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Cars plunge in Italian highway bridge collapse; 20 killed

Aug. 14, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Authorities said at least 20 people were killed, although the death toll fluctuated...

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Aug. 14, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. A rooftop camera recorded the car...

Manafort's defense rests after calling no witnesses

Aug. 14, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision by Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, not to call witnesses clears the way for the...

The Latest: Campaign takes legal action against Omarosa

Aug. 14, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. A campaign aide tells The Associated Press...

Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

Aug. 14, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of four drugs in a combination never tried before, including the powerful opioid fentanyl. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death...

ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

Aug. 14, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says in a legal brief filed Monday that documents show U.S....

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

Aug. 14, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond....

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

Aug. 14, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that spending had been restrained and...

Turkish leader talks big, but can be pragmatic in crises

Aug. 14, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The man at the center of Turkey's currency crisis and feud with the United States — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — is unleashing the same combative rhetoric that powered him through other grave challenges in his 16 years as the increasingly authoritarian leader of a key NATO...

Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

Aug. 14, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream . The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum said Tuesday that the "highly toxic" lump will be...

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Cuomo: Dozens trapped in homes by flash flooding, damage

Aug. 14, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of people were trapped in their homes Tuesday by fast-rising water from flash floods caused by heavy pre-dawn downpours that drenched New York state's Finger Lakes region, inundating roads and sweeping tons of trees, debris and a camper with a woman trapped inside into one of the...

The Latest: Survivor of Italy bridge collapse: "I flew away"

Aug. 14, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 7 p.m. A man who was under the highway bridge that collapsed in Italy calls it "a miracle" that he survived. The middle-aged man tells local Italian TV that he was standing in front of his truck under the bridge in the city of...

NY sues opioid maker, says Purdue Pharma misled consumers

Aug. 14, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has joined the growing list of states taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. The state sued Purdue Pharma on Tuesday. It accuses the Stamford, Connecticut-based company of a long effort to mislead doctors and patients about the risk of...

Illinois residents oppose solar farms

Aug. 14, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A petition signed by 400 northern Illinois residents opposes special-use permits that would allow the development of four proposed solar farms. The Rockford Register Star reports that the proposed solar farms in Ogle County would be built near residents' homes and take nearly 330...

1 dead, 2 others hurt in shooting near police station

Aug. 14, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One person has been killed and two others injured in a shooting near a Boston police station. Commissioner William Gross confirmed the death in a news conference Tuesday near the scene in the city's Mattapan neighborhood. He said the other two victims are expected to survive. Police say the...

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Aug. 14, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he's not planning on fading away. The long-serving Republican senator spoke Monday at an event kicking off a $40 million fundraising campaign to build the Hatch Center library and think tank. The 83-year-old says it isn't easy to retire after more...

Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

Aug. 14, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations in what was described as a "responsibility-sharing exercise." The migrants were plucked to safety by the aid boat...

The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound suspects

Aug. 14, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 10:55 a.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge's decision to allow the release of five defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle...

Man shot to death after California gas station confrontation

Aug. 14, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found shot to death after two suspects got into his pickup truck at a gas station in Southern California. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says gas station surveillance video from early Tuesday shows the two men confronting the victim, and there was...

4 Republicans, 3 Democrats seek South Carolina Senate nods

Aug. 14, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four Republicans and three Democrats are seeking their parties' nomination for a vacant state Senate seat in South Carolina. Republican Columbia Sen. John Courson resigned in June after pleading guilty to misconduct in office related to his use of campaign funds. The district covers...