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Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

Oct. 15, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was being deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el Mottasadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist...

Michael lays bare Panhandle's weaker building codes

Oct. 15, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. Many of those structures did not...

Kaul launches first TV ad, blasts Schimel on rape kits

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul is launching his first television ad, a 30-second spot blasting incumbent Republican Brad Schimel for taking too long to test unanalyzed rape kits. The ad will begin playing Tuesday statewide except in Madison, a liberal stronghold. It's...

Walker, like Evers, promises two-thirds funding for schools

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is promising to increase state funding for schools to two-thirds of total costs, a proposal his Democratic opponent Tony Evers made a month ago. Walker said on "The Jay Weber Show" on WISN-AM Monday morning that he will restore the funding commitment without raising...

APNewsBreak: US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

Oct. 15, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel...

Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament

Oct. 15, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed," an independent inquiry reported Monday. In a highly critical report , former High Court judge Laura Cox said a culture of "deference,...

Democrats are dominating early voting in New Mexico

Oct. 15, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats are dominating early voting across New Mexico, including the state's two largest metropolitan areas. Voting statistics from the Secretary of State's Office on Sunday showed that Democrats account for 56 percent of early ballots, though they make up 46 percent of registered...

Trump says Saudi king denies knowledge of missing journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has spoken with Saudi Arabia's king, who "denies any knowledge" of what happened to the Saudi journalist who disappeared after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last week. Trump said he is dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the...

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Oct. 15, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come amid...

The Latest: Trump talks to Saudi king, dispatches Pompeo

Oct. 15, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey and the U.S. reaction (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in...