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  • 3 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

    RENFROW, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma. The most recent of the quakes recorded late Friday and early Saturday was a magnitude 2.5 at 11:03 a.m. Saturday near Renfrow, 103 miles (166 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. The agency initially rated the temblor at […]
  • APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence. Derrick Johnson, 49, of Jackson, Mississippi, was hired as the NAACP’s 19th president and CEO after having served as interim leader since July and previously as vice chairman of the NAACP board of […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they’d never heard from him after losing their loved ones in military service. The suddenly fraught and politically charged subject overshadowed other misfires from the president, […]
  • Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety. As the danger drew closer, grape pickers spread word of the threat and helped neighbors pack their […]
  • Governor says change-resistant Indiana should think globally

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Factory work dwindled as companies moved operations overseas. Indiana, a manufacturing powerhouse where you once could get a good-paying job even without a high school education, was falling behind. Yet when Subaru started building a plant here, it wasn’t celebrated as a coup for the Republican candidate for governor. Instead, a Democratic […]
  • Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria official’s hashish claims

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria after the Algerian foreign minister claimed Moroccan banks launder money from hashish trafficking. In a statement issued Saturday, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry called Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel’s remarks “very serious,” ”false” and “of an unprecedented level of irresponsibility in the history of bilateral relations.” Messahel […]
  • The Latest: Trump jabs at critic, calls her ‘Wacky’ Wilson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over White House condolence calls to military families (all times local): 8:30 a.m. President Donald Trump doesn’t seem ready to put to rest his tussles with a Florida congresswoman over his condolence call to a military widow. Democrat Frederica Wilson has criticized Trump for his comments during […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman’s actions

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief of staff distorted the facts when he accused a “selfish” Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson of grandstanding at a building dedication in the memory of two slain FBI agents in 2015. John Kelly said she stunned the audience at the somber ceremony by recounting how she had […]
  • Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]
  • Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation’s tax system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to carry out their years-long promise to dismantle and replace former President […]
  • Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Egypt attack

    CAIRO (AP) — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. It was one of the largest losses of life for Egyptian security forces since militants began targeting government forces after the 2013 […]
  • The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia’s effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government’s response (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Catalonia’s separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government’s “attempt to wipe out” Catalonia’s autonomy. In a televised […]
  • Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede. Catalonia’s president responded by making a veiled independence threat, telling […]
  • Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?

    BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds — bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to his right, neat stacks of somber apparel in blacks and whites to his left. Ask him which sells better, and he’ll smile. […]
  • King’s legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbye

    HUAY HOM, Thailand (AP) — Half a century has passed and the king is dead, but the villagers of Huay Hom still haven’t forgotten the day Bhumibol Adulyadej descended by helicopter into their remote, impoverished mountain valley in northern Thailand and changed their lives forever. The king, they recall, brought electricity and a road that […]