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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:55:02 GMT2018-01-21T04:55:02Z

Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running....



The Latest: Authorities find body of missing mudslide victim

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:44:00 GMT2018-01-21T04:44:00Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the victims of deadly mudslides in Southern California (all times local):...



The Latest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:04:39 GMT2018-01-21T00:04:39Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the closure of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (all times local):...



Correction: Women's Marches story

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:49:28 GMT2018-01-20T21:49:28Z

In a story Jan. 19 about women's marches, The Associated Press misidentified the city of Portsmouth as New Hampshire's state capital, which is Concord. The story also said 1 million marched around the world in rallies protesting President Donald Trump's inauguration; global crowd estimates were in the millions....



Bank says executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:43:52 GMT2018-01-20T21:43:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America has confirmed that a high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it would not comment on reports of an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations....



Memorial service held for beloved Michigan airport dog

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:34:08 GMT2018-01-20T21:34:08Z

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have turned out to salute a speedy border collie that became an internet sensation for keeping a northern Michigan airport free of wildlife....



More than 1K cold-stunned sea turtles found in Florida bay

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:03:10 GMT2018-01-20T21:03:10Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- More than 1,000 sea turtles stunned by unusually cold weather have been rescued from waters off Florida's Panhandle this month....



Police: Murder suspect may be tied to old slaying

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:01:55 GMT2018-01-20T19:01:55Z

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say a woman arrested for killing and dismembering her ex-boyfriend may be linked to another, 10-year-old case....



Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:47:19 GMT2018-01-20T15:47:19Z

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) -- Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express stores, using the money from the sale and the new tax revenue to pay off the roughly $200,000 in debt that resulted from an embezzlement scandal involving the former town treasurer....



Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:14:23 GMT2018-01-20T14:14:23Z

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers - four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty - are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite....



AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:31:14 GMT2018-01-20T08:31:14Z

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....



Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:23:14 GMT2018-01-20T05:23:14Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life....



Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:13:49 GMT2018-01-20T04:13:49Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After three months of investigation, police have learned more about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: He was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend....



Serial stowaway arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare airport

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:52:48 GMT2018-01-20T03:52:48Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman with a history of sneaking aboard planes slipped past security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this week and was flying to London when the airline realized she didn't have a ticket....



Baltimore's new police leader faces numerous challenges

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:50:07 GMT2018-01-20T03:50:07Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Deputy Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has steadily risen through the ranks during a 30-year career with Baltimore's police department, will take the helm of the force in a city struggling with a feverish pace of killings....



Alaska Native group slams planned shamanism event

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:42:50 GMT2018-01-20T02:42:50Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska Native group spoke out Friday against a shamanism retreat, saying the event commercializes and exploits the spiritual healing practices of indigenous people....



California community makes recovery strides after mudslide

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:17:04 GMT2018-01-20T02:17:04Z

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide, authorities said Friday....



US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:33:10 GMT2018-01-20T01:33:10Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to "terrorist organizations" - and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade....



Boat explosion in Kentucky leaves 3 dead

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:21:12 GMT2018-01-20T01:21:12Z

An explosion rocked a tugboat while it was docked for repairs in Kentucky, killing three people and injuring several others Friday, authorities said....



Court in Chicago hears arguments on sanctuary cities

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:35:01 GMT2018-01-20T00:35:01Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Oral arguments before a federal appeals court Friday focused on whether President Donald Trump's administration is overstepping its authority by seeking to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities, like Chicago, unless they do more to help enforce U.S. immigration laws....



Prosecutors: Woman mad at US actions abroad set campus fires

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:33:08 GMT2018-01-20T00:33:08Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A woman whom prosecutors said was angry about supposed U.S. military actions abroad was charged Friday with setting several fires at a Minnesota university....



Judge sides with Florida House instead of Emeril TV producer

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:05:47 GMT2018-01-20T00:05:47Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge is refusing to step into an ongoing tussle between a television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows and the Florida House of Representatives....



