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The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Jan. 24, 2019 1:31 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34: WHAT'S NEW The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn an...

The Latest: At least 2 killed, 5 injured in Venezuela unrest

Jan. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Authorities say two protesters are dead and five others injured in anti-government demonstrations in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal. A spokeswoman for the state of Tachira's health agency said the...

Kentucky school comes under fire after Washington incident

Jan. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Less than a week ago, Covington Catholic High School was known mostly for its seven state titles in football and its rousing motto, "A spirit that will not die." By Tuesday, its phones had been shut off, its website and social media accounts had gone dark, police cars were...

Correction: Growing Up Digital-Smartphone Psychiatry story

Jan. 23, 2019 3:23 PM EST

In a story Jan. 3 about using smartphones to detect depression, The Associated Press misstated the title of Menachem Fromer. He is a mental health researcher at Verily, not the company's mental health leader. A corrected version of the story is below: Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst...

Phillip Lindsay enjoying spoils of I-told-you-so season

Jan. 23, 2019 3:17 PM EST

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay is enjoying the spoils of his phenomenal rookie season even though the cast on his right wrist will keep him out of the Pro Bowl this weekend. Lindsay is serving as a social media correspondent for the NFL at the league's annual all-star game in Orlando, Florida. At...

Detective: Florida school shooting deputy statement faulty

Jan. 23, 2019 12:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detective told investigators the former deputy entrusted to protect a high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting last year gave an initial statement filled with inaccuracies about his actions. Broward Sheriff's Office Detective John Curcio told investigators...

The Latest: White House reaches out to Kentucky students

Jan. 23, 2019 4:33 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on reaction from a recent encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial. (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House has reached out to students at a Kentucky...

Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes

Jan. 22, 2019 11:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese model in widely derided advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana has apologized for her appearance in the campaign. Zuo Ye said on her Weibo microblog that as a recent college graduate, she hadn't had time to consider the effect of the ads, in which she was...

Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

Jan. 22, 2019 8:20 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week....

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Jan. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination....