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100 days after Paradise burned, the stories of the victims

On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history. Nobody knew at the time, early on Nov. 8, how bad it would be. When...

 

Oregon official: texts show police-extremist collusion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of Portland's city council said Thursday a newspaper's report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city...

 

William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as the nation's attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Emergency declarations are not everyday steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to free up money for his border wall would be an extraordinary step, despite his statement that predecessors liberally used such power. The White House said Thursday...

 

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel in the Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another loss for the former...

 

Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before seeing a final deal or agreeing to seal it, President Donald Trump labored on Wednesday to frame the congressional agreement on border security as a political win, never mind that it contains only a fraction of the...

 

Highlights of the $330 billion-plus bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just about President Donald Trump's border wall. The border security issues that sparked a 35-day government shutdown are but one element of a massive $330 billion-plus spending measure that wraps seven bills into one,...

 

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for...

 

No exit: El Chapo likely off to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his...

 

Senate backs major public lands, conservation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments. The measure,...

 

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of...

 

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman convicted

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political...

 

Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday that he will try to run caravans of badly needed food and medicine into Venezuela but won't start for nearly two weeks, a timeline that threatens to deflate momentum toward unseat...

 

Analysis: Missing piece in Trump's wall is GOP support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress never really wanted to build the wall. It wasn't a priority like tax cuts, which are a raison d'être of Republican domestic policy. And it wasn't their own campaign pledge to voters, like the vow to...

 

Rule could limit college response to off-campus sex assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — At some of the nation's largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond campus boundaries, according to data obtained by T...

 

Call me by my new name: Balkan nation is North Macedonia now

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Enter North Macedonia. The small Balkan country of Macedonia officially changed its name Tuesday by adding a geographic designation that ends a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece and secures its entry into...

 

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected on the border in recent weeks. Those heaping...

 

Blackface scandal prompts others to confront their memories

Mark Acosta remembers so many of the details. He was in fourth grade in a predominantly Hispanic mining town in Arizona and his teachers painted his face black for a play where he portrayed comedian Flip Wilson and his character Geraldine. Acosta,...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says no more planes or cows under Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook...

 

AP Explains: Catalans appear at 'trial of century' in Spain

MADRID (AP) — It's being billed as Spain's "trial of the century": A dozen politicians and activists are in in the Supreme Court on Tuesday stemming from their involvement in Catalonia's push for independence in 2017. The defendants face charges...

 

Blackface turmoil comes amid bid to honor black tennis great

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney...

 

Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works...

 

Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they're trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. But in her early moves so far as House speaker,...

 

Trump's Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un for a second time, he's out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star Americ...

 

Woman acquitted of blasphemy still can't leave Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her d...

 

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