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Protest rally planned in St. Louis for 'white allies'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:15:21 GMT2017-09-21T23:15:21Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Another protest is planned for Thursday evening in St. Louis, but this time, the demonstrators are expected to be largely white....



The Latest: Family of deaf man killed by cop hires lawyer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:14:04 GMT2017-09-21T23:14:04Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local):...



Michigan official faces key hearing in Flint water case

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:58:59 GMT2017-09-21T22:58:59Z

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease....



Wisconsin mother says profanity toward son is free speech

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:56:23 GMT2017-09-21T22:56:23Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is deciding whether a mother's profane tirade against her 14-year-old son for burning popcorn amounted to free speech....



The Latest: Doctor says official dismissive of Legionnaires'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:47:29 GMT2017-09-21T22:47:29Z

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on the criminal case against a Michigan health official who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Flint water crisis (all times local):...



On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:41:42 GMT2017-09-21T22:41:42Z

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) -- Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous....



Appeals court sidesteps decision on US fracking regulations

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:38:16 GMT2017-09-21T22:38:16Z

DENVER (AP) -- A federal appeals court has sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them....



Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:37:13 GMT2017-09-21T22:37:13Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats....



Mormon-owned BYU ends ban on caffeinated soda

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:30:46 GMT2017-09-21T22:30:46Z

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening."...



Man convicted in '75 slayings pleads guilty to sex assaults

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:17:03 GMT2017-09-21T22:17:03Z

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender who was sentenced last week to 48 years in the 1975 killings of two young Maryland sisters has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two other girls in northern Virginia in 1996....



The Latest: Traffic blocked in unannounced protest

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:13:09 GMT2017-09-21T22:13:09Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Latest on demonstrations following the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer (all times local):...



Man charged with attempted murder of Kansas tax agent

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:06:30 GMT2017-09-21T22:06:30Z

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting a Kansas Department of Revenue agent has been charged with attempted first-degree murder....



Trial into police shooting about perspective, lawyer says

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:02:19 GMT2017-09-21T22:02:19Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Attorneys have told a federal jury a trial into whether a Pittsburgh police officer violated the rights of a man by shooting and paralyzing him as he sped away from a traffic stop is one of perspective....



Lineman restoring power after Hurricane Irma falls to death

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:01:59 GMT2017-09-21T22:01:59Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida lineman who was working to restore power following Hurricane Irma is dead after falling from a parking garage....



Protesters ejected from NYC speech by Turkey's president

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:00:42 GMT2017-09-21T22:00:42Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A demonstrator who got up and shouted, "Terrorist!" at Turkey's president during a speech at a New York hotel Thursday was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall as others in the emotional crowd pushed, shoved and shouted....



North Korea state news agency: Kim Jong Un calls Trump "deranged," says he will "pay dearl...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:57:37 GMT2017-09-21T21:57:37Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea state news agency: Kim Jong Un calls Trump "deranged," says he will "pay dearly" for his threats....



World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:55:32 GMT2017-09-21T21:55:32Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Top diplomats from Germany, Russia, China and Italy insisted Thursday there can be no turning back on the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump suggested that he may seek a renegotiation or simply walk away from the pact....



Man killed by police had filed suit alleging mistreatment

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:47:34 GMT2017-09-21T21:47:34Z

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A man killed by police filed a lawsuit several weeks ago claiming he was mentally ill and had been beaten in jail, court records show....



The Latest: Montana preparing to take over asbestos cleanup

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:44:10 GMT2017-09-21T21:44:10Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local):...



US Navy awards $5B to finish ballistic-missile sub design

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:39:07 GMT2017-09-21T21:39:07Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat Thursday to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start....



Judge tentatively approves revised chemical spill settlement

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:34:23 GMT2017-09-21T21:34:23Z

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days....



St. Louis businessman's criticism of police spurs backlash

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:24:17 GMT2017-09-21T21:24:17Z

The owner of a St. Louis-area pizzeria chain and a police union leader said Thursday that they hope to arrange a meeting after the restauranteur's social media criticism of officers led to a boycott and hundreds of angry phone calls....



Tribe seeks voice in nuclear plant cleanup, land restoration

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:17:42 GMT2017-09-21T21:17:42Z

VERNON, Vt. (AP) -- Two Native American tribes want a say in the cleanup of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and the future use of the land in an area that was once the site of settlements and fishing grounds for the groups' ancestors....



The Latest: Authorities name man fatally shot by police

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:05:28 GMT2017-09-21T21:05:28Z

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on a police shooting in Alabama (all times local):...



Jeff Sessions warns gang members: 'We will hunt you down'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:01:45 GMT2017-09-21T21:01:45Z

BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says authorities will hunt down gang members and bring them to justice....



