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Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

Sep. 20, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president? That prompted a woman in the crowd to object with an...

Portland students join global climate protests

Sep. 20, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of students demanding action on the global climate crisis walked out of class in Portland, Oregon, part of global protests that stretched from Australia to South America. KOIN reports that students rallied Friday outside City Hall, making demands of Mayor Ted Wheeler. In a...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

Storm-scarred Texas coast picks up after lmelda's deluge

Sep. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kids were still in classrooms as roads around them became rivers. Drivers warned to stay off highways wound up abandoning their submerged cars. Thousands of people called 911, but rescue crews found many weren't in real danger. Waters from Tropical Storm Imelda began to recede Friday, but...

School nixes game amid furor over cheerleaders' Trump banner

Sep. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina school district have canceled a football game at a high school where cheerleaders were placed on probation for displaying a banner that said, "Trump 2020: Make America Great Again." Stanly County Schools announced Friday that it decided to cancel the...

Water main break turns streets into rapids, requires rescues

Sep. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is cleaning up after a massive water main break turned streets into river rapids, required the rescue of people and pets, and closed schools. Pittsburgh Public Schools announced the closure of at least 10 schools Friday because of limited access to water in buildings. Schools...

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Washington police arrest teen planning Columbine-like attack

Sep. 20, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state teenager has been arrested after his mother reported his journal contained plans of a school attack on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Authorities say the 17-year-old College Place High School student was arrested Tuesday and...