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Feds: Fraudster blew $30K in Vegas with virus loan money

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A convicted bank robber from Rhode Island fraudulently obtained $600,000 in forgivable federal business loans and spent $30,000 in Las Vegas before being caught, federal prosecutors...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Egyptian president calls for changes at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 5:10 p.m. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly to call...
Sep. 22, 2020

Bill to end mandatory jail time for assaults on police fails

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republicans...
Sep. 22, 2020

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable. Not a single...
Sep. 22, 2020

North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials agreed Tuesday that mail-in absentee ballots returned this fall with deficient information can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out...
Sep. 22, 2020

2 Marines accused in drug overdose case of fellow Marine

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to...
Sep. 22, 2020

Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards from Philippines

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Judge declines to stay ruling on PA crowd size

Pittsburgh — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to stay his own ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s size limits on gatherings are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said...
Sep. 22, 2020

Denver police investigate baton assault of protester

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are investigating an allegation that an officer sexually assaulted a protester with a baton while taking him into custody in July. After police tackled Michael...
Sep. 22, 2020

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Dr. Mahendra Amin faces...
Sep. 22, 2020

California accepts petition to protect western Joshua tree

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the state...
Sep. 22, 2020

Recorded attack on Black runner is charged as a hate crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was captured on video throwing a bottle at a Black runner in New York City and yelling a racial slur at her has...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Collins to vote no on court pick before election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Ginsburg (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Maine’s Susan Collins has become the first...
Sep. 22, 2020

Facebook: Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US politics

Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Philippines president defends drug crackdown

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has defended his drug crackdown and dismissed criticism from human...
Sep. 22, 2020

Tommy DeVito, founding member of the Four Seasons, dies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the 1960s Four Seasons band, has died from the coronavirus at the age of 92, NJ.com reported. His former bandmate...
Sep. 22, 2020

UK's Johnson urges 'spirit of togetherness' to combat virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Tuesday for a “spirit of togetherness” through the winter as he unveiled a series of new restrictions on everyday life to...
Sep. 22, 2020

Close call with storm renews debate over Houston barrier

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Houston, a Gulf Coast city that barely rises above sea level, has long worried about a worst-case weather scenario — a direct hit from a powerful...
Sep. 22, 2020

Wall Street steadies itself, halting 4-day losing streak

Stocks rebounded on Wall Street Tuesday, recovering some of their losses after tumbling on a raft of worries about the pandemic and governments’ response to it. The S&P 500 gained...
Sep. 22, 2020

With 95% homes hit, feds say no need for census extension

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With the number of U.S. households counted topping 95%, there is no reason for a judge to order the U.S. Census Bureau to extend by a...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Colombia urges world to reject Venezuelan vote

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 4:05 p.m. Colombian President Iván Duque is calling on the international community to reject Venezuela’s plans...
Sep. 22, 2020

In UN speech, Duterte defends drug war but tempers tone

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended his drug crackdown, dismissed criticism from human rights advocates and underscored his country's claims in the South China Sea as the...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: France warns against US-China dominance

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 3:45 p.m. France’s president says the coronavirus pandemic should shock nations into working together — and...
Sep. 22, 2020

US prosecutors tout drug busts in California, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have broken up a drug-trafficking operation that was moving marijuana, heroin and cocaine from California to Wisconsin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger said...
Sep. 22, 2020

Woodward says CNN reporter urged him to release Trump tapes

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward says he hadn't planned on releasing audio tapes of his interviews with President Donald Trump for his book “Rage” until CNN reporter Jamie Gangel...
Sep. 22, 2020

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