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Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Oct. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at...

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still...

Trump: US doesn't 'endorse' Turkey's assault on Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey's military assault on Syria, calling the operation a "bad idea." Trump's written statement was issued hours after Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S....

Mets' Alonso donates customized cleats to 9/11 museum

Oct. 1, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Alonso presented the equipment to museum President...

Alonso hits 53rd HR, sets rookie record as Mets blank Braves

Sep. 29, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso reached for a fastball on the outer part of the plate and sent it soaring just to the right of straightaway center field. He held the handle of his bat and slowly took eight short steps toward first base, his face expressionless, eyes fixed on the ball. He followed its path into...

3 bronze plaques stolen from 9/11 memorial in New Jersey

Sep. 27, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Three bronze plaques detailing the timeline of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been stolen from a memorial site in New Jersey. The plaques at the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial in Atlantic Highlands were discovered stolen Thursday. Officials say they were bolted and glued...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia urges pressure on Iran

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist policies....

Oklahoma State memorial honors benefactor T. Boone Pickens

Sep. 26, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The life of Oklahoma State University alumnus and benefactor T. Boone Pickens has been celebrated on the campus where the late energy industry billionaire donated hundreds of millions of dollars to support academic and athletic programs. Pickens, who died in Dallas on Sept. 11 at...

Mississippi mother charged in murder case against caregiver

Sep. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old child whose remains appear to have been found in a Mississippi basement faces criminal charges, although police don't believe she killed the boy. Local news outlets report 24-year-old Teasia Warren was charged Thursday with two counts of contributing to the...

Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

Sep. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years. The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. Accompanied by a group of local...