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The Latest: Trump's plan trades protection for immigrants

Jan. 19, 2019 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall. That's according to three people...

Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging?

Jan. 19, 2019 11:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a "major announcement" about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It was...

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

Jan. 19, 2019 10:33 AM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the...

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

Jan. 19, 2019 11:58 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die. Chepkemei, a communications specialist, was attending a workshop at the dusitD2 hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday when she heard a loud boom and gunfire. She told the...

Laquan McDonald's family laments sentence for white officer

Jan. 19, 2019 10:03 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him...

Trump 'appreciates' Mueller's statement on report's accuracy

Jan. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress. "It was a total phony story and I appreciate the special...

Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

Jan. 19, 2019 10:41 AM EST

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president's public schedule that was released...

AP Analysis: Climactic events in 1979 shaped modern Mideast

Jan. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Revolutionaries in the streets give way to black-and-white images of blindfolded American hostages. Two enemies sign a peace deal after years of hostilities. And one of the world's two superpowers invades its southern neighbor, launching a bloody, decade-long conflict....

George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

Jan. 19, 2019 5:39 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. A photo posted on Bush's Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush...

'Don't cry': Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

Jan. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the one...

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The Latest: 2,500 attend Tennessee gov-elect's worship event

Jan. 19, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Lee's inauguration as Tennessee's governor (all times local): 11 a.m. Former NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip, former Nashville Predators hockey player Mike Fisher, outgoing Gov. Bill Haslam and high-profile Christian musical acts were among those on hand with...

Man gets 10 to 20 years in death of woman missing since 1991

Jan. 19, 2019 12:16 PM EST

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years on a murder conviction in the disappearance a quarter-century ago of a central Pennsylvania woman whose body has never been found. A Lycoming County judge on Thursday sentenced 69-year-old Loyd Groves to the maximum term in effect for...

Uber, Cabify cars are attacked in Spain; police arrest 7

Jan. 19, 2019 12:16 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers that turned violent on Friday. The attacks occurred after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike protesting a...

Police: Boy, 15, stabbed to death by half brother, 13.

Jan. 19, 2019 12:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death by his 13-year-old half brother during a fight in Ohio's capital city of Columbus. Columbus police say the stabbing occurred Friday afternoon at a condominium complex and the 15-year-old, who hasn't been identified, was found dead...

Survivors: Up to 117 migrants missing in capsizing off Libya

Jan. 19, 2019 12:12 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time of the capsizing, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

Jan. 19, 2019 12:10 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International...

Frances R. Mears, longtime AP reporter and manager, dies

Jan. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Frances R. Mears, an Associated Press reporter, editor and bureau chief during a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday. She was 66. Mears had been ill with cancer, said her husband, Walter R. Mears, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political writer and retired...

Mills restarts tradition of attending NAACP event on MLK Day

Jan. 19, 2019 12:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is renewing a tradition abandoned by her predecessor of celebrating the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with the NAACP in Maine's largest city. Mills, the state's first female governor, is set to participate in a private dialogue Monday with...

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Jan. 19, 2019 12:03 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright's sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home where...

Wisconsin farming history exhibit tours the state

Jan. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Five farms across Wisconsin are being featured in a traveling exhibit as part of an effort to showcase the state's diverse farming culture and history. "The Lands We Share" exhibit backed by the University of Wisconsin has been touring the state since October, Wisconsin Public Radio...