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  • Memorial service for woman killed on Southwest flight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaking at a memorial service for the Albuquerque woman who died after an  in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane described Jennifer Riordan as a “pillar of the community.” Nearly a thousand people gathered Sunday for the service at her alma mater, the University of New Mexico. Sanchez read a statement from Gov. Susana Martinez expressing their condolences. He presented Riordan’s husband with a flag that was flown at half-staff at the state […]

  • Ramirez hits 2 HRs to lift Kluber, Indians past Orioles 7-3

    BALTIMORE — Jose Ramirez homered twice and drove in three runs, Corey Kluber won his third straight start and the Cleveland Indians beat the struggling Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Sunday. Ramirez hit a solo shot in the fourth inning and a two-run drive in the ninth. He has three homers in two games and a team-leading seven for the season. Kluber (3-1) allowed three runs and six hits over seven-plus innings. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner walked none […]

  • Waffle House hero: ‘He was going to have to work to kill me’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The man who wrestled the gun away from the suspect in Nashville’s Waffle House shooting says he had entered the restaurant just two minutes ahead of the gunman. James Shaw Jr. says he had gone to eat early Sunday after visiting a nightclub. He then heard gunshots, but initially though they were stacks of plates that had fallen over. Shaw says it was then that he saw restaurant workers scatter and a body near the front door […]

  • Ohio woman who gave teen vodka charged in his death, prosecutor says

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Authorities say an Ohio woman who provided alcohol to a 17-year-old boy whose body was found near her home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The Chillicothe Gazette reports that 33-year-old Sandy France, of Chillicothe, was arrested Friday after being indicted by a Ross County grand jury. An autopsy showed that Jason Bartley Jr. died of acute alcohol intoxication and abuse of benzodiazepines, a drug typically prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia last year. He was found by […]

  • World’s oldest person dies at age of 117

    TOKYO- The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki said. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last known person born in the 19th century. She raised seven sons and two daughters and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. She became the world’s oldest person after the death […]

  • Photo shows past presidents, first lady all together at Barbara Bush funeral

    HOUSTON — About 1,500 people attended Barbara Bush’s private funeral in Houston on Saturday. Barbara’s husband, President George H.W. Bush; and the couple’s son, former President George W. Bush, were among four former U.S. presidents at the service. A photo taken by Paul Morse of the Office of George H. W. Bush shows the former Bush presidents, Laura Bush, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and First Lady Melania Trump. 1 of 2: Final photos from the funeral of former […]

  • Clevinger tosses 2-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles 4-0

    BALTIMORE  — Mike Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and the Cleveland Indians hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Jose Ramirez went 3 for 4 with his team-leading fifth home run. Yan Gomes and Yonder Alonso also went deep for Cleveland, which came into the game ranked second-to-last in the AL in runs and last in batting average. Clevinger (2-0) hardly needed the offensive support. […]

  • Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video “racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist” in a video posted on the university’s website. He said disciplinary actions against the individual students involved could include suspension or expulsion. The video showed a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics […]

  • Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

    Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Addressing former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush’s quick wit that made her so popular. He also spoke of her devotion to her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush, noting he was the “only boy she ever kissed.” Meacham recalled her work bringing awareness to AIDS patients and in promoting literacy. He […]

  • Roberta Flack cuts appearance short because of illness

    NEW YORK — Roberta Flack cut short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports that the superstar singer walked off the stage on her own Friday evening. She was then taken to Harlem Hospital in an ambulance. Flack apparently felt dizzy as she was about to walk out to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America and perform in a benefit concert for the organization. She was released from the hospital […]

  • Woman killed, man and 2 infants hurt in Amish buggy crash

    SIDNEY, Ohio — Authorities say an Amish buggy has been struck from behind in Ohio, killing a woman and critically injuring a man and two infants. The Springfield News-Sun reports the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says the buggy was properly lit when it was struck around 9 p.m. Friday. Sidney is about 75 miles northwest of Columbus. A 23-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The infants were flown to a Dayton hospital. The man was taken to a local […]

  • Bundy sharp as Orioles beat Indians 3-1 to end 6-game skid

    BALTIMORE — Dylan Bundy pitched six innings of five-hit ball and struck out nine to secure his elusive first win of the season, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Friday night to end a six-game losing streak. Manny Machado homered and Trey Mancini doubled in two runs for the Orioles, who were outscored 43-22 during an 0-6 trip through Boston and Detroit. Bundy (1-2) came in with a 1.40 ERA after allowing only four earned runs in […]