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Corps closes Missouri River levee break near Rock Port

ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP) — Work crews have closed the final breach of a Missouri River levee in the far northwest corner of Missouri that broke open during massive flooding last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Omaha District said in a news...

 

Exchange: Arizona earthquakes reveal a state on shaky ground

PHOENIX (AP) — On May 3, 1887, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Arizona from across the Mexico border just south of Douglas. Newspapers, letters and other documents reveal the Pitaycachi quake shook a 770,000-square-mile area (2 million square km....

 

An Appalachian potter's twist on the craft: Digging clay

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — In rural Preston County, West Virginia, potter Mel Sword's house is located at the end of a gravel road, near a road called "Wildflower Way" and a creek that feeds into the Cheat River. His home nestles rolling fields of...

 

Trapped paraglider rescued from power lines in California

OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California. The paraglider, who was not immediately identified, was facing the ground with the wires as his only support when first...

 

Appeals court approves of $6.7M award to graffiti artists

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York gave its approval Thursday to a $6.7 million award for nearly two dozen graffiti artists whose spray paintings at a once-famous site that attracted thousands of spectators were destroyed to make...

 

CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET. The move had been expected since CBS and Viacom combined...

 

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he'd free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. The billionaire...

 

AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be...

 

Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges against the once powerful Hollywood mogul, but the judge told the panel it must keep working. In a note to the judge late...

 

2016 again? Trump rejects intel reports of Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday minimized new warnings from U.S. intelligence experts that Russia is interfering in this year's election campaign, and revived old grievances in claiming that Democrats are determined to undermine...

 

Bloomberg struggles to respond to politics of #MeToo era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's name last appeared on a ballot a decade before #MeToo transformed cultural mores surrounding sexual harassment and the treatment of women. As he campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is...

 

Case of missing children tied to doomsday beliefs, 3 deaths

HONOLULU (AP) — Family members used to describe Lori Vallow as an attentive mother who had her kids' best interests at heart. But that was before she reportedly declared herself a god sent to prepare the world for an imminent apocalypse. Before thr...

 

Trump ally Roger Stone to be sentenced as case roils DOJ

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, faces sentencing Thursday on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The action in federal court comes amid Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime...

 

Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations continue

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors continued deliberating for a third day Thursday in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial after so far focusing a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra's allegation that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped her...

 

PM says Australians 'devastated' by domestic violence attack

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that Australians were "shocked, saddened and devastated" by the deaths of five people including three children after a car fire in apparent domestic violence. Hannah Baxter, 31, and her...

 

Egypt's once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life

CAIRO (AP) — Karim Hegazi spends his days in a Cairo clinic taking care of animals long considered a menace in Egypt. Stray dogs roam in almost every Cairo neighborhood — lurking in construction sites, scavenging through trash and howling...

 

Takeaways from the Democratic debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Dems' debate flubs; Trump untruths at rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Democratic presidential debate was a raucous one, ripe for exaggerations and distortions as Mike Bloomberg made his debut on the debate stage and rivals went after him and each other. President Donald Trump weighed in...

 

Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew. The quarantine's flop was und...

 

Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program's first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated...

 

Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president's wealthy friends and political allies. In at least some... Full story

 

Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a 'piece of metal'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a "piece of metal." Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those...

 

Washington state woman pleads not guilty in baby theft case

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drugging a mother after authorities say she posed as a photographer in a complex plot to kidnap the mother's newborn baby. Juliette Parker, 38, entered her plea to...

 

Air Canada jet lands safely in Toronto after losing a wheel

An Air Canada jet made a safe landing Tuesday in Toronto after losing one of its main landing wheels, apparently during takeoff from New York. The airline said the Airbus A319 jet was carrying 120 passengers and five crew members. There were no...

 

US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. says Americans aboard a quarantined cruise ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday, but that they will face another two-week quarantine. About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which...

 

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