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As migrant workers decrease, Idaho farmers struggle

Aug. 24, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — She was dressed in her best clothes and high heels. The strangers she paid to take her across the border said they would pass her off as a tourist. Instead, she had to brave the desert. Margarita Partida is a former migrant worker who landed in California before settling in...

Trump faces limits of go-it-alone stance at global summit

Aug. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most...

The Bois Forte consider a wellness court

Aug. 24, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse. "Attorneys were meeting with clients in cars and people charged with crimes and their alleged victims were in the same one room together," Tribal Chairwoman Cathy Chavers told the Hibbing Daily Tribune in recent phone...

Girl Scout restores wagon at Centennial Village

Aug. 24, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Bored is not a word you're going to hear from Jessalyn Fischer. The incoming Simmons Middle School eighth-grader is a dancer, a BMX racer and an active Girl Scout. Those who visit Centennial Village can notice her handiwork as a scout. She restored one of the wagons at the east of the...

Backyard chickens take off in Mandan

Aug. 24, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gary and Renee Brucker's beloved pets are chickens. Four hens, to be exact. "They're kind of hard on my wife's flowers, but it's fun having them," Gary Brucker said. The Bruckers hold one of nine permits for backyard chickens granted since the Mandan City Commission adopted an...

Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Aug. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricanes Camille and Katrina were as different as night and day, yet those who lived through both storms say the two were similar in many ways. Saturday, Aug. 17 (was) the 50th anniversary of Camille and Aug. 29 will be 14 years since Katrina. "Camille was a Sunday Storm," said...

Experienced thieves steal $300,000 worth of precious metal

Aug. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The moon was nearly full that July night as a pair of thieves slipped along the darkened river, home to alligators, eagles and a handful of homes that sit near the water. The bandits' faces, arms and legs were concealed as they headed toward a chemical plant. The duo had to know the...

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

Aug. 23, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader. The outburst came after...

US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

Aug. 23, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth straight weekly loss. Stocks tumbled after President Donald Trump responded angrily on Twitter...

LA man to plead guilty in bitcoin money laundering scheme

Aug. 23, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to running a $25 million money laundering operation whose clients included darknet drug dealers. Twenty-five-year-old Kunal Kalra was charged Friday and agreed to plead guilty to charges including money laundering and distributing...