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Vegas police officer killed in Strip shooting to be honored

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:26:50 -0700

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — An off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed by a gunman shooting from a hotel into a crowded open-air concert will be remembered with church and graveside ceremonies and a funeral procession past the site of the Oct. 1 massacre. Charleston Hartfield will be honored Friday with a Las Vegas […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is off the mark about Maria

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:26:31 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to grading hurricanes, President Donald Trump is off the mark about Maria. An AP Fact Check notices that Trump has persistently mischaracterized the hurricane as a Category 5. Close, but it was Category 4. As well, he’s claiming that a Clinton-era emergency official gave him the highest marks for […]

List fires 67 to take 1-stroke lead halfway through CJ Cup

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:24:42 -0700

JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Luke List fired a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the CJ Cup, the first U.S. PGA Tour regular-season event in South Korea. List carded five birdies, including one on the par-5 18th, to move to 9 under. Lucas Glover offset a pair […]

$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feuds

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:19:29 -0700

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — As the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas move to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza’s civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along. With the backing of an exiled former Palestinian security chief, grieving families are agreeing to drop their 10-year-old blood feuds […]

End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to close

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:18:02 -0700

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. The bourse’s operator, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, says it will close the trading hall by the end of the month […]

Witness: Suspect gathered co-workers, then started shooting

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:16:52 -0700

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company says the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying “come with me, I want to say something to everybody.” Without another word, he opened fire. The witness, a man who worked at the […]

EU leaders brainstorm ways to speed Brexit talks

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:16:17 -0700

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have gathered to weigh progress in Brexit negotiations as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said she told her 27 EU partners that “the clear and urgent imperative must be that the dynamic you create enables […]

Astros’ Gurriel goes from Cuban star to World Series hopeful

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:07:49 -0700

HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel is savoring his place with the Houston Astros as they chase their second trip to the World Series. Still, there’s a part of him that yearns for the country he left behind for his shot in the majors as a 30-something rookie. Each time he buttons up his Astros jersey, […]

Hypnosis helps expectant moms reduce pain, shorten labor

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:05:42 -0700

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — In communities up and down the Wasatch Front, women are learning how to look at childbirth differently in hopes of experiencing more joy and less pain in the process. On a recent Tuesday night, Hypnobabies instructor and doula Bonnie Baker welcomed four couples to her mother’s Kaysville home for the first […]

Attorney to detail another rape allegation against Weinstein

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:01:13 -0700

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal inquiries in three cities after an Italian actress told Los Angeles detectives the disgraced film mogul raped her in a hotel room in 2013. Police confirmed Thursday they are looking into the woman’s allegations, and her attorney said he would give additional details about them […]

How to handle a cruel sister-in-law? Zero tolerance

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Carolyn Hax spells out exactly what reader’s husband needs to say to his sibling, mom.

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:54:00 -0700

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother. Mexico’s Environment Department said veterinarians determined the calf was too young and experts said it was showing signs of stress after […]

Man in killing of Navajo Nation girl set to be sentenced

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:49:25 -0700

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault in the death of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation is set to be sentenced. Tom Begaye is scheduled Friday to receive life in prison for the May 2016 killing on the Navajo Nation that prompted calls […]

New Mexico senators advocate for nuclear oversight board

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:47:22 -0700

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing to ensure a federal oversight panel will have the resources it needs to continue monitoring operations at national laboratories and other nuclear sites around the country. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have proposed as part of a major defense spending bill that […]

‘Poor People’s Campaign’ set to launch near US-Mexico border

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:46:14 -0700

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Civil right leaders and immigrant rights advocates are launching near the U.S.-Mexico border a new national “poor people’s campaign” modeled after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final crusade. Rev. William J. Barber, II is scheduled Sunday to lead a community march and mass gathering in El Paso, Texas to begin […]

Raiders eke out 31-30 win over Chiefs on Carr’s late TD pass

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:45:54 -0700

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders scored two apparent game-winning touchdowns that didn’t count. The Kansas City Chiefs forced incompletions on back-to-back plays that ended with 0:00 on the clock only to have the game extended by penalties. On a wild night that featured many premature celebrations, it was the Raiders who finally ended […]

Asian shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed choice

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:45:11 -0700

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares pushed higher Friday on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump’s choice for the next Fed chief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 crept less than 0.1 percent higher to 21,457.64 and South Korea’s […]

5 years later, Cottonwood attempted robbery suspect attested

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:44:14 -0700

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — It took more than five years, but Cottonwood police have a suspect in an attempted armed robbery thanks to DNA analysis. Police say 32-year-old Wesley Michael Robert Smith Jr. was arrested Wednesday. Smith was located at the Yavapai County Detention Center, where he’s in custody on unrelated charges. Police say a […]

Runway at Sky Harbor to be closed in early 2018 for repairs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:43:19 -0700

PHOENIX (AP) — One of the three runways at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be closed for six weeks in early 2018 to undergo repairs. The airport’s north runway will be closed from Jan. 8 through Feb. 21 for repairs that involve the removal and replacement of a portion of pavement. Sky Harbor will […]

63 Waikiki hotel workers walk off job for 1-day strike

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:37:55 -0700

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 60 workers at a Waikiki hotel went on a one-day strike, calling for better working conditions. The 63 Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites union workers walked off the job on Thursday. Unite Here! Local Five spokeswoman Paola Rodelas said the workers on strike included housekeepers, guest service workers, engineers and […]