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Racial tensions at school football game with 'USA' cheer |Sep 11, 2018

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) A high school football game in Southern California turned political after players from a predominantly Latino school were met with cheers of "USA!" when their opponents scored.Last week's game between Aliso Niguel and...

Deadly shooting suspect was told he was too young for a gun |Sep 11, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) Witnesses say a St. Louis teen charged in a deadly shooting opened fire at a family gathering after the victim told the then-15-year-old suspect that he was too young to carry a gun, according to court documents.Anthony Thompson,...

Ikea asks to repurpose modernist office structure as hotel |Sep 11, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel.Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the...

Forecasters: Florence's top winds drop to 130 mph but hurricane will regain strength, remains fearsome Category 4 |Sep 11, 2018

MIAMI (AP) Forecasters: Florence's top winds drop to 130 mph but hurricane will regain strength, remains fearsome Category 4.

Officer cleared in fatal shooting; body camera video shared |Sep 11, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) A white North Carolina police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a black man prosecutors say kept reaching for a handgun during a traffic stop.News outlets report Forsyth County District...

Test results for legal marijuana in California |Sep 11, 2018

California began strict product testing for legal marijuana on July 1 and through Aug. 29 there were 10,695 samples tested and 1,904 failed, according to the state Bureau of Cannabis Control. Here are the findings:REASONS FOR FAILURE (Some...

Woman who helped kidnap Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart to be freed from prison in surprise move |Sep 11, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Woman who helped kidnap Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart to be freed from prison in surprise move.

Safety instructor gets jail in fatal shooting of teen hunter |Sep 11, 2018

HART, Mich. (AP) A hunter safety instructor charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy while they were squirrel hunting in western Michigan has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.Roger Hoeker of Jenison learned his punishment Monday...

Deputies won't be charged in fatal shooting of black man |Sep 11, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A district attorney in Tennessee says Two Shelby County deputies won't be charged for the fatal shooting of a black man during a drug investigation.News outlets report Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced...

A different kind of climate summit comes to San Francisco |Sep 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) The international effort to fight climate change is getting injected with a bit of Hollywood flash, a lot of Wall Street green and a considerable dose of cheerleading, rather than dry treaty negotiations.Business leaders,...

Cal Fire helicopter crew honored for climber rescue |Sep 11, 2018

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) A Cal Fire helicopter crew has been honored for carrying out a difficult rescue of an injured climber on towering Mount San Jacinto.George Karcher, David Rodriguez, Donald Kowalski and Nathan Carrion received the...

Wisconsin receiver due in court for hearing in assault case |Sep 11, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A judge is set to decide whether to bind Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus over for trial in a sexual assault case.Prosecutors charged Cephus in August with second- and third-degree sexual assault. According to a criminal...

Iraqi man seeks release after long immigration detainment |Sep 11, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) An Iraqi man who is accused of hiding his past as a member of an elite Iraqi military force is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to release him after 16 months in immigration custody.Attorneys for 34-year-old Farass Adnan Ali...

Duck boat operators criticize attorney general's lawsuit |Sep 11, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) The operators of a Missouri duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people, say in a court filing that a lawsuit from Missouri's attorney general is "irresponsible" and "littered with factual inaccuracies and innuendo."The...

Police: Dispatcher beaten on duty suffers brain bleed |Sep 11, 2018

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi police say a man entered the Clarksdale Police Department and attacked an on-duty dispatcher, leaving her with a bleeding brain and broken arm.WREG-TV reports Stacy Clark is charged with aggravated assaulted....

Family sues FBI agent in shooting death of Houston hostage |Sep 11, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) The family of a kidnapped man who was fatally shot during a rescue mission in Houston is suing the FBI agent who killed him.The federal lawsuit filed by Ulises Valladares' family alleges illegal search and seizure, and wrongful...

Trump cancels Missouri rally as Hurricane Florence nears |Sep 11, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) President Donald Trump is canceling a campaign rally in Missouri as a potentially catastrophic hurricane nears the East Coast.Trump on Tuesday announced he's axing his planned visit to Cape Girardeau on Thursday. His...

Key details from hacking complaint against North Korean |Sep 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) U.S. officials have charged a North Korean computer programmer in connection with high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands...

Bells toll in New York as nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks |Sep 11, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Bells toll in New York as nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Many California marijuana products failing safety tests |Sep 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nearly 20 percent of all the marijuana products tested in California for potency and purity have failed.That's according to state data provided to The Associated Press.California started testing on July 1. In the first two...

Teen pilot, scared at first, but landed damaged plane |Sep 11, 2018

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) The a 17-year-old student pilot from Massachusetts who successfully made an emergency landing after losing a wheel during her first solo flight plans to return to the cockpit soon.Maggie Taraska, a high school senior from...

Spend money guilt-free - even with student loans |Sep 11, 2018

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your...

North Carolina's wild horses expected to survive hurricane |Sep 11, 2018

For many vacationers on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the...

Dealership replaces car flipped by celebrating Kentucky fans |Sep 11, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A man's car fell victim to celebrating University of Kentucky fans and has been replaced by a local dealership.News outlets report Big M Superstore donated the 2005 Mazda 3 to 19-year-old Matt O'Hara, whose car was flipped...

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be released from prison |Sep 11, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and hold her captive will be released from prison next week.The surprise move announced...

California firefighters head east for Hurricane Florence |Sep 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California firefighters are heading to the East Coast in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which is taking aim at the North and South Carolina.Task forces from the Los Angeles Fire Department and the...

