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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

Man shot by police in hours-long standoff

Sep. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man was shot during an hours-long standoff with officers at his home in Nashua. The attorney general's office said Friday that officers responded to the home at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a criminal threatening complaint. The man was barricaded...

Cop convicted of using counterfeit bar codes to buy items

Sep. 20, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A police officer accused of using counterfeit bar codes to pay significantly lower prices for collectibles he bought at stores while in his police uniform has been convicted of theft and official misconduct. Blake Clay faces up to five years in state prison when he's sentenced Nov....

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

Algeria protesters defy army chief's tougher stance

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration by the country's powerful army chief. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers though this...

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading on Friday as most sectors of the market posted small gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 3,014 and is within 12 points of all-time high. The index is headed for a fourth straight weekly gain, even after some volatility during the week caused by...

The Latest: Trump contends intel whistleblower 'partisan'

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending himself against a "partisan whistleblower" whose complaint included a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign...

The Latest: Trump says new sanctions on Iran after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is imposing additional sanctions on Iran following last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the administration has blamed on the Islamic Republic....

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two...

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....