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Terror, chaos inside California Costco amid deadly shooting

Nation CORONA, Calif. (AP) - Shoppers and employees have described terror and chaos as shots rang out inside a busy California warehouse store as a gunman in an argument near the freezer section opened fire - killing one man, wounding…

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Friday 06/14/2019
A bad tick year? Every year is a bad one, experts say
icon Posted: 14 June 2019 [07:24 PM]

The Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Ticks don’t just hope you walk by so they can latch on. They formally quest for a victim by crawling to the top of leafy vegetation all over Delaware.…

Denver debates demolishing Columbine
icon Posted: 14 June 2019 [07:23 PM]

The Associated Press DENVER (AP) - Two decades after the name “Columbine” became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it’s time to tear down a building that also became…

Migrants complain of poor conditions at holding centers
icon Posted: 14 June 2019 [07:22 PM]

The Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso…

Baby cut from slain woman's womb dies
icon Posted: 14 June 2019 [07:21 PM]

The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that…

U.S. says video shows Iran removing mine
icon Posted: 14 June 2019 [07:17 PM]

The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait…

Thursday 06/13/2019
Hong Kong in limbo as protests persist
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:59 PM]

The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong’s legislature suspended meetings Thursday as leaders considered their next steps following violent clashes between police and protesters opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in…

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-U.S. tensions
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:56 PM]

The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz came under a suspected attack Thursday, setting one of them ablaze in the latest mysterious assault targeting vessels in a…

Trump says Sarah Sanders to leave White House at end of June
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:53 PM]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post…

North Carolina father gets death for killing his 5 children
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:52 PM]

The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina father who killed his five children with his own hands, then drove around with their bodies for nine days was sentenced to death Thursday. Timothy Jones Jr.…

Wednesday 06/12/2019
Trump says he'd 'want to hear' foreign dirt on 2020 rivals
icon Posted: 12 June 2019 [08:41 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI. "I think I'd want…

US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks
icon Posted: 12 June 2019 [08:32 PM]

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts…

Defense in trial of China scholar's brutal death: He did it
icon Posted: 12 June 2019 [08:27 PM]

AP Legal Affairs Writer PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A federal prosecutor on Wednesday told jurors in grisly detail that authorities believe a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, and beat her to death with…

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law
icon Posted: 12 June 2019 [08:24 PM]

HONG KONG (AP) - Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over…

Tuesday 06/11/2019
Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:54 PM]

The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri’s top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s…

Tariff deal gives momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:47 PM]

The Associated Press Tariff deal gives momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy By ELLIOT SPAGAT and CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) - In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited…

Hong Kong police, protesters face off
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:39 PM]

The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) -Government officials in Hong Kong are bracing for a showdown as protesters and police continue to face off into the early morning hours outside the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s legislature ahead of Wednesday’s…

US 'gift' to China shows unenforced North Korea sanctions
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:36 PM]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The meeting between acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Chinese counterpart began with all the hallmarks of a routine staged and scripted session between two uneasy rivals. First came the posed…

Trump, Biden trade barbs while overlapping in Iowa
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:29 PM]

The Associated Press MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) - President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults - sometimes in real-time - as they stumped across Iowa in split screen moments that could preview a ferocious…

Monday 06/10/2019
Some shops reopen in Sudan's cities
icon Posted: 10 June 2019 [08:15 PM]

The Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Shops and businesses reopened Monday and some traffic returned to the streets of the capital of Khartoum and another major city despite calls by pro-democracy protesters to continue a general strike…

Stern words from Iran: U.S. cannot 'expect to stay safe'
icon Posted: 10 June 2019 [08:12 PM]

The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid…

John Dean calls Mueller report 'road map'
icon Posted: 10 June 2019 [08:10 PM]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller has provided Congress with a “road map” for investigating President Donald…

3 million U.S. students don't have home internet
icon Posted: 10 June 2019 [08:09 PM]

