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  • Tornado hits factory in Iowa; some injuries reported

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A tornado slammed into an agricultural machinery plant in Iowa as some people were working on Thursday and police said a number of people were taken to a local hospital. The tornado hit in the town of Pella, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Des Moines. Pella Police Lt. […]
  • The Latest: Police report injuries from Iowa Pella factory

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on severe weather and tornadoes in Iowa (all times local): 6 p.m. Police say people have been taken to a local hospital after a tornado hit a factory in Pella where some people were working. Pella Police Lt. Shane Cox told KCCI-TV some people from Vermeer Manufacturing were […]
  • 2 South St. Paul officers hurt in group home confrontation

    SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two South St. Paul police officers were wounded Thursday in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident in a quiet neighborhood. While authorities initially said one officer was wounded, South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich and Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said at a news conference […]
  • California sues over Trump suspending truck pollution rule

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and 14 other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks. The lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit says the July 6 decision by the Trump EPA […]
  • The Latest: Police: 3 detained in bank robbery shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting during an attempted robbery at a Texas bank (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police have detained three people in connection with a shooting during an attempted robbery at a North Texas bank. Three female employees were wounded in the gunfire at Veritex Community Bank, a […]
  • American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crowd that gathered outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group has burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck. The incident happened Thursday after the Oath Keepers group failed to appear at the […]
  • Rosenstein defends charging foreign agents US can’t arrest

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the prosecutions of agents involved in efforts to sow dissent in the U.S. […]
  • 4 indicted with murder in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on Wednesday, court records showed. According to a […]
  • The Latest: Advocates say extension for Somalis not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s decision to extend protected status for Somalis (all times local): 6 p.m. Advocates for Somali nationals who are living in the United States say they are disappointed that the Trump administration chose to extend — and not redesignate — a special protected status for Somalis. The […]
  • Ex-Texas mayoral aide indicted for not providing records

    HOUSTON (AP) — A former press aide for Houston’s mayor has been indicted for allegedly refusing to provide records that had been requested by a reporter. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that a grand jury had indicted Darian Ward on one count of failure of a public information officer to provide access […]
  • US prosecutors: Water company illegally dumping toxic waste

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California bottled water company has been charged with illegally disposing of arsenic-tainted wastewater. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced charges Thursday against the company that bottles Crystal Geyser water and two companies that transported and dumped the toxic waste. Prosecutors say the companies failed to disclose the contents on shipping […]
  • Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in Kentucky whose recent cuts stirred an outcry from critics of the state’s Republican governor. The coverage had been cut at the start of July after a federal judge rejected Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul […]
  • The Latest: Nolan: ‘Zero tolerance’ for harassment

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s handling of a former top staffer accused of sexually harassing female staffers (all times local): 5 p.m. Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan says he has “zero tolerance” for inappropriate behavior in the workplace after questions have been raised about his handling of a former […]
  • Cops: Road rage suspect who shot driver had kids in car

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia have released video of a road rage shooting in which a suspect with a woman and two young children in the car opens fire on another driver outside a mall. Police say the 22-year-old victim was hit in the torso and has a bullet lodged in his spine following […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot NEW YORK (AP) — Denying the Holocaust is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward attempt to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the complexities social media platforms face as they take on the […]