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Correction: California Wildfires story

Nov. 2, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 1 about wildfires in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Maria Fire was northeast of Los Angeles. It is northwest. A corrected version of the story is below: Utility re-energized power line before fire A Southern California utility that shut off...

The Latest: California winds may have claimed 3 lives

Oct. 30, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on planned power outages to prevent California wildfires (all times local): 10:15 p.m. California winds that have fueled wildfires at both ends of the state and prompted mass power shutdowns may also have claimed three lives. KSEE-TV in Fresno reports 62-year old Edward...

Tragedies deepen Jewish-Muslim bonds to fight hate crimes

Oct. 23, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue recover after a gunman killed 11 people there, one year ago this week. The Jewish congregation mounted its own fundraiser for New Zealand's Muslims after a white supremacist shooter...

Engineer claims he was fired for concerns about subs' hulls

Oct. 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The former engineer of a shipbuilding company claims he was fired for raising concerns about the hulls of U.S. Navy attack submarines. The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, reported Tuesday that Ari Lawrence is suing Huntington Ingalls Industries in federal court. The...

Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns

Oct. 14, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — Thick, noxious haze from new deliberately set fires blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday after days of improving air quality, causing school closings and flight delays. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said nearly 1,200 fires were...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In 1792, the cornerstone of the...

Czechs stun England in Euro qualifying; France, Portugal win

Oct. 11, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

It was a night of European soccer to forget for England, and one to remember for Andorra. England conceded a late goal against the Czech Republic on Friday and paid the price with its first defeat in a qualifying game in 10 years, while France and Portugal made progress in their bids for places at next year's...

Republicans stumbling over question at heart of impeachment

Oct. 11, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A simple yes-or-no question keeps tripping up Senate Republicans: Should the president ask foreign countries to investigate political rivals? A month ago the question was a legal and constitutional no-brainer. It's illegal to accept foreign help in a political campaign, an action that also...

Republicans stumbling over question at heart of impeachment

Oct. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A simple yes-or-no question keeps tripping up Senate Republicans: Should the president ask foreign countries to investigate political rivals? A month ago the question was a legal and constitutional no-brainer. It's illegal to accept foreign help in a political campaign, an action that also...

Court battle looms over land leased to Jeffrey Epstein

Oct. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court battle is brewing over public grazing leases that New Mexico officials believe were used to help shield a remote desert ranch owned by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of abusing young women there before he died behind bars. State Land Office General Counsel Ari...