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Sailors struggle to remember year after Navy warship fire

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than a half dozen former crewmembers of the USS Bonhomme Richard gave testimony on the first day of the arson trial of a young sailor Monday, describing a harrowing, chaotic scene as they confronted an inferno on the Navy warship with shoddy equipment. With the thick black smoke quickly enveloping … Read more

Montana to allow transgender people to change birth record

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After months of defiance, Montana’s health department said Monday it will follow a judge’s ruling and temporarily allow transgender people to change the gender on their birth certificates. The judge issued a scathing order Monday morning saying health officials made “calculated violations” of his order, which had told them to temporarily … Read more

Hurricane Fiona Wipes Out Puerto Rico's Power – NBC News

Hurricane Fiona Wipes Out Puerto Rico’s Power  NBC News Hurricane Fiona causing ‘catastrophic’ flooding in Puerto Rico as the territory remains without power  CNN Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Puerto Rico  FOX 13 Tampa Bay Central Florida faith leaders prepare for TS Fiona impacts to Puerto Rico  WFTV Orlando View Full Coverage on Google News

As ‘buy now, pay later’ plans grow, so do delinquencies

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have grown fond of “buy now, pay later” services, but the “pay later” part is becoming increasingly difficult for some borrowers. Buy now, pay later loans allow users to pay for items such new sneakers, electronics, or luxury goods in installments. Companies such as Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna and PayPal have … Read more

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly revealed text messages show how deeply a Mississippi governor was involved in the state paying more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help fund one of the retired NFL quarterback’s pet projects. Instead of the money going to help low-income families in one of the nation’s … Read more

Package explodes on Boston campus; 1 injured, FBI involved

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the FBI was assisting with the investigation. The parcel that blew up was one of two … Read more

Woman’s rape cries go unheard in unmonitored drug sting

By JIM MUSTIAN September 13, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/crime-alexandria-5fdc645d413aaec5b4078b2f23579149 ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A woman outfitted with a tiny microphone and hidden camera walked up to a dilapidated drug house on a chilly afternoon last year looking to buy meth from a dealer known on the streets as “Mississippi.” But as the informant disappeared inside with … Read more

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest, at last

CHICAGO (AP) — A 21-year-old sailor will be laid to rest on Tuesday following a decades-long effort to identify remains pulled from Pearl Harbor, more than 80 years after he was killed in the attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Members of Herbert “Bert” Jacobson’s family have waited all their lives … Read more

State: Alabama nearly ready with untried execution method

1 of 2 FILE – This undated photograph provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Alan Eugene Miller, who was convicted of capital murder in a workplace shooting rampage that killed three men in 1999. Miller, scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Sept. 22, 2022, says the state lost … Read more

Trump’s PAC faces scrutiny amid intensifying legal probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting on top of more than $115 million across several political committees, Donald Trump has positioned himself as a uniquely indomitable force in the GOP who would almost certainly have the resources to swamp his rivals if he launched another presidential campaign. But that massive pile of money is also emerging as … Read more