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Buttigieg discloses ex-clients as fundraising swing begins

Dec. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S....

Attorneys for student ask court to dismiss murder charge

Dec. 10, 2019 7:45 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Northern Arizona University student are asking the state Court of Appeals to dismiss a first-degree murder charge against their client. A Coconino County Superior Court judge rejected the bid last month. Attorneys for Steven Jones filed a petition with the...

Alberto Fernández inaugurated as president of Argentina

Dec. 10, 2019 7:42 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández assumed the presidency of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country to the ranks of left-leaning nations at a moment of right-wing resurgence in the Western Hemisphere. He pledged more aid for the poor and warned that the country would be unable to pay all its...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 7:41 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

Hearing on medical pot for ailing pets delayed in New Mexico

Dec. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pubic hearing has been delayed on a petition to open up New Mexico's medical marijuana program to ailing pets. New Mexico's medical cannabis advisory board declined to hear the proposal Tuesday because a quorum of board members was not in attendance or available by phone. Chairwoman...

Lt. Gov. Forest provides teacher pay counterpoint in letter

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has offered a counterpoint to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's recent written explanation to North Carolina public school teachers as to why sizable pay raises haven't happened this year. Forest, a Republican seeking to unseat Cooper in 2020, sent by email a letter to...

New judge to decide on removing life support for Texas baby

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A new judge will consider if a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition after the impartiality of the previous judge was questioned. A temporary restraining order stopping Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth from removing...

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the morning,...

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to draw criticism from free speech advocates, will broaden the federal government's definition of antisemitism and instruct it to...

Wynn lawyers raise jurisdiction issue in Nevada license case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn say Nevada gambling regulators can’t discipline Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer licensed by the state or has any ties to the company that carries his name. A document submitted...