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  • White House releases new biodefense strategy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and outbreaks of infectious disease. The White House on Tuesday released a national biodefense strategy that President Donald Trump said takes a “new direction” with a more coordinated approach based on lessons learned from […]
  • With declassification, Trump preps latest Russia probe punch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his efforts to discredit the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe, with the White House saying he will declassify a trove of documents and publicly release text messages of former FBI officials after calls from a small group of his Republican allies […]
  • 1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

    About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer. Sanderson Farms said Tuesday the losses occurred at independent farms that supply its poultry processing plants. The company said […]
  • The Latest: Trump considering permanent US troops in Poland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s “very seriously” considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with that country’s president at the White House. Trump is telling reporters in the Oval Office that […]
  • Lawsuit: New Mexico soccer player raped by team members

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team raped a young teammate, recorded the sexual assault of another player and subjected other players to violent sexual acts as part of hazing, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque by a parent […]
  • Arkansas governor’s nephew pleads not guilty to charges

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the state’s governor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson made his first court appearance Tuesday. He was charged last month with […]
  • Cop, firefighter among 24 charged in child luring sting

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say a police officer and a firefighter were among 24 men who tried to lure teenagers for sexual activity. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the men charged in the statewide sting used social media and chat apps to communicate with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. […]
  • Contractors fined $86K over university bridge collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fines for seven safety violations related to the March 15 collapse. OSHA said the […]
  • Los Angeles to consider banning sale of fur products

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles would become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur products if the City Council approves a proposed law backed by animal activists who say the multibillion-dollar fur industry is rife with cruelty. The council was expected Tuesday to direct the city attorney to draft […]
  • Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 […]
  • Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful hung from a noose

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island was hung Tuesday from a noose in front of a home. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung said that displaying his campaign sign in Glocester like that is disgusting and hateful. WPRO-AM posted a photo Tuesday on Twitter of the upside down sign. […]
  • Man sentenced in Pennsylvania’s largest case of child porn

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for what authorities say was the largest collection of child pornography state law enforcement officials have seen. Lawrence Jamieson was sentenced Monday in federal court after pleading guilty in September 2017 to sex crimes and child pornography charges. Authorities say the […]
  • Wisconsin official apologizes to opponent over flag flap

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, in a rare retreat, apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, repeatedly called the accusation a lie and said he has never knelt for the […]
  • Trump ‘seriously’ considering boosting US military in Poland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was “very seriously” considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he conferred with a top NATO partner at the White House. Joined by Poland President Andrzej Duda, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that Poland was “willing to make a very major contribution […]
  • Constable: Children, 12 and 11, suspects in Houston crimes

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say 12- and 11-year-old children arrested over the weekend in Houston are part of a group of juveniles responsible for a series of robberies, carjackings and other crimes. Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said in a statement Tuesday that a 14-year-old was arrested a day earlier and that the […]