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Public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks

Oct. 21, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too. There's no federal law compelling state and local...

The Latest: Titans rookie Simmons collects 1st career sack

Oct. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 6 p.m. Jeffery Simmons, the 19th pick overall in the April draft, is showing exactly why the Tennessee Titans didn't keep him on the shelf all season. Simmons dropped from a possible top 10 pick after tearing his left ACL in February. The Titans added him to the...

White House: Summit at Trump property would look 'lousy'

Oct. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing "it looks lousy" to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday. Mick Mulvaney said Trump was "honestly surprised by the level of pushback"...

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...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

Lions fans still angry about Monday night officiating

Oct. 20, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

1:10 p.m. It's a different officiating crew this week, but Detroit fans don't care. Lions fans booed loudly when the official began talking during the opening coin toss before Sunday's game against Minnesota. It was clearly a reaction to Monday night's game at Green Bay, when Detroit was on the short end of some...

St. Petersburg rolls out scooter program with rules

Oct. 20, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One Florida city is trying to roll out an electric scooter program and avoid the problems of other metro areas around the U.S. The St. Petersburg City Council approved an ordinance recently that would allow scooter share companies to participate in a one-year pilot program that...

Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Oct. 20, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill. Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on...

Black bears on the move, feeding heavy to put on weight

Oct. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Black bears are on the move in Southwest Florida, roaming the peninsula in search of high-calorie food to pack on weight for the coming lean winter months. It's not that black bears here have to hibernate to avoid the cold, but they do go into a lethargic state — mostly...

Former sex workers see value in trafficking education

Oct. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — When Kimberly Weller applied for a job at the spa tucked into a seedy Bradenton strip mall near the airport, there was no talk about her skills as a masseuse or related work experience. The job interview was just one question: "You know what this is, right?" She knew. She wouldn't be...