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  • Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world’s largest defense companies. The new company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., will have annual sales of around $16 billion this year. That would make it the sixth-largest U.S. defense contractor and one of the top 10 globally. […]
  • 4 men killed in shooting at child’s birthday party in Texas

    An argument escalated into a backyard shooting at a toddler's birthday party in South Texas, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday.
  • Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.” In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the U.S. at […]
  • Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student’s phone

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia’s governor’s race. Young Democratic Socialists of America’s Georgia Tech chapter posted video from the phone on social media after Saturday’s incident during Perdue’s visit […]
  • Abrams makes historic appearance at Atlanta LGBT parade

    ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Democrat rode atop a white Jeep on Sunday afternoon during the annual celebration as supporters chanted her name. […]
  • Migrant caravan swells in Honduras as group nears Guatemala

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds more Hondurans have joined a caravan of migrants moving toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty and seek new lives in the United States. Dunia Montoya, a volunteer assisting the migrants, said Sunday that the group had grown to an estimated 1,600 people from […]
  • Latest: 25 hospitalized, 5 serious, after LA highway crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles highway crash involving multiple vehicles (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Authorities say 25 people were transported to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a crash on a Los Angeles highway involving a bus and multiple cars. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says five patients were […]
  • Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that’s on Mount St. Helens to nearby Washington state communities and that the blowing ash could affect aviation. Meteorologist Will Ahue of the National Weather Service office in Portland said Sunday that the ash expected to be sent into the […]
  • Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state employee said Sunday she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result. Katie Brennan told The Wall Street Journal she wants to see […]
  • Bear cub with bucket on its head rescued after 3 days

    McHENRY, Md. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Maryland tracked a black bear cub for three days in order to tranquilize it and remove a bucket that had gotten stuck on its head. The Cumberland Times-News reported Sunday the 100-pound cub was freed near the Wisp Resort in McHenry during an annual autumn festival. The Wildlife […]
  • 25 hospitalized, 5 serious, after Los Angeles highway crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five people were taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a series of crashes involving at least two cars and a bus that crashed through a concrete divider on a Los Angeles highway, authorities said. Five patients were in serious condition following the collisions shortly after 1 p.m. that shut […]
  • Slain journalist to be recognized for work in arts community

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — One of the five employees of a Maryland newspaper killed during a mass shooting is set to be honored for her contributions to the local arts community. The Capital Gazette reports its former employee Wendi Winters will be among five others receiving an Annie Award this week from the Arts Council […]
  • Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam. Police in Maine’s capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping. The Portland Press Herald reports Augusta police went door to door looking for the […]
  • No arrest, but prosecutor looking at gunfire by ex-officer

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A district attorney in Louisiana is examining the case of a Baton Rouge police officer who was fired after shooting at a motorist. Police said they found no probable cause to arrest former officer Yuseff Hamadeh, who was with the department for two years. District Attorney Hillar Moore said Friday […]
  • Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida’s Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms. It’s part of the reason that tighter building codes — mandatory in […]