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Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers

Oct. 15, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West has met with Uganda's president during a visit to the East African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. President Yoweri Museveni said he and the American rapper held "fruitful discussions" on Monday about promoting tourism and arts. West and...

Flash floods kill at least 13 people in southwest France

Oct. 15, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of...

The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

Oct. 15, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local): 10:45 p.m. International visitors to Buckingham Palace to see the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony have reacted with joy to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan,...

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening in Kentucky

Oct. 15, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening this week in Kentucky. The museum said in a news release its $15 million building in downtown Owensboro will celebrate with three days of music, Thursday through Saturday. Hall of Fame members performing Thursday include Bobby...

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Oct. 15, 2018 5:33 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see...

US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

Oct. 14, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key...

25 hospitalized, 5 serious, after Los Angeles highway crash

Oct. 14, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five people were taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a series of crashes involving at least two cars and a bus that crashed through a concrete divider on a Los Angeles highway, authorities said. Five patients were in serious condition following the collisions...

Latest: 25 hospitalized, 5 serious, after LA highway crash

Oct. 14, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles highway crash involving multiple vehicles (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Authorities say 25 people were transported to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a crash on a Los Angeles highway involving a bus and multiple cars. Fire Department spokeswoman...

Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

Oct. 14, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that's on Mount St. Helens to nearby Washington state communities and that the blowing ash could affect aviation. Meteorologist Will Ahue of the National Weather Service office in Portland said Sunday that the ash...

Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways...