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The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Nov. 16, 2018 7:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi — a claim the Saudi government has denied. That's...

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

WikiLeaks' Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight

Nov. 16, 2018 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation....

Trump says he's 'very easily' answered Mueller questions

Nov. 16, 2018 5:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn't submitted his answers to investigators yet. "You have to...

CNN's Acosta back at White House after judge's ruling

Nov. 16, 2018 1:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump,...

Hundreds missing in fire's wake ahead of Trump visit

Nov. 16, 2018 7:34 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 63, authorities in Northern California on Friday continued to search for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump. The president on Saturday is expected to get a look at the...

Migrants won't see armed soldiers on border

Nov. 16, 2018 5:21 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire...

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

Nov. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's poorest...

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Nov. 16, 2018 4:42 PM EST

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would scale back important...

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath

Nov. 16, 2018 6:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their...

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North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

Nov. 16, 2018 7:51 PM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — One of the biggest mysteries among North Korea economy watchers is how the country has managed to maintain stable exchange rates despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance. The North claims it simply shows how strong the economy really is. But...

Classic car enthusiasts plan Dec. 15 festival in Havana

Nov. 16, 2018 7:51 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Hundreds of antique automobiles are expected to participate in an exhibition in Havana next month, in what its organizers hope will be the biggest gathering ever of classic car enthusiasts in Cuba. The Dec. 15 event is planned to pay homage to the thousands of iconic old cars that cruise...

Regulators close Maine's shrimp fishery for next 3 years

Nov. 16, 2018 7:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Regulators voted Friday to close the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season for another three years, raising fears that the fishery decimated by rising water temperatures may never bounce back. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has been taking a year-to-year approach to...

California utility shares rise as regulator calms investors

Nov. 16, 2018 7:46 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. PG&E's stock rebounded 37.5 percent Friday after plunging 60 percent and losing...

Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother

Nov. 16, 2018 7:44 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of first-degree murder for killing a Missouri mother who prosecutors say forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled. The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday that Nicholas Godejohn faces a sentence of life in prison without the...

Dems on verge of ending GOP dominance in N Carolina Senate

Nov. 16, 2018 7:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic challengers expanded vote advantages Friday in some tight North Carolina Senate races as counties wrapped up final ballot counting. That puts their party on the verge of eliminating the Republicans' veto-proof majority in the chamber. Democrats won one more Senate race and...

The Latest: Man says his 75-year-old mom didn't survive fire

Nov. 16, 2018 7:40 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 4:25 p.m. One man's search for his 75-year-old mother has ended with a phone call from an official with the coroner's office. Sol Bechtold had gone to numerous shelters since the massive Nov. 8 wildfire tore into his mother's...

Groups protest plans for possible lease sale in Beaufort

Nov. 16, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal regulators are preparing an environmental review for a possible offshore lease sale in Alaska's Beaufort Sea and environmental groups are calling foul. The legality of Arctic Ocean offshore lease sales is the subject of a federal lawsuit. Environmental groups say it's...

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Peoria bird rescue seeks owner of bedazzled vest-clad pigeon

Nov. 16, 2018 7:38 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A bird rescue center in Peoria is trying to find the owner of one colorfully dressed pigeon. Jody Kieran, the director of Fallen Feathers, said Friday that nobody has come forward to claim ownership of a pigeon found wearing a bedazzled vest. The Arizona Republic reports someone found...