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The Latest: Friend says suspect not a racist

Apr. 11, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The Latest on fires at black churches in Louisiana. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A friend of the suspect in a recent string of church burnings in Louisiana says the 21-year-old was an introverted, aspiring musician who never showed any sign of destructive anger or racism. Nygyl Bryyn...

The Latest: Boeing's stock halts 2-day skid on Wall Street

Mar. 13, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Boeing's stock has halted a two-day skid after turning higher in the final minutes of trading on Wall Street. The about-face came shortly after President Donald Trump issued an emergency order...

Technology brings rugged Iditarod race to global audience

Mar. 8, 2019 8:02 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Far from competitors tackling the frozen wilderness in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a dozen people are holed up inside an Anchorage hotel behind banks of computers, tracking the punishing route and connecting with global fans seeking a real-time link to the off-the-grid...

Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

Feb. 24, 2019 9:06 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River in...

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Feb. 19, 2019 5:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names, birthdates...