Merkel Threatens Action for Saudi Writer Slaying

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 9:30 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country is prepared to take “appropriate measures together with international partners” following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Merkel’s office didn’t elaborate on the warning in a statement Thursday following…

Hawley’s Campaign to Donate Money from Controversial PAC

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Republican Josh Hawley’s Senate campaign will donate a $2,500 contribution from a political action committee accused of scamming donors by claiming to support police officers. Campaign spokeswoman Kelli Ford said the money from the Police Action Fund will be contributed to the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and the Missouri Police Chiefs…

Bicentennial Organizers Name 200 Illinois Veterans to Honor

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. Stuart Layne is executive director of the Bicentennial Commission. He says the “Bicentennial HONOR 200” recognition “is one of the most important commemorations” of the yearlong celebration. He says that…

NYC Police Bomb Squad Recovered Suspicious Package Addressed To Robert DeNiro

NEW YORK  (AP)  A New York City police bomb squad has recovered a suspicious package addressed to Robert DeNiro, and investigators say it may contain a device similar to others sent to Democratic figures, a law enforcement official tells The Associated Press. Security personnel at Tribeca Productions summoned police at around 5 a.m. on Thursday.…