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  • Mrs. Oleson of ‘Little House’ Katherine MacGregor dead at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV’s “Little House on the Prairie,” has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93. MacGregor died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Los Angeles, said Tony Sears, who is acting as her attorney. While her […]
  • Navy will boost efforts to help endangered right whales

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is doing more to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. Starting in mid-November, the Navy will expand areas off the East Coast where it limits the use of sonar and explosives. It also will broadcast more information on sightings to prevent military and commercial ships from striking […]
  • Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick

    BALTIMORE (AP) — At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing allegations of sexual misconduct over a long stretch of his career. The bishops, nearing the close of their three-day meeting, have been striving to show their […]
  • Funeral set for victim of Southern California mass shooting

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Funerals are being planned for victims of last week’s mass shooting in a Southern California bar. A service is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday for 22-year-old Cody Gifford-Coffman at Perez Family Chapel in Camarillo. He and 11 others were slain Nov. 7 when a gunman attacked the Borderline Bar & Grill […]
  • APNewsBreak: Prison group faces lawsuit over immigrant wages

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States is facing a class action lawsuit from formerly detained immigrants who say they were paid as little as $1 per day as part of “volunteer” work programs. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in […]
  • After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids after the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates around the nation to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is set to deliver a keynote address Friday at an Urban League fundraiser […]
  • New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A dramatic recording from beyond the grave has led to allegations that Colombia’s chief prosecutor — a key U.S. ally in the war on drugs — tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal, prompting calls for his resignation. The recording shows Nestor Martinez, […]
  • Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Harlem man has been revealed as the winner of $343 million in a Powerball drawing, the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history. Lottery officials introduced 67-year-old Robert Bailey at a New York City news conference Wednesday. Bailey says he has “faithfully” played numbers a family member gave him […]
  • Police: Man fatally shot, deputy hurt in shootout

    FORT CHISWELL, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and a sheriff’s deputy was seriously wounded in a shootout at a Virginia bus station. Virginia State Police said in a news release that troopers and Wythe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Fort Chiswell hotel Wednesday. […]
  • Splintered migrant caravan groups arrive at US border

    Some migrants in a caravan of Central Americans have made long leaps forward in their journey to the U.S. border, with a first sizable group arriving in the border city of Tijuana.
  • Police: Resident kills 2 at Detroit senior housing complex

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police are hunting for a 69-year-old registered sex offender who they believe fatally shot an unarmed security guard and a woman, after attempting to rape another woman at the senior housing complex where he lives. Chief James Craig says the suspect and a 30-year-old woman were using cocaine at the Phillip […]
  • Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that President Donald Trump has pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons say they will […]
  • Judge: White nationalists must turn over phones for lawsuit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two dozen white nationalists accused of violating civil rights laws during a deadly 2017 rally in Virginia have been ordered to turn over their electronic devices so the contents can be used as evidence at their trial. On Tuesday, a magistrate judge granted a request by lawyers for people hurt when […]
  • Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is defending the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. Mattis spoke on his way to visit U.S. troops along the border in south Texas. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 […]
  • Most hurt in crash at Social Security office out of hospital

    EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say most of the people hurt when a car crashed through the front of a Social Security office in New Jersey have been released from the hospital. Eighteen of the 20 people hurt in Tuesday’s crash in Egg Harbor were treated for minor injuries and released that day. But […]