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AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Sep. 22, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter. Lawyers...

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Sep. 22, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or...

Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Sep. 22, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran's Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Sep. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way...

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in...

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

Sep. 22, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and...

No. 5 Oklahoma escapes with 28-21 OT win over Army

Sep. 22, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime, and Parnell Motley intercepted Kelvin Hopkins' fourth-down pass to help No. 5 Oklahoma escape with a 28-21 victory over Army on Saturday night. "Our guys hung in there," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. "They...

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

Sep. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the...

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Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Sep. 22, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran's Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

Sep. 22, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

Sep. 22, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone," the journalism school's dean said. Dean Will Norton Jr. on Saturday said Ed Meek sent him a...

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

Sep. 22, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon...

Trump attorney blasts Iran's 'outlaws and murderers'

Sep. 22, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran's self-declared government in exile on Saturday that the U.S. sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country's government. The former New York mayor spoke to members and supporters of the National Council of...

Oregon cancels pot grower's license

Sep. 22, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's marijuana regulators have canceled the license of a grower whose operation was linked to a butane honey oil explosion that burned two people. The Bulletin reports the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday that High Cascade Farms will have its recreational marijuana...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

Sep. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington. "(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Sep. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way...