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Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...

US launches hospital ship to countries absorbing Venezuelans

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence declared Tuesday that Venezuela's authoritarian leader "must go" as the U.S. Navy launched a hospital ship on a five-month mission to help Latin American countries struggling to absorb migrants from the crisis-wracked country. Pence briefly toured the ship at Miami's...

Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

Jun. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he's asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Floodwaters rushing from the Bonnet Carré Spillway north of New Orleans...

The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster

Jun. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana's governor has asked the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for the declaration. He...

Texas housing program aims to rebuild faster after disaster

Jun. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For Houston resident Scenacia Jones, the experience of getting her new home through an innovative way of building post-disaster housing was like an experiment. Jones and her two children had been living in a shelter for single parents when Hurricane Harvey's devasting flooding hit the...

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Jun. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the...

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

Jun. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda this week — does not yet merit being declared a global emergency but is "an extraordinary event" of...

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

Jun. 13, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. To fund those changes, however,...

Congo pastor likely sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda

Jun. 13, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Thursday. That underlines the problems in tracking the virus as a WHO expert...

The Latest: More dead in family that brought Ebola to Uganda

Jun. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Congolese Health Ministry says another child has died of Ebola, bringing the death toll to three within the same family that had recently traveled from Congo to Uganda. The 3-year-old boy died as he...