Slain deputy US marshal remembered as athlete, leader

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:04:06 GMT2018-01-20T00:04:06Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Friends of a deputy U.S. marshal slain during a shootout with a wanted suspect are remembering him as a gifted athlete and natural leader....



Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:59:22 GMT2018-01-19T23:59:22Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's top diplomat on Friday exhorted President Donald Trump to counter "Russo-phobic" intrigues against him in the United States to improve ties between Washington and Moscow....



Lawyer: Condemned Alabama inmate doesn't remember crime

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:58:58 GMT2018-01-19T23:58:58Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Lawyers for an Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed next week said multiple strokes and dementia have left him unable to remember his crime or understand his looming execution....



Life term for California man's 'unforgivable' child slayings

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:39:13 GMT2018-01-19T23:39:13Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California man apologized for the "unforgivable" slayings of his three children as he was sentenced to life in prison....



The Latest: Man accused in 9 killings had bleak upbringing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:47 GMT2018-01-19T23:21:47Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Latest on nine killings in the Phoenix area that have been linked to the same convicted felon (all times local):...



The Latest: US authorities review records after copter crash

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:11:16 GMT2018-01-19T23:11:16Z

RATON, N.M. (AP) -- The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local):...



Nuns appeal pipeline project on religious grounds

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:01:04 GMT2018-01-19T23:01:04Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An order of nuns brought their fight to stop a natural gas pipeline project on their rural Pennsylvania property to a federal appeals court Friday....



Va. woman pleads guilty in death of son found in her car

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:44:10 GMT2018-01-19T22:44:10Z

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia woman whose son's remains were found in the trunk of her car more than 10 years after he was last seen alive pleaded guilty Friday in his death....



Drinking water in Flint schools to be tested for lead

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:40:00 GMT2018-01-19T22:40:00Z

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan officials are preparing to test water in Flint School District buildings for lead....



Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:30:45 GMT2018-01-19T22:30:45Z

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):...



Teen pleads guilty in shooting in Facebook feud over boy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:20:42 GMT2018-01-19T22:20:42Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A teenager accused of fatally shooting another teen in a Facebook feud over a boy has pleaded guilty in juvenile court to first-degree murder....



5 in US, 2 in Italy charged with running opioid pill "mills"

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:16:44 GMT2018-01-19T22:16:44Z

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday....



Businessman may get estimated 6-month delay in deportation

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:16:13 GMT2018-01-19T22:16:13Z

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio businessman who faces deportation to his native Jordan may be able to stay in the United States about six months while his case is reviewed....



Woman whose German shepherds died in fires pleads not guilty

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:37:23 GMT2018-01-19T21:37:23Z

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- A woman whose German shepherds died in fires at her New Hampshire property has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges....



Judge orders sweeping changes to Texas foster care system

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:02:28 GMT2018-01-19T21:02:28Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken....



Mom, wife who had 2nd online life found slain

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:20:14 GMT2018-01-19T20:20:14Z

CALERA, Ala. (AP) -- Kathleen Dawn West described herself as a full-time wife and mom on Facebook but lived another life on other social media platforms, calling herself an exhibitionist and posting risque photos with a chance for subscribers to see sexier images for $15.99 a month....



The Latest: Federal grand jury probing Vegas shooting

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:59:32 GMT2018-01-19T19:59:32Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas last October that left 58 people dead and hundreds injured on the Las Vegas strip (all times local):...



Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwe opposition leader

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:55:15 GMT2018-01-19T18:55:15Z

RATON, N.M. (AP) -- A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area of New Mexico....






13-year-old charged with murder in boy's crossbow killing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:16:28 GMT2018-01-19T18:16:28Z

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) -- A 13-year-old Oklahoma boy accused of fatally shooting his 10-year-old friend with a crossbow in anger has been charged with first-degree murder....



