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    The Associated Press raised eyebrows on Tuesday after the wire service described Cindy McCain's endorsement of Joe Biden as a "stunning rebuke" of President Trump. Cindy McCain, the widow of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, stopped short of formally supporting Biden during her appearance at this summer's Democratic National Convention. Late Tuesday, however, McCain invoked her late husband in a statement...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird Tuesday upon takeoff from a New Hampshire airport, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said. Pence was returning to Washington from a campaign event at an airport hangar in nearby Gilford,...
    A STATE trooper got into a car crash and died hours after learning he was would lose his job over his handling of a black man who died in custody.  Louisiana Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was involved in a single-vehicle accident early Monday on Interstate 20 near Monroe and hospitalized before being pronounced dead on...
    Around 20 DHS intelligence reports recalled in the wake of Portland controversy McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever NCAA approves plan to hold Division I fall 2020 championships in spring 2021 Division I college athletes who play sports...
    By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite Hotshot crew dedicated to fighting wildfires. Charles Morton, 39, a San Diego native, was a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and a squad boss...
    By The Associated Press Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press...
    Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach...
    By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Dr. Mahendra Amin faces allegations that he administered hysterectomies and other procedures that women held at the Irwin County Detention Center didn't seek or...
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan journalist and human rights activist held by authorities for weeks on charges of undermining state security, receiving foreign funding and rape, appeared before an investigating judge in Casablanca on Tuesday. Omar Radi’s hearing focused on the charges of “indecent assault with violence and rape” based on a complaint filed...
    By JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state audit has found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends." The California State Auditor also found in the audit released Tuesday that campus staff falsely designated...
    Getty California Governor Gavin Newsom. California’s unemployment system, facing a backlog of 600,000 applicants according to the Associated Press, has struggled to handle the overwhelming number of applications coming in due to the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, according to a recent news release from the state’s Employment Development Department. California Governor Gavin Newsom...
    CARRYING flash flood warnings to Texas on Monday evening, Tropical Storm Beta shaped up to tie the record as the ninth storm to hit the continental US in a year. The record was set more than a century ago, in 1916, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. 6Beta's winds were weakening as...
    Probe of Jacob Blake police shooting in final stages, says Wisconsin AG Sizzler files for bankruptcy as the pandemic demolishes sales at casual-dining restaurants AP source: NFL fines 3 coaches, clubs for unmasked coaches A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of fatalities from Oregon’s recent wildfires has increased to nine people, the state's Office of Emergency Management confirmed Monday. Fires continued to rage across the West Coast Monday. The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service reported Monday that 27 large wildfires...
    Actor Michael Lonsdale, who played Hugo Drax in the James Bond film “Moonraker,” died Monday. Lonsdale was 89 years old at the time of his death, according to the Associated Press. “We are very sad to learn of the passing of Michael Lonsdale, who played Hugo Drax in Moonraker. He was an extraordinarily talented actor...
    By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press/Report for America LANSING, Mich (AP) — A state building previously named after a slave owner now bears the name of two former state legislators who led efforts to reform Michigan's civil rights laws. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials unveiled the new sign in a ceremony in Lansing...
    By BABA AHMED, Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The head of Mali’s military junta said Monday he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that is supposed to bring about a return to democracy more than a month after a coup d’etat. The move is likely to be immediately rejected by...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Monday reported 233 new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths, increasing the statewide totals to 214,251 cases and 5,478 known deaths. The lower count may partly be due to hospitals sometimes lagging in reporting on the weekends. According to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Associated Press,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story September 19, 2020, about the 2020 presidential candidates’ views on nuclear strategy, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the Council for a Livable World as Council for a Living World. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or...
    By LIUDAS DAPKUS, Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A dual American and Lebanese citizen charged in the U.S. with conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in donations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election is in jail in Lithuania, police disclosed Monday. Police said Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja "performed multimillion-dollar transactions and...
    By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang “Amazing Grace” in the dark. Fresh off a rally stage in Minnesota, President Donald Trump learned of the loss and praised Ginsburg as an “amazing” woman. Such grace notes didn’t...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before...
    CHADWICK Boseman and Naya Rivera were remembered at the virtual Emmys after their shocking deaths in 2020. Fans were reminded of the two stars' passing during the awards show as musician H.E.R. performed live to honor their memories as well as others that Hollywood lost. 7Chadwick Boseman appears during the Emmys in memoriamCredit: AP:Associated Press...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and is expected...
    THE father of AJ Freund has been sentenced to decades in prison after the five-year-old’s brutal beating death last year. AJ died in April 2019 after his prosecutors said his parents, Andrew Freund Sr, 61, and JoAnn Cunningham, 37, punished him for wetting himself. 10AJ Freund, five, died in April 2019 from blunt force trauma...
    A HOMEOWNER was reported to police by an election official for urging voters to drop their mail-in ballots in a toilet on their front lawn. The resident in Mason, Michigan, had placed a toilet on their property next to a large sign with an arrow that read: “Place mail in ballots here!” ⚠️ Follow our...
    WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. (AP) — Shots were fired late Saturday afternoon inside Lehigh Valley Mall but there are no victims that authorities have found, Whitehall Township Police said. A large police presence remained at the scene Saturday evening as officials said on Twitter that officers were still searching the mall. around 7:30 p.m. Police had...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators were arrested Saturday in New York City's Times Square while protesting federal immigration officials and city police, authorities said. City police said in an email to The Associated Press that “several” protesters were taken into custody, but did not release details of the charges. WINS-AM reported that dozens of people...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official...
    MARTIN D. Ginsburg was an American tax lawyer and the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Martin, 78, passed away in 2010 from cancer. 11Martin D. and Ruth Bader Ginsburg married in 1954Credit: AP:Associated Press Here is more on Marty Ginsburg’s life. Who was Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband?  Martin “Marty” D. Ginsburg, 78,...
    SEPT. 12 – 18, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright...
    The Associated Press has accused President Donald Trump of appealing to white voters and downplaying the legacy of slavery in the United States during his Constitution Day speech at the National Archives on Thursday. Under the headline “Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters,” AP reported that the president’s speech Thursday amounted...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. will have 100 million doses of an approved coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the end of 2020."As soon as a vaccine is approved, my administration will deliver it to the American people immediately. Distribution will begin 24 hours after notice," Trump said during the Friday news...
    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of the latest effort to preserve jazz history. Vancouver, Canada-based Cellar Music Group’s imprint Reel to Real and New York distributor la reserve records this month made available “49th...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. will have 100 million doses of an approved coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the end of 2020."As soon as a vaccine is approved, my administration will deliver it to the American people immediately. Distribution will begin 24 hours after notice," Trump said during the Friday news...
    NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people...
    By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ FIBA is moving to “bubbles” for upcoming EuroBasket qualifiers and other continental cup tournaments. The governing body of international basketball says the November and February qualifiers “should be conducted in ‘bubbles’ instead of home and away...
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW MINNESOTA IS SHAPING UP Donald Trump almost won there in 2016 but the state has moved farther away from the president since, and polls suggest Joe Biden has built a consistent lead...
    Body Sept. 11 -17, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region. The gallery was curated by photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: https://apimagesblog.com Copyright...
    SEPT. 11-17, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com8 Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All...
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow used Obama-era pictures of immigrant children sleeping on detention center floors to slam President Donald Trump. Speaking Tuesday on The Rachel Maddow Show, the 47-year-old TV host condemned Trump as images of immigrant children were displayed throughout the news segment. 5Rachel Maddow used Obama-era pictures to slam TrumpCredit: MSNBC 5According to the...