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Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

May. 25, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling...

Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

May. 25, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the...

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

May. 25, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing...

USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

May. 25, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday. The university's board...

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

May. 25, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator Scott...

2 N. Korean diplomats behind US summit back-and-forth

May. 25, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An aging North Korean nuclear strategist involved in now-dormant disarmament deals. His former interpreter in international negotiations who is now North Korea's highest-ranking female diplomat. Kim Kye Gwan and Choe Son Hui are among the best-known North Korean officials after...

Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

May. 25, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with official...

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

May. 25, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

May. 25, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash covering...

Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

May. 26, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James chose Boston as the place he'll play next. Game 7 is on. And any talk about James' future is on hold. Delivering another performance for the ages, James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea

May. 26, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing's influence over its neighbor may be overstated....

Palin's son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings

May. 26, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year at the family home in Alaska. A lawyer for Track Palin, 29, filed a motion Friday to prohibit...

Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

May. 26, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine a...

Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

May. 26, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...

Inside the DOT nerve center in wake of bridge shutdown

May. 26, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After a structural failure shuttered the westbound lanes of the James B. Edwards Bridge, one of the most important spots in the Lowcountry has been a small room tucked behind a nondescript North Charleston office building. That's where S.C. Department of Transportation officials...

With grant and DNA, DA's office aims to close unsolved rapes

May. 26, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — She was a teenage girl - only 16 - when a man took her at gunpoint from a bus stop in Bywater, beat her and raped her behind a shed in July 1986. New Orleans police collected physical evidence from her. But a year passed, then 10, and eventually more than three decades without an arrest...

Employee garden provides exercise, serenity

May. 26, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

FAYETEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ifetayo Farrakhan was on her lunch hour, but future meals were on her mind. Farrakhan was tending her garden in an urban area near downtown Fayetteville. Cumberland County's Employee Wellness Garden, which is off Kennedy Street between Person Street and East Russell Street, has 21...

Grandmother speaks out after 15-year-old killed by Coast cop

May. 26, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — When deputies found him, the 15-year-old boy had a knife in each hand and fresh cuts on his neck, his grandmother said. Seth William Johnson was a cutter who struggled with mental illness before he was shot to death in his own living room by a Harrison County deputy. He lived with...

Some Alabama women feel left behind by the #MeToo movement

May. 26, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Some women in Alabama have a hard time identifying with #MeToo, a movement they feel often doesn't leave space for conservative women's voices. Elizabeth Sheth of Huntsville is one of two women engineers in her office, a mother of three and a conservative Christian. She thinks the...

Free despite guilty plea in murder, 'Uncle Louie' returns

May. 26, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wearing his trademark white outfit and star-spangled hat, the French Quarter human statue known as "Uncle Louie" had his tip bucket at his feet Wednesday, less than half a block from the spot where police investigating a cold-case murder in Florida arrested him exactly one year earlier....