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Spokesman: At least 3 deputies wounded in shooting
YORK, S.C. (AP) -- At least three sheriff's deputies have been wounded in a shooting in South Carolina....



10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



Spokesman: 3 South Carolina deputies wounded, taken to hospital after being shot answering...
YORK, S.C. (AP) -- Spokesman: 3 South Carolina deputies wounded, taken to hospital after being shot answering domestic call....



Frozen steak brand achieves goal of verification on Twitter
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania-based frozen sliced steak brand has achieved success in its months-long campaign to become verified on Twitter....



NYC sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city....



Parents arrested, kids chained in Calif. house of horrors
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults....



Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) -- A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable - the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway....



U Penn student reportedly stabbed more than 20 times
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Orange County Register reports that a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found....



On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader
ATLANTA (AP) -- They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump....



Inmate convicted of giving fatal buttocks injection dies
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi inmate convicted of giving fatal and illicit silicone buttocks injections to a woman has died at age 58....



AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from MLK holiday
At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader, on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, urged people to remember her father by doing "an act of kindness toward someone of another race" between now and April 4, the day the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1...



China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market
DETROIT (AP) -- Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname....



The Latest: Parents of 13 locked-up kids held on bail of $9M
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on police discovering 12 children locked up in parents' house in California (all times local):...



The Latest: Thousands gather in Memphis where King was slain
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The Latest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations around the country (all times local):...



10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...



Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month....



Immigrant from Mexico, 2 sisters among mudslide victims
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- An immigrant from Mexico and a pair of sisters were among the 20 people killed in devastating mudslides that brought tragedy and sorrow to the idyllic coastal community of Montecito, California....



California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people....



2015 plane crash that killed 3 men linked to open cabin door
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A plane crash on the grounds of a posh Pennsylvania resort that killed three Maryland men stemmed from a front cabin door opening during takeoff, federal investigators have concluded....



1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mall
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- One person has been shot and wounded in a parking garage outside a Rhode Island shopping mall, leading to an evacuation of the mall and a search for any suspects....



Cherokee Nation honor MLK while dealing with slavery issue
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Cherokee Nation leaders are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen....



2 dogs attack, kill dog in front of its home in Connecticut
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut say two dogs mauled another dog to death in front of its home....



Arizona woman visiting shooting area killed by stray bullet
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say an Arizona woman has died after being struck in the chest by a stray bullet while visiting a desert area popular for target shooting....



Citigroup says it will use raises to narrow pay gap
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup says it will slightly raise pay for women and minorities to close a gap with men and whites....



Liz Weston: What good financial advice looks like
Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone....



Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2
STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) -- A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board....



Pipeline protester's elderly exploitation case dismissed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities have dropped a second charge against a Bismarck woman accused of abusing and exploiting her elderly mother during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota....



Mom charged in infant's death convicted in 2010 drowning
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) -- A northern Michigan woman facing charges in the 2016 death of her infant daughter was convicted nearly seven years ago after her daughter died while taking a bath with her in Oklahoma....



6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a bat
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat....



The Latest: Crews work to clear key California freeway
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local):...



About 100 dogs seized from home; woman charged with cruelty
COOLVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities have seized about 100 dogs from a southeastern Ohio home and charged a 76-year-old woman with misdemeanor animal cruelty, alleging she kept animals in unsanitary conditions....



Seized ivory probed for clues that could help save elephants
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Scientists are using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives of pachyderms that are being slaughtered for their tusks in Africa....



Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito, California, rebuilds after deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway....



CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch ups of its beauty images
NEW YORK (AP) -- CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health Corp., wants to end touch ups of its beauty images in its marketing campaigns by the end of 2020....



Top car, truck, utility to be announced at Detroit auto show
DETROIT (AP) -- The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year will be revealed during the North American International Auto Show's press preview days....



AP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alert
HONOLULU (AP) -- It was a beautiful Hawaii morning: nice breeze, blue skies, birds chirping. Then terror struck....



Man, teenage girl killed in Bronx apartment building fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man and a teenage girl have been killed in an apartment building fire in New York City....



Amtrak: 2 killed as train crashes into vehicle at crossing
WHITAKERS, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say two people are dead after their vehicle tried to cross railroad tracks ahead of an oncoming Amtrak train in rural North Carolina....



Ex-death row inmate pleads not guilty in trafficking case
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A former death row inmate from Delaware who was later exonerated has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges in Hawaii....



Police investigate after KKK fliers found in neighborhood
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- Police in northern Virginia are investigating after some residents received fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan....