3 in Dallas family get prison for stomping pregnant teen

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:47:41 GMT2018-01-19T17:47:41Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Three members of a Dallas family who beat a pregnant teen and stomped on her belly until she miscarried have been sentenced to prison....



Lawyers spar over evidence against Orlando shooter's wife

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:12:15 GMT2018-01-19T16:12:15Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Defense attorneys say video, photos and other evidence from the Pulse nightclub attack should not be shown to jurors during the upcoming federal trial of the shooter's widow....



Latest: Baltimore police leader pledges violence reduction

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:17:37 GMT2018-01-19T15:17:37Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Latest on the firing of Baltimore's police commissioner (all times local):...



Supreme Court puts order to redraw N. Carolina maps on hold

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:14:46 GMT2018-01-19T15:14:46Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines....



Life sentence for man in West Virginia coal exec's death

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:43:12 GMT2018-01-19T14:43:12Z

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) -- A second man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery....



Mother, daughter fell into freezing lake in Alabama

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:00:42 GMT2018-01-19T14:00:42Z

MADISON, Ala. (AP) -- A mother and daughter survived after falling into a freezing Alabama lake after their dog ran onto it and fell through....



Dakota Access protester accused in shooting arrested

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:55:50 GMT2018-01-19T13:55:50Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been arrested for violating conditions of her pretrial release....



Texan charged with series of crimes in Boston area

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:52:04 GMT2018-01-19T13:52:04Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a group of friends from Texas who flew to Boston last spring for an NBA playoff game committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries while in Massachusetts before being caught at the airport with more than $50,000 in their luggage....



After 911 prank, boy vows to call only in an 'emerginsy'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:52:10 GMT2018-01-19T12:52:10Z

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts police department has received a handwritten apology for a series of prank 911 calls from a young boy who promised not to call again except in an "emerginsy."...



Florida mom arrested after severely burned baby dies

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:03:51 GMT2018-01-19T12:03:51Z

MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida mother faces an aggravated manslaughter charge after police say she failed to get help for her 1-year-old child who was severely burned while taking a bath and later died....



10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:26:19 GMT2018-01-19T11:26:19Z

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



Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:34:57 GMT2018-01-19T07:34:57Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The nine shooting deaths around metropolitan Phoenix that occurred in just a three-week span seemed unconnected at first glance. The victims differ in age, gender and geographical location. But the more law enforcement investigated, the more correlations came to light....



Things to know about California parents accused of torture

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:20:08 GMT2018-01-19T07:20:08Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California couple has pleaded not guilty to allegations they tortured a dozen of their children, kept them chained to beds for months and starved them so much that their growth was stunted and their muscles atrophied....



California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:15:36 GMT2018-01-19T07:15:36Z

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- California prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds....



Police: 5 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico helicopter crash

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:14:34 GMT2018-01-19T07:14:34Z

RATON, N.M. (AP) -- A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a New Mexico State Police spokeswoman said Thursday....



US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:47:22 GMT2018-01-19T06:47:22Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys Thursday that "Africa is very important for the United States," but she didn't apologize for President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as they had demanded, the chair of the African Group said....



Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:16:34 GMT2018-01-19T03:16:34Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union on Thursday, saying the world has "a sacred duty" not only to commemorate the millions of victims "but to do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future."...



LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:06:12 GMT2018-01-19T03:06:12Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher....



80-year-old accused of bank robbery has decades-old record

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:59:05 GMT2018-01-19T02:59:05Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The lanky, bespectacled man walked into a bank in a strip mall on Tucson's northern edge with a gun, demanded that a teller hand over an undisclosed amount of cash and made his escape on foot....



Illinois man pleads guilty in 1985 death of 15-year-old girl

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:14:38 GMT2018-01-19T02:14:38Z

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) -- Prosecutors say an Illinois man has pleaded guilty in the 1985 death of a teenage girl who left her suburban Chicago home to go to the store and never returned....



