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  • This part of an airport carries more germs than toilets, new study says

    There’s no way around it. You have to use the airport’s dirtiest spot at some point during your travel: Airport security plastic trays.
  • Stolen smokes: Florida man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. A jury in Pensacola convicted 48-year-old Robert Spellman of burglary and grand theft in August. Authorities say Spellman took 10 cartons of cigarettes from a stock room in the […]
  • The Latest: Iran says US ally behind military parade attack

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from Saturday’s attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local): 11 a.m. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani claims an unnamed U.S.-allied country supports the group that attacked a military parade on Saturday. Rouhani said Sunday that the U.S. supports small nations in the southern Persian […]
  • 100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

    PARIS (AP) — It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1. A remembrance ceremony will take […]
  • Details of Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser to be set

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Details must be worked out on a tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her decades ago. Talks were continuing Sunday. Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee […]
  • Aretha Franklin exhibit debuts with eye toward her legacy

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin’s public visitations after her death is again holding space for her — this time with an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention. Billed as a “tribute to the Queen of Soul,” ”THINK” […]
  • Trump attorney blasts Iran’s ‘outlaws and murderers’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran’s self-declared government in exile on Saturday that the U.S. sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country’s official government. The former New York mayor spoke to members and supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the biggest opposition group to […]
  • Iran’s president blames US after attack on military parade

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded around 70. Rouhani did not identify those behind Saturday’s attack, which was claimed by an Arab separatist group. He could have been […]
  • Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after ‘racial’ post

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university’s journalism school following a social media post criticized for an “unjustified racial overtone,” the journalism school’s dean said. Dean Will Norton Jr. on Saturday said Ed Meek sent him a statement apologizing for his post […]
  • Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way to a rally a few […]
  • 11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say an 11-year-old girl has become the fourth member of her family to die from a shooting rampage by her father, who also killed himself. The Washington Post reports that Mina Kim died Thursday after being gravely wounded in the shooting Monday at the family’s Montgomery County […]
  • Man killed when car crashes during race in Louisiana

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — A North Carolina man driving more than 200 mph (320 kph) has been killed after his vehicle crashed during a race Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Glen T. Boyd says the fatality happened about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The man’s name has not been released. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune […]
  • The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a political ad against an Arizona congressman featuring his siblings (all times local): 420 p.m. A Republican congressman in Arizona is firing back at six of his siblings who have urged voters in a TV ad to oust him from office in November. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar on […]
  • Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new “Pono Pledge” at a Thursday event, the […]
  • US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging “unreasonable” fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from removing […]