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Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

May. 24, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the...

Dear Mr. Chairman: An extraordinary letter from Trump to Kim

May. 24, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As presidential letters go, this one was nothing short of extraordinary. As letters between human beings in general go, it was quite . what? Wistful? Heavyhearted? Melancholy, even? The sudden note on White House stationery emerged Thursday morning from U.S. President Donald Trump to North...

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

May. 24, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong...

Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are meeting with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump has raised new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting...

Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

May. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. "Anyone who...

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

May. 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem Medouni after...

Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher

May. 24, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. Authorities charged Hudy Muldrow Sr., 77, with two...

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

May. 24, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal. Air Force records obtained by The...

Something's missing in HBO's new film on John McCain's life

May. 24, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls," the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's enough to talk about, from candidate Trump's belittling of McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam...

MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

May. 24, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. "The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry...

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer renews efforts to depose Trump

May. 24, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels' lawyer has renewed efforts to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' legal fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, according to court documents filed Thursday. Attorney Michael Avenatti argues that...

Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher

May. 24, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. Authorities charged Hudy Muldrow Sr., 77, with two...

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

May. 24, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — The body of a Mexican woman who disappeared on her way home from her English language class in Utah three years ago has been found in a rugged, mountainous canyon area and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday. The skeletal remains of...

MLK daughter: No, Bannon, my dad wouldn't be proud of Trump

May. 24, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King's daughter blasted Steve Bannon's assertion that her father would be proud of President Donald Trump. In an interview with BBC's "Newsnight," Bannon said King would be proud of Trump for "what he's done for the black and Hispanic community for jobs." He noted that...

Vet who survived wartime accident that killed son dies at 93

May. 24, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran who survived the 1969 ship collision that claimed the life of his son and later fought unsuccessfully to have the victims' names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has died. Retired Master Chief Lawrence Reilly Sr.'s daughter says he died Wednesday at a...

Something's missing in HBO's new film on John McCain's life

May. 24, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls," the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's enough to talk about, from candidate Trump's belittling of McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam...

Police: Music artist Jacquees drove 116 mph through Atlanta

May. 24, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The musician Jacquees has been arrested after officers say he was speeding through Atlanta and found with a small amount of marijuana, police said. An officer running radar clocked his 2007 Bentley Continental at 116 mph (187 kph) on Interstate 85 around 3 a.m. Thursday, Atlanta police said...

Police: Incognito threw weights before hospitalization

May. 24, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police took veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito to a mental hospital after he allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at gym employees and another patron and told officers the government is spying on him, according to a report released Thursday. Boca Raton police say a patron...

A rare look at NYC's potter's field, home to 1 million dead

May. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners working as gravediggers stack wooden coffins in the ground, three at a time. Wild geese and newborn goslings roam the grassy fields near small white statues of angels. Decaying brick buildings with blown-out windows stand overhead. A small island in the waters off the Bronx that...

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

May. 24, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong...