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Gov proclaims Girl Scout Cookie weekend in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in New Hampshire. Gov. Chris Sununu made the proclamation earlier this week honoring Girl Scouts for investing in the future of...
Feb. 21, 2019

Japan's Akihito seen as devoted to duties, open to new ideas

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30-year reign to making amends for a war fought in his father's name, while adapting the 1,500-year-old monarchy to draw the...
Feb. 21, 2019

Man accused of having 3 wives in 3 states awaits extradition

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine prosecutors say New Hampshire will have first dibs on a man who is accused of being married to three women in different states. Forty-three-year-old Michael...
Feb. 21, 2019

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria has filed suit against the Trump administration seeking to allow her return to the...
Feb. 21, 2019

Latest: Authorities release photo of suspect in '73 killing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a cold-case arrest in the killing of a girl in California (all times local): 7:20 p.m. California authorities have released a decades-old...
Feb. 21, 2019

Felony count axed for 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens had been indicted...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Lawyers for Jussie Smollett says the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized...
Feb. 21, 2019

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by ancestors. Kiki Layne evoked tears as she talked about having...
Feb. 21, 2019

Judge considers expanding child separation case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts...
Feb. 21, 2019

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft blasted off to the moon in an attempt to make the country's first lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX...
Feb. 21, 2019

Australian who drove into crowd, killed 6, sentenced to life

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who drove a stolen car into lunchtime crowds in downtown Melbourne and killed six people was sentenced to life imprisonment in what the judge...
Feb. 21, 2019

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped...
Feb. 21, 2019

Oscars producers say the show is in 'good shape' for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss say that the 91st Oscars are in good shape for Sunday. In an interview with The Associated Press...
Feb. 21, 2019

Nicaragua's Ortega says he will restart talks with opponents

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says he will restart talks with his opponents, more than six months after breaking off the last dialogue and unleashing a round...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's SpaceX launch carrying Israel's privately funded lunar lander (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel is on its way to the...
Feb. 21, 2019

Trump pledges to expand opportunity for every race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunity for Americans of every race, religion and creed as he commemorates Black History Month. Speaking to hundreds Thursday at...
Feb. 21, 2019

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine and U.S. officials say a little-known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philippine interior...
Feb. 21, 2019

Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low...
Feb. 21, 2019

White House says US will keep 200 troops in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. is keeping 200 American troops in Syria as part of a small peacekeeping force. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Judge considers expanding child separation case

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal wrangling over the Trump administration's policy to separate immigrant families who crossed the border illegally (all times local): 5 p.m. A San...
Feb. 21, 2019

Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

CHICAGO (AP) — As authorities laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smullett, the narrative that emerged Thursday sounded like that of a filmmaker who wrote, cast, directed and...
Feb. 21, 2019

Minnesota AG to review case of woman accused in 2 deaths

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Attorney General's office will review the case of a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing...
Feb. 21, 2019

Change-of-plea hearing for last ex-guard in inmate spraying

A federal judge has scheduled a change-of-plea hearing for a former Louisiana prison guard accused of watching as other guards pepper-sprayed handcuffed, kneeling inmates. Former Lt. Christopher Loring is the...
Feb. 21, 2019

Case dismissed amid review of Houston cop's work

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed one of the cases being re-examined because they involved a Houston officer accused of lying in an affidavit that led to a deadly drug...
Feb. 21, 2019

Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television...
Feb. 21, 2019

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