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Albuquerque police: 2 killed, 1 injured in 2-car wreck

May. 25, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say two people were killed and a third injured in a two-car wreck Friday night in northeast Albuquerque. Officer Simon Drobik says those killed were rear-seat passengers in a car that collided with a car making a left turn from Alameda Boulevard onto Pan American Freeway....

EU, US urge Albania's opposition to keep protests peaceful

May. 25, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union, the United States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political deadlock. The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition was...

New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings

May. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia's army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago. The documents, provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with an ongoing investigation into the extrajudicial killings, come as...

The Latest: Green party gains strength in Irish votes

May. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...

Planned Parenthood drops challenge of Arkansas abortion law

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has dropped its challenge of an Arkansas law requiring doctors who oversee medication-induced abortions to contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and agrees to handle any complications. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that...

FAA investigating Chick-fil-A's exclusion at Texas airport

May. 25, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it's investigating a decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract in San Antonio over opposition to the fast-food chain owners' record on LGBT issues. The San Antonio Express-News reports the FAA told San Antonio officials...

Aid coming to try to improve Maine's high cancer death rates

May. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials are receiving more than $2 million to try to improve the state's efforts to prevent cancer. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money will support the Maine Center for Disease Control's cancer prevention and control programs....

Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army

May. 25, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders on Saturday issued a call for a two-day general strike next week in a bid to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which spearheaded the protests that led the army to oust...

Florida governor, Cabinet begin trade mission in Israel

May. 25, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on his way to Israel with a delegation of close to 100 people. DeSantis is leaving Saturday for a trade mission which will also include a ceremonial meeting with the independently elected Cabinet. Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki...

SC county's teachers get raise after tax hike approved

May. 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teachers in Greenville County Schools will be paid a starting salary of $40,000 — the highest out of any school district in South Carolina — after school board members unanimously approved a 6-mill tax increase. Under the $668.4 million budget, teachers would get a 5%...