Survivor spent hours in tree with toddler after flash flood

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:59:36 GMT2017-09-21T20:59:36Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- As water rushed around him, Cesar Garcia clung desperately to a tree and his 1-year-old daughter, hoisting himself above the debris-filled creek that had swept the pair downstream and killed 10 of his family members....



Prosecutors to rest in trial of Oklahoma beheading suspect

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:45:31 GMT2017-09-21T20:45:31Z

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Jurors have heard a recorded confession of a man charged with murder for beheading a co-worker at a food plant in Oklahoma....



Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:45:15 GMT2017-09-21T20:45:15Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday....



Wisconsin man charged with killing wife, blowing up home

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:42:26 GMT2017-09-21T20:42:26Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities allege that a Wisconsin man accused of blowing up his home to cover up killing his wife gave conflicting statements to police before admitting he shot her....



Indiana woman convicted of neglect in death of 15-pound boy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:42:16 GMT2017-09-21T20:42:16Z

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana woman has been convicted of nine counts of neglect in the death of a 9-year-old blind boy with cerebral palsy who weighed just 15 pounds....



2 workers die in separate construction site falls, 1 injured

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:40:22 GMT2017-09-21T20:40:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two construction workers have died in falls at separate building sites in New York City....



Chicago woman found dead in gym bathroom after 2 days

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:37:47 GMT2017-09-21T20:37:47Z

BURR RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- The son of a woman found dead in a suburban Chicago health club two days after she entered the facility wants more information about her death....



The Latest: Fatal 16-vehicle crash closes Sierra Nevada road

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:21:10 GMT2017-09-21T20:21:10Z

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a summer snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada (all times local):...



UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:12:52 GMT2017-09-21T20:12:52Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. investigators will help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, under a resolution the Security Council approved Thursday....



Attorney says man is innocent of kidnapping, killing student

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:11:11 GMT2017-09-21T20:11:11Z

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) -- The case against a man charged with kidnapping, raping and killing a Tennessee nursing student who disappeared from her family's rural home six years ago is "absolutely full of holes" and based on "non-evidence," a defense attorney said Thursday....



Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:02:16 GMT2017-09-21T20:02:16Z

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- A 10th elderly patient has died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital....



Worker, dad of 5, dies in construction fall from 29th floor

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:54:06 GMT2017-09-21T19:54:06Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A worker has died in a fall from a residential high-rise construction site in New York City's financial district....



6th person accused of defrauding Dolly Parton wildfire fund

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:37:13 GMT2017-09-21T19:37:13Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- A sixth person has been accused in a scheme to defraud a fund established by famed country music artist Dolly Parton for victims affected by deadly Tennessee wildfires last year....



Family of black man killed by Indianapolis police sue city

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:36:27 GMT2017-09-21T19:36:27Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by Indianapolis police during a traffic stop is suing the city, its police department and two officers, alleging excessive force....



New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:36:15 GMT2017-09-21T19:36:15Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- As Houston recovers from Harvey's devastating flooding, many homeowners could be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same houses they are struggling to rebuild....



Irma, now Maria: US Caribbean communities rush to send aid

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:36:10 GMT2017-09-21T19:36:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and waters of hurricanes Irma and Maria, including those in places in the southern United States that were hit hard themselves....



The Latest: China says talks only way out of Korean standoff

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:31:51 GMT2017-09-21T19:31:51Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local):...



The Latest: Peterson likely to appeal to US Supreme Court

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:45:57 GMT2017-09-21T18:45:57Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Latest on Drew Peterson's murder conviction in the death of his third wife (all times local):...



Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:40:38 GMT2017-09-21T18:40:38Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction....



New owners lay off employees at Alaska's largest newspaper

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:34:37 GMT2017-09-21T18:34:37Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The new owners of Alaska's largest newspaper have laid off reporters, editors and other employees just days after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the Alaska Dispatch News....



Missouri couple indicted in death of woman's teen daughter

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:27 GMT2017-09-21T18:30:27Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri husband and wife have been indicted in the killing of the woman's biological teenage daughter, who had recently moved in with them after spending most of her life with an adoptive family in Minnesota....



Maine judge to weigh death declaration for missing toddler

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:06:59 GMT2017-09-21T18:06:59Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Authorities have uncovered no evidence that toddler Ayla Reynolds is still alive despite the more than 1,000 leads they've received since her 2011 disappearance, state police said Thursday....



Report: Faulty repairs caused fatal Army helicopter crash

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:30:45 GMT2017-09-21T17:30:45Z

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An improperly installed part caused a helicopter to crash in rural Tennessee, killing the two 101st Airborne Division pilots aboard, according to an Army report....



