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Trump embraced Putin, America groaned. What happens next?

Jul. 17, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington political playbook suggests President Donald Trump should make clear — and fast — that the U.S. isn't in the pocket of Russia President Vladimir Putin. But apologies and clarifying statements just aren't Trump's style. Here's a look at Trump's dilemma and what...

The Latest: Schumer wants hearings on what Trump told Putin

Jul. 17, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for immediate hearings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials to learn more about President Donald Trump's private...

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

Jul. 17, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an...

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

Jul. 17, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four former wrestlers say in a lawsuit that Ohio State University officials ignored repeated complaints about a now-dead team doctor and failed to stop his "rampant sexual misconduct" that went on nearly two decades. The lawsuit describes Richard Strauss, who killed himself after...

Once a Trump critic, Roby seeking redemption in Ala. runoff

Jul. 17, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Rep. Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in an Alabama runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump. Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright on Tuesday, trying not to become the third congressional Republican to lose her job this...

Charlottesville parks aren't ready for Justice, Emancipation

Jul. 17, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city's parks aren't ready for Emancipation and Justice. Still struggling over how to handle Confederate symbols, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to change the names of two parks yet again. The former Lee Park,...

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

Jul. 17, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A migrant aid group has accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation. Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish rescue group, said it...

Goldman's Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

Jul. 17, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Lloyd Blankfein, the firm's chief executive officer and chairman for the last 12 years, will retire later this year. Blankfein will be replaced by David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive who has long been seen as Blankfein's chosen successor to lead the...

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Jul. 17, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet. That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. Saturn is next with 61. The astronomers were looking for objects on the...

Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

Jul. 17, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in the city of Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas abdicated in...

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Attorney: Georgia officer deserves bond in manslaughter case

Jul. 17, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer accused of shooting a fleeing man and charged with manslaughter is "not a danger" and deserves to be freed on bond while he awaits trial, his defense attorney told a judge Tuesday. Zechariah Presley has been jailed since his arrest last month in the June 20...

Exorcist blesses house formerly occupied by troubled priest

Jul. 17, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The house of a retired Boise priest who was accused of sharing child pornography online and of drug possession has been cleaned out and blessed by an exorcist. The Idaho Statesman reports Father John Worster, pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Boise who is preparing the property...

Trustees OK $1.7M for University of Arkansas medical campus

Jul. 17, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas trustees have approved a $1.7 million renovation at the school's medical campus in Fayetteville. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that trustees on Monday unanimously approved the renovations to support classrooms and lab space for students in a new...

Judge: Trial in Laquan McDonald shooting to start Sept. 5

Jul. 17, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald will stand trial starting Sept. 5. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan's ruling Tuesday comes more than 2 ½ years after Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the...

Arizona lawmaker draws fire for comments on women, religion

Jul. 17, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker who recently apologized for excessive speeding is now drawing fire for comments about women and religion. The Arizona Republic reports that fellow lawmakers and lobbyists say Rep. Paul Mosley has asked whether people are married, why they don't have children and why...

Re-enactors group won't perform at Fort Robinson State Park

Jul. 17, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — A group of re-enactors is no longer scheduled to demonstrate infantry and cavalry maneuvers this week at Fort Robinson State Park in the northern Nebraska Panhandle. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard of Fort Riley, Kansas, on Thursday will demonstrate horse drills, jumps,...

New trial granted to man who exposed himself with boy nearby

Jul. 17, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of exposing himself to a woman and her 4-year-old son has won a new trial on a felony indecent exposure charge. The state Court of Appeals granted the new trial to Neil Wayne Hoyle after finding the jury should have received special instructions on what...

Grand Rapids police step up efforts to get tips, video

Jul. 17, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Police Department is stepping up efforts to get tips from the public during criminal investigations and get potentially important video surveillance more quickly. The programs announced Tuesday by the department in western Michigan are part of broader efforts to...

6-story building planned for Sioux Falls rail yard site

Jul. 17, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Officials say a development group will invest as much as $70 million in redeveloping the downtown Sioux Falls rail yard. The Argus Leader reports that city officials have chosen David and Erika Billion to lead the first phase of development on 10 acres acquired in 2015 from BNSF...

Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

Jul. 17, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.'s May 16 arrest outside of his gated community in Stockbridge. Henry...