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The Latest: University of Texas fires indicted tennis coach

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The University of Texas has...
Mar. 13, 2019

Congo president pardons about 700 political prisoners

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — New Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor. Tshisekedi signed the decree Wednesday, fulfilling a promise he...
Mar. 13, 2019

Congo president Felix Tshisekedi pardons about 700 political prisoners jailed under predecessor

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo president Felix Tshisekedi pardons about 700 political prisoners jailed under predecessor.
Mar. 13, 2019

US warns of sophisticated cyberattacks from Russia, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly sophisticated and, until recently, were done with little concern for the consequences, the top Pentagon cyber leaders...
Mar. 13, 2019

Democrat: Whitaker didn't deny talking to Trump about Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee suggested on Wednesday that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump about Michael...
Mar. 13, 2019

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won...
Mar. 13, 2019

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 12 The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's proposed $4.7 trillion budget: The best that can be said...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Dem suggests Whitaker, Trump talked about Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker returning to Capitol Hill (all times local): 7 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is suggesting...
Mar. 13, 2019

Public regularly denied access to police officer videos

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police departments routinely withhold videos of officer-involved shootings and other incidents by using a broad exemption to state open records laws, an investigation by The...
Mar. 13, 2019

Senate votes to end support for Saudi war in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President...
Mar. 13, 2019

Guilty plea, new charges in New York sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — A case featuring sensational claims that followers of a New York self-help organization were forced to become sex slaves took a new turn on Wednesday with...
Mar. 13, 2019

Trump: US grounding some Boeing 737s after Ethiopia crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Senate votes to end US support of Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. involvement in the Yemen war (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Senate has voted to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's...
Mar. 13, 2019

Senate passes resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war, defying veto threat from President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war, defying veto threat from President Trump.
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Colorado trooper dies after being hit by car

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A Colorado state patrol officer who was hit by a car...
Mar. 13, 2019

Fate of Venezuelans in US has Trump priorities in conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are grappling with the question of whether to offer new deportation protections to tens of thousands of Venezuelans in the U.S. amid ongoing unrest...
Mar. 13, 2019

'Epic' storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-US

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and...
Mar. 13, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims vindication on collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the latest trial of his former campaign chairman proved there was no collusion with Russia. That's twice in two cases...
Mar. 13, 2019

Correction: Trump-Judicial Nominee story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 12 about Senate confirmation of Paul Matey as an appeals court judge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matey is senior vice president...
Mar. 13, 2019

Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh NY charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost...
Mar. 13, 2019

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Colorado declares emergency amid massive storm

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency and...
Mar. 13, 2019

Venezuelan city devastated by looting during power outages

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Bakeries, butcher shops, hardware stores, malls, hotels, pharmacies — these were just some of the hundreds of businesses that were looted and vandalized in Venezuela's second-largest...
Mar. 13, 2019

US report faults Saudi Arabia in killing of journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration used an annual human rights report to call out Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over the October killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The State...
Mar. 13, 2019

Baltimore starts demolition of block in sea of vacant houses

BALTIMORE (AP) — Crews in Baltimore started demolishing a blighted block of vacant homes Wednesday as the city ramps up efforts to reduce its thousands of boarded-up eyesores. Mayor Catherine...
Mar. 13, 2019

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