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  • Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your car

    SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon’s latest perk … free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The delivery service works when cars are parked in publicly accessible areas, such as on the street in front of an apartment building, at a workplace surface parking lot, or in a home driveway — but not in a private parking garage, for […]

  • Michigan State kept ties to Chicago-area coach accused of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from advocates for the accusers reveal the school has been under pressure for at least a year to sever its relationship with Rick Butler. He runs […]

  • Waffle House shooting suspect held on $2M bail

    NASHVILLE — A man accused of killing four people with an AR-15 rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House has been formally charged with four counts of criminal homicide and is being held on $2 million bail. Court records say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was charged Monday. He is due in court Wednesday. Police say Reinking was wearing a green jacket and nothing else Sunday when he stormed the restaurant in southeast Nashville and opened fire with the military assault-style rifle, first […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with infection

    HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said. Jim McGrath said Monday on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted Sunday morning to Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection spread to his blood, McGrath said. Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on President Bush's health. — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April […]

  • O’Hare, Midway airports to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi

    CHICAGO — O’Hare and Midway international airports will now be providing free unlimited Wi-Fi making long layovers a little more bearable. The Chicago Department of Aviation says the airports previously provided free Wi-Fi with a 30 minute limit. Passengers will now have access to unlimited Wi-Fi — plus streaming capabilities — with rolling ads every 45 minutes. Users can also opt for faster speeds by purchasing a one-day or a monthly subscription. The switch to unlimited Wi-Fi is part of […]

  • Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

    MINNEAPOLIS — Prince’s heirs are suing Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated him after he suffered a drug overdose just a week before he died. Prince was 57 when he was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. He died from an accidental overdose of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. About a week earlier, his plane made an emergency stop in Moline, Illinois, when he suffered from an opioid overdose and had to […]

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson announces birth of third girl

    NEW YORK  — The Rock has his third Rockette. Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram on Monday to show off his chest full of tattoos and his new baby girl in a hospital skin-to-skin contact moment. “Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” he wrote. “Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar.” Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring […]

  • Man tasered on Miami-Chicago flight after reportedly groping passenger

    MIAMI — Police repeatedly used a stun gun in Miami on Sunday as they struggled to remove an American Airlines passenger accused of touching a female passenger without her permission. A Miami-Dade police report says the flight crew told officers they tried to move 28-year-old Jacob Garcia of Chicago to another seat, but he continued to be unruly, screaming and insulting the woman and her boyfriend. Police then asked Garcia to leave Flight 2446, which was waiting to take off […]

  • Arrest of black woman at Alabama Waffle House sparks complaint, protests

    ​​ SARALAND, Ala. — An Alabama police department says it’s investigating after video showed a black woman being knocked down by police and arrested inside a restaurant. The NAACP is calling the arrest troubling, and pickets stood outside the restaurant with signs. A statement from the Saraland Police Department says the city’s public safety director and mayor are aware of the arrest and video, which gained traction on social media following a confrontation inside a Waffle House restaurant on Sunday. […]

  • PHOTOS: It’s a boy! Kate Middleton gives birth to 3rd child

    LONDON — Third time’s a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne — and she was home by suppertime. The duchess and husband Prince William drove to St. Mary’s Hospital in London early in the morning, and Kate’s 8 pound, 7 ounce (3.8 kilogram) boy was born at 11:01 a.m., with royal officials announcing the birth about two hours later. There followed a smoothly choreographed […]