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Stocks end lower; S&P 500 notches 2nd straight weekly gain

The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday. Technology companies led...
Oct. 18, 2019

Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the state of Louisiana's request that it toss out a lawsuit challenging a broad array of Louisiana abortion regulations...
Oct. 18, 2019

Jury recommends death sentence for "Boy Next Door Killer" who attacked California women in their homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury recommends death sentence for "Boy Next Door Killer" who attacked California women in their homes.
Oct. 18, 2019

Indiana woman's trial for 3 bus stop deaths goes to jury

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a 24-year-old Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as...
Oct. 18, 2019

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social...
Oct. 18, 2019

White House looks to put Trump stamp on G-7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get on board, world. That's the message from the White House as it starts shaping plans for next year's Group of Seven summit in Florida. Rolling back...
Oct. 18, 2019

Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Many faith leaders, activists and politicians in Baltimore have one thing in common: They were mentored by Rep. Elijah Cummings. The congressman, who died Thursday at 68,...
Oct. 18, 2019

Man who threatened Trump family, media figures gets 5 years

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area man with a history of severe mental illness has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Donald Trump's family, synagogues...
Oct. 18, 2019

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two decades after Washington state voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in...
Oct. 18, 2019

The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in eastern Afghanistan (all times local): 12:45 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemning the attack inside a mosque during...
Oct. 18, 2019

Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn is suing Wynn Resorts and executives, alleging they invaded...
Oct. 18, 2019

The Latest: Mexico Beach welcomes 'a little rain'

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on storm moving toward U.S. Gulf Coast (all times local): 4 p.m. The mayor of Mexico Beach says the city that was nearly washed off...
Oct. 18, 2019

Report: Diocese of Lansing mishandled 1990 sexual abuse case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing says an independent investigator determined that the diocese failed to investigate allegations that a priest had sexually assaulted a man...
Oct. 18, 2019

Charges: Cemetery killer booby-trapped home to target police

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man charged with killing one person and wounding two others at a cemetery where he once worked booby-trapped his apartment with bombs...
Oct. 18, 2019

New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city and pledging to change the way City Hall operated under...
Oct. 18, 2019

Austin leaders restore ban on homeless street encampments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials in Texas' capital city have restored some prohibitions on sitting or sleeping in public amid intense criticism over the handling of local homelessness. The Austin...
Oct. 18, 2019

The Latest: Pompeo optimistic cease-fire in Syria will hold

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 10:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's optimistic that the cease-fire between...
Oct. 18, 2019

The Latest: Cher offers to cover fired guard's legal bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin high school security guard who was fired for repeating the N-word during a confrontation with a student (all times local): 2:45...
Oct. 18, 2019

Man shot and wounded at funeral on Minnesota reservation

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — One man was shot and a suspect was arrested after a shooting Friday on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of...
Oct. 18, 2019

Chicago's top cop: Medication mistake led to falling asleep

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top police officer says his failure to take the proper blood pressure medication caused him to feel lightheaded as he drove home late at night this...
Oct. 18, 2019

Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister gave his partners in government a 72-hour ultimatum to come up with "convincing" solutions for a rapidly worsening economic crisis, as nationwide protests against...
Oct. 18, 2019

New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Facebook executive says a new quasi-independent oversight board will soon weigh decisions on some of the most difficult questions about what material belongs on...
Oct. 18, 2019

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent...
Oct. 18, 2019

Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is nominating a deputy to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace him in the top job at the Energy Department. Trump tweeted...
Oct. 18, 2019

Trump announces Rick Perry's deputy Dan Brouillette as nominee to replace departing energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump announces Rick Perry's deputy Dan Brouillette as nominee to replace departing energy secretary.
Oct. 18, 2019

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