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Authorities recover body of girl swept away by creek

Dec. 13, 2019 10:55 PM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arizona on Friday recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl swept away two weeks ago when her family tried to cross surging creek waters. The body of Willa Rawlings was found in Roosevelt Lake about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Tonto Basin, where the girl...

Washington state wins $57 million in Seattle tunnel lawsuit

Dec. 13, 2019 7:56 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A jury on Friday awarded the Washington State Department of Transportation $57.2 million in damages over delays in the construction of a highway tunnel that runs beneath downtown Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the verdict against the tunnel contractors in Thurston County Superior...

US officials downgrade Venezuelan aviation safety rating

Dec. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities downgraded Venezuela's aviation rating Friday, saying the crisis-torn nation isn't able to meet basic international standards for airline safety. The Federal Aviation Administration said it recently performed an “extensive review” of Venezuela's...

Burgum seeks disaster declaration for October flooding

Dec. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday, requesting a presidential disaster declaration after an October storm dumped heavy rain and snow on a large part of the state. The letter was sent to Trump through the Federal Emergency Management...

Post offices to be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens

Dec. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn Monroe and rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday that the Van Nuys Civic Center postal depot will be renamed the...

WWII veteran, 94, to get his college degree 73 years later

Dec. 13, 2019 12:31 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A World War II veteran will graduate from the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, more than 70 years after he first enrolled. Paul Blom, 94, began classes for his degree at the university in 1946 after enlisting in the Navy in three years prior, WCPO-TV reported. “I came down...

Alaska airport police seize $133K in alcohol in 6 months

Dec. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Authorities at an Alaska airport seized more than $133,000 in illegal alcohol and more than 140 grams of drugs in the past six months, officials said. The Fairbanks Airport Police and Fire Department seized 59 gallons (223 liters) of illegal alcohol and 5 ounces (144 grams) of...

Egypt officials arrest Italian suspected of smuggling drugs

Dec. 13, 2019 10:26 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport authorities on Friday arrested an Italian passenger for allegedly attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into the country, a customs official said. Customs inspectors searching the luggage of the traveler arriving from Milan found 644 pills and several glass bottles of illegal...

Chinese-led consortium to build Cyprus' gas import terminal

Dec. 13, 2019 9:58 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus signed a deal on Friday with a Chinese-led consortium to build the east Mediterranean island nation's first natural gas import terminal that officials said will help the country generate cleaner and cheaper energy. Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis said the 289 million-euro...

Democratic candidates unite against Trump but little else

Dec. 13, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, are locked in an increasingly acrimonious feud that threatens to change the tone of...