May 24, 2016

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Theater shooting case draws huge pool of prospective jurors

DENVER (AP) — At first glance, the Colorado movie theater shooting case seems simple. James Holmes admitted to the attack that left 12 dead and 70 injured. It will be far more complicated for jurors, who will wrestle with whether he was insane when he barged into a packed movie theater, clad in combat gear, and opened fire on Read More…

US seeking end to Cuban restrictions on diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials head to Havana this week with fairly modest goals of cooperation with the Cuban government, seeking an end to restrictions on the U.S. Interests Section there so that an embassy — and symbol of the two countries’ new relationship — can eventually be established. The migration and normalization talks between Read More…

IMF cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan, BRICS

TOKYO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecasts for global growth over the next two years, warning Tuesday that weakness in most major economies will trump gains from lower oil prices. The IMF’s report was released as China reported its slowest growth in 24 years. The IMF downgraded projections it issued in October Read More…

Pope: Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.” Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, Francis said there are plenty of church-approved ways to regulate births. But he said most Read More…

NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. “We are looking into it,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Monday. “We do not have anything further to add at this point.” The inquiry was first Read More…

AP source: Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210M, 7-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure seems as if Max Scherzer and his wife now will be able to afford to buy themselves at least one of those nonstick baking sheets they were hoping to receive as a wedding gift. Or even a few million of ’em. The 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner will become the highest-paid right-handed Read More…

Part of Cincinnati interstate to be shut for days after collapse

CINCINNATI (AP) — A collapsed overpass covered southbound lanes of Interstate 75 with hundreds of tons of concrete and steel Tuesday, following a construction accident that killed a worker and injured a tractor-trailer driver. Authorities identified the worker as Brandon William Carl, 35, of Augusta, Kentucky. The Hamilton County coroner’s office will do an autopsy Read More…

Jim Litke: Heading into Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks, Patriots have history

The final “Jeopardy!” category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: “You mad, bro?” You have 30 seconds, good luck, and don’t forget to pose your answer in the form of a question. Time’s up. The correct answer is: “What did Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman ask New England quarterback Tom Brady as both exited Read More…

Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in Ohio. Democrats are closing in on a final decision on where to hold their 2016 Read More…

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

CHICAGO (AP) — As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she’d get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time. But something seemed out of whack. “Plow tracker said Read More…