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'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

Dec. 7, 2019 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin," she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure...

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Dec. 6, 2019 9:29 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault,...

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Dec. 7, 2019 12:50 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech...

No malarkey: Biden courts Iowans, balances national campaign

Dec. 7, 2019 12:11 AM EST

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is about the United States today. “You took care of ‘em, Mom. ... Thank you, thank you, thank...

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 1:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility says the deal,...

Warren, Buttigieg scrap puts Democratic divide on display

Dec. 7, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on...

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

Dec. 6, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington,...

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Dec. 6, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break. The justices denied the administration's plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who have been given execution dates. The first of those had been...

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Dec. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of...

No. 13 Oregon ends No. 5 Utah's playoff hopes with 37-15 win

Dec. 7, 2019 1:26 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The one constant all season for Utah was the ability to control the trenches against any opponent. With a possible playoff berth and first Pac-12 title in school history on the line, the Utes more than met their match against Oregon. CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open...

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Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An alleged rape victim in northern India set on fire on her way to a court hearing in the case she filed died in a hospital in New Delhi, officials said Saturday. The woman was attacked in the state of Uttar Pradesh by a group of men , including two of the five she had accused of gang rape...

Iraqi officials raise death toll to 25 protesters killed

Dec. 7, 2019 3:35 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials have raised Friday's death toll to 25 protesters killed and over 130 wounded, after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital city. The health and security officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with...

Man killed by FedEx truck after exiting bus

Dec. 7, 2019 3:10 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a FedEx truck Thursday night after exiting a commuter bus in Florida, authorities said. The man had just gotten off the bus on Jacksonville's Westside, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jocelyn Wells said during a news conference. The man...

Helping Pocono homeless and needy, one meal at a time

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On a recent fall day, a homeless man wandered near Ann Street in Stroudsburg. He stopped briefly to dig through a green Dumpster. “We see him every week; he’s one of our customers,” Jeffrey Weber said. By customers, Weber means patrons of the soup kitchen at...

Real-life Golden Girls? Co-living aims to ease aging crisis

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — This is the true story of three strangers who chose to live in a house together and have their lives studied. Find out what happens when retired people stop living alone, and start saving money. ___ On a chilly fall morning, Esther Courtney sat at her kitchen table, fiddling with...

Woman tells of being raised as Pearl S. Buck's daughter

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

HILLTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Julie Henning has told her life story at churches, schools, civic groups and conferences, sharing about coming from poverty in her native Korea to Bucks County and being raised as Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning author Pearl S. Buck's daughter. Now, Henning has written about it in a...

Elementary school stands against a tide of poverty

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — David M. Keibler wanted his dissertation to mean something more than a fancy title and degree. The Alle-Kiski Valley community he served had crashed from stable jobs to few jobs — from widely comfortable to suddenly not. A grim uptick in poverty had created new hardships that...

The girl who dreams to live on Mars

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race. The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech remembers when she was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet and speak to former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus at the Sally Ride Science...

Woman gets 15 years for DUI crash that killed jail guard

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for a drunken driving crash that left an off-duty corrections officer dead. Kim Michelle Johnston, 46, pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter in October in St. Johns County court, the Florida Times-Union reported. Cathy...

Man faces possible death sentence for wife's murder

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

NAPLES, FLa. (AP) — A Florida man faces a possible death sentence for arranging his wife's murder. A Lee County jury found Mark Sievers, 51, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, the Naples Daily News reported. Jurors will return Tuesday for the penalty phase, where they...