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NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

NEW YORK — A National Rifle Association leader-turned-critic is meeting with New York investigators next week, and the NRA wants to be there.

Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.
LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Opera declined Friday to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has a
Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

NEW YORK — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between black
Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

JERUSALEM — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her.
Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

NEW YORK — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not expl
Court rejects German girl's bid to join all-boys choir

Court rejects German girl's bid to join all-boys choir

BERLIN — A court in Germany has rejected a 9-year-old girl's bid to join a centuries-old Berlin boys choir.

Sheriff: Trio of thieves thwarted by misleading gas jug

KEAVY, Ky. — Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again.

Survivor of 2015 on-air shooting sues Virginia TV station

MONETA, Va. — The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was appearing in.
Trump continues to weigh possible Blagojevich commutation

Trump continues to weigh possible Blagojevich commutation

CHICAGO — President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado.