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  • Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina bar shooting

    LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Two men were fatally shot early Saturday at a South Carolina sports bar and eight other people were wounded in the gunfire, authorities said. A suspect was being sought. The shooting occurred in Lancaster, a community about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Coroner Karla Deese told news […]
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a community center during a […]
  • Trial to start for Georgia cop who shot naked, unarmed man

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately. Now a jury must decide if he’s guilty of murder. Robert “Chip” Olsen, then a DeKalb County officer, fatally shot […]
  • In a small county, a good leader is hard to find _ and keep

    ALLENDALE, S.C. (AP) — Just as it has every three or four years since this century began, South Carolina’s smallest county recently had to find a new leader — and attracting a talented administrator is often a challenge. Allendale County has seen young administrators move on to higher-paying jobs elsewhere. It has experienced corruption, if […]
  • Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets. Iran has denied involvement […]
  • Biden: Trump ‘deserves’ to be investigated over Ukraine call

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the center of an explosive whistleblower complaint against […]
  • Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal’s fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the neighboring United States. “I hurt people […]
  • 4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah

    PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. They were only a few miles away from the park when the long-awaited overseas vacation turned into a tragic nightmare. The driver […]
  • Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic Party […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2019. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1985, In North Korea and South Korea, family members who had been separated for decades were allowed to visit each other as both countries opened their borders […]
  • Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge says he’s struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border. A two-hour hearing Friday in San Diego follows complaints that the Trump administration has abused its discretion to split families under limited circumstances, like criminal history or […]
  • Iowa high court launches courthouse break-ins investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says it has hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the arrests of two cybersecurity workers who were found inside a closed central Iowa courthouse and say they were just doing their jobs testing courthouse security. The state’s high court said in a […]
  • US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry. Defense Secretary […]
  • 2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won’t sell to minors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors. The city attorney’s office announced a lawsuit settlement Friday with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC. The LA-based companies also will pay $350,000 in fines. LA accused the firms of using marketing […]
  • Marines from California base charged with human smuggling

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Nine Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton base have been charged with human smuggling. They include two riflemen who were stopped by U.S. Border Patrol agents on July 3 driving from the US-Mexico border with three Mexicans in the back of a BMW. The corps on Friday said the Marines, all […]
  • Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she’s overwhelmed by the success of Friday’s climate protests. But the 16-year-old who sparked the global movement said she was underwhelmed by the United States government’s approach to climate change. Thunberg spoke with The Associated Press as the climate events were underway. Responses have […]
  • The Latest: US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Pentagon says the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security, as President Donald Trump has at least for now decided […]
  • Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews’ acting career has spanned several decades, winning an Academy Award in […]
  • Arizona gun store swipes at gun control with ‘Beto Special’

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix gun store owner says he will continue offering assault-style rifles at a discount in response to presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s call to confiscate them. Matt Boggs told on Thursday that he sold 200 rifles in a few hours under the “Beto Special.” He is awaiting more inventory […]
  • New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion representing the authority of the office during […]

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