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Trump says he had 'perfectly fine' call with Ukraine leader

Sep. 21, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the center of an explosive...

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

Sep. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that...

Big rise in US mass shooting tips poses challenge for police

Sep. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting...

Charge against airline mechanic highlights 'insider threat'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the "insider threat" to aviation security. Despite security upgrades since the hijacking terror attacks of 2001, breaches including a gun-running operation at the nation's...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

Sep. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...

4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah

Sep. 21, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Four people died after a tour bus carrying them and other visitors from China crashed, rolling onto a guard rail and leaving carnage and debris in its wake on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah. To Robert Driedonks, who heard the crash from the wildlife...

Deputies say South Carolina shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities said a shooting at a bar in South Carolina left two people dead and eight injured early Saturday. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the agency was investigating a shooting at a bar at about 2:45 a.m. Two adult males were shot and killed. Four...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...

Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Sep. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old...

25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in 'Friends'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren't yet born when it went off the air in 2004. In an era...

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Quake with preliminary magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Albania

Sep. 21, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

POGRADEC, Albania (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck the west of Albania on Saturday but caused only minor injuries, the country's government said. Citing the country's Institute of GeoSciences, Energy, Water and Environment, Albania's defense ministry said the quake struck 13...

Milwaukee investment club treasurer duped friends for $81K

Sep. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The longtime treasurer of a Milwaukee investment club convicted of bilking her friends out of more than $80,000 has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison. The Journal Sentinel reports that 63-year-old Wendy Yanow allegedly stole $50 monthly investments from Women of Wealth club...

Deputies say South Carolina shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities said a shooting at a bar in South Carolina left two people dead and eight injured early Saturday. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the agency was investigating a shooting at a bar at about 2:45 a.m. Two adult males were shot and killed. Four...

Teenager dies in New Orleans shooting that injures 6 others

Sep. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are searching for suspects and a motive in a shooting that has left one juvenile dead and four others and an adult injured. News outlets report the incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday. According to a police report, the victims were all inside a vehicle when...

Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Sep. 21, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The widespread damage brought to the Houston area by one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history came into broader view Saturday, as floodwaters receded to reveal the exhausting cleanup effort that lies ahead for many communities and homeowners. Hundreds of homes and other...

Suspect in shooting of Louisiana officers identified

Sep. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is in custody, accused in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer and wounding of another following a vehicle chase north of New Orleans. Louisiana State Police say Mark Spicer of Covington faces charges including first-degree murder of a...

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away. Last year, California...

Marks & Spencer finance director to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Marks & Spencer says its chief financial officer is to step down, just weeks after the retailer learned it would drop out of the FTSE 100 of leading British shares for the first time. In a statement Saturday, M&S said Humphrey Singer would remain in the job to ensure an orderly...

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

Sep. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. "We showed that we are united and that we, young people,...

The Latest: Police say suspect in bike attack also shot cop

Sep. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the nonfatal shooting of a Chicago police officer (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday morning is the bicyclist suspected of shooting a woman in broad daylight near downtown earlier this...