Shooting wounds 3 teens near South Side Chicago high school |Sep 11, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) A shooting near a high school on Chicago's South Side has left three teenagers seriously injured.Chicago police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller says two people are in custody and a gun and casings have been recovered in the shooting...

Authorities: Teen slashes grandmother's throat, calls 911 |Sep 11, 2018

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) Authorities in Kentucky say a teen slashed his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbed her before calling 911 to report her injuries.News outlets report 18-year-old Douglas R. Barton is charged with attempted murder...

Mayor: Catch 'culprits' who hoist Confederate-themed flag |Sep 11, 2018

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) The mayor of a majority-black Mississippi town says he wants to know who keeps hoisting the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.Officials in Magnolia removed the Mississippi flag from public display in...

Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot |Sep 11, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change.If the measure passes, it will be the first direct fee...

Law aims to resist court order to repay mortgage fund |Sep 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that attempts to circumvent a court order requiring the state to pay back $331 million to a special fund related to the mortgage crisis.The bill concerns a 2012...

Officials: Church floor collapses during funeral, injures 10 |Sep 10, 2018

HAMMOND, La. (AP) Authorities say the floor of a historic Louisiana church collapsed during a funeral service, sending a dozen people into a 4-foot deep hole.It happened in Hammond, where the director of administration, Lacy Landrum, tells The...

Authorities identify 3 men killed in Detroit restaurant |Sep 10, 2018

DETROIT (AP) Three men who were gunned down inside a fast food restaurant in Detroit have been identified.The Wayne County medical examiner's office said Rashawn Harrington and Trevaughn Anthony died of multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy was...

Sheriff: Hells Angels arrested following motel shooting |Sep 10, 2018

GREENVILLE, Va. (AP) Authorities say the Hells Angels and a rival motorcycle club crossed paths at a Virginia motel, leading to a fight and the shooting of one man.Sheriff Donald Smith said at a news conference that the man is in critical, but...

Serena Williams' treatment resonates among black women |Sep 10, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and...

Baby delivered after New Mexico bus-truck crash dies |Sep 10, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) One of two babies delivered prematurely after a deadly collision between a semitruck and commercial bus in New Mexico last month has died.University of New Mexico Hospital spokesman Luke Frank confirmed Monday the death...

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources |Sep 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort...

Search for shooter's motive continues in Cincinnati |Sep 10, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) Investigators will continue this week trying to learn why a 29-year-old man opened fire at high-rise in downtown Cincinnati last week.Four people, including the gunman, were killed last Thursday. Two gunshot victims were listed...

Reward offered in shooting of endangered California condor |Sep 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) The reward now totals $15,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting death of an endangered California condor.The condor was found with a gunshot wound in July on private property near the Bitter...

Sentencing in arson fire at landmark in Joshua Tree park |Sep 10, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for setting a fire that damaged a historical landmark in Southern California's Joshua Tree National ParkFederal prosecutors say George William Graham was observed watching...

Police video shows shooting of Los Angeles officer, suspect |Sep 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Police Department has released video from a shooting last month that killed a gunman and left an officer with a gunshot wound to her leg.The edited footage posted online Monday is from officer-worn body cameras...

Police: Fast-food worker threw hot cooking oil at customers |Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Police say a Philadelphia fast-food worker threw hot oil at customers during an argument at the drive-thru window.Police allege the employee threw the cooking oil through the window during a dispute with three women over an...

Nixon slams mailer questioning her support for Jewish people |Sep 10, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Cynthia Nixon's campaign cried foul on Monday over a pro-Andrew Cuomo mailer paid for by the Democratic Party that questions her support for Jewish people, with the candidate calling on the governor to apologize to New...

Tennessee World War II pilot's remains IDed, will be buried |Sep 10, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Military officials say they've accounted for the remains of a Tennessee World War II pilot killed more than 70 years ago.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says remains of Navy Reserve Ensign Harold P. DeMoss were...

Judge appoints bank trustee for Hawaiian heiress' millions |Sep 10, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) A judge has ruled that a 92-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress doesn't have sufficient mental capacity to manage her $215-million trust.The judge is appointing First Hawaiian Bank to serve as her trustee and is removing the attorney...

2 killed, 1 missing in flooding in Kentucky, Missouri |Sep 10, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) At least two people have been reported killed and one remains missing after weekend flooding spawned by the remnants of last week's Tropical Storm Gordon.Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley tells...

Sigi Schmid steps down as coach of the LA Galaxy |Sep 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in Major League Soccer history who led the LA Galaxy to the first of five MLS Cup titles, has stepped down as coach of the Galaxy.The team said Schmid's resignation was effective immediately...

Woman seeks family who housed hers when she ran out of money |Sep 10, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A woman is searching for a Tennessee family who housed her family in 1999 when they ran out of money while returning from vacation.WBIR-TV reports Cambrie Anderson and her family vacationed at Disney World in Orlando,...

Cosby lawyers fight testimony of other women at sentencing |Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bill Cosby's lawyers will fight a prosecution bid to have other accusers testify at his sentencing this month on felony sex assault charges.Prosecutors in Pennsylvania want at least some of Cosby's dozens of other accusers to...

California daycare operator suspected of molesting girl |Sep 10, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child under 10 at an unlicensed daycare center run by his family in Southern California.The Riverside Police Department says 49-year-old Hubert...