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  • Reward in case of kidnapped N. Carolina teen rises to $20K

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A total reward of $20,000 is being offered in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. News outlets report Lumberton police announced Friday that Gov. Roy Cooper’s office is offering $5,000 for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar. The FBI is offering $15,000. […]
  • Abu Dhabi summit: Oil production cuts may be necessary

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries will likely need to cut crude supplies, perhaps by as much as 1 million barrels of oil a day, to rebalance the market after U.S. sanctions on Iran failed to cut Tehran’s output, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Monday. The comments from the […]
  • Police: Man broke into home, got in bed naked with residents

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of breaking into an Augusta home, rummaging around and then jumping naked into bed with two residents. News outlets report 29-year-old Christopher Lindner has been arrested on charges including criminal trespassing. A Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s report says he broke in last week and jumped into […]
  • Police: Children watch 2 women slash each other at bus stop

    NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police say two women wielding shards of a broken coffee mug attacked each other at a Florida school bus stop in Florida. News outlets cite a North Port police release as saying dozens of elementary school students waiting at the stop last week witnessed the fight. It says the mug […]
  • Group rescinds speaker invite for deputy cleared in shooting

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Oklahoma deputy acquitted in a 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is no longer scheduled to speak at a homicide investigators conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. News outlets report the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association rescinded Roger County Sheriff’s Deputy Betty Shelby’s invitation on Sunday following pressure from […]
  • Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to “ramp down the rhetoric,” saying it eroded public confidence in the election for Senate and governor. The state’s law enforcement arm and elections monitors have […]
  • Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively little-known outside of Capitol Hill. A […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s rhetoric on voter fraud is misleading

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud. He says votes are suspiciously appearing “out of the wilderness” in Arizona after Election Day to boost the Democratic candidate in the Senate race. It’s actually typical for the state to take additional […]
  • Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and send him to the governor’s mansion, Kemp would face lingering questions about how and […]
  • Special session canceled after West Virginia justice resigns

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice’s removal. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring some past and present justices in varying accusations including abuse […]
  • Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used […]
  • New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time. His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate listings as […]
  • AP PHOTOS: Wildfires rage; destruction, death in their wake

    The devastation is complete in Paradise, California, where a wildfire tore through town and destroyed everything, killing at least 29 and destroying so many houses it’s already the most destructive fire on record in the state. In other places in the state, fires were more selective, leaving some houses leveled and others still standing. Two […]
  • Lynching remark puts spotlight on Mississippi Senate race

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a “public hanging” is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state’s history of lynching and boosting Democrats’ hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing […]
  • Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

    PARIS (AP) — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a “nationalist” stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise. He began […]