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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 24, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Conservative radio host Joe Walsh; Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld;...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

Aug. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the...

Reporter who helped expose Bulger as an FBI informant dies

Aug. 24, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gerard O'Neill, The Boston Globe investigative reporter who helped expose gangster James "Whitey" Bulger as an FBI informant, has died. The Globe reports the former Spotlight Team editor died Thursday in his Boston home. He was 76. O'Neill was a founding member of the investigative team. He...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 24, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photographs shared on social media show recent fires burning in the...

Tunisia: Media mogul's arrest rocks presidential race

Aug. 24, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The arrest of a Tunisian media magnate who's a leading presidential candidate is rattling this country's young democracy and throwing the campaign into uncertainty. Supporters of tycoon Nabil Karoui said Satrday that he's being targeted for political reasons ahead of the Sept. 15...

Return to Russia: Man seeks to build cultural bridges

Aug. 24, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Earlier this summer, Yuri Rashkin stood in the stairway of the Moscow apartment building where he lived as a boy. Memories rushed over the 44-year-old as he remembered the day his father handed over the keys to the front door before moving his family to the United States. Rashkin...

Feline mascot of the NC Police Department has a new home

Aug. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More than 50 people gathered Aug. 20 inside the chambers of the Mocksville Town Board of Commissioners, and several more stood in the Town Hall's lobby. It was the largest crowd ever to attend the monthly meeting of the town board, Mayor William Marklin said. The reason for the...

The Latest: Wounded Illinois trooper dies from injuries

Aug. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. An Illinois State Police trooper has died from gunshot wounds suffered while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan...

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

Aug. 23, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't given up his fight to block critics from his Twitter feed. Justice Department lawyers Friday asked the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to decide whether a three-judge appeals panel erred in ruling he could not. They said the case has...

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Aug. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company. GateHouse and Gannett say...