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  • Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said. Brian Steven Smith acknowledged to ...

  • New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's struggles

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks has announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can't be found. The move also raises ...

  • UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year but violence has lessened very recently and there are signs of hope, U.N. officials said Thursday. U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths cautioned in a briefing ...

  • Hinch blows whistle, calls signal suspicions 'a joke'

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate. Hinch weighed ...

  • Barcelona vs. Real Madrid likely to be moved to December

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — This month's Spanish league "clásico" match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is expected to be postponed until December because of a planned separatist rally in the Catalan capital. The league wanted the Oct. 26 game to be ...

  • Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being about a third ...

  • Protests spread across Lebanon over proposed new taxes

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. The protests started ...

  • FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent ...

  • Deal between US, Turkey spawns more questions than answers

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hailed it as a great day for civilization, but the agreement hammered out Thursday in Ankara between U.S. and Turkish leaders spawned more questions than answers. The deal calls for a five-day pause in ...

  • New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting. "I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes behind the recruiting. Like I haven't ...

  • No. 9 Florida begins decisive SEC stretch at South Carolina

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida handled its last loss to a top-10 team poorly. The Gators followed a 19-point setback to then-No. 7 Georgia last year with a 21-point drubbing against Missouri. It was a humbling, two-week stretch that threatened ...

  • Facebook CEO promotes free speech; no questions from press

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promoted free expression Thursday in a speech at Georgetown University, but restrictions on news coverage of the event drew criticism that its rules undermined its message. Reporters were not allowed to ask questions ...

  • Raiders DC calls Burfict suspension a 'witch hunt'

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lashed out at the NFL for the lengthy suspension the league handed to Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit, one of a series of violations for which he has ...

  • Woman who livestreamed fatal California crash arrested again

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A California woman released on parole after serving a sentence for driving drunk while livestreaming a crash that killed her younger sister was arrested Thursday after crashing a car during a police pursuit, officials said. Officers ...

  • Protesters bar Haiti's president from visiting historic site

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president was forced on Thursday to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country's founding fathers. Jovenel Moïse and other officials appeared at ...

  • Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make "HERstory," as NASA is ...

  • The Latest: NYC to close Rikers Island jail complex by 2026

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex (all times local): 5:35 p.m. New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex ...

  • Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and ...

  • New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails.

  • Person of interest in girl's abduction freed on bond

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges. Al.com reports 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail ...

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