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Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Oct. 15, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's...

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump's hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn't have anywhere else to go. "I knew I had made my commitment to stay with my animals," Rollins...

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

Oct. 15, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is...

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage

Oct. 15, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts Democrat...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Oct. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to...

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

Oct. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending. The Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit climbed $113 billion...

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

Oct. 16, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy. Prince Harry and Meghan spent longer than the 20 minutes allocated in their...

Chacin, Brewers' bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Oct. 16, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in a 4-0...

Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

Oct. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A pick, a penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a...

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RI doctor elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 16, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The National Academy of Medicine says it has nominated a Providence doctor to serve as one of its 85 new members. The Washington-based organization announced Monday that it was inducting Miriam Hospital and Brown University's Dr. Josiah Rich as a member for his work in improving the...

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

Oct. 16, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is...

Campaign falls short of goal for new affordable housing

Oct. 16, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A housing campaign launched two years ago by Burlington-area nonprofits and state groups has fallen short of its target for new affordable homes. Champlain Housing Trust CEO Brenda Torpy said Wednesday that 191 permanently affordable homes have been built over the past two years, 32...

Charges dropped against student arrested after Super Bowl

Oct. 16, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police have dropped charges against a University of New Hampshire student accused of throwing a bottle at police officers in February. The disorderly conduct charge against 21-year-old Zachary Dresser was dropped before the trial was set to begin. Foster's Daily...

Police call fatal shooting at city speakeasy an execution

Oct. 16, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they are seeking three men in what they are calling an execution of a man shot at point-blank range in a city speakeasy. Police say they received multiple calls about the shooting late Sunday night, responding officers finding 32-year-old Roberto Hernandez lying...

Far from coast, rural counties also recovering from Michael

Oct. 16, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael's monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property more an hour's drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had made only one payment on their new house and no payments...

Man who killed alleged home invader challenges drug charge

Oct. 16, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fatally shot an alleged home invader is arguing evidence in his marijuana possession case should be thrown out. Twenty-two-year-old Dimitri Bryant faces no charges in the shooting of 48-year-old Benny Flores, but was charged with possession of marijuana...

Piglet who went hog wild in traffic safely returned home

Oct. 16, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine's capital say a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out dodging traffic after escaping has been safely returned home. Augusta police say they found the piglet Saturday after receiving reports of the hog running wild. The Kennebec Journal reports a good Samaritan was able...

Police: Counterfeiter tried to escape officers using parkour

Oct. 16, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a man questioned for counterfeiting attempted to evade officers by performing parkour. Trumbull police say the 25-year-old New York City man used a fake $100 bill to buy a video game at the local mall, which prompted the store clerk to contact police. The...

City council scraps proposed anti-barking dog ordinance

Oct. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron City Council has scrapped legislation that could have imposed jail time on dog owners whose pets bark loudly. City Council on Monday voted to follow the recommendation of its Public Safety Committee to not approve legislation calling for the increased penalties. Cleveland.com...