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Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

Jan. 18, 2019 12:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing political powers from opposite...

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

Jan. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason Van Dyke...

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

Jan. 17, 2019 8:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest...

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

Jan. 17, 2019 6:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog...

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

Jan. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster's son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in...

Was there collusion? Trump lawyer walks back earlier remarks

Jan. 18, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday walked back comments from the night before in which he maintained that he had "never said there was no collusion" between Russia and members of Trump's 2016 White House campaign. Giuliani issued a statement aimed at clarifying a...

Deadly car bombing in Colombia underscores lingering threats

Jan. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group. The Thursday...

Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

Jan. 18, 2019 12:50 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the...

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Jan. 17, 2019 8:55 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than...

Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

Jan. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil...

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Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

Jan. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko says the Japanese automaker's board has met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The allegations Friday regard a 7 million euro ($8 million) payment made to Ghosn last year by a 50-50 venture between Nissan Motor...

California dries off after storms batter state for days

Jan. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians were cleaning up and drying off Friday after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state, caused at least six deaths and forced the rescue of more than a dozen people in rushing rivers. Road crews will be working to clear mud, debris and trees that...

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

Jan. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district. Contract negotiations resumed Thursday for the first...

Hutchinson officer becomes peer mentor after fatal shooting

Jan. 18, 2019 1:10 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Josh Long's home life deteriorated. He paced around the house at night while his children and wife slept. Panic attacks became the norm. The Hutchinson police officer remembered feeling content at work, but at home he struggled to cope with killing a man in the months following the...

Entrepreneurs reflect back on Kansas City Startup Village

Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Nobody's in a huge hurry these days around the narrow crossing of State Line Road and 45th Street, where cars take turns at a four-way stop. On the northwest corner, an upholsterer is closing in on 50 years of meticulously stitching new life into old furniture. But for a time...

80-year-old Kansas barista brings cheer to customers

Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There are two ways to get a pick-me-up at the Dillons East Starbucks: drinking caffeine and talking to barista Shirley Wilson. "When I first started down there, this one lady came in," Wilson said. "She was so grumpy, she never spoke, never said hi, never smiled. In two weeks, I had...

Columbia artist offers henna to those coping with illness

Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When a friend approached Columbia artist Sue Giger for a henna tattoo, Giger had never heard of it. Giger, who conducts her part-time art business under the name Midnight Museum, has experience in printmaking, watercolor and acrylic painting and face and body art. When her friend told...

Missouri man breeds dogs to hunt deer antlers

Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shed hunting is a popular pastime for many outdoors enthusiasts, and an assist from man's best friend can help take that hobby to the next level. Roger Sigler, of Smithville, Missouri, breeds and trains dogs that are specialized in finding deer antler sheds. He will be one of the...

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

Jan. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason Van Dyke...

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

Jan. 18, 2019 1:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City. One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth...