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  • Officials: Cause of massive fire at old mill undetermined

    LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say that they haven’t determined a cause for a massive fire last year that engulfed a former steel mill in upstate New York. The ruling on the Lackawanna fire followed months of investigation by the Buffalo Fire Department. Officials ruled the cause of the fire at the former Bethlehem Steel […]
  • EU, US seal insurance sector deal _ after 20 years of talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States are signing a major agreement on insurance and reinsurance, capping off 20 years of discussions and a year of negotiations. The EU Commission said Friday that the deal will let reinsurers boost their investment capacity, and that the accord offers more regulatory certainty without watering […]
  • Trump hits GOP foes of health bill, Sen. Paul calls it fake

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill “fake repeal” and saying the White House just wants a victory without caring about the legislation’s details. […]
  • The Latest: Tillerson cites strongest NKorea sanctions ever

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “being tested” by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the U.S. and the international community. Tillerson won’t say what the U.S. response would […]
  • Ohio couple: Pet mini pig believed to be stolen found dead

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland couple says their pet miniature pig, which they believe was stolen during a home break-in, has been found dead. The owners of the 15-pound pig, named Spam, say that the body was found Thursday. They said last week that the pig was stolen from their home in a burglary, along […]
  • Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole. Elena Hale said cracks began appearing in the wall of her grandparents’ Apopka home Monday night, and the wall was separating from the ceiling when they […]
  • 20-year sentence for man in attack on 94-year-old veteran

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year prison sentence was handed to a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to attacking a 94-year-old World War II veteran. Olajuwon Claiborne was tearful as he apologized Thursday to the now 95-year-old Josephine Regnier before being sentenced by a Cook County judge. Regnier was attacked last December outside her home in […]
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NORTH KOREA’S LEADER CALLS TRUMP ‘DERANGED’ In an extraordinary and direct rebuke, Kim Jong Un said the U.S. president would “pay dearly” for his threats. Hours later, North Korea’s foreign minister reportedly said that his country may […]
  • Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a […]
  • Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

    MADRID (AP) — Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect’s lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block U.S. prosecution of suspected Russian cybercriminals. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old known as one of the world’s most notorious hackers, was arrested earlier […]
  • In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in Tehran […]
  • China: Trump bank ban statement ‘not consistent’ with facts

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is “not consistent with the facts,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he gave no indication what steps China might be taking. The spokesman, Lu Kang, said Beijing complies with U.N. Security Council resolutions. […]
  • Jury resumes deliberating in case of slain nursing student

    SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A jury resumed deliberating a verdict Friday in the trial of a man charged with kidnapping and fatally shooting Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo. The sequestered panel of 12 people began considering physical evidence and witness testimony Thursday in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. They deliberated 3 ½ […]
  • Texas asks court to allow its ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state’s law banning “sanctuary cities” take effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked much of the law Aug. 31 — the day before it was to take effect. On Friday, three judges of the 5th U.S. […]
  • Stocks subdued amid North Korea concerns, European data

    HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were subdued on Friday after North Korea said it could test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, though European markets were supported by upbeat economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to 7,275 and Germany’s DAX rose by the same rate to 12,624. France’s CAC […]