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  • ‘Everybody cries here’: Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It’s impossible to see who is crying. Is it […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2019. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863. On this date: In […]
  • The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help tourists

    PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in southern Utah that killed four people and injured several others (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A travel agency is dispatching employees from China to help the Chinese tourists injured in a bus crash in southern Utah. The tour group, organized by Shanghai Zhuyuan […]
  • 350-pound firefighter sues his colleagues over harassment

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island firefighter is taking his colleagues to court for what he says was incessant teasing about his weight. The New York Post reported Saturday that John Munro filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court against fellow firefighters in the Suffolk County hamlet of Hauppauge (HAW’-pawg). The nearly 350-pound Munro […]
  • Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Republican Party has canceled holding a presidential primary in 2020. In a statement Saturday, the party’s State Central Committee passed a rule saying a primary “would serve no useful purpose” because Republican Donald Trump is president. Earlier this month, Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas voted to […]
  • AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a “stupid” mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made the comments in an interview Saturday with The […]
  • Items linked to crime duo Bonnie & Clyde sold for $186K

    DALLAS (AP) — Several personal items related to 1930s Texas outlaw Clyde Barrow have sold at a Boston auction for nearly $186,000. RR Auction officials say the Bulova watch that Barrow wore when he and Bonnie Parker were killed in 1934 sold on Saturday for $112,500. Parker and Barrow were fatally shot by officers in […]
  • Gorsuch says US Supreme Court not split on partisan lines

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — The conventional wisdom that the court is split along partisan lines based on the political views of the president that appointed each justice is false, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said. Justice Neil Gorsuch spoke about civility to an audience of about 1,000 at Brigham Young University on Friday, refuting the […]
  • Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower’s complaint over President Donald Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of Trump for going to extraordinary lengths to tear […]
  • Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father’s chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91. Hilton’s family said he died of natural causes. He transformed Hilton into the industry’s top brand during his 30 years as […]
  • Woman runs own half marathon after mix-up with UK race

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman thought she was signing up to run a half marathon near her home, not across the Atlantic Ocean. Sheila Pereira learned too late that the Worcester City Half Marathon was actually being held in Worcester, England, and not Worcester, Massachusetts, on Sept. 15. She decided to run 13 […]
  • Army recruit dies before training exercise in South Carolina

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson in South Carolina has died before a training exercise. Fort Jackson spokesman Patrick Jones said in a statement that the recruit died Friday while preparing for outdoor physical training with his battalion. When the recruit showed signs of distress, Fort Jackson medical personnel […]
  • Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project. The National Park Service says there was a “brief interruption in service” for about an hour Saturday. Spokesman Mike Litterst said Parks Service staffers resolved the issue and visitors who […]
  • Rape followed threat of forced incest, prosecutors say

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man raped a woman in New York after giving her the option of that, being killed or having sex with her son. The Queens district attorney’s office says 33-year-old Joshua Henderson raped and robbed the victim in her home Monday. Prosecutors say Henderson dressed as a construction worker […]
  • $6,000 in stolen quarters found in California baby stroller

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman stole $6,000 worth of quarters and her getaway car was a baby stroller. Bakersfield police officers noticed the woman Friday struggling to push the stroller but quickly realized there was no baby inside, according to the Bakersfield Californian . Police discovered the quarters, which 29-year-old Darrin Fritz […]
  • The intersection of Trump, Ukraine and a whistleblower

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Very behind the scenes, a whistleblower from the intelligence community voiced urgent concern about a matter involving a conversation between Ukraine’s leader and President Donald Trump. It’s so hush-hush that even Democrats won’t say all that they know, or suspect. Very much out in the open, Trump is calling for an investigation […]
  • Iowa to re-examine band member claims of abuse by rival fans

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school’s marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend’s game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other verbal abuse, and sexual harassment […]
  • Chicago-area mall reopens after driver causes panic

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago mall has reopened after a man drove an SUV into it and sent frightened shoppers and employees scurrying. Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg reopened Saturday, a day after the 22-year-old man drove in and plowed into kiosks and a clothing store. Nobody was seriously hurt or hit by the […]
  • Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in a 1985 hijacking and a 1987 abduction was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos […]
  • The Latest: Deputies say SC shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt

    LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting Saturday at a South Carolina bar (all times local): 1:50 p.m. South Carolina officials have identified the two people killed in an early morning shooting Saturday at a bar. Coroner Karla Deese tells news outlets that the two men killed were 39-year-old Henry Lee Colvin […]

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