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  • Classified US spy satellite launched from California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. spy satellite atop an Atlas V rocket blasted off on a classified mission Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. U.S. officials have not revealed what the spacecraft will be doing or what its orbit will be, which is standard for missions by the […]
  • Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

    TOKYO (AP) — Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn’t happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn’t happened. Unleash fire and fury on North Korea? Hasn’t happened — at least not yet. Asia is getting used to living with Donald Trump’s broadsides, though it can’t shrug them off completely. Many […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2017. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 24, 1717, English author Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was born in London. On this date: In 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America’s […]
  • Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in […]
  • North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. A huge crowd gathered Saturday in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for the current leader’s grandfather and founder of North Korea. They […]
  • The Latest: Video shows man punching officer before shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on two shootings by police officers in California (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A second video has surfaced appearing to show a man throwing punches and scuffling with a California police officer before the man is fatally shot outside of a convenience store. The video, posted on Facebook and […]
  • Police use stun gun on naked, bloody man who later dies

    INWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Police officers responding to a report of a disturbance at a Long Island home early Saturday used stun guns to try to subdue a man they discovered naked and covered in blood inside his apartment, but he stopped breathing and later died, officials said. Authorities were called to the home in […]
  • Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status. In northwest Puerto Rico, people began returning to their homes […]
  • Oakland’s Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just […]
  • Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday displayed its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and much of the Middle East. The U.S. opposes […]
  • Bannon to campaign for Moore in Alabama’s GOP Senate runoff

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is planning to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary runoff. The campaign of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore confirms that Bannon will speak Monday at a rally along with “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson. The runoff is Tuesday. […]
  • Video shows man punching California officer before shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before the man was fatally shot outside of a convenience store. The video, posted on Facebook and YouTube, shows the man in a physical confrontation with a Huntington Beach police […]
  • Corn maze marks 100 anniversary of women voting in New York

    SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony. Stokoe Farms’ owner Suzanne Stokoe says she wanted to honor one of Rochester’s most famous citizens with the three-acre maze, […]
  • NKorea: Trump insult makes attack on US ‘more inevitable’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more.” Ri Yong Ho called the American president “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency” with […]
  • Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in […]