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The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Miss America Organization says...
Aug. 17, 2018

Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access...
Aug. 17, 2018

NASA: Fireball over Southeast traveled at 53,700 mph

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NASA says a fireball that streaked across the Southeastern sky was traveling about 53,700 mph (86,400 kph) when it lit up the night over Alabama. The...
Aug. 17, 2018

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities...
Aug. 17, 2018

Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday it issued a "watch"...
Aug. 17, 2018

Dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000. The jury verdict came...
Aug. 17, 2018

Postal worker gets big surprise: Snake on the mailbox

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Rain, snow, sleet, even barking dogs are fine, but a Kansas postal worker had to draw the line when he found a red tail boa...
Aug. 17, 2018

Prep school teacher gets jail for witness tampering

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire prep school teacher will spend four months in jail for telling a former student to lie about their relationship to a grand...
Aug. 17, 2018

Footage shows Minnesota man raised gun before police fired

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Paul have released body-camera footage that shows a man shot to death by officers had a gun. Officers Matthew Jones and Vincent...
Aug. 17, 2018

The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort...
Aug. 17, 2018

Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow...
Aug. 17, 2018

Mexico's AMLO says public should decide fate of new airport

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After vowing on the campaign trail to scrap an ambitious new airport being built for Mexico City, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the...
Aug. 17, 2018

Equipment failure, feed disruption caused DC airport outage

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A power outage at Reagan National Airport is being blamed on an equipment failure and the disruption of two electrical feeds to the airport. Dominion Energy...
Aug. 17, 2018

Like a fish out of water: Barrels of bait spill on highway

NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There are plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35...
Aug. 17, 2018

Cyclist and US House candidate: Misconduct claims are false

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a...
Aug. 17, 2018

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who...
Aug. 17, 2018

Like a fish out of water: Barrels of bait spills on highway

NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There's plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels...
Aug. 17, 2018

Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in rural Georgia

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion destroyed a coffee shop and injured three workers in a rural south Georgia city. Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance and...
Aug. 17, 2018

Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State attorneys general are largely silent about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses...
Aug. 17, 2018

Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order

A privacy group says in a letter to Federal Trade Commission that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report...
Aug. 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be...
Aug. 17, 2018

Men suspected of being in violent MS-13 gang are indicted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury in California indicted 12 men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang on charges that include murder, extortion, arson and...
Aug. 17, 2018

2 more NASCAR drivers stepping away from long schedule

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Two more drivers are headed to the checkered flag of their NASCAR careers and the laps are winding down for a golden age of racing. Kasey...
Aug. 17, 2018

DA: Teen who stopped attack was taught to shoot by late dad

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in...
Aug. 17, 2018

Texas man sentenced for trying to blow up Confederate statue

HOUSTON (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for attempting to blow up a Confederate statue last summer at a Houston park...
Aug. 17, 2018

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