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Warren, candidate with the answers, dodges tax hike question

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Elizabeth Warren rises to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to overhaul the political system, she risks coming off as just another politician...
Oct. 16, 2019

Deputy fired for gun discharge in Florida school cafeteria

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they've fired a Florida deputy several months after his gun accidentally discharged in a middle school cafeteria. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco announced...
Oct. 16, 2019

The Latest: Day 1 of opioid lawsuit jury selection concludes

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The first day of jury selection in a...
Oct. 16, 2019

Impeachment probe moves swiftly; ambassador to EU up next

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald...
Oct. 16, 2019

Search of collapsed hotel could become recovery mission

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials say the chances of a missing worker's survival after a hotel collapse are diminishing, and they may soon shift from rescue to recovery...
Oct. 16, 2019

The Latest: 'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife and son killed

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two deaths at the home of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Authorities say "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife...
Oct. 16, 2019

St. Louis prosecutor hires Ferguson riots policing leader

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol captain who led the policing effort during Ferguson protests is joining the St. Louis prosecutor's office. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner...
Oct. 16, 2019

Prosecutor: Man killed family over the span of a week

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man facing murder charges for allegedly killing four relatives in Northern California slayed them over a week in two counties. Placer County prosecutors...
Oct. 16, 2019

The Latest: Defendant in Giuliani associates probe gets bail

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A...
Oct. 16, 2019

Congress calls on ride-hailing companies to improve safety

Snubbed by Uber and Lyft, a House committee went ahead with its hearing Wednesday on safety and employment issues plaguing ride-hailing companies. Members of the House Committee on Transportation and...
Oct. 16, 2019

Postal Service head to retire amid mounting financial woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who became the first woman to hold the position, is retiring early next year after working to stabilize the organization's mounting financial woes...
Oct. 16, 2019

Fort Worth groups call for police reforms enforced by judge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of...
Oct. 16, 2019

Authorities say "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife stabbed to death by couple's son, who police subsequently shot to death

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife stabbed to death by couple's son, who police subsequently shot to death.
Oct. 16, 2019

APNewsBreak: Wright-designed home sold for nearly $1.7M

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona house that was the last home architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed before his death has been sold. Heritage Auctions told The Associated Press that the...
Oct. 16, 2019

The Latest: US envoy urges Turkey to stop Syria offensive

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 12:45 a.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Turkey to halt its...
Oct. 16, 2019

Sons of Confederate Veterans can't appeal statues' removal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court will not consider an appeal related to Memphis' removal of statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis from two...
Oct. 16, 2019

Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation,...
Oct. 16, 2019

Man accused of making racist threats pleads not guilty

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white man accused of cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Progress reports that 31-year-old...
Oct. 16, 2019

Republican lawmakers unmuzzled in rebuking Trump on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria has unmuzzled GOP lawmakers in a manner seldom seen since Trump entered the White House...
Oct. 16, 2019

Analysis: Trump impulsiveness a theme in impeachment, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A common denominator runs through the impeachment probe and the chaos unfolding in Syria: President Donald Trump's improvisational style of conducting foreign policy. The president's decision to...
Oct. 16, 2019

The Latest: Trump calls ex-Pentagon boss Mattis 'overrated'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump described former Defense Secretary James Mattis as "the world's most overrated...
Oct. 16, 2019

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S...
Oct. 16, 2019

Chelsea Clinton quashes rumor of possible run for Congress

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is quashing the rumor that she might run for the New York congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Nita Lowey. Clinton said on...
Oct. 16, 2019

Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ 'conversion therapy' ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day...
Oct. 16, 2019

APNewsBreak: Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in California say a human skeleton has been recovered beneath the state's second-highest peak. Sgt. Nate Derr of the Inyo County Sheriff's Department told The...
Oct. 16, 2019

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