The Associated Press HARTFORD (AP) - With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between…

Sunday 06/09/2019
Extradition bill protest fills Hong Kong streets
icon Posted: 09 June 2019 [06:57 PM]

HONG KONG (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China where they could face politically charged trials. The massive…

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers
icon Posted: 09 June 2019 [06:54 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he’s returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria. Speaking at the National Puerto Rican…

UTC announces merger, move to Boston
icon Posted: 09 June 2019 [06:41 PM]

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. are merging in a deal that creates one of the world’s largest defense companies. The merger, announced Sunday, will close in the first half of 2020 after United Technologies completes…

Friday 06/07/2019
Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader
icon Posted: 07 June 2019 [07:44 PM]

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally…

Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis
icon Posted: 07 June 2019 [07:42 PM]

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Ethiopia's prime minister met with Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday. Prime Minister Abiy…

Man sought guns, grenades for Times Square attack, feds say
icon Posted: 07 June 2019 [07:35 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City college student accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades, heaped praise on the Islamic State group and Osama bin Laden, and feared…

Thursday 06/06/2019
From loss to liberation: Germany's evolving postwar attitude
icon Posted: 06 June 2019 [07:14 PM]

BERLIN (AP) - When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the “liberation” of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at home, the statement was unremarkable. There’s no…

Training rollover kills cadet at West Point, injures many
icon Posted: 06 June 2019 [07:13 PM]

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, according to the U.S. Military Academy. The tactical vehicle operated by two…

State will be first to amass prosecutor data
icon Posted: 06 June 2019 [07:11 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - While prosecutors around the country are making daily decisions affecting people’s liberty, few are compiling data that would show how criminal cases are resolved and whether those outcomes are harsher for minorities. Connecticut, officials say, is set…

Lawmakers end session marked by partisan wins
icon Posted: 06 June 2019 [07:10 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday wrapped up a five-month legislative session marked by Democratic victories, the first in years with a sizeable Democratic legislative majority and a new Democratic governor. Even though there was the typical flurry of…

Wednesday 06/05/2019
Queen, Trump, world leaders commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day
icon Posted: 05 June 2019 [04:59 PM]

The Washington Post PORTSMOUTH, England - The world leaders arrived in helicopters and armored convoys surrounded by massive security. The aging veterans came in wheelchairs, aided by canes, leaning on children and grandchildren. They gathered here Wednesday to commemorate the…

Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths
icon Posted: 05 June 2019 [04:58 PM]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio critical-care doctor was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers. The charges against Dr. William Husel, 43, represent one…

How LGBT owners boost chances to win big business contracts
icon Posted: 05 June 2019 [02:16 PM]

AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) - In the early days of his information technology company, Sam Lehman looked for ways to differentiate his business from its many competitors. As he searched online, Lehman found the National Gay and Lesbian…

White House downplays chance of deal to avert Mexico tariffs
icon Posted: 05 June 2019 [02:15 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House officials downplayed expectations ahead of the high-level, face-to-face meeting Wednesday between the U.S. and Mexico over President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexican goods flowing into the United States. The first tariffs - 5% taxes…

Tuesday 06/04/2019
Trump eases up on May's handling of Brexit deal
icon Posted: 04 June 2019 [08:20 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly…

Va. legislature called back for special session on guns
icon Posted: 04 June 2019 [07:53 PM]

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for…

Monday 06/03/2019
Swedish court rules against extraditing Assange on rape charge
icon Posted: 03 June 2019 [09:03 PM]

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday, The ruling…

Head-on crash in rural Mississippi kills 8
icon Posted: 03 June 2019 [09:01 PM]

SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) - Eight people were killed before dawn Monday in a head-on collision between a box truck and a passenger van on a rural highway. All of the eight killed were passengers in the van, Kemper County Sheriff…

Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor
icon Posted: 03 June 2019 [08:59 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London’s anti-Trump mayor before his plane…