. coli. The products were sold on Oct. 14 through Oct. 16 in 22 states in the South, Northeast and parts of the Midwest.

  • Ohio woman gets 7 years in wrong-way highway crash that killed Richmond man

    An Ohio woman who pleaded guilty in a deadly wrong-way interstate crash in Indiana has been sentenced to seven years in prison. A judge sentenced 56-year-old Phaedra Winters of Huber Heights, Ohio, on Tuesday in the August 2018 crash that killed 19-year-old Chase Thomas. He died when Winters collided head-on with his vehicle as she drove the wrong way on Interstate 70. She pleaded guilty to causing death when operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent of 0.15 or more.

  • Notre Dame to suspend student programming in Hong Kong for spring semester

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame says it has suspended spring 2020 programming at three Hong Kong universities because escalating violence in the territory poses an unacceptable risk to the 14 students who were slated to attend classes there. Michael Pippenger, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for internationalization, said Wednesday that “student safety must be paramount” and the university is working with the affected students to find alternative programming in other countries. More than […]

  • Church sex-abuse boards often undermine victims, help clergy

    Almost two decades ago, the U.S. Catholic Church touted a key reform to address its exploding clergy sex abuse scandal: Independent boards in each diocese with lay people to review the claims of victims fairly and kindly. But an Associated Press investigation has found these boards since have served as a way to undermine victims’ claims of sexual abuse, avoid payouts and shield pedophile priests -- raising the question of whether the church is able to reform itself on its own.

  • Former New York City mayor Bloomberg files campaign paperwork, no decision on bid yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has taken another step toward launching a Democratic bid for president. The former New York City mayor, who became a Democrat just last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to formally create a presidential campaign committee. The move legally allows him to begin raising and spending money on a 2020 campaign, although his team says he’s yet to make a final decision. A formal announcement is expected in […]

  • Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The teenager who shot five classmates, killing two, at a Southern California high school used an unregistered “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva told media outlets Thursday that 16-year-old Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow’s .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol was assembled from gun parts and did not have a serial number. Berhow pulled the gun from his backpack on Nov. 14— his birthday — in an open-air quad at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles […]

  • Witnesses say Giuliani pushed for investigation into Bidens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key impeachment witnesses said Thursday it was clear that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was pursuing political investigations of Democrats in Ukraine. Their testimony undercuts the president’s argument he only wanted to root out Ukrainian corruption. State Department official David Holmes said he understood that Giuliani’s push to investigate “Burisma,” the Ukraine gas company where Joe Biden’s son Hunter served on the board, was code for the former vice president and his family. Former White House […]

  • Judge temporarily stops first federal execution in 16 years in Terre Haute

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily halted the first federal execution in 16 years as a lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues. U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutka said in a Wednesday evening ruling that the public is not served by “short-circuiting” legitimate judicial process. “It is greatly served by attempting to ensure that the most serious punishment is imposed lawfully,” she wrote. Attorney General William Barr unexpectedly announced in July that the […]

  • Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader’s grip on power. Capping a three-year investigation, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit charged Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals. It is the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been charged with a crime. According to the indictment, Netanyahu […]

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