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  • AP Explains: What are India’s options after Kashmir attack?

    NEW DELHI (AP) — With India’s general election barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish archrival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir. India placed the blame for Thursday’s bombing squarely on neighboring Pakistan, […]
  • Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. “The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work […]
  • Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

    AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn’t supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday that he […]
  • Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its […]
  • Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing power in Washington with a GOP-led Senate and President Donald Trump. It’s a […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2019. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. On this date: In 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a […]
  • Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett’s Chicago attack

    CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 –Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown Chicago while out getting food from […]
  • 2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press. The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill […]
  • Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team’s 82-80 victory over the Visiting Team on Friday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Quavo, part of the hip-hop trio Migos, scored 27 points for the Visiting Team, and former NBA star Ray Allen […]
  • Met Museum says it’s returning stolen coffin to Egypt

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art says it’s returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011. The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office found evidence that the museum was given a false ownership history for the gilded Coffin of Nedjemankh. […]
  • Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama law that prohibits cities from removing Confederate monuments will remain in effect while the state appeals a judge’s ruling that declared the statute constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday. Justices granted the request of Attorney General Steve Marshall to stay a judge’s order striking down the law , […]
  • Border declaration protesters arrested at NYC Trump hotel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some people have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration outside a New York City hotel that bears his name. The NYPD wasn’t immediately able to say how many people were taken into custody Friday night outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Manhattan. Video shows protesters […]
  • Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on hold

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday denied a request by Calgary-based TransCanada to begin constructing worker camps for the 1,184-mile pipeline that […]
  • Beloved rhinoceros dies at age 49 in North Carolina zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo says that a beloved rhinoceros named Stanley has died. The zoo said in a news release that the 49-year-old southern white rhinoceros died Friday after suffering neurological symptoms and a suspected stroke in recent weeks. A sudden decline in his health this week prompted zookeepers’ decision to […]
  • Gang leader called top ‘trigger puller’ gets life sentence

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors called Baltimore’s “number one trigger puller” has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland said 23-year-old Montana Barronette was sentenced Friday. He was convicted by a federal jury last October of conspiring to commit […]
  • Montana lawmaker apologizes over remarks to Native Americans

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture. Republican Rep. Greg DeVries (deh-VREES) made his initial comments Thursday on the House floor in support of an anti-abortion bill. His remarks prompted 11 senators and representative of the Montana […]
  • Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Jeffrey Byard held several positions with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency before he joined FEMA in 2017 during the agency’s response to Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. Byard is currently the […]
  • New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge. Judge James Hudson made his decision after hearing emotional testimony during a three-day proceeding. He […]
  • NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey […]
  • Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants. The Department of Justice exceeded its authority and violated the constitution by requiring grant recipients to allow immigration authorities into jails and provide advance notice before […]