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  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    8 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to ...

  • 12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

    9 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody. Rockdale County sheriff's deputies say deputies responded to Peek's Chapel Elementary School in Conyers at ...

  • Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

    9 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Police say a Texas newlywed couple still wearing tuxedo and wedding dress was killed in a crash with a truck as their vehicle tried to exit the driveway of the Justice of the Peace. Orange, Texas, ...

  • Ex-congressman Gary Ackerman accused of violating a teenager

    10 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is being called a sexual "predator" in a lawsuit accusing the New York Democrat of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago. The New York Post reports ...

  • National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Dorian becomes fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season

    15 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Dorian becomes fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

  • Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

    16 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — An appeals judge in Georgia has been found shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide. News outlets report Albany police were dispatched Saturday morning and found 60-year-old Judge ...

  • Trump criticizes North Carolina governor on immigration bill

    20 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina's governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state's sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally. Trump tweeted Saturday ...

  • Wags and weeds: Invasive plants meet match in detection dogs

    20 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — The latest weapon in the fight against invasive species is the sniffing power of dogs trained to find noxious weeds before they flower and spread seeds. The nonprofit New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has trained a ...

  • Dayton shooter's friend loses another bid to get out of jail

    23 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail. A federal magistrate judge Friday rejected ...

  • 51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire burning north of Anchorage, Alaska, has destroyed 51 homes and three businesses, officials said Friday. Another 84 buildings between the communities of Willow and Talkeetna, about 70 miles north of the state's largest city, ...

  • Police: Texas boy subject of Amber Alert, mother found dead

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead along with his mother in a vehicle in a parking garage in Waxahachie, Texas. Waxahachie police say in a ...

  • Katrina-era governor, Kathleen Blanco, to be buried Saturday

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Three days of public mourning for Louisiana's former governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, are ending with a funeral Mass and burial service for the devout Catholic. Hundreds of people are expected Saturday at St. John the Evangelist ...

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He ...

  • The Latest: Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting over a parking spot in Florida (all times local): 10:45 p.m. A Florida jury has convicted a white man of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man ...

  • White Florida man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man in dispute over parking spot

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — White Florida man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man in dispute over parking spot.

  • Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former Officer ...

  • Appeals court upholds ruling on fees in gay marriage case

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the state of Kentucky must pay $224,000 in legal expenses stemming from a former county clerk's refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. News outlets report a three-judge panel ...

  • Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico are forging ahead with construction of taller border fencing being funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump. His hallmark campaign promise is taking shape along ...

  • Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska's blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record. Dead salmon have shown up in river systems throughout Alaska and the mortalities are probably connected to ...

  • Kansas hiking group overwhelmed in Arizona heat

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A group of fitness coordinators from Kansas became overwhelmed while climbing a mountain trail near metro Phoenix in sweltering temperatures and two members had to be airlifted to safety, authorities said Friday. Two members of ...

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