King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death
ATLANTA (AP) -- Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires....



Police: Slow-speed chase ends when driver runs out of gas
BOSTON (AP) -- Police say a slow-speed chase in Massachusetts ended when a truck driver ran out of gasoline....



Police say man charged with kidnapping after holding boy
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) -- A sheriff said an armed man used a 10-year-old boy as "a shield" during a hostage standoff of around 30 hours that ended peacefully Sunday morning....



Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu
HONOLULU (AP) -- The missile threat mistakenly sent Saturday by Hawaii officials came just a few minutes after a shift change at state Emergency Operations Center in Diamond Head Crater. Here's a timeline of what happened:...



NYPD: Man files complaint, says Spitzer threatened him
NEW YORK (AP) -- Detectives with the New York Police Department are looking into a man's claim that disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer threatened to stab him during an irate interaction in a Manhattan restaurant, police said Sunday....



'Sit down and shut up': The best of Chris Christie's 8 years
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leaving center stage this week....



WWII vet receives overdue military honors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A 92-year-old World War II veteran has been presented with military honors he earned during the war but never received....



World Marathon Challenge by the numbers
U.S. marathoner Becca Pizzi is trying to become the first person to have twice completed the World Marathon Challenge - seven marathons in seven days on all seven continents....



A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival
NEW YORK (AP) -- Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn....



Cod catch at all-time low, but rebound could be near
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- America's catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year....



Body discovered on Honolulu airport runway
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii officials say a body was discovered near a runway at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport....



Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region....



Police chase Greyhound bus after passenger reports threats
WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) -- Reports of a man armed with a gun and threatening to kill fellow passengers on a Greyhound bus led to a police chase of the vehicle that started in Wisconsin and ended in northern Illinois....



Police say mom was killed by son after video game argument
CERES, Calif. (AP) -- Police have arrested a Northern California man they say fatally shot his mother after an argument that erupted as he was playing a video game....



Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size
DETROIT (AP) -- In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more efficient trucks....



Clarification: Puerto Rico-US-Disaster Aid story
In a story Jan. 12, The Associated Press reported that Florida Sen. Bill Nelson praised the Republican governor for his efforts to get more aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The story should have made clear that he was referring to Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello....



Dunkin' without the 'Donuts': New store tests shorter name
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) -- Dunkin' without the Donuts?...



Frustration grows 18 months into police shooting probes
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A deadly confrontation between two white Louisiana police officers and a black man lasted less than 90 seconds. The criminal investigation of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting by one of the officers has lasted more than 1 ½ years - and there's no clear end in sight....



Suspect in postal worker deaths to be tried in federal court
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment will be tried in federal court....



Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception....



New high-speed train making preview run hits and kills woman
MIAMI (AP) -- A high-speed train that was offering preview runs a day before its debut struck and killed a woman, police in Florida said Saturday....



4 more arrested in connection with fish market child labor
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Four women charged in connection with a religious organization that police say forced children to work in North Carolina fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in....



Authorities: wrong woman killed in botched murder-for-hire
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say the wrong person was killed last Sunday in a botched murder-for-hire plot set up by a scorned woman....



The Latest: Hawaii officials say missile alert was mistake
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Latest on a missile threat mistakenly sent by Hawaii officials (all times local):...



Agency recommended firing 2 Chicago officers over shooting
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's police superintendent has agreed with a recommendation to fire two officers who shot at a stolen car during a 2016 chase that ended when a third officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....



Police called after bank worker wrote 'HELP' on door as joke
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a bank employee was cited after writing "HELP" on fogged-up glass on the front door as a joke....



Women taking their right to go topless to state's high court
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the state's highest court....



Feds: American bribed Russian official for nuclear contracts
MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) -- Federal authorities have accused a Maryland man of bribing a Russian atomic energy official to help secure contracts for transporting nuclear fuel....



Stepdaughter in kill-for-hire case: 'Working on forgiveness'
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Now that Kimberly Pack's stepfather has been charged with murder, accused of arranging his wife's death to stop her from exposing an illegal drug distribution ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang, she thinks she knows how to regain peace in her life....



Phish drummer helping with ranked-choice voting drive
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The drummer from the jam band Phish is helping collect signatures with a goal of overturning a legislative delay on ranked-choice voting in Maine....



Research aims to predict algae blooms on lakes, rivers
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Researchers along the Ohio River are trying to figure out how to predict which rivers and lakes in Ohio and other states are at risk from toxic algae....



AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....



Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday....



20-year-old jackpot winner hopes to do 'good for humanity'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The 20-year-old Florida man who claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot choose to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments....



Man convicted of 3 killing civil rights workers dies in jail
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced....



Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people....



Documents: Former billionaire reaches deal with creditors
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Former billionaire Tim Blixseth and his creditors reached a $3 million settlement to satisfy longstanding claims that the real estate developer illegally pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars from a Montana resort for the superrich, according to court documents filed Friday....



Winter storm drops snow, ice in South, making roads a mess
PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. (AP) -- James A. Jones saw enough cars stranded along the icy highway to know it was time to pull over as a winter storm blasted parts of Tennessee and Kentucky with sleet, freezing rain and snow Friday....



The Latest: Vegas shooter's girlfriend said she handled ammo
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest on the release of documents related to the Las Vegas shooting (all times local):...



California man confesses to 1993 killing in TV interview
REDDING, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California man confessed to a 1993 killing in an emotional interview with a television station, saying his faith in God led him to do the right thing....



Former billionaire reaches $3 million deal with creditors
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Former billionaire real estate developer Tim Blixseth has reached a $3 million settlement to resolve claims he illegally pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars from a Montana resort for the superrich....



Man who escaped Hawaii hospital had fake IDs, phones, cash
HONOLULU (AP) -- A man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California was caught with two high-quality fake IDs, two cellphones and more than $6,000 in cash, according to court documents....



Court plans review of its workplace rules after claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The nation's largest federal court circuit has announced plans to review its workplace protections following the resignation of a judge facing sexual misconduct allegations....



Texas father charged with murder in death of Indian orphan
DALLAS (AP) -- The father of a 3-year-old girl adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted on a capital murder charge Friday, nearly three months after the girl's body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home....



Developer halts plans after likely Civil War graves found
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Developers halted plans Friday for a sprawling entertainment and residential complex in Tennessee after archaeologists discovered what they believe are graves on a site near a Civil War fort built by slaves....



Man indicted in fatal stabbings of his daughter, her mother
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A prosecutor says a man charged in the Ohio stabbing deaths of his 4-year-old daughter and her mother has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and could be sentenced to the death penalty if convicted....



Prosecutors: Men sexually abused girls they called brides
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah men who believe in polygamy and doomsday had sexually abused young girls after conducting secret marriages they thought were ordained by God, prosecutors said Friday....



South Carolina deputy shoots, kills suspect after chase
GASTON, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a South Carolina man who pulled a gun on deputies after a car chase....



Judge: Atlanta warrantless search policy unconstitutional
ATLANTA (AP) -- The city of Atlanta had a policy of conducting unlawful, warrantless searches of commercial properties, a federal judge ruled this week in a case brought after officers searched a motorcycle club's meeting space....



The Latest: Woman found dead in West Virginia flooding
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Latest on winter weather in the South (all times local):...



Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration....



Texas MLK parade canceled after protest threat hurts funding
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- A Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in North Texas has been canceled just days after groups threatened to boycott the event because Gov. Greg Abbott was chosen as honorary grand marshal....



Dominion CEO: Without deal, South Carolina utility fails
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The state's leaders can either accept a deal to take over a troubled South Carolina utility or watch the company fail, an executive for the company proposing to take over SCANA Corp. said Thursday....



Police: 'Dignitaries' disrupted Sandy Hook massacre scene
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- After the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, police officials not involved in the investigation and "dignitaries" were allowed into the building and potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping on bullet casings and glass shards that had yet to be processed as evidence, according to a report state police released Friday on their response to the mass shooting....



Sailor pleads guilty in Navy contractor bribery case
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The first sailor to face a military trial related to a decadelong corruption scandal has pleaded guilty to ethics violations charges....



California man charged with illegally importing leopard
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged a California man with illegally bringing into the United States the skull and skin of a leopard they say he killed in South Africa....



Former postal carrier admits burning US mail for months
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says a former U.S. Postal Service worker who burned at least 20 tubs of mail over five months has pleaded guilty to a single count of delaying or destroying the mail....



Teen charged in Halloween killing parents pleads not guilty
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine teenager indicted on charges of killing his parents has pleaded not guilty....



Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers are riding high after ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade over the holiday season. But merchants can't afford to rest easy....



Firefighter killed in collapse remembered for humor, spirit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A firefighter killed in a house collapse was remembered at his funeral Mass on Friday for his sense of humor and passion for his job....