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Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Jun. 15, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time,...

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Jun. 15, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

Jun. 15, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with...

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Jun. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. United spokesman...

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

Jun. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of...

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Jun. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father's Day. The data in the report come from 2014...

Off-duty LA cop discharged gun during deadly Costco shooting

Jun. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer among three people injured during a shooting inside a Costco Wholesale, killing one person, discharged his firearm inside the store, authorities said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who...

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough. Activists said they were still planning a mass...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

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3 injured in small California plane crash

Jun. 15, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire authorities say a small plane crashed into a city yard, injuring all three on board. San Bernardino County Fire said Saturday one victim had life threatening injuries. The other two had minor injuries. All were taken to local hospitals. The fire department...

Haakon County crash kills 1, leaves 3 seriously injured

Jun. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say one woman was killed and three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash east of Philip, in Haakon County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a woman driving an SUV and pulling a boat on a trailer was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 Friday afternoon when she slowed down...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or...

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Jun. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. United spokesman...

Arizona's utility regulators to review shutoffs after death

Jun. 15, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona utility regulators say they want an investigation and comprehensive review of electric and other utilities policies after a customer died last year when her power was cut off because she was $51 behind on her bill. Arizona Corporation Commissioners Boyd Dunn and Justin Olson joined...

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Jun. 15, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

A U.S. border patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether...

Aztec couple facing child abuse charges

Jun. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County couple are facing child abuse charges after a doctor called injuries a four-year-old male sustained as one of the worst cases of abuse she had ever seen. Marissa Gutierrez and Jivona Sandoval, both 21, of Aztec are accused of felony child abuse. The Farmington...

Combat ship named for Twin Cities splashes down for launch

Jun. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A shipyard on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan was for one day crowded with Minnesotans who showed up Saturday to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy's newest combat ship, named in honor of the Twin Cities. The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was dropped sideways into the water...

Louisiana held its own Iowa Straw Poll for Republicans

Jun. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people grabbed plates of jambalaya and black-eyed peas, some with a beer. They took seats for the stump speeches. And then, they selected their favored GOP candidate for governor on the paper ballot and slapped on an "I Voted" sticker. Welcome to the Iowa Straw Poll,...