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Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

May. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of social media posts of sexually assaulting her over a 2-year period. Bridget Namiotka said on Facebook that Coughlin, who died by suicide in January, hurt "at least 10...

The Latest: Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor

May. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election (all times local): 12:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky's primary election. Trump's tweet encouraged Kentuckians to vote for Matt Bevin on Tuesday, saying he "has done a fantastic...

School board censures member over racist Facebook post

May. 21, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) — A school district outside Pittsburgh has publicly censured a longtime board of education member over a racist Facebook post that was published on his personal page. The Peters Township board made its decision Monday night after William Merrell apologized for his posts, saying that...

Spain: Jailed Catalans, far right deputies in new Parliament

May. 21, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A fragmented Spanish Parliament convened Tuesday after last month's inconclusive general election, including for the first time Catalan politicians released from pre-trial detention for the occasion, as well as two dozen lawmakers from an upstart far-right party. Socialist leader Pedro...

World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren't together

May. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young children...

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to...

All by himself: Amash alone among GOP on impeachment

May. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was known in the Michigan statehouse as "Mr. No" for voting against some Republican legislation. But now in Congress, on the question of whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, Rep. Justin Amash is the lone Republican saying "Yes." In tweeted remarks over the weekend, Amash...

Fiery and icy feelings from fans as 'Game of Thrones' ends

May. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire rained down and heads came off. There was punishment, banishment and retribution. And that was just from the fans. "Game of Thrones" aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night, showing its gift for drawing record-setting numbers of viewers and for leaving those viewers deeply...

Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks' costumes

May. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news...

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

May. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat." Video shows the former California governor standing and filming children at a...