MILWAUKEE — NBA player Sterling Brown says he tried to remain calm when Milwaukee police used a stun gun to take him down during his arrest for a parking violation. In an interview aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks player says police pinned him down and held his hands behind his back then used a Taser on him outside a Walgreens store Jan. 26. An officer approached Brown for illegal parking, called for backup and six squads responded.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith learned a long time ago from NASCAR Hall of Fame father Bruton Smith not to be afraid to try “new and crazy” things when it comes to auto racing. That’s why the younger Smith lobbied NASCAR hard to use the same rules package for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 that was experimented with in the All-Star race. Even though Kevin Harvick led the final 11 laps and rolled to his third consecutive win this
HONOLULU — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow Thursday, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky. Low lava fountains were erupting from a nearly continuous 2-mile-long portion of the series of fissures that have opened up in the ground, scientists said Thursday. The fountains were feeding channelized lava flows down to the coast.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.” In a letter to Kim announcing his decision to back away from the June 12 summit, Trump pointed to America’s vast military might and warned the rising nuclear power
WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support Republican allegations that the FBI acted inappropriately, although they did express grave
MINNEAPOLIS — Wisconsin officials were testing for environmental and health hazards Thursday after an accident at a frac sand mine sent millions of gallons of sludge into waterways, tinting them orange as the thick plume traveled downstream into the Mississippi River. A contractor’s bulldozer slid into a pond earlier this week at the Hi-Crush mine in Whitehall, leading to an hourslong effort to rescue the man from a 15-foot-deep pond. Rescuers freed the driver after emptying an
MILWAUKEE — Brandon Nimmo is making a strong case to remain in the New York Mets' everyday lineup. Nimmo reached base five times, Steven Matz pitched six solid innings and the Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Thursday night. Nimmo raised his on-base percentage to .450, best in the majors among players with at least 100 plate appearances, with a career-high four hits and a walk. The 25-year-old outfielder had a triple and two doubles, and he has reached base eight consecutive times.
WASHINGTON — Stabilization efforts that have been at the heart of military and foreign policy in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded in 2001 have largely failed, according to a report by a government watchdog. Projects were poorly planned or mismanaged, fostering widespread distrust by Afghan civilians, the report issued Thursday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found. Many projects, the report found, faltered after American troops left an area.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — We can expect five to nine hurricanes this season, with up to four reaching major hurricane strength, according to a season outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The forecast for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, calls for a near-normal to above-normal season. If it proves accurate, the season will have fewer storms than last year, when the Atlantic Ocean produced 10 hurricanes, including six major ones.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement by the North. Trump said in a letter to Kim released by the White House that, based on the statement, he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.” Adding his own threat, he said that while the North Koreans