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Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:06:24 GMT2017-08-21T10:06:24Z

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- In Grays Harbor County, a rural community on the coast of Washington state, the rate at which people die from despair - from drugs, alcohol and suicide - is nearly twice the national average. The county embraced Donald Trump's call to America's forgotten corners, and flipped Republican in a presidential election for the first time in 90 years....



Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:04:44 GMT2017-08-21T10:04:44Z

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....



10 Things to Know for Today

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:01:54 GMT2017-08-21T10:01:54Z

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



Stone Mountain poses another test for Confederate symbols

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:48:01 GMT2017-08-21T07:48:01Z

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) -- The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory....



Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:27:16 GMT2017-08-21T05:27:16Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge at a bond hearing for the men....



University of Texas removes Confederate statues

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:04:38 GMT2017-08-21T05:04:38Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."...



Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:28:22 GMT2017-08-21T04:28:22Z

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The tribe did not seek to have the man who recently admitted to killing her put to death....



Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:02:04 GMT2017-08-21T04:02:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates up, but most think the impact will be fairly modest....



10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:17:55 GMT2017-08-21T01:17:55Z

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



Zoo gorilla dies of cancer, days after constipation surgery

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:43:22 GMT2017-08-20T23:43:22Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas died Sunday after tests revealed she had late-stage ovarian cancer that had spread, four days after undergoing surgery for constipation....



Rescuers expand search for Army helicopter crew in Hawaii

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:19:12 GMT2017-08-20T23:19:12Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Coast Guard has expanded its search for five crew members of a downed Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii more than four days ago....



1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:28:26 GMT2017-08-20T22:28:26Z

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago - he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers through black neighborhoods in Greensboro....



Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:53:27 GMT2017-08-20T21:53:27Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday that it would not to hold its annual gala at President Trump's Florida resort....



US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:13:52 GMT2017-08-20T20:13:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history....



Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:46:58 GMT2017-08-20T19:46:58Z

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime....



Officials say 1 person, not 2, dead in Oregon plane crash

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:28:19 GMT2017-08-20T19:28:19Z

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) -- Officials say additional investigation has revealed that only one person died in a small plane crash near the airport in Madras, Oregon....



Fire damages popular New England seafood restaurant

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:23:04 GMT2017-08-20T19:23:04Z

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) -- Officials are investigating what caused an early morning fire that heavily damaged a popular New England seafood restaurant....



Coast Guard rescues 8 from boat grounded near SC island

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:06:21 GMT2017-08-20T17:06:21Z

CAPERS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued eight boaters from a grounded 21-foot recreational boat near an island located about 15 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina....



33 wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:06:05 GMT2017-08-20T17:06:05Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation's third-largest city....



The Latest: No bond for suspect in officers' death in Fla.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:36:03 GMT2017-08-20T15:36:03Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on police officers fatally shot in Florida (all times local):...



Kentucky jail inmates fight with guards, set fire

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:27:09 GMT2017-08-20T15:27:09Z

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Officials say inmates at a Kentucky jail fought with prison guards and set fire to items before being restrained and removed....



Police officer shoots suspect during fight in Fla.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:17:32 GMT2017-08-20T15:17:32Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say a police officer is on administrative leave following the shooting of a suspect....



The Latest: Police search for witness in deaths of officers

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:47:54 GMT2017-08-20T14:47:54Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on police officers fatally shot in Florida (all times local):...



Woman fined $20K for phony bomb threat to day care center

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:32:07 GMT2017-08-20T13:32:07Z

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer must pay a $20,000 fine for making a bomb threat to a day care center at the federal courthouse in Syracuse....



Officials: No Powerball winner, jackpot swells to $650M

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:02:51 GMT2017-08-20T07:02:51Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing....



Officials: Slain officers didn't have chance to return fire

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:08:06 GMT2017-08-20T06:08:06Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say two officers in Florida who were slain while on patrol didn't have a chance to return fire....



Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:19:03 GMT2017-08-20T03:19:03Z

YUMA, Arizona (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border....



