Girl on bike sues after off-duty officer throws her down

SEATTLE (AP) — A teenager rode her bicycle through a mall parking lot when an off-duty officer working for a private security company pulled her down, threw her to the ground and shocked her with a stun gun.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press

Body of kidnapped Montana woman found near Spokane

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop in broad daylight was able to talk with her husband by cellphone several times and even talked with police, but she was dead by the time authorities found her car 325 miles away near Spokane International Airport, Montana authorities said.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police: Man who killed son, wounded ex-wife found dead

NORLINA, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say a man wanted for killing his son and critically wounding his ex-wife before using Facebook to admit to the attack has been found dead in a South Carolina motel room.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Apple is betting big on a wireless world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —€” Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: Eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new "AirPods" —€” tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

As some states curb high fines, Oklahoma's go even higher

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When riots erupted two years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, some of the tension in the black community was blamed on the city's use of court fines and fees that burdened many low-income people with debts they could not pay.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press