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Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

Sep. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet later this week with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the White House said Monday amid indications that Rosenstein was about to lose his job. The meeting will be Thursday, said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That's the same day...

New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

Sep. 24, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump staunchly defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee against a new allegation of sexual misconduct Monday, calling the accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh "totally political." The president spoke a day after a second allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a...

Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Sep. 24, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a "sexually violent predator" — a scarlet letter that would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counseling and community notification of his whereabouts....

Trump at UN: 2nd summit with North Korea likely 'quite soon'

Sep. 24, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronting the dangers of North Korea's nuclear threat, President Donald Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he likely will hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un "quite soon." Twelve months after Trump stood at...

Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

Sep. 24, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday for "adverse conduct," the Dallas Police Department said in a statement. Police Chief U. Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger during a hearing Monday, according to the...

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Sep. 24, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor...

AP investigation: Drug prices going up despite Trump promise

Sep. 24, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder." At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would be announcing "massive" voluntary drug price cuts within two weeks. An...

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

Sep. 24, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two teams of scientists working...

Score! Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play

Sep. 24, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, four years after the last freshening up. The...

Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

Sep. 24, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last week. It...

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Private jets, favors to son detailed in FIFA official's case

Sep. 24, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient alternatives...

As Trump arrives at UN, world leaders honor Mandela

Sep. 24, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders kicked off their annual gathering at the United Nations on Monday by honoring a global icon of peace and reconciliation — drawing some pointed contrast with a U.S. president who has shaken up the international order with his assertion of "America First." A statue...

Trump lawyers seek to toss Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Sep. 24, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for President Trump are urging a judge to toss porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money deal after their alleged affair. Trump's lawyers are expected to argue in a Los Angeles federal court Monday that the agreement and $130,000 payout was not valid and they won't...

Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination try

Sep. 24, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said Monday that diplomats from three Latin American countries may have played a role in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, and it demanded the foreign governments investigate. Embassy staff from Colombia, Chile and Mexico working in Caracas...

ECB chief: Wage growth pushing up inflation in euro area

Sep. 24, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says he expects underlying inflation to rise in the 19 countries that use the euro as a stronger job market pushes up wages. Draghi's comments Monday before the economic and monetary committee of the European Parliament in Brussels indicated...

Sex offender faces court in case of 2 Arizona girls killed

Sep. 24, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A registered sex offender who was indicted this month in the slayings of two Arizona girls who disappeared and were later found dead years ago faced arraignment Monday on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a minor. Christopher Matthew Clements, 36,...

Charities operating migrant rescue ship ask Europe for help

Sep. 24, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Humanitarian groups operating the sole private rescue ship near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route have asked French authorities to allow 58 refugees to disembark in the southern port of Marseille. Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee are also urging European...

Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Sep. 24, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a "sexually violent predator" — a scarlet letter that would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counseling and community notification of his whereabouts....

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Sep. 24, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor...

Score! Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play

Sep. 24, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, four years after the last freshening up. The...