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  • Second video shows man punching officer before shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second video has emerged appearing to show a man throwing punches and scuffling with a California police officer before the man is shot dead.

    The video posted online shows a man in a physical confrontation with a Huntington Beach officer outside of a 7-Eleven Friday morning. The man repeatedly punches the officer after a stun gun failed to subdue him.

    Once they are on the ground, the officer can be heard shouting, “let go of my gun!” though he appears to retain full control of the weapon during the entire encounter.

    Police said they are still investigating. On Saturday, a police officer in La Verne, about 43 miles (69 kilometers) from Huntington Beach, shot and wounded a man who refused to drop what the officer thought could be a weapon and then wounded a second officer who came to help. Copyright © The Associated Press. All […]
  • NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

    The NFL’s players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season.

    The two sides in the nation’s most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a manner unseen in years, sounding a resolute chord in decrying President Donald Trump’s remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem.

    “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,'” Trump said to loud applause Friday night at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, comments he echoed a day later in a series of tweets. […]
  • Indiana University issues alert after shots fired by garage

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says gunshots believed to have been fired by suspects in an off-campus robbery led to an alert of an active shooter.

    The Bloomington campus sent out an alert at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday warning people to take shelter or avoid the area entirely. The university tweeted that police were responding to a report of an active shooter on campus.

    Indiana University says the shots were fired near a parking garage and the suspects fled on foot. The school says there are no known injuries, but people on campus should continue to shelter in place.

    Police are investigating. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Classified US spy satellite launched from California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the classified NROL-42 satellite lifted off at 10:49 p.m. PDT Saturday. All systems were going well when the launch webcast concluded about three minutes into the flight.

    The launch was expected to be visible across a wide area of California, weather permitting.

    National Reconnaissance Office satellites gather intelligence information for U.S. national security and an array of other purposes including assessing impacts of natural disasters. U.S. officials have not revealed what the spacecraft will be doing or what its orbit will be. United Launch Alliance is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Copyright © The […]
  • Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

    TOKYO (AP) — Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn’t happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn’t happened. Unleash fire and fury on North Korea? Hasn’t happened — at least not yet.

    Asia is getting used to living with Donald Trump’s broadsides, though it can’t shrug them off completely. Many people are unnerved, but not panicked, by his latest exchange of threats with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The U.S. president dialed up the rhetoric last week at the United Nations, saying his country would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies.

    “If (German leader) Angela Merkel were U.S. president and she said those words at the U.N., then I would have been worried,” said Huh Doo-won, a 38-year-old South Korean school teacher in Seoul. “But this was Trump, so I am not. Trump clearly likes to make bombastic comments to please his domestic supporters. … It’s […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History

    Today is Sunday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2017. There are 98 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlight in History:

    On September 24, 1717, English author Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was born in London.

    On this date:

    In 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America’s federal court system and creating the post of attorney general.

    In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.

    In 1890, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wilford Woodruff, wrote a manifesto renouncing the practice of plural marriage, or polygamy. In 1929, Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY-2 Biplane over Mitchel Field in New York in the first all-instrument flight. In 1934, Babe Ruth made his farewell […]
  • Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike.

    Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation’s top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a “bum.” Hours later, Major League Baseball saw its first player take a knee during the national anthem.

    Trump started by announcing that Curry, the popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Later, […]
  • North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump.

    A huge crowd gathered Saturday in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for the current leader’s grandfather and founder of North Korea. They listened to speeches from senior officials excoriating the United States and its president.

    A parade of marchers carried signs with slogans such as “decisive revenge” and “death to the American imperialists.” They shouted phrases such as “total destruction,” according to the Korean Central News Agency, the state news service. The crowd included workers, officials and students, KCNA said. The rally capped two days of response to Trump’s combative […]
  • The Latest: Video shows man punching officer before shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on two shootings by police officers in California (all times local):

    7:20 p.m.

    A second video has surfaced appearing to show a man throwing punches and scuffling with a California police officer before the man is fatally shot outside of a convenience store.

    The video, posted on Facebook and YouTube Saturday, shows a man in a physical confrontation with a Huntington Beach police officer outside of a 7-Eleven Friday morning.

    The man repeatedly punches the officer after the officer tries to use a stun gun to subdue him. The two then fall to the ground and the officer can be heard shouting, “let go of my gun,” though he appears to be in full control of the weapon. The man removes something from the officer’s […]
  • Police use stun gun on naked, bloody man who later dies

    INWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Police officers responding to a report of a disturbance at a Long Island home early Saturday used stun guns to try to subdue a man they discovered naked and covered in blood inside his apartment, but he stopped breathing and later died, officials said.

    Authorities were called to the home in Nassau County at about 2:30 a.m. after neighbors reported an intoxicated man screaming in the basement apartment. Police said they found 36-year-old Walter Perez pacing the basement, naked and bloody. It wasn’t clear whether it was his own blood, though no one else was reported injured at the home.

    Nassau County police spokesman Detective Lt. Richard Lebrun said officers tried repeatedly to calm Perez down and get him to an ambulance so he could be evaluated at a hospital, but he resisted repeatedly. He said Perez threatened the officers with a “dangerous instrument,” but Lebrun didn’t specify what it was. He said officers tried […]
  • Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

    In northwest Puerto Rico, people began returning to their homes after a spillway eased pressure on a dam that cracked after more than a foot of rain fell in the wake of the hurricane.

    The opening of the island’s main port in the capital allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days. The federal aid effort is racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, […]
  • Oakland’s Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump.

    Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland’s dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. The 26-year-old rookie catcher pressed his right hand against his heart, and teammates stood in a line next to him. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell’s shoulders, and the two hugged after the anthem finished.

    “Everybody watches sports and so everybody loves sports, so I felt this was the right thing for me to do personally,” Maxwell said. Maxwell’s protest comes after Trump blasted football players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes. “That’s a total disrespect […]
  • Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations.

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday displayed its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and much of the Middle East. The U.S. opposes Iran’s ballistic missile program and Trump signed a bill last month imposing penalties on those involved with it.

    Video of the test firing of a Khoramshahr medium-range ballistic missile aired Friday on Iran’s state TV. The time or location of the test was not mentioned in the report. Trump tweeted Saturday about the public unveiling of the missile: “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with […]
  • Bannon to campaign for Moore in Alabama’s GOP Senate runoff

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is planning to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary runoff.

    The campaign of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore confirms that Bannon will speak Monday at a rally along with “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson. The runoff is Tuesday.

    Trump is backing the incumbent, Sen. Luther Strange. On Friday night, the president himself spoke at a rally urging Republicans to vote for Strange. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit the state Monday.

    Moore has forced Strange into a tight race for the nomination. Strange was appointed to the seat that belonged to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore has garnered backing of a number of anti-establishment forces, including Bannon and a pro-Trump super PAC, Great America Alliance. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may […]
  • Video shows man punching California officer before shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before the man was fatally shot outside of a convenience store.

    The video, posted on Facebook and YouTube, shows the man in a physical confrontation with a Huntington Beach police officer outside of a 7-Eleven Friday morning in the beach city.

    The video, which appears to be taken from inside a car in the parking lot, starts with the officer pointing a stun gun at the man and ordering him to sit down. The man seems unaffected when the officer fires the stun gun and quickly rushes toward the officer.

    The man can be seen repeatedly punching the officer before the officer appears to get the man in a headlock and they wrestle to the ground. Once they are on the ground, the officer can be heard shouting, “let go of my gun!” though he appears to retain full control of the weapon during the […]