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UK's Johnson wants to talk about Brexit, not health care

Dec. 10, 2019 9:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until polling day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Tuesday to get his election campaign back onto Brexit after coming under fire for his lack of empathy for looking away from an image of a child sleeping on a hospital floor while seeking treatment. The story of...

Federal appeals court rules against political ad law

Dec. 9, 2019 5:36 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law approved by state legislators to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found...

Arizona Gov. Ducey cheered for welcoming refugees

Dec. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was cheered from both sides of the political aisle after telling President Donald Trump's administration the state will keep welcoming refugees vetted by U.S. agencies for resettlement in the United States. Over the weekend, Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 9, 2019 10:39 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Florida authorities arrest girl, 12, for posting kill list

Dec. 9, 2019 7:05 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities arrested a 12-year-old girl after discovering at least two social media posts that threatened to kill fellow students at her middle school. In one Snapchat post, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said, the girl listed the names of potential victims. A later...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police...

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. Add to that flights to Paris, Rome, Vancouver and elsewhere. All...

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before the general U.K. vote. Reddit said in a statement...

Haley: Killer 'hijacked' Confederate flag meaning for some

Dec. 7, 2019 4:23 AM EST

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in an interview that a man who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in 2015 “hijacked” the ideals many connected to the Confederate battle flag. Haley told conservative political commentator and Blaze TV host Glenn Beck that the flag...