The Latest: 10th patient dies from Florida nursing home

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:26:23 GMT2017-09-21T17:26:23Z

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the deaths of patients at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma (all times local):...



Aquarium releases 3 abandoned seal pups off Rhode Island

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:24:35 GMT2017-09-21T17:24:35Z

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) -- Three seal pups that were apparently abandoned by their parents after birth have been released into the waters off Rhode Island....



Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:23:56 GMT2017-09-21T17:23:56Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol apparently impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors said in a court filing this week....



Settlement: Inmates can now receive some handmade drawings

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:01:39 GMT2017-09-21T16:01:39Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit challenging New Hampshire's prison mail policy, and inmates will now be allowed to receive some handmade drawings....



Seal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquarium

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:52:44 GMT2017-09-21T15:52:44Z

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) -- A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium....



Tenants to get rent reimbursement for Harvey flooded units

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:43:50 GMT2017-09-21T15:43:50Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston officials are trying to determine how many public housing residents were wrongly told to pay rent this month for homes left uninhabitable by Hurricane Harvey....



NTSB: Engineers in NYC-area train crashes had sleep apnea

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:26:53 GMT2017-09-21T15:26:53Z

The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday....



South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:19:49 GMT2017-09-21T15:19:49Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Adopting a less confrontational stance than key allies, South Korea's president urged North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue to prevent conflict breaking out on the divided peninsula....



Cop on desk after violent arrest of man 'trying to help'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:38 GMT2017-09-21T15:18:38Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- One of five Pittsburgh officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook has been assigned to desk duty, while the man he punched during the arrest says he was just trying to help police make another arrest....



Court affirms 'Master Bob' murder conviction in Michigan

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:18 GMT2017-09-21T15:18:18Z

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a former Rotary Club president who was accused of arranging his wife's death so he could devote himself to a life of bondage with other women as "Master Bob."...



Judge: Some records in slaying of 4 can be open to public

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:58:04 GMT2017-09-21T14:58:04Z

AYER, Mass. (AP) -- Some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home can be made public, a judge ruled Wednesday....



Birmingham: Structure hiding Confederate monument is legal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:52:58 GMT2017-09-21T14:52:58Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The city of Birmingham is asking a judge to dismiss the state of Alabama's lawsuit challenging a plywood screen that was built to hide a Confederate monument in a downtown park....



Nat Turner to be included in anti-slavery monument

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:08:07 GMT2017-09-21T14:08:07Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A state commission in Virginia has decided to include Nat Turner in an anti-slavery monument. Turner was the leader of a bloody slave uprising in 1831....



Sheriff says South Carolina man killed in ambush shooting

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:02:41 GMT2017-09-21T14:02:41Z

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies say a South Carolina man has been shot and killed in an ambush attack....



Feds subpoena documents from co-owner of failed nuke project

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:54:40 GMT2017-09-21T13:54:40Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from one of the two companies that have abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina....



Cornell student charged in attack apologizes for behavior

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:47:16 GMT2017-09-21T13:47:16Z

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- A white Cornell University student charged with beating a black student has apologized for the language he used during an attack that police say may have been racially motivated....



2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:39:31 GMT2017-09-21T13:39:31Z

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas....



Plane crashes after takeoff, killing Georgia pilot

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:36:20 GMT2017-09-21T13:36:20Z

RHINE, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday....



Kentucky man pleads guilty in beating death of 7-week-old

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:07 GMT2017-09-21T13:15:07Z

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to the 2015 beating death of a 7-week-old boy....



Police: Wedding DJ admits stealing newlyweds' gifted money

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:52 GMT2017-09-21T13:14:52Z

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) -- A wedding DJ must stand trial or work out a plea deal on charges he stole at least $600 in gifted money at a Pennsylvania wedding he worked....



10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:05:24 GMT2017-09-21T13:05:24Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



'Nasty' to have service dog in restaurant, customer says

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:01:50 GMT2017-09-21T13:01:50Z

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) -- An argument broke out after a woman complained about a service dog being allowed inside a Delaware restaurant....



Judge rejects couple's argument for refusing gay customers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:38:15 GMT2017-09-21T12:38:15Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge by the owners of a Minnesota video company who want to shoot weddings for heterosexual couples only....



Florida hospital closed as officials assess hurricane damage

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:34:56 GMT2017-09-21T12:34:56Z

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A beachside hospital on Florida's Atlantic Coast remains closed as officials evaluate the damage done to the building by Hurricane Irma....



Grand jury clears Toledo police officer in fatal shooting

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:22 GMT2017-09-21T12:15:22Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A grand jury in Ohio has declined to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of a man during an apparent domestic dispute....



