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The Latest: Australian PM asks Erdogan to withdraw WWI claim

Mar. 19, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 4 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he has asked the Turkish president to withdraw his accusation of an anti-Islam motive behind Australia and New Zealand sending troops to Turkey in the World War I...

Press groups condemn killing of Honduras journalist

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups are condemning the weekend slaying of a Honduran television journalist. The InterAmerican Press Association says Gabriel Hernandez was shot to death Sunday in the southern province of Valle. The 54-yer-old Hernandez hosted the "The People Speak" program on Canal Valle TV and...

Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

Mar. 19, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse....

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

Mar. 19, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday proposed what's believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products. City Attorney Dennis Herrera...

NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants

Mar. 19, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by...

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk. In...

Federal judge denies Kilpatrick motion to vacate sentence

Mar. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has failed again in his efforts to reduce the time he's spending in federal prison for corruption. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds on Tuesday denied a motion to vacate the 28-year sentence she handed Kilpatrick in 2013 for extortion, bribery,...

Suit challenges vote which saw mayor recalled, re-elected

Mar. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit is challenging a special election in which embattled Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was both recalled and re-elected. The Boston Globe reports the suit filed Tuesday by 10 residents seeks to invalidate the unusual outcome of the March 12 election that kept Correia in...

Lawrence to consider lowering fines for marijuana possession

Mar. 19, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials are considering a plan to slash the city's penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, which can currently add up to hundreds of dollars. The City Commission on Tuesday evening was set to discuss a draft ordinance to reduce the fine to $1 for first and...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

Mar. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot Laquan McDonald in 2014. He was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each bullet the white officer fired at the black 17-year-old. Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke in...