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Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'

Aug. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark has been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits for the U.S. and suggested that the semi-autonomous territory is a financial burden to Denmark. Surprise and confusion greeted a Wall...

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

Aug. 18, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease. The San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, which cares for the bison herd, announced Brunhilda's death Friday after a necropsy, according to The San Francisco...

Emotional highs, lows mark hiker's record-setting project

Aug. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — While setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking, Philip Carcia was sometimes struck with a sort of reverse déjà vu. Halfway through a hike, he'd question whether he had completed an earlier one on his list. "I'd get fanatical about checking that I had been to peaks," he...

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine. But experts say it doesn't appear to pose any significant health risk to those who inhale it during the annual...

Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

Aug. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000. Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn't wish to be...

Biden's prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief

Aug. 18, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night before Joe Biden's world collapsed, he sat in a picture-perfect scene with his wife by the fireside in their Delaware living room. Biden, the hotshot senator-elect at just 30, was reflecting on the big things he would do when he got to Washington. It was one week out from...

British journalist says he was victim of planned assault

Aug. 18, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A well-known left-wing British journalist says he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in what he described as a "blatant premeditated assault." Guardian columnist Owen Jones said in a series of tweets that he was out celebrating his birthday late Saturday night with friends when...

The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan claims responsibility for Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63

Aug. 18, 2019 6:27 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan claims responsibility for Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63.

The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

Aug. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local): 2:45 a.m. A witness to a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Afghanistan's capital says the attacker set off the explosives near the stage where children had gathered. Gul...

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

Aug. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses returned about 300 stranded tourists to the park entrance safely. The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to...