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  • In Iran, a plunging economy trumps fears of US confrontation

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran’s capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse. Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they wonder aloud about America’s intentions as it rushes an […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1649, England was declared a republic by Parliament following the execution of King Charles I. (The monarchy was restored in 1660.) On this date: In 1536, Anne […]
  • Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Parishioners, elected leaders and relatives of those […]
  • AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudden moves in the region. Brennan, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to talk to House Democrats at a private weekly […]
  • GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

    EXETER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling “terrible,” and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts […]
  • Perry to lead delegation to Ukraine presidential swearing-in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s as Ukraine’s next president. Zelenskiy is a popular comedian with no political experience. He defeated President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff last month by winning 73 percent of the vote. Ukraine’s parliament set Zelenskiy’s inauguration for Monday. President […]
  • Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There were no signs of foul play. A Monday autopsy was planned […]
  • War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected […]
  • Teen sues officer who held him at gunpoint near bus stop

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 18-year-old Gerardo Becerra filed claims of assault, battery and false imprisonment against Vanessa Schultz in a Wyoming court. Schultz […]
  • North Carolina student drowns in lake near school

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school student has drowned in a lake across the street from his school. Assistant Chief Dwayne Church of the Greensboro Fire Department tells news outlets that three students were swimming Friday afternoon in a lake near Page High School. They were jumping off one of the docks […]
  • Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community’s top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. “We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear and […]
  • Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is ‘impeachable’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But Rep. Justin Amash stopped short of calling on […]
  • The Latest: NWS confirms EF2 tornado in southern Oklahoma

    GERONIMO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Authorities have confirmed a tornado with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) touched down in southern Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says the EF2 twister Saturday morning traveled for about a half a mile in Geronimo, […]
  • Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore’s family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore’s nearly seven-decade career stretched from the “Borscht Belt” summer […]
  • Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks’ costumes

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news outlets reported. The Orange County Sheriff’s office said […]
  • Mother of missing Texas girl wants to hope she’s alive

    HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old Texas girl who hasn’t been seen for weeks says she wants to hope her daughter is still alive. Brittany Bowens told KTRK television Friday that she may never know what really happened to Maleah Davis but that “as a mother” she wants to hold onto hope. Bowens’ […]
  • Police: Louisiana students laced teacher’s drink

    EUNICE, La. (AP) — Authorities say two Louisiana high school students poured a chemical into a teacher’s drink and filmed it on Snapchat. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says the 17-year-old Eunice High School juniors were arrested Friday on a felony count of mingling harmful substances. Police say the students mixed Krud Kutter, an all-purpose […]
  • Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

    DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) that destroyed at least two […]
  • Mount Rainier’s Paradise Inn reopens after $25M renovation

    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The 79-room annex at Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Inn has reopened after a $25 million renovation. The annex reopened Friday after a 19-month closure, The News Tribune reported . The building is almost a century old and accounts for more than half of the hotel rooms in […]
  • Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

    NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to. A […]

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