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The Latest: King has proposal to restructure Saudi services

Oct. 19, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 1:40 a.m. Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency says King Salman now has a proposal on the...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 19, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of conspiring in a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint alleges that Russians are using some of the same...

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

Oct. 19, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. On the...

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Oct. 19, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me. Except for one thing. Almost 25 years ago, Jamal Khashoggi was...

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Oct. 19, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

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

Oct. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

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 of giant jackpots. It's the second-largest lottery prize in U.S....

Impoverished farm town is left behind in California

Oct. 19, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of...

USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

Oct. 19, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about...

CEO of mining company tears into analysts during rant

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

The CEO of a mining company exploded at Wall Street analysts on Friday, saying they don't know how to read financial reports and should quit their jobs. "You guys should resign for your lack of knowledge of things," said Lourenco Goncalves, the CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. "You are a disaster. You are an...

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Oct. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state...

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The Latest: King has proposal to restructure Saudi services

Oct. 19, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 1:40 a.m. Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency says King Salman now has a proposal on the...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid, three days after his lieutenant governor resigned

Oct. 19, 2018 6:50 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid, three days after his lieutenant governor resigned.

Joe Biden visits shipyard ahead of USS Delaware christening

Oct. 19, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden visited a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines. News outlets report that Biden met Friday with union leaders and workers at Newport News Shipbuilding at the union hall in Newport News. The former vice president who's among...

Florida city commissioner charged with killing alleged thief

Oct. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city commissioner has been charged with fatally shooting a man he accused of shoplifting a hatchet from an Army-Navy surplus store. The Ledger reports that a Polk County grand jury indicted 47-year-old Michael Dunn on a second-degree murder charged Friday. A conviction could...

USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

Oct. 19, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about...

Settlement reached for Hawaii hepatitis A class-action suit

Oct. 19, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A preliminary settlement of up to $4.5 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit for people exposed to hepatitis A but not sickened during a Hawaii outbreak in 2016. Seattle attorney Bill Marler announced the settlement Friday. A claim form must be submitted by Nov. 29. A final...

Man who posed as Uber driver convicted of rape, sentenced

Oct. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who kidnapped and raped at least two women while posing as an Uber driver has been sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram Millender sentenced 33-year-old Gabriel Rendon-Villasana for rape, sexual battery and aggravated assault with...

Saudi state-run media: King Salman has proposal to restructure kingdom's intelligence services after Khashoggi killing

Oct. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi state-run media: King Salman has proposal to restructure kingdom's intelligence services after Khashoggi killing.

Officials: Arson caused Mississippi furniture factory fire

Oct. 19, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

ECRU, Miss. (AP) — Officials say they believe a fire at a northeast Mississippi furniture factory was arson. Three buildings at American Furniture Co. in Ecru were destroyed in an Oct. 12 fire. Chief Deputy state Fire Marshal Ricky Davis says investigators found a broken door, plus video of someone...

Key Virginia permit takes effect for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Oct. 19, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental regulators approved engineering plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Friday, a move that means the project has the state's permission to begin construction. Developers will now ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to start...