8,000-year-old female figurine uncovered in central Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey's central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only handful of statuettes of the era ever found in one piece.


Lawyer: $1.9 million settlement in Sandra Bland lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) — Relatives of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died last summer in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop, have reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful-death lawsuit, the family's attorney told a Houston television station Thursday.

  • Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways

DETROIT (AP) — Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

Anger about poker games preceded senior apartment shooting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 77-year-old man who shot three people, killing one, at the senior apartment complex where he lived had grown distant recently and had been angry about frequent poker games in the building's common area, according to people who knew him.

  • Written by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press