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State Department email restored after worldwide outage

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department email service has been restored after a nearly 12-hour worldwide outage hit its entire unclassified system. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said service resumed slowly shortly...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:35

Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

PHOENIX (AP) — The possibility of President Donald Trump pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has led to criticism that absolving his conviction would contradict a key theme in the immigration...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:34

Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:29

Subway tiles that look like Confederate flags to be altered

NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:26

The Latest: Spanish towns race to put up concrete barriers

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The leading newspaper in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region says beach towns are installing concrete barriers...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:25

Prosecutor faces hearing over her texting, Facebook account

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lead prosecutor handling the case against members of a Penn State fraternity charged after a pledge died faces a hearing of her own in front...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:20

Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An ever-expanding jumble of flags, candles, teddy bears and flowers grew Friday at the base of Barcelona's ornate Canaletes Fountain, where a local legend says that...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:20

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mayor of Charlottesville called Friday for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow the city to swiftly remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:19

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday — and Swifties couldn't get enough of it. There was no immediate word from the...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:18

Civil Rights museum settles dispute over late power bills

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...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:16

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:13

The Latest: Mayor seeks urgent permission to remove statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to a violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, is calling...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:13

Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary. They want to seize the moral high ground, but without getting...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:11

Judge tosses shareholder lawsuit against Martha Stewart

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. The...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:10

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas may have found a reliable source for an execution drug. The state that put four men to death in...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:08

Charlottesville mayor asks for emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow removal of Confederate statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville mayor asks for emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow removal of Confederate statue .
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:06

El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriage

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that would outlaw marriage with minors. Legislation...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:05

Judges approve of dune projects, but residents still angry

MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration's plan for storm protection along the entire 127 miles (204 kilometers) of New Jersey's coast was endorsed by two courts this...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:57

Yawkey foundation 'disheartened' by efforts to rename street

BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its "disheartened" its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:56

The Latest: Barcelona van driver reportedly killed by police

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 8:55 p.m. A police union official says he has been told that Moussa Oukabir, one of the...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:56

The Latest: Pelosi calls on Trump to fire additional staff

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump, the terrorist attack in Barcelona and the Charlottesville violence (all times local): 2:50 p.m. House Democratic Leader Nancy...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:54

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. The forecast as...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:54

The Latest: Conference of Mayors supports anti-hate pact

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to a violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): ___ 2:45 p.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors says more...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:52

Trump aides struggle for new strategy for Afghan war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top national security aides huddled in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate an effective new Afghanistan strategy after...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:41

Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge says an ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed on contempt-of-court charges. Federal Judge Algenon Marbley Marbley has held Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:40

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