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Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

Apr. 21, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family....

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

Apr. 22, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara...

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Apr. 21, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state's far-right-leaning GOP convention. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to replace long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch in November and...

Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

Apr. 22, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang's declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down its...

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

Apr. 21, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday. No cause of death...

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Apr. 21, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last...

Suicide bomber strikes in Afghan capital, 12 killed

Apr. 22, 2018 4:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 57 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an earlier toll. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul...

Journalist among over 2 dozen killed in Nicaragua unrest

Apr. 22, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the grainy, nighttime video, journalist Angel Gahona, clad in jeans and a blue shirt, holds up a cellphone and narrates as he approaches the facade of city hall in Bluefields, Nicaragua, reporting live via Facebook on protests that have rocked the Central American nation for four...

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

Apr. 21, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday. Jamal Jackson,...

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Apr. 22, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries could...

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The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

Apr. 22, 2018 4:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband's presidential library in Texas. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the ceremony was "a very brief but poignant and beautiful...

Suicide bomber strikes in Afghan capital, 12 killed

Apr. 22, 2018 4:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 57 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an earlier toll. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul...

The Latest: 12 killed, 57 wounded in Afghanistan bombing

Apr. 22, 2018 3:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul has climbed to at least 12 killed and 57 wounded. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said the toll from Sunday's attack, originally...

Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise

Apr. 22, 2018 3:53 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise.

Family says surgeons left needle in baby's heart

Apr. 22, 2018 3:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A family says surgeons at a Florida children's hospital left a needle in their baby's heart. A doctor made the discovery about Amara Le's baby during a follow-up appointment. Le and her fiance rushed baby Katelynn back to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg...

Florida high school football player killed in drug deal

Apr. 22, 2018 3:13 AM EDT

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a drug deal gone bad is to blame for the death of a Florida high school football player. Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say Samuel Morrissey met 18-year-old Grover Wills at a gas station on April 15 to sell him marijuana. Authorities say Wills wrapped...

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Apr. 22, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The official website of the judiciary, Mizanonline.com, said former Tehran...

Domestic sheep program aims to ease problems for bighorns

Apr. 22, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Wild bighorn sheep and their domestic cousins have an unfortunate relationship. Both can be infected by a bacteria that can trigger pneumonia. But while the pathogen leads to mild sickness in the domestic animals, it can be lethal to bighorn sheep. According to conservationists,...

Pyrosome population growing again off of Oregon coast

Apr. 22, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — They're back. A lot of them. And they're reproducing. The invasion of the pyrosomes, gelatinous, translucent tube-like creatures ranging in size from less than an inch to a foot or more, continues in force off the coast of Oregon for a second year, baffling scientists. The creatures,...

Pooch rescued from Oregon shelter now Washington K-9 dog

Apr. 22, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Criminals in the Tri-Cities will have a harder time trying to hide their drugs with Sawyer on duty. Sawyer is the Benton County Sheriff's Office's new drug dog, and he's already proven to be effective. "We have been deployed twice and found what we were looking for," said Deputy Joe...