'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:01:01 GMT2017-08-20T03:01:01Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia....



2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:21:26 GMT2017-08-20T01:21:26Z

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse....



Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:22:27 GMT2017-08-19T22:22:27Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy....



Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:16:00 GMT2017-08-19T22:16:00Z

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse....



Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:46:32 GMT2017-08-19T21:46:32Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she's asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school....



2 troopers wounded in robbery investigation; suspect killed

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:21:20 GMT2017-08-19T21:21:20Z

FAIRCHANCE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire killing the shooter, state police said Saturday....



Suspect killed, officer injured in early shooting in Alabama

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:47:02 GMT2017-08-19T20:47:02Z

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) -- An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, left a suspect dead and a Homewood officer with minor injuries....



The Latest: Boston police: Stop throwing things at us

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:07:03 GMT2017-08-19T20:07:03Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a conservative rally and counter-demonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):...



Trump adviser resigned ahead of negative magazine story

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:42:18 GMT2017-08-19T18:42:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn (EYE'-kahn) stepped down from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts just days before The New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing potential conflicts of interest....



Tennessee cancer survivor sinks hole-in-one after surgery

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:37:19 GMT2017-08-19T18:37:19Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee cancer survivor has hit a hole-in-one in her first round of golf since undergoing five surgeries in the past year....



Small earthquake strikes off Hawaii island's east coast

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:37:06 GMT2017-08-19T18:37:06Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii....



DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:53:57 GMT2017-08-19T15:53:57Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of DNA technology for forensic scientists at the University of North Texas to confirm her intuition....



The past is still present in a changing Virginia

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:48:14 GMT2017-08-19T15:48:14Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out....



Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:28:04 GMT2017-08-19T15:28:04Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey....



The Latest: 2 suspects in stabbing death brought to Chicago

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:03:25 GMT2017-08-19T15:03:25Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local):...



Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in helicopter crash

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:50:11 GMT2017-08-19T14:50:11Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in Charlottesville....



Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:38:53 GMT2017-08-19T14:38:53Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sank in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door....



Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:22:27 GMT2017-08-19T11:22:27Z

CLINTON, Md. (AP) -- Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C....



Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:15:57 GMT2017-08-19T07:15:57Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday....



The Latest: Wildfire forces evacuation of 440 Oregon homes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:25:05 GMT2017-08-19T01:25:05Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on wildfires in the West (all times local):...



Right-wing activist faces charges from March Berkeley event

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:06:16 GMT2017-08-19T01:06:16Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A right-wing organizer faces a charge of illegal possession of a baton he was seen swinging at counter-protesters during a chaotic rally for President Donald Trump in Berkeley, California earlier this year....



The Latest: Fundraiser aims to counter 'free speech' rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:57:21 GMT2017-08-19T00:57:21Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on weekend rallies related to last week's Charlottesville, Virginia, protests (all times local):...



Brother of Sinaloa cartel leader arrested in Arizona

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:46:36 GMT2017-08-19T00:46:36Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities....



Man arrested after 23 immigrants found in semi near El Paso

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:16:48 GMT2017-08-19T00:16:48Z

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Federal officials say a man has been arrested on a charge of transporting people who are illegally in the U.S. after 23 people were found in the semitrailer he was driving on Interstate 10 near El Paso....



Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:03:17 GMT2017-08-18T23:03:17Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described....



1st African American woman on state supreme court retires

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:53:41 GMT2017-08-18T22:53:41Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The first African-American woman to serve on Massachusetts' highest court is retiring....



Troopers pay tribute to 4 people killed in 1997 shootings

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:48:47 GMT2017-08-18T22:48:47Z

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) -- About 100 people, including two dozen law enforcement officers, gathered on Friday to remember two state troopers who were killed decades ago in one of the region's worst shootings....



Officials: 3-year-old girl dies at Florida day care

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:46:19 GMT2017-08-18T22:46:19Z

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl at a Florida day care....



Dallas' black councilmen say remove statues to heal past

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:00:54 GMT2017-08-18T22:00:54Z

DALLAS (AP) -- The four black councilmen in Dallas called for the city's Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow the community to start healing from its racist past....



The Latest: More charges for man accused of ramming crowd

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:59:25 GMT2017-08-18T21:59:25Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to a violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):...



Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:07:41 GMT2017-08-18T21:07:41Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor....



The Latest: California mass killer spared the death penalty

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:59:24 GMT2017-08-18T20:59:24Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a court hearing to determine if a convicted mass killer should be spared the death penalty (all times local):...



Mississippi Confederate statue guarded against online threat

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:59:20 GMT2017-08-18T20:59:20Z

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) -- Police in one north Mississippi town are guarding a Confederate monument, citing an online threat....



Cops: Man posed as wife on Craigslist soliciting his murder

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:19:18 GMT2017-08-18T20:19:18Z

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of posing as his estranged wife in a Craigslist ad that solicited a hit man to kill him has been sentenced to jail....



California mass killer spared death sentence

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:16:56 GMT2017-08-18T20:16:56Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California judge ruled Friday that a convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants....



Construction blamed for obstacle crash; 5 warrants issued

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:54:32 GMT2017-08-18T19:54:32Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Five arrest warrants have been filed nearly a year after a climbing obstacle collapsed under more than 20 people during a Louisiana race....



Boy, 13, who had heart transplant dies on 1st day of school

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:48:24 GMT2017-08-18T19:48:24Z

GOSHEN, Ohio (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy who received a heart transplant months ago has died on the first day of school....



The Latest: Police: 3 young girls killed in Maryland home

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:39:20 GMT2017-08-18T19:39:20Z

CLINTON, Md. (AP) -- The Latest on the slayings of three children in a home outside Washington, D.C. (all times local):...



Civil Rights museum settles dispute over late power bills

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:16:00 GMT2017-08-18T19:16:00Z

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The nation's largest utility is dropping a demand for an advance payment to cover the possibility of delinquent power bills from a museum that honors a historic lunch-counter sit-in....



Judge tosses shareholder lawsuit against Martha Stewart

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:10:12 GMT2017-08-18T19:10:12Z

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by former stockholders of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia over the company's 2015 acquisition by Sequential Brands....



Principal who threatened to punch teen student resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:08:27 GMT2017-08-18T19:08:27Z

CHURCHILL, Pa. (AP) -- A former principal who was placed on leave after state officials published recordings of him threatening to punch a 14-year-old student will likely receive a benefits package for his resignation....



More than 250 arrested in month-long Houston-area sex sting

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:41:15 GMT2017-08-18T18:41:15Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday....



Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:39:54 GMT2017-08-18T18:39:54Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A judge says an ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed on contempt-of-court charges....



NYC subway tiles to be altered over Confederate flag concern

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:31:55 GMT2017-08-18T17:31:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Transit officials have decided to alter subway tiles at a Manhattan station that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag....



Triplets born before Joplin tornado head to kindergarten

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:24:45 GMT2017-08-18T17:24:45Z

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Triplets born prematurely just five days before a deadly tornado slammed Joplin, Missouri, have started school....



Noose found handing outside Alabama church

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:03:03 GMT2017-08-18T17:03:03Z

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a noose was founding hanging outside a north Alabama church....



Explosive device tossed, detonates near Missouri patrol car

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:08:43 GMT2017-08-18T16:08:43Z

RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether police were targeted when someone tossed an explosive device at a patrol car along a Missouri highway....



Child shot, killed by 10-year-old playing with unsecured gun

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:06:35 GMT2017-08-18T16:06:35Z

TOGIAK, Alaska (AP) -- A 6-year-old Alaska child has died after being accidentally shot by another child....



Police investigating home explosion in Nebraska

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:04:45 GMT2017-08-18T16:04:45Z

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities have launched an investigation into a natural gas explosion in Lincoln that seriously injured two people, leveled a house and significantly damaged nearly 20 other homes....



Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:21:51 GMT2017-08-18T15:21:51Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him....



Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:11:18 GMT2017-08-18T15:11:18Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway....



Francis DiLorenzo, bishop of Diocese of Richmond, dies at 75

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:07:39 GMT2017-08-18T14:07:39Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years and made a return to conservative values his top priority, has died. He was 75 years old....



Counterprotests planned for Boston free speech rally

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:53:02 GMT2017-08-18T13:53:02Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers of a counterprotest to what's being called a free speech rally in Boston say they expect as many as 20,000 to 30,000 people to join them....



Tally reaches 500 in Florida Everglades Burmese python hunt

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:36:04 GMT2017-08-18T13:36:04Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Hunters have killed 500 Burmese pythons during an elimination program in the Florida Everglades....



'Black power' removed from ex-Philadelphia mayor's statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:55:49 GMT2017-08-18T10:55:49Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Workers have removed the words "black power" that were spray painted across the statue of a former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner....



Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:48:18 GMT2017-08-18T10:48:18Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning....



North Carolina police shoot, injure stabbing suspect

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:47:39 GMT2017-08-18T08:47:39Z

EDEN, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a North Carolina police officer shot and wounded a suspect fleeing the scene of a double stabbing....



Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:33:32 GMT2017-08-18T07:33:32Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The white nationalists behind last weekend's violent rally found an appealing target in the historic town where Thomas Jefferson founded a university and an outspoken, progressive mayor declared his city the "capital of the resistance" to President Donald Trump....



Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:39:23 GMT2017-08-18T06:39:23Z

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park....



Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:32:50 GMT2017-08-18T03:32:50Z

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) -- The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania....



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:58:22 GMT2017-08-18T01:58:22Z

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



UN chief: Saudi coalition attacks killed children in Yemen

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:56:50 GMT2017-08-17T23:56:50Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a draft report that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for more than half the children killed and injured in Yemen's civil war last year....



Michigan State University rejects white nationalist event

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:41:02 GMT2017-08-17T23:41:02Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan State University on Thursday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event, following rejections by other large schools....



Correction: Police Misconduct-Dallas story

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:27:28 GMT2017-08-17T23:27:28Z

DALLAS (AP) -- In a story Aug. 15 about Dallas spending millions of dollars to settle police misconduct lawsuits, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the story to KDFW-TV. The story was done by KTVT-TV....



US urges UN probe into experts' murder, but Congo is opposed

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:19:14 GMT2017-08-17T23:19:14Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and Sweden called Thursday for the United Nations to follow up initial inconclusive investigations into the murder of U.N. experts from their countries in Congo - but Congo says it opposes an independent international inquiry....



Jefferson Davis estate offered as new home for monuments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:48:33 GMT2017-08-17T22:48:33Z

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- The final home of the president of the Confederacy is being offered as a new home for Confederate monuments....



Governor revamps panel to strengthen animal cruelty laws

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:28:47 GMT2017-08-17T22:28:47Z

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) -- Two months after more than 80 dogs were removed from a New Hampshire mansion, Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO'-noo) has revamped a committee that advises the state on animal welfare in hopes of strengthening laws to prevent future cruelty....



North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if US is hostile

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:56:43 GMT2017-08-17T21:56:43Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its "hostile policy and nuclear threat."...



Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT2017-08-17T21:50:13Z

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield....



Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug midazolam

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:33:32 GMT2017-08-17T21:33:32Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, and the attorney general wants the governor to set an execution date for an inmate....



Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:04:57 GMT2017-08-17T21:04:57Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit....



Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:41:46 GMT2017-08-17T20:41:46Z

CHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) -- Many white Southerners are upset that neo-Nazis, white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan have become a face of the fight over Confederate monuments....



Confederate memorials being removed at Wisconsin cemetery

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:15:26 GMT2017-08-17T20:15:26Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The mayor in traditionally liberal Madison, Wisconsin, has ordered the removal of a cemetery's monuments to Confederate soldiers, saying the Civil War was "a defense of the deplorable practice of slavery" and "an act of insurrection and treason."...