Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • Within 24 hours, a pair of different Trump speeches
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:10 AM

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert Southwest.

  • Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:08 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists’ right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn’t worth defending.

  • Trump-McConnell feud threatens GOP agenda
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:05 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated.

  • Trump speech in Phoenix draws big crowd, protests
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:26 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) — Protesters engaged in minor scuffles and shouting matches with President Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday as hundreds of people lined up to get inside a rally that marks his first political event since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Charlottesville votes to shroud statues
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:23 PM

    The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city’s response to a white nationalist rally.

  • Commuter train crashes into parked train
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:22 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A one-car commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, buckling the floors of both cars and injuring more than 30 passengers, authorities said.

  • Millions converge across US to see sun go dark
    Sunday, August 20, 2017 11:40 PM

    Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

  • Iraq launches operation to take back town near Mosul
    Sunday, August 20, 2017 11:38 PM

    ABU GHADDUR, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country’s war on the Islamic State group.

  • Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states
    Sunday, August 20, 2017 11:35 PM

    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime.

  • Democrats risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:05 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

  • Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:03 AM

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of the group, which Islamic State claimed as its own.

  • California tightens rules on pesticide
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday.

  • Barcelona van attack kills 13
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:16 PM

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack.

  • Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:14 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance.

  • Trump digs in on Confederate icons
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:10 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

  • Five missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:13 AM

    HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

  • Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:10 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) — The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandanna-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year.

  • North Korea threats revive nuke fears
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history.

  • Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:56 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.

  • In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but workers aren’t
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:50 PM

    NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee.”

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