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US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

Oct. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — While President Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group. They aren't...

Donald Trump Jr.: provocateur, master preacher for father

Oct. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney

Oct. 20, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars. The "Hunger Games" star tied the knot with New York art dealer Cooke Maroney on Saturday at a Newport, Rhode Island, mansion. Lawrence's publicist...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

Caught up in Trump impeachment, US diplomats fight back

Oct. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are...

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls

Oct. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and...

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

Oct. 20, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely. Studios on Sunday say the film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning grossed an estimated $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its...

Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

Oct. 20, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-qualified...

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Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

Oct. 20, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

The Latest: Hotel collapse: Explosions demolish cranes

Oct. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 3:05 p.m. New Orleans officials set off thundering blasts intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground. The...

Horse injured in race at Santa Anita; 34th to die at track

Oct. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old gelding was fatally injured in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, becoming the 34th horse to die at the track since December. According to a statement from track owner The Stronach Group, jockey Ruben Fuentes pulled up Satchel Paige at the three-eighths pole of...

Police arrest man in shooting that killed Missouri boy, 13

Oct. 20, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia Police say the boy died at a hospital around 4 a.m. Sunday a few hours after the shooting happened late Saturday night. Police arrested a 19-year-old man a couple blocks away from...

Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...

After delays, New Orleans demolishes cranes

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off several thundering explosions Sunday intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground. The explosions sent off massive clouds of dust. After...

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said a review of sonar...

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

Oct. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career. The 59-year-old leftist, who cast his vote shortly after polls opened, was favored to win the first...

Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-right

Oct. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi appealed Sunday to disillusioned members of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's party to join forces — but received a quick rebuke. Renzi made his appeal the day after Berlusconi and his much-weakened Forza Italia party appeared marginalized at a...