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  • Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized. The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel amid a national debate ...

  • Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized.

  • Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Prince George's County Police ...

  • Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash

    5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing. But Army officials and rescuers searching turbulent waters off Hawaii had not seen ...

  • Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

    6 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest communications director comes to the job as a political neophyte but with years of experience in Trump's orbit. Hope Hicks is 28 and has served Trump as a public relations aide and ...

  • Evangelical advisers stay with Trump as others criticize him

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Business leaders and artists and even some Republicans have been turning away from President Donald Trump, but not his evangelical advisers. Trump's defense of a white nationalist rally in Virginia has led numerous supporters to criticize ...

  • Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats face an uncertain path as they ponder their response to President Donald Trump's widely criticized remarks about white supremacist violence in Virginia. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming "both sides" for the deadly protests in Charlottesville ...

  • The Latest: Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

    7 hours ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local): 12:53 a.m. A Northwestern University professor accused with another man in the brutal stabbing death of ...

  • Fired Northwestern University professor suspected in stabbing death arrives in Chicago from California to face charges

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Fired Northwestern University professor suspected in stabbing death arrives in Chicago from California to face charges.

  • Kissimmee, Fla., police chief says 1 police killed, another injured in shooting; 3 suspects in custody, 1 sought

    7 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Kissimmee, Fla., police chief says 1 police killed, another injured in shooting; 3 suspects in custody, 1 sought.

  • Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

    7 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist has been extradited to Chicago. Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren arrived in Chicago Saturday morning from California. He and 43-year-old Wyndham Lathem, a former Northwestern ...

  • Oxford University official accused in hair stylist's stabbing death arrives in Chicago to face charges

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Oxford University official accused in hair stylist's stabbing death arrives in Chicago to face charges.

  • The Latest: Florida gov. 'heartbroken' after 4 officers shot

    8 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said on his official Twitter account that he is "Heartbroken to hear of the loss" of two police officers ...

  • The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

    8 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter site ...

  • Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

    8 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters are preparing for a showdown on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police say they'll be out in force to keep the two ...

  • Today in History

    8 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017. There are 134 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 19, 1942, during World War II, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched ...

  • Florida authorities say 2 Kissimmee officers shot

    9 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say two Kissimmee police officers have been shot. The Kissimmee Police Department says via its official Twitter site Friday night that the officers were shot in the area of Palmway and Cypress. No further ...

  • Autopsy: Hairstylist slain in Chicago had meth in system

    10 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Autopsy results show a man slain last month in a Northwestern University professor's high-rise Chicago condo had methamphetamine in his system at the time. The Cook County medical examiner's office released the findings in Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau's ...

  • The Latest: Wildfire forces evacuation of 440 Oregon homes

    11 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in the West (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Residents of about 440 homes near the central Oregon town of Sisters have been told to evacuate because of a nearly 11-square-mile (28-square-kilometer) wildfire ...

  • Right-wing activist faces charges from March Berkeley event

    11 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A right-wing organizer faces a charge of illegal possession of a baton he was seen swinging at counter-protesters during a chaotic rally for President Donald Trump in Berkeley, California earlier this year. The Alameda County district ...

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