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  • Celebrities answer call to share abortion testimonials

    Many people think they don’t know anyone who’s had an abortion, actress and TV host Busy Philipps tweeted earlier this week, “but #youknowme.” So, she urged, “let’s share it and start to end the shame.” On her E! show “Busy Tonight,” she shared her own story of her abortion when she was 15. “I’m telling […]
  • Protesters arrested at Venezuelan Embassy face US charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a weeks-long protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy were formally charged by U.S. authorities and appeared Friday in federal court in Washington. A federal judge issued arrest warrants earlier this week for the four protesters — Kevin Bruce Zeese, 64, Margaret Ann Flowers, 57, Adrienne Pine, 49, and […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Mounting tensions with Iran, China leave oil prices in flux NEW YORK (AP) — A rare mix of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China is tugging oil prices in opposite directions and creating uncertainty over where they might land. Deteriorating trade talks between the United States and China have threatened to drive […]
  • Teen who died in Colorado school shooting laid to rest

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado teen killed while trying to stop a gunman in his school has been laid to rest. About 400 people attended the burial of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo on Friday following a Catholic funeral service. The crowd included his classmates from the STEM School Highlands Ranch. The procession to the cemetery […]
  • Woodstock 50 festival: Investment bank is lining up money

    NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival are signaling progress toward resolving a financial crunch after a falling-out with backer Amplifi Live. The festival announced Friday that investment bank Oppenheimer & Co. has signed on as a financial adviser to pull money together. Meanwhile, organizers say preparations continue. The anniversary event is […]
  • Group wants Tennessee DA to resign over anti-Islam post

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee district attorney is facing calls to resign after posting several anti-Islam remarks to social media. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Friday that it was asking for Tennessee’s Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott to resign. The advocacy group also said it was asking the Tennessee Republican Party to […]
  • In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American country, he’s been offering cryptic comments suggesting the Russia probe unfairly targeted Trump. More and more, […]
  • Deere, 3M, Pinterest slip while Cray soars on buyout

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Deere & Co., down $11.17 to $134.82 The farm equipment maker’s quarterly profit missed expectations amid weakness in the agriculture sector. Cray Inc., up $6.71 to $36.52 The supercomputer maker is being bought by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $1.3 billion. Skyworks Solutions […]
  • The Latest: Court hears 2 cases against Trump’s border wall

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California court weighing Trump’s plan to seek Pentagon funding for border wall (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Arguments have concluded in a federal courtroom in California where billions of dollars that would allow President Donald Trump to build his border wall is at stake. U.S. District Judge […]
  • Police: Officer gave alcohol to children aged 1, 6

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an officer gave alcohol to a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old. In a news release Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 56-year-old Officer Robert Milton is charged with misdemeanor child abuse after the department got word on Wednesday that he had provided to the children. Police say Milton is […]
  • Lawmaker tries to walk back ‘consensual rapes’ comment

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker said he misspoke on the House floor Friday when he referred to “consensual rapes” during a highly charged debate on a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks , including in cases of rape and incest Republican Rep. Barry Hovis said in the chamber Friday that […]
  • Man exonerated after 45 years will get $1.5M from Michigan

    DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney general’s office said Friday. Richard Phillips, 73, was exonerated in 2018, becoming the longest-serving U.S. inmate to be cleared. He’s been selling his prison paintings to raise money […]
  • Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

    BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi government officials, underscores Iraq’s […]
  • Walmart releases plans for new Bentonville headquarters

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart has released additional plans for its new 350-acre (142-hectare) northwest Arkansas campus that will include four quadrants connected by bike and walking paths, an on-campus childcare facility and a fitness center. The world’s largest retailer said Friday that new buildings will be designed and constructed in the next two years, […]
  • Leaders decline to meet with slain Oklahoma teen’s parents

    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Officials from an Oklahoma City suburb where police fatally shot a black, unarmed teenager while he was naked say they won’t meet with his parents. Edmond’s city manager and police chief signed a letter dated Friday in which they declined to speak with the parents of Isaiah Lewis because they have […]
  • Utility, regulatory failures led to biggest US gas leak

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a Los Angeles natural gas well in 2015 that led to the largest-known release of methane in U.S. history was the result of a corroded pipe casing, safety failures by a utility and inadequate regulations, according to an investigation report released Friday. Southern California Gas Co. failed to […]
  • Death row inmate dies 1 day after fellow inmate’s execution

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate died in prison on Friday, less than three months before his scheduled execution and less than a day after a fellow inmate was executed . Charles Wright, 64, was pronounced dead of natural causes at 11:57 a.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, according […]
  • Border Patrol flies migrants from Texas to California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that it would fly hundreds of migrant families from south Texas to San Diego for processing and that it was considering flights to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, New York. The flights are the latest sign of how the Border Patrol is struggling to keep up […]
  • Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme. Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax charges. Prosecutors […]
  • Judge won’t kick decision in Smollett case to another judge

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has rejected a request to have a judge outside Chicago consider whether to appoint a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case. Judge Michael Toomin said Friday he’s not swayed by claims that it would be a conflict for Cook County judges to make the decision. Sheila O’Brien, a former […]

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