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  • Panhandle medical services are on life support after Michael

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Medical services in the Florida Panhandle are still on life support more than a week after Hurricane Michael. The two major hospitals in Panama City still aren't admitting patients. Only emergency room services are available ...

  • Trump renews fiery immigration rhetoric as midterms near

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was defined by his fiery immigration rhetoric. Now, with weeks to go before the midterm elections, Trump is returning to the hot-button issue as he looks to stave off Democratic gains ...

  • $215M settlement proposed in alleged USC gynecologist abuse

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California on Friday announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for decades. The agreement ...

  • Records: Tennessee elder home hid resident in 'storage'

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) ARLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee home for the elderly kept an off-the-books resident in "storage" to hide her from police and state inspectors. The Tennessean reports the eight-bed Caring Estates home was ordered this week to stop ...

  • Protesters gather on Gaza frontier, Israeli fire wounds 77

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's ...

  • Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New reforms aimed at improving police interactions in New York City include requirements that officers hand out their business cards to people they stop and explain why law enforcement activity is taking place. The measures, which ...

  • Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Friday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1 billion, continuing a trend ...

  • The top 10 largest US Jackpots

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1 billion jackpot in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, which would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that ...

  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. ...

  • 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday the $612,500 winning bid for the ...

  • Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a heavily armed man was arrested after authorities uncovered evidence of a "valid and imminent" threat that prompted a rural school district to cancel classes Friday. State police say 20-year-old Dylan Jarrell ...

  • Court to hear case over ID of Texas execution drug supplier

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has reversed itself and granted the state's request to review a case dealing with the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that officials have fought for years to keep secret. The Texas Supreme ...

  • Searchers find nothing as hunt for missing girl continues

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a ground search has turned up nothing useful as investigators look for a 13-year-old girl who went missing after her parents were found dead in Wisconsin. Deputies found Jayme Closs' parents shot to death ...

  • Man who killed Wetterling faces civil trial in related case

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court. Jared Scheierl was 12 ...

  • Dozens of rescued beagles begin finding new homes

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Dozens of beagles rescued from a home in rural Pennsylvania are finding new owners and new homes. The Lehigh County Humane Society received thousands of inquiries and began accepting adoption applications Thursday. The dogs were rescued ...

  • Pregnant Chicago postal worker missing; foul play suspected

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance more than two weeks ago of a pregnant 26-year-old postal carrier. In a statement, police say they are basing their suspicions on the length of time that ...

  • Sessions to speak to Chicago Crime Commission; focus unclear

    5 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to deliver a speech in Chicago one week after the Trump administration asked a judge to reject a draft plan to reform the city's 12,000-officer police force. There's no official word ...

  • Louisiana university gives Smithsonian crustacean collection

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) A Louisiana university is giving the Smithsonian Institution a huge collection of crustaceans that has, among other things, been used to identify seafood mislabeled as coming from the Gulf of Mexico. "This is a very important collection because it's going ...

  • Pilot gives $1m to McConnell-linked PAC aiding Blackburn

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The gas station chain founded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's family has donated $1 million to a political committee supporting Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid. Campaign finance reports show Pilot Corporation made the Aug. 28 ...

  • Woman says man broke into her home, made eggs, bathed

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman says a man broke into her house and made himself breakfast, took a bath, and washed his clothes. Mary Royster tells WAAY-TV she came home Tuesday and found a strange man who wouldn't ...

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