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Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

Sep. 22, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was...

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in...

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Sep. 22, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by more than...

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Sep. 22, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!" Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump, though one person who was present at...

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

Sep. 22, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris. The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner's family — even his...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise Saturday at the L.V. Sutton Power Station. Duke...

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Sep. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and...

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Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

The Latest: US government condemns attack on Iran parade

Sep. 22, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 1 a.m. U.S. officials are condemning the attack on an Iranian military parade that killed 25 people and wounded more than 60, saying that "the United States condemns all acts of terrorism and the loss of any innocent...

2 wounded in Wisconsin shooting discharged from hospital

Sep. 22, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two people shot by a colleague this week at a Wisconsin software company have been discharged from a Madison hospital, a health system spokesman said Saturday. The two discharged patients were released Friday and a third patient remained hospitalized in fair condition on Saturday, UW...

Early morning fire guts century-old Pennsylvania church

Sep. 22, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) — An early morning fire gutted a century-old church in western Pennsylvania, but parishioners point to signs of hope. The blaze at Midland's 105-year-old First Baptist Church in Beaver County was reported early Saturday. Crews from Midland and surrounding stations put out the flames. Some...

State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

Sep. 22, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge's sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A...

12 cases of West Nile reported in Alabama's Mobile County

Sep. 22, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Mobile County has confirmed its 12th case of West Nile virus. The county's health department Friday announced the increase in a press release. The first case was reported in August. County Health Officer Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II urged residents to "don't let your guard down"...

2 Virginia teens arrested in separate school threats

Sep. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia teens have been arrested for allegedly making separate threats against schools. Police said a 13-year-old boy has been charged in connection with posting a threatening note about a Norfolk middle school on social media Monday. The boy was charged with threatening bodily...

The Latest: Wisconsin authorities who shot at gunman named

Sep. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on this week's shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Authorities have identified four officials who shot their weapons at a gunman killed after he opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company. Officials say WTS Paradigm...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Sep. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...