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Funeral held for woman allegedly killed by border agent

Sep. 22, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — About 150 people have gathered at a Texas church for the funeral of one of the four women who authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol agent they've described as a serial killer. The Saturday funeral for 35-year-old Guiselda Alicia Cantu at a Catholic church in Laredo is the last...

The Latest: Florence damage estimated at $44 billion so far

Sep. 22, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 1:40 p.m. An economic research firm estimates Hurricane Florence has caused around $44 billion in damage and lost output. Moody's Analytics says that would put the storm on par with California's Northridge earthquake...

6 siblings of Arizona GOP congressman endorse his opponent

Sep. 22, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters to...

Standoff has Kavanaugh accuser's Senate appearance in limbo

Sep. 22, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes confrontation over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify on Capitol Hill stretched into Saturday as the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide whether to tell her story to lawmakers and a riveted nation. Vice President...

Travel still dangerous amid flooding in parts North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

Sep. 22, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies. The survivor, an engineer, was found near the engine of the...

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

Sep. 22, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their...

Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

Sep. 22, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump couldn't...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Sep. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's...

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...