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Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat...
Dec. 13, 2018

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named...
Dec. 13, 2018

US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control.
Dec. 13, 2018

Florida man set to be executed for woman's 1992 killing

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a South Florida woman 26 years ago during an apartment burglary is set to be executed Thursday evening. Barring a stay,...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Police kill man in Strasbourg; await suspect ID

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A top French official says a suspect has been...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Bomb threat hoax targets US schools, businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide emailed bomb threats (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Businesses and schools across the U.S. were evacuated because of a bomb threat...
Dec. 13, 2018

Scuba-diving Santa takes time to feed San Francisco fish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to scuba dive and feed the fish in San Francisco. The California Academy of Sciences...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi...
Dec. 13, 2018

An Arizona journalism saga: Poisoning claims, nasty divorce

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph...
Dec. 13, 2018

Top French official: A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, identity not yet confirmed.

PARIS (AP) — Top French official: A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, identity not yet confirmed.
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The head of the Maldives delegation to the...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Florida Senate leader 'open' to arming teachers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Florida's Senate president says he is "very open" to...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Senators have voted to recommend that the U.S...
Dec. 13, 2018

Senate passes resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman is responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman is responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Authorities: No threat to Columbine High School

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a threat against Columbine High School (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Authorities say there is no threat to Columbine High School but students...
Dec. 13, 2018

Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of...
Dec. 13, 2018

Senate votes to recommend US stop aiding Saudi Arabia in Yemen war in fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to recommend US stop aiding Saudi Arabia in Yemen war in fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death.
Dec. 13, 2018

McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do better

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Claire McCaskill has stern words for her soon-to-be former colleagues in the Senate, saying that polarization and fear of political consequences have rendered the body ineffective...
Dec. 13, 2018

Authorities: Bomb threats across US appear to be hoax

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U.S. appear to be a hoax. The New York City Police...
Dec. 13, 2018

Patient who escaped wants to go to trial to tell his story

HONOLULU (AP) — The attorney representing a man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital says his client wants to go to trial. Attorney Michael Green says Randall Saito "wants...
Dec. 13, 2018

Prosecutors allege fraud, kickbacks and murder-for-hire plot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a couple living in North Carolina used a kickback scheme to defraud the Russian government and fund their lavish lifestyle. And the man...
Dec. 13, 2018

Arkansas LB Walker suspended; faces drugs, weapons charges

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas linebacker Demetrius Walker has been suspended from the football program after being arrested on drug and weapon charges. Washington County booking records show the 21-year-old...
Dec. 13, 2018

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions. A ministry statement, carried by state-run...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Police: Boy, 14, fired shots at Indiana school

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an eastern Indiana middle school (all times local): 3 p.m. An Indiana State Police spokesman says a 14-year-old boy who...
Dec. 13, 2018

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research. The Trump administration is reviewing...
Dec. 13, 2018

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