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UK's May battles to save her Brexit deal and her job

Nov. 15, 2018 11:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was battling Thursday to save both her Brexit deal and her job, as ministers quit her government and a growing list of lawmakers demanded her ouster over the divorce agreement struck between Britain and the European Union. Less than a day after May won her...

Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 PM EST

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies in the ashes of Paradise and surrounding communities. At least 56 people were killed, with 130 others missing a week after the flames swept...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Nov. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor said Thursday he would seek the death penalty for five men charged with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, while the United States moved to sanction 17 Saudi officials it said were involved in the slaying. The Saudi...

Federal judge: Florida is 'laughing-stock of the world'

Nov. 15, 2018 11:51 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. "We have been the laughing-stock of the world, election after...

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border

Nov. 15, 2018 4:37 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves. Hundreds of migrants...

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

Nov. 15, 2018 10:40 AM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather moved eastward Thursday, bringing a mix of rain and snow to Ohio, New Jersey and...

After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

Nov. 15, 2018 5:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. "I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman," Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting...

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

Nov. 15, 2018 11:29 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. Seven women filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Hampshire...

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

Nov. 15, 2018 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The move represents a major step to further push down U.S. smoking rates,...

Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

Nov. 15, 2018 10:51 AM EST

Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show's best performance, almost capping a perfect night. That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the top prize — entertainer of the year — moments before the three-hour show wrapped Wednesday night....

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Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

Nov. 15, 2018 12:24 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on...

Chief of Iran Social Security Organization dies in car crash

Nov. 15, 2018 12:24 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the managing director of the country's social security agency and his deputy have been killed in a car crash in northern Iran. The Thursday report said Taghi Nourbakhsh and his deputy, Abdolrahman Tajeddin, were injured in a car crash in northern...

Sheriff asks hunters to look for evidence in disappearance

Nov. 15, 2018 12:22 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin sheriff leading the investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl and the fatal shootings of her parents is asking hunters for help. The state's nine-day gun deer hunt begins early Saturday and runs through Nov. 25. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked...

Argentine Senate approves austerity budget for IMF deal

Nov. 15, 2018 12:21 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine lawmakers approved an austerity budget for 2019 on Thursday, cutting social spending and raising debt payments to meet conditions for expanded financing from the International Monetary Fund. The budget approved Thursday by the Senate projects a 0.5 percent slide in...

Latest: Father: No 'justice' in threats to driver's family

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana driver who is accused of striking and killing three children as they prepared to board a school bus (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The father of a 9-year-old Indiana girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck as she crossed a road to board a school bus...

The Latest: France prepared for Brexit no-deal

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says France is getting prepared for a Brexit no-deal scenario even if the government still hopes a Brexit agreement will be reached between the European Union and Britain....

Trump visits Marines who responded to recent DC fire

Nov. 15, 2018 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the Marine Barracks in Washington to meet with marines who responded to a recent fire at a public housing complex in the nation's capital. The September fire tore through the Arthur Capper Public Housing complex for seniors, displacing dozens of...

School children among dozens injured in German bus crash

Nov. 15, 2018 12:12 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two public buses filled with students on their way home from school crashed head-on Thursday in southern Germany, injuring dozens of children and adults, authorities said. Police said about a dozen people suffered serious injuries, including two school children and one of the drivers....

Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's son

Nov. 15, 2018 12:11 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy. Jawad Nasrallah, the 37-year-old father of four, is the second...

The Brexit story so far: How Britain got itself in a bind

Nov. 15, 2018 12:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's 2-day-old draft deal to leave the European Union is in danger of collapsing, increasing the likelihood of a disorderly, economically painful exit from the bloc next year. British politicians in favor of leaving the EU have criticized the agreement reached Tuesday after more than a...