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Colorado Walmart shooting

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Killing 3 at Colorado Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of walking into a suburban Denver Walmart and immediately opening fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman, was arrested Thursday, about 14 hours after...

Baltimore Officer Says It’s Dangerous to Seatbelt Prisoners

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore officer that arrested a Black man who later suffered fatal injuries in a police van testified at the van driver's disciplinary hearing Wednesday that he still considers it dangerous...
Facebook Ads Russia

Lawmakers Release Russia-Linked Facebook Ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues. The ads, dozens of...
Harvey Weinstein

UK Town to Burn Harvey Weinstein In Effigy on Bonfire Night

LONDON (AP) — A British town plans to burn a 36-foot (11-meter) effigy of Harvey Weinstein at its annual Bonfire Night celebrations. Each year the Edenbridge Bonfire Society chooses a well-known figure to go up...
Bret Ratner

‘Rush Hour’ Director, Brett Ratner Faces Allegations of Sexual Misconduct from Six Women

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis has ensnared another prominent film director after six women — including actress Olivia Munn — accused Brett Ratner of harassment or misconduct in a Los...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Founder Urges Australians to Fight Racism

SYDNEY (AP) — A Black Lives Matter co-founder called on Australians to make a courageous stand and heal the nation's racial problems and said Wednesday the U.S.-based movement was committed to the global struggle...
civil rights museum

In Wake of Recent Attack Trump Wants to ‘Stop This Craziness’ with Tougher Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to "stop this craziness," President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged tougher immigration measures based on "merit" after the deadly truck attack in New York City. Trump said on Twitter that the...
World trade center attack

Uber Confirms Suspect In Attack Near World Trade Center Was One of Their Drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and...
Jeremy Piven sex assault

New Allegations Leveled Against Actors Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor's allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, which led to the halting of production on his Netflix series "House of Cards." This is...
US Home Prices

U.S. Home Prices Rose In August Even As Sales Slipped

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose sharply in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price...
Obama gun owners

Obama, Chance the Rapper to Speak at Summit for Civic Leaders and Artists

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is hosting a leadership summit for hundreds of civic leaders and artists from around the world. Obama is expected to speak at the opening session Tuesday afternoon. Other...
world trade center shooting

Motorist Drives Into Bike Path Near World Trade Center; Several Reported Dead

Update: New York City police say there are "several fatalities and numerous people injured" after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing...
Russia Probe

Trump Blasts Former Aide at Center of Russia Probe as ‘Liar’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a former campaign aide thrust into the center of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe "has already proven to be a liar." On Twitter, Trump sought...
Kenya elections

Kenyan President Declared Winner After Second Election

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday was declared the overwhelming winner of a rerun election boycotted by Kenya's main opposition leader, collecting 98 percent of the vote but also exposing the...
House of Cards

‘House of Cards’ Canceled As Fallout Continues for Spacey

NEW YORK (AP) — The fallout from Kevin Spacey's response to being accused of alleged sexual assault continued Monday, with the two-time Oscar winner being harshly criticized on social media, the plug pulled on...
Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray Case: Disciplinary Board Hears Officer’s Case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer who was acquitted of criminal charges in the death of a suspect while in custody is now fighting an administrative procedure that could cost him his job. Officer...
Players coalition

Eagles’ Jenkins: NFL Owners Declined Meeting with Players

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, one of the founders of The Players Coalition, said the next proposed meeting between the owners and players to discuss social justice initiatives has been canceled. "The...
Christina Aguilera Whitney

Christina Aguilera to Perform Medley of Whitney Houston’s Hits at AMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Christiana Aguilera will perform a medley of the late Whitney Houston's hits at the American Music Awards next month to mark the 25th anniversary of Houston's film, "The Bodyguard." Aguilera will...
Texans take knee

Texans Player Duane Brown Says Meeting with Owner Over ‘Inmates’ Comment Did Not Go...

SEATTLE (AP) — All but 10 members of the Houston Texans took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, as the vast majority of the team protested the owner's "inmates running the prison" comment. The...
Manafort indicted

Paul Manafort, A Close Associate of President Trump Was Indicted In First Charges from...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States, acting as an...
Puerto Rico utility

Puerto Rico Scraps $300M Contract with Utility Company That Only Had 2 Full-Time Employees

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency is canceling its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid scrutiny of the tiny Montana company's...

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