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  • Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by Washington after it […]
  • Panel orders federal judge to reconsider Trump appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday ordered a federal judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the order, which included a reprimand of […]
  • US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president Toledo

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued that he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest. “If the defendant were to flee, this would be a diplomatically significant failure of the […]
  • First week over in North Carolina gerrymandering trial

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Challengers of North Carolina legislative districts say the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker show how GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias. The partisan gerrymandering trial’s first week in state court is complete. Democrats and the group Common Cause want judges to order 2017 House and Senate […]
  • Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump feud with ‘the squad’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on President Donald Trump’s escalating feud with four minority Democratic lawmakers known as “the squad.” Mrs. Obama tweeted Friday: “What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years.” President Donald Trump had tweeted […]
  • Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault charge

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge. A news release from the Greensboro Police Department says Desmond Harrison turned himself in to authorities Friday. Police say the […]
  • Chicago’s elusive gator settles into new home in Florida

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a Facebook post Friday that it welcomed the reptile known as Chance the Snapper with a banner, pizza and Chicago’s greatest hits. […]
  • Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Companies that make and distribute opioids didn’t abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them suspicious, helping fuel a national addiction and overdose crisis, two Ohio counties said in a legal filing Friday. Until now, lawyers representing Cuyahoga and Summit […]
  • Nevada child dies after bounce house blown into power lines

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 9-year-old Reno girl has died from injuries she suffered when strong winds blew an inflatable bounce house with three children inside into power lines last weekend. The family of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hammond issued a statement Friday confirming her death from the incident last Sunday, and thanking first-responders and law enforcement […]
  • ‘Go back’? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to “go back” to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she’s not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow “squad” mates of progressive Democrats have been posting impressive fundraising numbers, so far scaring away serious primary […]
  • 1 killed, 4 injured when Alaska flight aborted on takeoff

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Maryland man visiting Alaska with his family was killed and one of his three children was critically injured Friday after their floatplane’s takeoff was aborted. Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased man as Joseph Patenella, 57. No hometown was disclosed. The critically hurt child was flown to Anchorage for treatment, […]
  • Rare albino alligator dies at South Carolina Aquarium

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died. The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named Alabaster had passed away Friday morning. He had lived at the aquarium in Charleston since 2009. South Carolina Aquarium spokeswoman Caroline Morris told The Post […]
  • Sandra Day O’Connor’s Arizona home makes National Register

    PHOENIX (AP) — Before she was hearing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was bringing people together in her historic Arizona home. The 1950s adobe, where the first woman on the nation’s highest court loved to cook and serve meals across party lines, was added Friday to the National Register […]
  • Ruling keeps alive Abu-Jamal’s lawsuit over hepatitis drugs

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday kept alive a lawsuit brought by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, that alleges his rights were violated when he was denied hepatitis C drugs. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court decision that […]
  • Tennessee must mediate with prisoners over hepatitis C drugs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the state of Tennessee to mediate with a group of prisoners who are demanding treatment for their hepatitis C infections. The order by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw came after a four-day trial that included emotional testimony from a mother whose son died of […]
  • Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

    JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with the Colombia Event Center posted […]
  • Florida officers find 2 horses starving, arrest owner

    EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with animal cruelty after officers discovered two horses he owned were so thin their bones were exposed beneath their skin. WFTV reported Friday that 39-year-old Kyle Brower was arrested in Eustis, Florida. An arrest report said an animal control officer traveled to the […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears America’s fast-growing web of doorbell cameras is being fueled in part by the support of cities and police departments. They see the cameras as a tech ally in the never-ending fight against crime. But some privacy advocates worry that the program is being driven by overblown […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May. Indexes sloshed between small gains and losses for much of the day before turning lower in the afternoon after Iran said it seized a British oil tanker, the latest escalation of tensions between Tehran […]
  • N Carolina judges keep alive lawsuit against voter ID law

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges are keeping alive a lawsuit that challenges the state’s new photo voter identification law as discriminating against racial minorities, but the court won’t stop IDs from being required in upcoming elections as the case grinds ahead. Voters last November passed a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID. A three-judge […]

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