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Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

Jun. 22, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency who also served twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul's Soonchunhyang University Hospital from his home...

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

Jun. 22, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD's Office of...

The Latest: Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

Jun. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a photo of President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and comedian Tom Arnold that has fueled speculation Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says he...

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

Jun. 22, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon. Immigration and Customs Enforcement transferred...

Hospital says former South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil has died at age of 92

Jun. 22, 2018 9:11 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hospital says former South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil has died at age of 92 .

Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah'

Jun. 22, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor's objection, invoking "Allah" and defending the Islamic State. Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak immediately after U.S. District Judge...

The Latest: Governor calls contempt ruling unjustified

Jun. 22, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a contempt of court ruling against the Arizona prisons chief for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve...

AP Fact Check: Trump's take on immigrant crime off mark

Jun. 22, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump got some crime and immigration statistics right Friday but was off the mark on others in an appearance with those he calls "angel families" — people who lost loved ones at the hands of those living in the country illegally. A look at how his statements...

Student activists hold Florida bus tour after mass shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student activists from a high school that suffered a mass shooting have kicked off a March for Our Lives Florida bus tour, where they plan to visit all 27 of the state's Congressional districts. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland was the site of a Feb. 14 shooting that...