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 2019-09-17 20:31 

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Owner of dry cleaner that burned in an explosion charged...

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - The owner of a dry cleaning business that burned following an explosion last year has been charged with arson and other counts. The Sarpy County Attorney's Office says in news release that 53-year-old Michael McKernan, owner of ...

 2019-09-17 20:28 

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Police appeal fails in fatal shooting of Jackson pit bull...

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - An appeals court says a lawsuit can proceed against police in the fatal shooting of a pit bull inside a Jackson home. A Jackson officer walked through the front door without knocking and encountered a dog named Kane. The dog dashed d...

 2019-09-17 20:11 

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Melania Trump White House improvements set for Australia state dinner showcase...

WASHINGTON — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency...

 2019-09-17 20:05 

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NC Sen. Tillis highlights Trump in first re-election bid ad...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's Sen. Thom Tillis' first ad for his re-election campaign emphasizes an endorsement from President Donald Trump and immigration-related legislation that he has filed. The Republican incumbent's campaign unve...

 2019-09-17 19:59 

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Jeremy W. Griffin, Green Beret, killed in Afghanistan...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A 41-year-old Green Beret who was on his fourth combat deployment has been killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Loren Bymer at North Carolina's Fort Bragg said in a statement...

 2019-09-17 19:33 

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18 people charged in 2 violent robberies in Minneapolis...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eighteen people are charged with various counts in connection with two violent robberies in downtown Minneapolis. The defendants range from 15 to 27 years old. One man is charged in both attacks. In the first robbery, surveillance video...

 2019-09-17 19:23 

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Massachusetts delegation: Tariffs hurting lobster industry...

BOSTON (AP) - Members of Massachusetts all-Democratic congressional delegation are pressing federal officials to find new exports markets for the American lobster industry. The group led by U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey says the Trump admi...

 2019-09-17 19:22 

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The Latest: Trump says he'll do something about homelessness...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to California (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the people of San Francisco and Los Angeles are fed up with homelessness and his administration will be "doing ...

 2019-09-17 19:20 

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McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House. President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed bill to expand bac...

 2019-09-17 19:17 

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White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump keeps a low profile as first lady, but she's had a busy schedule taking care of the White House. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room, repurposed draperies in the Green Room and restored furniture in the Bl...

 2019-09-17 19:13 

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Upstate NY judge resigns after compliant about noose posting...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York town judge has resigned after a complaint about a Facebook post of a noose under a phrase about making "evil people" fear punishment again. The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced Tuesday...

 2019-09-17 19:10 

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Mitch McConnell: We're in a 'holding pattern' on gun legislation...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said lawmakers are in a "holding pattern" on gun-related legislation until President Trump clearly articulates what kind of package he would support. Mr. McConnell expressed an interest in acting i...

 2019-09-17 19:09 

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Venezuela's opposition majority extends Guaid's leadership...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's opposition-led congress has again thrown its support behind Juan Guaid, saying he'll serve as the crisis-wracked nation's interim president until they've ended Nicols Maduro's grip on power. The vo...

 2019-09-17 18:35 

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St. Petersburg demonstration protests election violations...

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placar...

 2019-09-17 18:33 

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Trump reveals short list for national security adviser...

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's now considering five people to replace ousted National Security Adviser John Bolton. Trump tells reporters that his short-list for the critical post is made up of Robert O'Brien, Ric Wad...

 2019-09-17 18:27 

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Woman faces murder charge in death of husband...

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a Camas, Washington, woman accused of fatally shooting her husband. The Columbian reports court records show Stephanie "Sam" Westby told investigators that "he attacked me and said h...

 2019-09-17 18:23 

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Donald Trump: I'm not looking to meet with Iran's president...

President Trump said Tuesday he would prefer not to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at upcoming United Nations meetings, as he points fingers at Tehran in the wake of drone attacks on oil reserves in Saudi Arabia. "I never rule anything out, but...

 2019-09-17 18:21 

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Criminal justice change could increase Oklahoma commutations...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Parole officials say new criminal justice guidelines will likely increase the number of Oklahoma inmates eligible for accelerated commutations. A statewide referendum adopted in 2016 made simple drug possession a misdemeanor and incre...

