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Rosenstein expecting to lose job, heads to White House

Sep. 24, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House Monday expecting to lose his job, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The development followed revelations that Rosenstein had made comments critical of President Donald Trump, including...

New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

Sep. 24, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump staunchly defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee against a new allegation of sexual misconduct Monday, calling the accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh "totally political." The president spoke a day after a second allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a...

Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Sep. 24, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be branded a "sexually violent predator" — a scarlet letter that would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counseling and community notification of his whereabouts....

Trump at UN: 2nd summit with North Korea likely 'quite soon'

Sep. 24, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronting the dangers of North Korea's nuclear threat, President Donald Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he likely will hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un "quite soon." Twelve months after Trump stood at...

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

Sep. 24, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two teams of scientists working...

AP review: Drug prices keep going up despite Trump pressure

Sep. 24, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder." At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would be announcing "massive" voluntary drug price cuts within two weeks. Few cuts...

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

Sep. 24, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential...

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

Sep. 24, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Booker has secured the...

Why the 'gig' economy may not be the workforce of the future

Sep. 24, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been widely seen as ideal for people who want the flexibility and independence that traditional jobs don't offer. Yet the evidence is growing...

Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

Sep. 24, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last week. It...

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Man already jailed to be arraigned in Tucson girls' slayings

Sep. 24, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A registered sex offender will appear in a Tucson court for the first time to face charges in the deaths of two girls. Christopher Matthew Clements is scheduled for arraignment Monday afternoon in Pima County on multiple counts, including two of first-degree murder and kidnapping. The...

UK police warn about rare goat-antelope escaped from zoo

Sep. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police warned the public Monday to stay away from a rare goat-antelope that has escaped from a zoo in western England. Official says the young female West Caucasian tur was likely in the woods near Paignton Zoo, about 200 miles southwest of London. Devon and Cornwall Police said...

Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

Sep. 24, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday. The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own...

More Idaho women start businesses, but men still make more

Sep. 24, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An analysis of census data shows that the gap between Idaho men's and women's wages is widening. The Idaho Statesman reports that an American Association of University Women analysis of census data shows Idaho women make 75 percent of what male workers make, lower than the national...

Federal government will review Irma debris removal costs

Sep. 24, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The federal government is reviewing debris removal costs in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma last year. WFOR-TV reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has responded to requests for an audit from Florida's 11 Democratic members of Congress. The lawmakers have alleged the...

Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project

Sep. 24, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The utilities involved in a Georgia nuclear project are deciding whether to continue after another billion-dollar cost overage. Two part-owners of the two new reactors being built at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro_Oglethorpe Power and the Municipal Electric Authority of...

The Latest: Pompeo lauds Trump decision to seek 2nd meeting

Sep. 24, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat is defending President Donald Trump's decision to seek out a second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un even though Kim's government has not followed through on...

Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike

Sep. 24, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will surprise no one if it does Wednesday what it seems poised to do for a third time this year: Raise its key short-term interest rate by a modest quarter-point to help keep inflation in check — and hint that another hike is likely in December. What Fed...

Authorities: 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting in Tennessee

Sep. 24, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

ALTAMONT, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot and three other people have been injured in an apparent domestic incident at a Tennessee home. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum tells news outlets 32-year-old Carolyn Powell was fatally shot in the incident Sunday in Altamont. Her...

Newlyweds say they plan to live tiny in modified school bus

Sep. 24, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — When Chelsea Rogers and Tanner Starmer rode the yellow school bus as children, it likely never crossed their minds that more than two decades later, they'd be living in one. That's right. Meet Eleanor, also known as "Ellie the Skoolie," the 12-year-old 170-square-foot bus they've...