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  • 2 white students charged with threatening black teacher

    PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two white teens sent threatening and racist messages to each other on school-issued computers about a black teacher at a Florida high school. A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office news release says the boy and girl, both 16, were charged with misdemeanor assault on Wednesday, though no arrests were […]
  • AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets

    LONDON (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of US-Iranian relations. The AP drew on data […]
  • Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank […]
  • Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research denounced by British primatologist Jane Goodall have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary. The Gainesville Sun reported Wednesday that the squirrel monkeys are now at the city’s Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. The nicotine […]
  • Second chance: FIU’s Anthony Jones reflective after shooting

    MIAMI (AP) — The scar snakes down the right side of Anthony Jones’ neck, serving as a constant reminder of something the FIU running back doesn’t exactly remember nor will he ever forget. Had the bullet gone an inch or two in a different direction, he could have died. Instead, he’s about to go play […]
  • Apple deepens Austin ties, expands operations east and west

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado, Boston, and Portland, Oregon. The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus will […]
  • Poisoning claims, divorce spat in Arizona journalism saga

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the allegations in one of the […]
  • Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship reached an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) before beginning its gliding descent, said mission official Enrico Palermo. The […]
  • Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning the journalist’s killing as senators […]
  • Trump’s new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, which are “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage.” National security adviser John Bolton laid out the new strategy in […]
  • Markets steady after solid run as focus turns to ECB

    LONDON (AP) — Shares around in the world traded in narrow ranges Thursday after a solid couple of days largely related with hopes that the U.S. and China are ironing out their trade issues. The focus now turns to the European Central Bank press briefing with President Mario Draghi in the wake of the bank’s […]
  • Trump’s 10 ‘Terrorists’: The evolution of a statistic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For some time now, President Donald Trump has been encouraging people to think of Mexico as a portal for international terrorists who “pour” into the U.S. Except, he says, for 10 who were recently caught by the U.S.: “These are very serious people.” These 10 do not exist, except as a federal […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2018. There are 18 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 2003, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole under a farmhouse in Adwar, Iraq, near his hometown of Tikrit. On this date: […]
  • The Latest: Michigan House OKs bill to limit ballot drives

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck session (all times local): 11:30 p.m. A lame-duck bill that would make it harder to organize ballot drives has passed in the Michigan House as it advances in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The House approved the legislation late Wednesday on a 60-49 mostly party-line vote. […]
  • Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported . He said he has no plans to […]
  • The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

    TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the frictions between Canada and China over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive (all times local): 9:10 p.m. An official familiar with the matter says the Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor. Spavor is director of the Paektu Cultural Exchange and […]
  • The Latest: Pilot in serious condition after Hawaii crash

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash off the coast of Hawaii (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say the pilot of an airplane that crashed off Hawaii during a military exercise is in serious condition. Honolulu Emergency Services spokesman Dustin Malama says the 47-year-old appears to have traumatic injuries and was taken […]
  • Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said. The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet ejected safely from the plane, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a statement. He was initially rescued by […]
  • The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death toll

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 8 p.m. Officials in North Carolina have revised downward the death toll from this week’s severe weather. The state’s total initially included an 82-year-old woman in Haywood County whose death was reported by state officials as storm-related. They initially said […]
  • Bail reduced for mother of New Mexico infant shot in face

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for the mother of an 8-month-old girl who police say was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel. Following a hearing, New Mexico State District Judge Robert Baca decided to decrease the bond for Shayanne Nelson from $50,000 to $20,000. Nelson, 18, was […]