 2019-09-17 18:15 

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LA mayor is willing to work with Trump to end homelessness...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he hopes President Donald Trump will work with the city to end homelessness as the president visits California for a series of fundraisers. Trump is expected to attend a fundraiser dinner in Beverly ...

 2019-09-17 17:32 

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The Latest: Nadler says Lewandowski required to give answers...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 1:30 p.m. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski "remains obliga...

 2019-09-17 17:30 

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3 hunters injured in 2 Montana grizzly attacks...

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials say three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks that happened in the same area less than 12 hours apart. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Morgan Jacobsen said investigators wer...

 2019-09-17 17:29 

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Jerrold Nadler says White House blocking Porter, Dearborn testimony is 'an absolute coverup'...

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Tuesday that the White House blocking two former top Trump aides Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter from testifying before Congress amounts to "an absolute coverup." "This is a coverup, plain an...

 2019-09-17 17:20 

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Pence: Pompeo on way to Saudi Arabia to discuss oil-field attack...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way to the Middle East as Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday the U.S. intelligence community is "working diligently" to determine who attacked Saudi Arabia's oil fields. Mr. Pence echoed President T...

 2019-09-17 16:35 

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Texas man arrested in threat to kill stepson, classmates...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas man who was jailed for fighting with his 16-year-old stepson is accused of threatening to kill all the students at the Arkansas high school where the teen is enrolled. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Patrick Pleasan...

 2019-09-17 16:34 

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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers...

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: The Oklahoman. Sept. 15, 2019. - Increase in Oklahoma paroles not cause for alarm Combine criminal justice reform with new people on the state Pardon and Parole Board and different approache...

 2019-09-17 16:33 

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Trump's Cabinet has had more ex-lobbyists than Obama or Bush...

WASHINGTON (AP) - In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight. The Cabinet choices are another sign Trump's populist pledge to "drain the sw...

 2019-09-17 16:13 

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State sues public employee union over dues payments...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's attorney general has sued the state's largest public employee union. The Juneau Empire reports the lawsuit says the Alaska State Employees Association violates members' rights to freedom of speech because it make...

 2019-09-17 16:12 

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ICC judges authorize appeal against Afghanistan rejection...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - International Criminal Court judges say the court's prosecutor can appeal against the rejection of her request to open an investigation into crimes linked to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan. In April, a panel of ...

 2019-09-17 16:09 

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Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters...

Mississippi's alligator program coordinator says great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in public waters. Ricky Flynt of the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says hunters took 918 alligator...

 2019-09-17 15:40 

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Woman charged in fatal shootings loses some jail privileges...

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - A woman charged in the fatal shootings of eight people has lost jail phone and mail privileges after a judge determined she violated a court order not to communicate with her relatives who also face charges. Angela Wagner acknowledged...

 2019-09-17 15:39 

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Trial in New Jersey starts for convicted New York bomber...

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he was arrested. Jury selection has begun in Elizabeth in the trial of Ahmad Khan Rahimi. The Afghanistan-born naturalized U...

 2019-09-17 15:34 

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Troopers say village man killed brother, attempted suicide...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a southwest Alaska man shot and killed his brother and then turned the gun on himself. Troopers say the Akiachak (AK-ee-ah-chak) shooter survived the shotgun blast and was flown to Seattle for treatment o...

 2019-09-17 15:29 

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Sound Transit beefed up light rail security before shooting...

SEATTLE (AP) - Before last weekend's deadly shooting at a Seattle light rail station leaders at Sound Transit were concerned about maintaining a sense of safety for the 80,000 daily light-rail passengers. The Seattle Times reports the agency boosted t...

 2019-09-17 15:21 

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Vegas man indicted in synagogue, LGBTQ bar attack plot case...

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas man accused of assembling weapons to bomb and shoot people at a synagogue, a bar catering to LGBTQ customers or a fast-food restaurant has been indicted on a federal firearm charge. Conor Climo's appointed defense attorney...

 2019-09-17 15:20 

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Forecasters: Humberto aims at Bermuda, Lorena targets Mexico...

MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Humberto is posing a stronger threat to Bermuda, while a new storm in the Pacific could affect Mexico. Humberto was still more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the island on Tuesday, with top s...

