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GOP lines up Kavanaugh vote plan as showdown hearing nears

Sep. 26, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing." Senate...

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

Sep. 26, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's victory helped give rise to the #MeToo era. Now, as it threatens his latest pick to the Supreme Court and his party's electoral majorities in Congress, Trump is taking aim at the movement that has spurred a national reckoning around gender equity and sexual...

Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

Sep. 25, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning...

Trump to meet with Netanyahu, chair Security Council meeting

Sep. 26, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump poured scorn on the "ideology of globalism" and heaped praise on his own administration's achievements in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes and even mocking laughter from his audience of fellow world leaders. "The U.S. will not tell you...

Trump at UN Security Council: 'Most watched meeting ever'?

Sep. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. U.S. President Donald Trump does not. But Trump is set to preside Wednesday over the U.N.'s most powerful body, one that incarnates the very concept of global governing that he swatted aside in a speech Tuesday....

Kavanaugh's 2nd accuser never sought spotlight, friends say

Sep. 26, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Between shifts ladling hot meals at the dining hall, Deborah Ramirez did her best to fit in with the blue-blooded social set of Yale University in the 1980s. She took a chartered flight to the Bahamas sophomore year with dozens of other spring breakers and attended booze-filled...

Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

Sep. 26, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps...

In Chicago, can art unite a deeply divided neighborhood?

Sep. 26, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The sixth-graders, from very opposite sides of the street, sat in pairs, a list of questions before them: "What do you dream about?" ''Do you think about dying?" ''Are you scared?" Their task, at once easy and awkward, was to learn about one another — and differences surfaced quickly....

If Rosenstein leaves Justice Department, what happens next?

Sep. 26, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into Russian election interference is often called the Mueller probe, but it's Rod Rosenstein who oversees it. Rosenstein's fate as deputy attorney general remains in the air after reports last week that he floated the idea of recording President Donald Trump. Rosenstein...

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 25, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

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Amnesty: Firm at Qatar 2022 World Cup not paying wages

Sep. 26, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A contractor involved in building the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report released Wednesday. Mercury MENA, an engineering and plumbing firm, owes...

Alabama city to install cameras in high-crime areas

Sep. 26, 2018 1:41 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city plans to install nearly 100 cameras in its high-crime areas over the next three months. Al.com reports the Birmingham City Council passed legislation Tuesday allowing Mayor Randall L. Woodfin to enter a contract with Alabama Power for a surveillance camera pilot...

Med tech company bringing 200 jobs, $40M facility to Sparks

Sep. 26, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based medical device company has announced plans to move its U.S. operations from the San Francisco Bay area to a facility in northern Nevada that's expected to bring 200 jobs to the Reno-Sparks area. New Deantronics announced Tuesday it plans to invest more than $40...

Police: Defendant talking about teens' deaths on jail phone

Sep. 26, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a man charged in the deaths of two Utah teenagers found down an abandoned mine shaft has discussed the slayings during hundreds of jailhouse phone calls. The Deseret News reported Tuesday a newly unsealed search warrant says 41-year-old Jerrod Baum has made more than 1,000...

Corporation Commission wants review of Arizona gas pipelines

Sep. 26, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission is calling for the state's natural gas operators to review the safety of their pipelines. Commissioner Andy Tobin said Tuesday that he called an emergency meeting with Southwest Gas and Kinder Morgan. Tobin says he was prompted by recent...

Arizona authorities seize pot after car runs stop sign

Sep. 26, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say they have seized 191 pounds (87 kilograms) of marijuana from the back seat and trunk of a vehicle after they stopped the car for running a stop sign and the two occupants fled into the desert. Fellow Pinal County Sheriff's deputies worked with Border Patrol...

Court to review case of woman convicted in abortion case

Sep. 26, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a Phoenix woman convicted on fraud and theft charges for faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion. Chalice Renee Zeitner was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the abortion case. She was accused of...

Developers say Mountain Valley Pipeline to now cost $4.6B

Sep. 26, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Developers of a natural gas pipeline set to run through West Virginia and Virginia say the project's cost has risen from $3.7 billion to $4.6 billion. The Roanoke Times reports Mountain Valley Pipeline developers released the revised cost estimate Monday. A Mountain Valley statement...

Phoenix council to mull future of light-rail extension

Sep. 26, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A special meeting of the Phoenix City Council has been called to mull the future of a planned light-rail expansion into a working class Latino and African-American community. The meeting to discuss the 5.5-mile (8.9-kilometer) extension that voters approved several years ago will be at 2:30...

Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times

Sep. 26, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said...