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The Latest: Nestor races toward Florida Panhandle

Oct. 19, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 5 a.m. Storm surge and winds are lashing much of Florida's Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nestor approaches. But the National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nestor is gradually losing its tropical characteristics. By early Saturday morning,...

Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

Oct. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. One of the negotiators, North Carolina...

Quiet on set: Filming in Georgia's cemeteries is complicated

Oct. 19, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — There aren't many worse sights than someone messing with your mother's grave. That's what Warren Bond walked up on at the College Park Cemetery two and a half years ago. Bond saw fresh dirt atop the grave of his mother, who died in 1997, and a film crew. Shocked, he immediately...

Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie...

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

Oct. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China's leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city's subway lines Friday night, many protest supporters masqueraded as Winnie the Pooh...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

Court upholds abortion clinic buffer, OKs 'peaceful' contact

Oct. 18, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a Pittsburgh ordinance Friday that creates a 15-foot buffer zone against protests outside abortion clinics in a decision that also allowed "sidewalk counseling" within that zone. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the city can restrict congregating,...

Lightfoot: Taxes will be hiked if Springfield doesn't act

Oct. 18, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's property taxes will be increased if her agenda isn't addressed during the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session. Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times that there are limited tools available to her to generate substantial revenue, with the...

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken dies at age 97

Oct. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor who established a record of environmental conservation and bipartisan cooperation that made him popular among Republicans and Democrats, died Friday at age 97, a family spokesman said. Milliken died at his home in Traverse...

The Latest: Mayor: Chief drank before falling ill in car

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which Chicago's police superintendent felt lightheaded and then fell asleep after pulling his vehicle over (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Chicago's mayor says that the police superintendent told her that he had a couple of drinks with dinner the night he later...