 2019-09-17 14:36 

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More than 320 Chinese arrested in Philippines...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine immigration bureau says its agents, backed by troops, have arrested 324 Chinese accused of involvement in illegal online gambling and other crimes in a raid on eight hotels and other establishments in a western pr...

 2019-09-17 14:30 

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10 fighters killed in new, unclaimed strikes in east Syria...

BAGHDAD (AP) - Unknown aircraft attacked a weapons depot belonging to Iranian-backed paramilitary forces in an eastern town near the Iraqi border early Tuesday, killing at least 10, a Syria war monitor and an Iraqi security official said. The airstrikes t...

 2019-09-17 14:30 

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White House: Lewandowski will only testify to matters already public...

The White House Tuesday said former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's congressional testimony will stick to matters already publicly disclosed in ex-special counsel Robert Mueller's report. That puts a pin in Democrats' hopes Mr. Lewa...

 2019-09-17 14:28 

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Cuthbertson High School teacher accused of calling for Mike Pence to be 'shot in the head'...

A North Carolina high school teacher is being investigated after allegedly telling students that Vice President Mike Pence should be "shot in the head." The Cuthbertson High School teacher, who has not been named, allegedly made the comment in the...

 2019-09-17 14:26 

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Oil prices drop ahead of update on Saudi oil production...

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices are falling a day after their biggest single-day jump in years due to a weekend attack on a key Saudi Arabia energy facility. U.S. oil fell nearly 5% to $59.96 a barrel Tuesday while Brent, the international benchmark, is down 5...

 2019-09-17 14:16 

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US Army identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A 41-year-old Green Beret who was on his fourth combat deployment has been killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Loren Bymer at North Carolina's Fort Bragg said in a statement ...

 2019-09-17 13:40 

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1-month-old, woman injured by gunfire in Milwaukee...

MILWAUKEE (AP) - One of the latest victims of gunfire in Milwaukee is just one month old. Police say the baby boy and a 20-year-old woman were injured in a shooting Monday afternoon on Milwaukee's northwest side. The two were taken to the hospital wit...

 2019-09-17 13:34 

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Man accused of stealing bell from outside historic church...

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The bell of justice may be tolling for one north Mississippi man. Lafayette County Sheriff's Major Alan Wilburn tells The Oxford Eagle 33-year-old Michael Lippert was arrested Monday arrested on grand larceny charges, accused of s...

 2019-09-17 13:31 

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Hawaii property title certificates caught in 6-year backlog...

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has amassed a backlog of property title certificates that stretches back six years, state officials said. About 180,000 property title certificates are caught up in processing within the state Department of Land and Natural Resource...

 2019-09-17 13:29 

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Texas teenager sentenced to 20 years for aiding terror group...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas teenager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization. Eighteen-year-old Michael Kyle Sewell was sentenced Monday in federal court in Fort Worth afte...

 2019-09-17 13:27 

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Man charged with fatal shooting at gathering to watch Chiefs...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man has been charged with fatally shooting another man at a gathering to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Oakland Raiders. Jackson County prosecutors announced Monday that 28-year-old Sharron Garner has been charged with fir...

 2019-09-17 13:23 

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Donald Trump launches two-day fundraising effort in California, expects to raise $15M...

President Trump's campaign is set to haul in $15 million from a fundraising swing through California that begins Tuesday in the Bay area and ends Wednesday in San Diego. Mr. Trump is heading straight to the Golden State from New Mexico, where he ralli...

 2019-09-17 13:22 

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Russian border guards injured by North Korean criminals...

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's main intelligence agency says three Russian border guards have been injured after they were attacked by North Koreans fishing illegally. The FSB said in a statement Tuesday that the border guards were patrolling the Sea of Japan...

 2019-09-17 13:10 

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Song lyrics lead to terroristic threat charge at university...

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Prosecutors say a University of South Alabama student is accused of making a terroristic threat after he wrote song lyrics by a popular rapper on a large flip chart in the school library. A criminal complaint says 21-year-old Jack Aaro...

 2019-09-17 12:39 

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Investigators seek to uncover cause of fatal blast in Maine...

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) - Federal and state investigators are working to pinpoint the source of a propane explosion that leveled a building and killed a firefighter in Maine. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol,...

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