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The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating...
Aug. 17, 2018

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas say there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car...
Aug. 17, 2018

Ex-prosecutor who helped drug dealers for sex gets probation

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania district attorney who tipped off female drug dealers and gave them lenient treatment in exchange for sex has been sentenced to eight years...
Aug. 17, 2018

Clean energy ballot initiative to be Proposition 127

PHOENIX (AP) — A ballot initiative to mandate the increased use of renewable energy will be put to voters as Proposition 127. Secretary of State Michele Reagan said Thursday that...
Aug. 17, 2018

Man charged with threatening to kill congressman's kids

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges that he threatened to kill the children of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast because he...
Aug. 17, 2018

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus...
Aug. 17, 2018

Professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment said that her relationship with him...
Aug. 17, 2018

Colorado to allow stadium-wide alcohol sales again

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The university said Friday...
Aug. 17, 2018

Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights...
Aug. 17, 2018

NYU professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment said that her relationship with him...
Aug. 17, 2018

As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down...
Aug. 17, 2018

Lightning strike sends Wisconsin radio host to hospital

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sports talk radio host had a good reason when listeners heard dead air this week: He'd just been struck by lightning. Bill Michaels...
Aug. 17, 2018

The Latest: Kobach campaign denies he is 'extreme'

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the certification of Greg Orman as an independent candidate in the November ballot for governor (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The gubernatorial campaign...
Aug. 17, 2018

The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the revoking of security clearances (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sixty former CIA officials are joining a chorus of national...
Aug. 17, 2018

Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump headlined a closed-door fundraiser Friday at the Hamptons, New York, home of one of his closest friends, the chairman of the iconic Nathan's...
Aug. 17, 2018

News outlets challenge Maryland online ad law

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — News outlets are challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites...
Aug. 17, 2018

Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

Florida's penchant for the weird and strange may be infecting the state's politicians. The state's long history of bizarre moments has sparked amusement for the rest of the nation over...
Aug. 17, 2018

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Florida driveway

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a baby has died after being left in a hot car in Florida. Hernando County Sheriff's officials say Eric O'Callaghan found his son,...
Aug. 17, 2018

Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military discharged her say she's been granted citizenship. Yea Ji Sea filed a lawsuit...
Aug. 17, 2018

More detail in Colorado family killings expected next week

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities prepared Friday to file formal charges against an oil and gas worker accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters inside their...
Aug. 17, 2018

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. Bolley's Famous Franks co-owner...
Aug. 17, 2018

Fathers back in Texas immigration lockup after 'disturbance'

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — An advocacy group says 16 men temporarily transferred out of a Texas family immigration detention center have been returned following what federal authorities called a...
Aug. 17, 2018

Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been accused of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for...
Aug. 17, 2018

Sophisticated Florida songbird poachers get prison time

MIAMI (AP) — The men behind a sophisticated Florida bird-smuggling operation that poached more than 400 songbirds are going to prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said this week that the...
Aug. 17, 2018

AP source: Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just audio recordings. The stash of evidence Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has to substantiate the claims in her book about her year as a...
Aug. 17, 2018

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