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  • January trial set for man charged with killing golf champ

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has scheduled a January trial for a 22-year-old Iowa drifter charged with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain. District Judge Bethany Currie ruled Monday that Collin Richards will stand trial Jan. 15 for first-degree murder in the death of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena. Richards entered […]
  • Texas report: Oklahoma school bus hydroplaned during crash

    LAMPASAS, Texas (AP) — A Texas Department of Transportation report says an Oklahoma school bus hydroplaned on a wet road before crashing in Central Texas. The report says bus crossed into the wrong lane on Sept. 29 as it was making a left hand curve on U.S. 281 near Lampasas, 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest […]
  • Woman who refused to let black neighbor into building fired

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white woman who refused to allow a black neighbor into their downtown St. Louis apartment building because he wouldn’t show her proof that he lived there has been fired. Twenty-four-year-old D’Arreion Toles began filming as the woman repeatedly asked whether he lived in the building. After Toles finally walked past […]
  • Trump to see Hurricane Michael damage in Florida, Georgia

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have arrived in Florida to survey damage in the state as well in Georgia from Hurricane Michael. Trump landed Monday at Eglin Air Force Base near Valparaiso. The White House has not identified the communities Trump will visit. The president […]
  • Supreme Court asked to review abortion law signed by Pence

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over a law that bars women from having abortions based on gender, race or disability. Vice President Mike Pence signed the law in 2016 when he was Indiana’s governor. But federal courts have blocked it, saying it violates a woman’s right to […]
  • Settlements award nearly $50K over string of illegal arrests

    Six people who accused law enforcement officers in a rural Louisiana community of illegally detaining and secretly jailing them will share settlement proceeds totaling nearly $50,000, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests. The six plaintiffs sharing $47,500 in settlement proceeds represent a fraction of the cases in which law […]
  • AP Was There: Smith and Carlos protest during 1968 Olympics

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — By the time they reached Mexico City in October 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were representing a country being torn apart. The Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, riots outside the Democratic convention in Chicago and growing unrest over centuries of discrimination against African-Americans […]
  • The Latest: No suspect identified in search for teen; 2 dead

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing teen who disappeared after two adults were found dead in her home in western Wisconsin (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A Wisconsin sheriff says investigators have not identified a suspect in the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl who deputies determined was missing after […]
  • Student killed near Michigan State University was Texas man

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police have released the name of a Texas student who was fatally shot at an off-campus apartment building near Michigan State University. East Lansing police say he’s 22-year-old Isai Berrones of Alamo, Texas. Berrones was killed early Friday at an apartment building 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) north of the MSU […]
  • Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

    ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year’s deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show. The security effort, which runs around the clock […]
  • ‘Vietnam’ by Max Hastings is masterful account of the war

    “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” (Harper), by Max Hastings British journalist Max Hastings, noted for his critically acclaimed books about World War II, has fast-forwarded his research and writing talent to a war that many Americans would like to forget. His 900-page work chronicles Vietnam’s tragic history from Ho Chi Minh’s proclamation of an independent […]
  • Officials hunt for missing teen after 2 adults found dead

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a missing teenage girl could be in danger after two adults were found dead in a home in western Wisconsin. Barron County sheriff’s officials said in a news release that deputies responded to a 911 call asking for help at a home in Barron about 1 a.m. Monday. Deputies […]
  • The Latest: Officials criticize slow cellphone restoration

    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Florida officials are criticizing telecommunications carrier Verizon for taking too long to get cellphone service restored for parts of Florida’s Panhandle. Gov. Rick Scott late Sunday mentioned that residents in coastal Bay County were still “waiting” on […]
  • Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. Losses of barley yield can be as much […]
  • Warren’s DNA test: ‘Pocahontas’ pushback, possible 2020 prep

    WASHINGTON (AP) — That “Pocahontas” taunt must have rankled. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump’s derisive nickname for her. It also looks like an attempt by the Massachusetts Democrat to defuse the issue ahead of a potential […]