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Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Jun. 15, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time,...

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do.'

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

Jun. 15, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with...

Off-duty LA cop discharged gun during deadly Costco shooting

Jun. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer among three people injured during a shooting inside a Costco Wholesale, killing one person, discharged his firearm inside the store, authorities said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's...

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Jun. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father's Day. The data in the report come from 2014...

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Jun. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. The FAA said the plane...

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough. Activists said they were still planning a mass...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

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Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick

Jun. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest in Florida. Miami Beach police officers on Saturday arrested 41-year-old Yaqun Lu. She is facing a felony charge of molesting marine turtles or eggs. An arrest report says officers witnessed Lu using a wooden stick to jab at...

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Jun. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. The FAA said the plane...

The Latest: Texas sheriff's sergeant suffered medical crisis

Jun. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Texas sheriff's sergeant (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say a Texas sheriff's sergeant who died after being found in his car suffered a medical emergency that caused him to fall and apparently strike his head. The Tarrant County medical...

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Jun. 15, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after...

Advocates: Emails show that census question discriminates

Jun. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 population survey. The plaintiffs, who successfully challenged the...

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough. Activists said they were still planning a mass...

Swimmer missing from race down New York's Hudson River

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were searching Saturday for a retired medical school professor and AIDS researcher from North Carolina who went missing during a marathon swimming race down New York's Hudson River. Authorities say Dr. Charles van der Horst, 67, was reported missing just after 3 p.m. Friday near the...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers. The outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions....

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Jun. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence. López Obrador said in the northern state of Chihuahua Saturday that the refusal to help foreigners in need is "anti-Christian," adding that "we...