State park's hiking trails close following bear attack

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:07:18 GMT2017-09-21T12:07:18Z

MILLBORO, Va. (AP) -- A black bear has attacked a woman at a state park in Virginia, prompting officials to close the park's hiking trails....



Anti-Semitic graffiti mars monument near Madison synagogue

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:56:54 GMT2017-09-21T11:56:54Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas was spray-painted on a monument near a historic synagogue in Wisconsin's traditionally liberal capital city....



Private Connecticut school buys Vermont land for new campus

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:56:46 GMT2017-09-21T11:56:46Z

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) -- A private boys' school in Connecticut has purchased a well-known Vermont inn and surrounding property to create a satellite campus....



Authorities: Illinois father killed sons, set house on fire

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:31:33 GMT2017-09-21T04:31:33Z

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in Bloomington, Illinois, say a 33-year-old man hid his family's cellphones, killed his two children and intentionally set a house fire before hanging himself....



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:55:31 GMT2017-09-21T03:55:31Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...



Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:58:41 GMT2017-09-21T01:58:41Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council backed reforms Wednesday to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly....



Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:39:04 GMT2017-09-21T01:39:04Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Myanmar is trying to reassure the world about its handling of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh. It says it is committed to resolving tensions in the strife-hit region....



Lawyers say man whose kin died is withholding information

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:23:54 GMT2017-09-21T01:23:54Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Insurance company lawyers say a Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather refuses to answer questions about the day his boat sank with his mother onboard....



Hurricane Harvey's impact blows Durst hearing into next year

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:22:54 GMT2017-09-21T01:22:54Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A hearing to determine if New York real estate heir Robert Durst goes on trial for murder was delayed Wednesday until next year....



Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:12:15 GMT2017-09-21T01:12:15Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage....



April hearing set to determine if Durst is tried for murder

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:41:31 GMT2017-09-21T00:41:31Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The preliminary hearing in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been delayed until next year....



Memo: Consider civil rights home for national monument

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:41:18 GMT2017-09-21T00:41:18Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald Trump....



Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:38:34 GMT2017-09-21T00:38:34Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country....



Prosecutor: No charges for mom of child who died in hot car

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:25:33 GMT2017-09-21T00:25:33Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The mother of a 15-month-old girl who died after the woman left her inside a car as she worked in a nearby office will not be charged in the death, a prosecutor said Wednesday....



Man arrested in slaying of man holding 3-week-old grandson

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:17:55 GMT2017-09-21T00:17:55Z

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- A judge in Ohio has set bond at $1 million for a man accused of fatally shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the father held the child....



50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:03:51 GMT2017-09-21T00:03:51Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world's nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless....



The Latest: 50 nations ink nuke ban pact; big powers oppose

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:58:27 GMT2017-09-20T23:58:27Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons (all times local):...



Firm: Missouri lot where body found should've been checked

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:22:59 GMT2017-09-20T23:22:59Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Officials of a private firm operating Kansas City International Airport's parking lots say the lot where a man's remains sat undiscovered for eight months was supposed to be checked every night....



Court: Texas man can be executed for slaying daughters

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:14:40 GMT2017-09-20T23:14:40Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- An appeals court has lifted a stay of execution for a Dallas man convicted of fatally shooting his two young daughters 16 years ago while their mother listened helplessly over the phone....



South Carolina: Call for a monument to black Civil War hero

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:02:03 GMT2017-09-20T23:02:03Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus-building in a nation divided by the issue....



Ryan, lawmakers tour Irma-damaged Keys, pledge funding

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:46:43 GMT2017-09-20T22:46:43Z

MIAMI (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan promised to get federal funding for the victims of the Irma-ravaged Sunshine state as he and a group of bipartisan congressional leaders assessed the damage Wednesday....



Woman sues 4 Baltimore police officers charged with fraud

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:20:11 GMT2017-09-20T22:20:11Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Four Baltimore police officers who were recently indicted on federal fraud charges are now being sued by a woman who says they falsely arrested her husband and stole $20,000 from them....



Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles family

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:47:34 GMT2017-09-20T21:47:34Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge's most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University....



The Latest: White man facing murder charges on suicide watch

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:46:51 GMT2017-09-20T21:46:51Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on the arrest of a 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local):...



Girl, 5, is thrown from SUV, killed in fiery highway crash

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:44:48 GMT2017-09-20T21:44:48Z

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer has slammed into an SUV that was disabled on a New Jersey highway, ejecting a 5-year-old girl and killing her and causing a massive fire....



Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:41:59 GMT2017-09-20T21:41:59Z

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records....



Minneapolis council reaches agreement with ex-police chief

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:29:30 GMT2017-09-20T21:29:30Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minneapolis City Council has approved a separation agreement with the city's former police chief, who resigned in July after a police officer fatally shot an Australian woman....