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Raccoon freed after being trapped in vending machine

DELTONA, Fla. — Police say a raccoon trapped in a vending machine at a Florida high school is now free.
Indiana cemetery objects to John Dillinger exhumation plans

Indiana cemetery objects to John Dillinger exhumation plans

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis cemetery where 1930s gangster John Dillinger is buried is objecting to his body's planned exhumation as part of a television documentary.
US productivity grew a healthy 2.3% rate in 2nd quarter

US productivity grew a healthy 2.3% rate in 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity increased at a decent pace in the second quarter, a trend that could lead to higher wages if it continues. The Labor Department said Thursday that productivity — or output per hour worked — rose 2.
AP source: John Hickenlooper ending his 2020 White House bid

AP source: John Hickenlooper ending his 2020 White House bid

DENVER — John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him.
US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

LONDON — Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.
China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead

China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead

BEIJING — China on Thursday threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports.
London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

SEREMBAN, Malaysia — Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing she succumbed to intestinal bleeding due to star
NewsAlert: Philadelphia gunman in custody after hourslong standoff

NewsAlert: Philadelphia gunman in custody after hourslong standoff

PHILIDELPHIA, United States — Police say a gunman who shot and wounded six Philadelphia police officers is in custody after an hourslong standoff. More to come. The Associated Press
Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution

Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution

HOUSTON — A federal appeals court granted a stay of execution Wednesday to a Texas inmate just one day before he was scheduled to die for the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old woman during a carjacking in Houston.
For inmates like Epstein, suicide watch is meant to be short

For inmates like Epstein, suicide watch is meant to be short

NEW YORK — Suicide is such a constant concern at federal jails that guards have ready access to "the stick," a wooden pole with a sharpened blade at the end that's used to cut down inmates if they try to hang themselves with bedsheets.