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  • Poodle dashes off, stops New York subway line

    NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn’t take much to slow down the New York subway system. On Friday afternoon, one bundle of fur stopped train service on a transit line between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Officer George Tsourovakas (tsoo-roh-VAH’-kahs) says a poodle named Dakota got away from a Brooklyn park run near the Manhattan Bridge and […]
  • Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does double duty

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quavo is known for dropping beats and delivering rhymes as one-third of Atlanta’s hip-hop trio Migos. He can also make buckets on the basketball court. Quavo was named MVP after scoring a game-high 19 points to lead Team Clippers to a 75-66 win over Team Lakers in the NBA All-Star Celebrity […]
  • The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

    RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly freeway crash in Southern California (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Authorities have reopened several lanes of a Southern California freeway where a fiery crash killed five people. The California Highway Patrol says a cement pumping truck was heading west on Interstate 10 in Rialto shortly before […]
  • Senate hopeful Mitt Romney on immigration, Russia and guns

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he launched his long-awaited U.S. Senate campaign in Utah, Mitt Romney spoke with The Associated Press about immigration, gun control, Russia and why he’s running in Utah. Some highlights of the phone interview with Romney: IMMIGRATION Romney said he agrees with President Donald Trump on the need for border […]
  • Jury awards over $37M to family of woman slain in standoff

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $37 million in damages to the family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police in 2016 after a six-hour standoff in her apartment. The jury took several hours to reach its decision in a civil lawsuit filed against the Baltimore County government and […]
  • President Trump meets victims during visit to Florida hospital

    President Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims from the awful school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses.
  • Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. The suit contends a 2009 agreement calls for the county and city of Miami to receive a share of profits from any sale […]
  • White nationalist appears to disavow connection with shooter

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A white nationalist appears to have lied to The Associated Press and other news organizations when he claimed that Florida school-shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his obscure group. Law enforcement officials have said they didn’t have any evidence to support the claim that Republic of Florida leader Jordan […]
  • Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country. The civil complaint filed in Houston came just four days […]
  • US Sen. Harris endorses Newsom for California governor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday in the race for California governor. Newsom will “lead with courage,” Harris said during a Newsom campaign stop at the University of Southern California. Harris’s endorsement of her fellow California Democrat was not surprising. Before he was lieutenant governor, Newsom was […]
  • Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday […]
  • Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian meddling indictment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies on Friday with interfering in the 2016 election by assuming U.S. identities, sowing discord on social media, communicating with unwitting Americans and even setting up political rallies from afar. President Donald Trump tweeted that the indictment proves there was “no collusion!” […]
  • Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America’s top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. Even before the startling disclosure that the FBI failed to investigate a warning that the […]
  • How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media […]
  • A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter

    More than a month before 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the FBI got a tip warning that the suspect wanted to kill people and was planning to carry out a school shooting. The tipster also said Nikolas Cruz owned guns, was acting erratically and had made disturbing social media posts. The […]