Former officer files self-defense claim in shooting death

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:45:14 GMT2018-01-19T01:45:14Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida police officer charged with manslaughter and attempted murder in the shooting death of a black motorist is claiming self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law....



'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:21:21 GMT2018-01-19T01:21:21Z

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims....



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:37:53 GMT2018-01-19T00:37:53Z

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



Minnesota lake named for pro-slavery Calhoun gets new name

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:32:56 GMT2018-01-19T00:32:56Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A popular Minneapolis lake named in honor of slavery supporter and former Vice President John Calhoun will get its original American Indian name back, Minnesota officials announced Thursday....



Deputy US marshal killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:31:27 GMT2018-01-19T00:31:27Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home before dawn Thursday, killing a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death by police as he fled outside, authorities said....



Wind power leader denies spying on Oklahoma state lawmaker

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:24:58 GMT2018-01-19T00:24:58Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group on Thursday flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his truck to spy on him....



The Latest: Haitians angry over denial of guest worker visas

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:03:14 GMT2018-01-19T00:03:14Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on Haitians in the U.S. who face employment and travel hurdles because of government delays in the process of renewing immigration documents under a program that ends next year (all times local):...



3 executions set for Tennessee this year; last was in 2009

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:27:50 GMT2018-01-18T23:27:50Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Three executions are scheduled this year in Tennessee, which would mark the first time the state puts someone to death since 2009, a prisons official confirmed Thursday....



9 victims in Phoenix serial killings differ in age, gender

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:03:25 GMT2018-01-18T23:03:25Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- Police in the Phoenix area say they have linked nine killings to convicted felon Cleophus Cooksey Jr. Here are more details about the serial killing case:...



Florida man gets year in prison for mosque threat

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:47:12 GMT2018-01-18T22:47:12Z

MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for leaving a voicemail threatening to shoot people at a mosque....



After flyers delayed, TSA aims to improve at Atlanta airport

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:43:03 GMT2018-01-18T22:43:03Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- After passengers waited well over an hour to get through security at Atlanta's airport as it struggled to recover from ice and snow, federal officials tried to avoid a repeat of lines that snaked through the airport's atrium and past its food court....



Man hit by Florida's new high-speed train 4th death so far

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:41:08 GMT2018-01-18T22:41:08Z

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bells clang and lights flash 15 seconds before the high-speed train zips through the crossing where Jeffrey King died. Five seconds later, Florida's new Brightline train is gone....



72-year-old Oklahoma woman dies in officer-involved shooting

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:20:24 GMT2018-01-18T22:20:24Z

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Oklahoma say a 72-year-old woman was fatally shot after she fired a high-powered pellet gun at officers during a drug raid....



Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:11:59 GMT2018-01-18T22:11:59Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say....



Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:05:14 GMT2018-01-18T22:05:14Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The missile alert 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:...



Ex-Milwaukee officer reaches plea deal in sex assault cases

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:34:50 GMT2018-01-18T21:34:50Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A former Milwaukee police officer acquitted of fatally shooting a black man, sparking two nights of riots, pleaded guilty Thursday to lesser charges in sexual assault cases that had gotten him fired....



US judge seeks internal communications in Turkey case

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:27:10 GMT2018-01-18T21:27:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge wants lawyers is a case involving a billion-dollar scheme to evade American sanctions against Iran to detail any communications they had with the U.S. and Turkish governments....



Women unhappy with gym owner's video focusing on their butts

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:20:08 GMT2018-01-18T21:20:08Z

FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) -- The owner of a gym in North Carolina says he's surprised people have reacted angrily to a video he posted of women working out that focuses on their butts and includes comments such as "Hump Day."...



Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman's ashes given to brother

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:03:52 GMT2018-01-18T21:03:52Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials in Las Vegas say the cremated remains of the gunman in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history have been turned over to his brother....



UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:59:33 GMT2018-01-18T20:59:33Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that a failure of the Iran nuclear deal, especially as a result of action by the Trump administration, would send "an alarming message" to North Korea and impact all international agreements....



Damaged Navy ship to arrive Friday at Mississippi shipyard

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:19:46 GMT2018-01-18T20:19:46Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors is expected to arrive at a Mississippi shipyard Friday....



Bishop skips Arkansas anti-abortion rally; cites executions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:34:41 GMT2018-01-18T19:34:41Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic bishop who has led prayers at Arkansas anti-abortion rallies says he will not take part this year because its featured speaker is a public official who actively pushed for the state's aggressive execution schedule last year....



Carjacker gets 30-year sentence for New Jersey mall killing

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:26:38 GMT2018-01-18T19:26:38Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The gunman in a fatal 2013 carjacking at an upscale mall in New Jersey was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison....



The Latest: Suspect in US marshal's slaying also killed

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:23:26 GMT2018-01-18T19:23:26Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the killing of a deputy U.S. marshal in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (all times local):...



The Latest: Kazakhstan to NKorea: Abandon nuclear ambitions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:11:37 GMT2018-01-18T19:11:37Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on confidence-building measures to tackle the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (all times local):...



Black Texas man sues cop who mistook him for thief, shot him

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:34:35 GMT2018-01-18T18:34:35Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A black man shot by a police officer who mistook him for a thief as he tried to unlock his own truck has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Dallas suburb where the shooting happened and the since-fired officer....



Maryland man gets 2 years after swatting that injured victim

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:26:17 GMT2018-01-18T18:26:17Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a swatting incident that left the victim with significant injuries after police shot him with rubber bullets....



Neo-Nazi publisher won't reveal whereabouts, citing threats

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:17:24 GMT2018-01-18T18:17:24Z

Andrew Anglin operates a neo-Nazi website notorious for publishing personal information about the targets of its internet trolling campaigns. But The Daily Stormer's publisher refused this week to publicly reveal where he is living, claiming he gets "credible" death threats....



Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:06:51 GMT2018-01-18T18:06:51Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The deep freeze that shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday as crews salted and cleared roads after a slow-moving storm left ice and snow in places that usually enjoy mild winters. At least 15 people were killed in accidents and frigid weather....



Police: Sex offender broke no laws by photographing kids

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:19:37 GMT2018-01-18T17:19:37Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say a registered sex offender who took photographs of children in public places didn't break any laws....



Sheriff: Deputy dragged by car stuns, shoots Alabama suspect

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:33:05 GMT2018-01-18T16:33:05Z

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama man who authorities say dragged a sheriff's deputy with his vehicle was shot with both a stun gun and a firearm....



N. Carolina: Sterilization victims to get final payment soon

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:31:37 GMT2018-01-18T16:31:37Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina officials say the third and final compensation payment to sterilization victims should be mailed soon, marking the end of a 15-year pursuit of financial help for them....



White nationalist might speak on Kent shooting anniversary

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:06:24 GMT2018-01-18T15:06:24Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- White nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour organizer is asking for space for a speech at Kent State University this spring on the anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings....



The Latest: Atlanta transit system operates limited service

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:09:50 GMT2018-01-18T13:09:50Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on winter weather in the South (all times local):...



Romney mentor, Bain & Co. founder, William Bain Jr. dies

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:07:42 GMT2018-01-18T13:07:42Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The founder of global consulting and private equity businesses who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has died. William Bain Jr. was 80....



Florida woman accused of sending boy, 6, to steal package

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:52:22 GMT2018-01-18T12:52:22Z

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) -- A woman is accused of sending a small child to steal a package from the front porch of a Florida home....



Man dies after being shot by Tennessee sheriff's deputy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:33:08 GMT2018-01-18T10:33:08Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy has died, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said....



Business leaders camp out in cold to urge revitalization

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:24:18 GMT2018-01-18T09:24:18Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Business leaders camped out in freezing temperatures in Atlanta to help urge revitalization in the city's west side....