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Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost in a snowstorm in Oregon while hiking the Pacific...

 

'Captain America' Chris Evans helps dedicate youth theater

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — "Captain America" actor Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts this weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills. Evans, wearing a Boston Red Sox...

 

Renovations at Texas church turn up decades-old cornerstone

BAIRD, Texas (AP) — You still can get cool things for $3,500. A decent used car perhaps, or maybe 3½ new iPhones. A nice mattress definitely can be had for three large. The Abilene Reporter-News reports if you were around back in 1910, the same am...

 

US prisons to photocopy inmate mail to curb drug smuggling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has started photocopying inmate letters and other mail at some federal correctional facilities across the U.S. instead of delivering the original parcels, in an attempt to combat the smuggling of...

 

Researchers find 2nd warship from WWII Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s...

 

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he...

 

Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said. Brian Steven Smith acknowledged to detectives...

 

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential...

 

Why Trump asked Ukraine's president about 'CrowdStrike'

In his now-infamous July phone call with Ukraine's president, President Donald Trump referred briefly to a long-discredited conspiracy theory that tries to cast doubt on Russia's role in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Some...

 

US picks Trump resort for G-7; critics call choice 'brazen'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year's Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him using the power of...

 

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

MIAMI (AP) — An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent...

 

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. They were protesting demands by the...

 

Wisconsin students walk out to protest racial slur firing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a...

 

1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country. Perdue visit...

 

'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on guns, Syria in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation Tuesday of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people...

 

Probe uncovers high-level unease over Trump, Giuliani moves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. One witness said it a...

 

Eritrean soccer players who defected say they live in fear

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an Orwellian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a...

 

Jackson and former operator of zoo settle a legal dispute

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city and the Jackson Zoological Society are close to settling the city's $6 million lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that ran the zoo for nearly 35 years. The Clarion Ledger reports that a deal...

 

Gas balloon teams reach Canada in annual distance contest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Polish balloon pilot Krzysztof Zapart and American teammate Andy Cayton are the apparent winners of the 2019 America's Challenge gas balloon race. The team crossed the Canadian border and landed Thursday just south of...

 

No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash at US air show

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed...

 

Firefighters make progress on Southern California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels are helping firefighters advance against a California wildfire that scorched San Fernando Valley hills and forced thousands to evacuate from their homes. Fire officials said Sunday...

 

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died...

 

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blankly at a warehouse roof in the outskirts of Paris where blackened...

 

Wildfire rages on LA's northern edge, thousands evacuated

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground. The blaze erupted late Thursday...

 

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