Category Archives: Associated Press

{FD} Turkey’s state of emergency ends as country mulls new terror laws

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As Turkey’s controversial two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. Continue reading

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{FD} Gary Beach, Tony Award-winning star of ‘The Producers,’ dead at 70

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Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks’ monster hit “The Producers” won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Continue reading

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{FD} Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show headed to Netflix

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Put away your wallet — you won’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to see Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show. Continue reading

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{FD} Iceberg looming over Greenland village is spotted from space

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BERLIN (AP) — An iceberg that has drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space. Continue reading

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{FD} Secret Service agent died on Trump trip abroad, body returning to US

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WASHINGTON- The body of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland during President Donald Trump’s overseas trip was being returned to the United States on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} NAACP lifts American Airlines travel advisory: ‘We’re pleased with the outcome we’ve seen’

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The NAACP issued the advisory in October, after several incidents including an NAACP official and another civil rights activist being kicked off American flights. Continue reading

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{FD} Heath Ledger and ‘The Dark Knight’ will return to IMAX theaters for 10th anniversary

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Dark Knight” is returning to the big screen — actually, four of the biggest ones — in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Continue reading

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{FD} Media seeks statement from Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz

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Media organizations asked a judge Monday to order public release of much of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s statement to investigators after the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-New York state Sen. Dean Skelos, son convicted of extortion, bribery

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A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican’s political support. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas executes inmate convicted in 2004 murder of San Antonio store owner

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A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate’s clemency request because he’s black. Continue reading

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{FD} New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

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The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} CDC chief says fentanyl almost killed his son

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The head of the nation’s top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer in Eric Garner death to face disciplinary proceeding

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The New York Police Department announced on Monday that it will allow disciplinary proceedings to go forward against a patrolman accused in the notorious chokehold death of an unarmed black man, saying it’s run out of patience with federal authorities’… Continue reading

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{FD} Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

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A migrant aid group has accused Libya’s coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Prince Harry, Meghan Markle visit Nelson Mandela exhibition in London

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: 30 civilians dead in recent clashes in Yemen city

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Heavy fighting over the last two weeks along Yemen’s western coast between pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and Shiite rebels has killed at least 30 civilians, including women and children, officials and witnesses said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials say IS suicide bomber kills 20 in Afghanistan

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An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban jail, according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria rescue group says 10 killed in airstrike on shelter

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Dozens of Syrians marched toward the frontier with the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday fleeing the Syrian government offensive in southwestern Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Prologis: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Prologis Inc. (PLD) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian student’s dad has questions about Kansas City killing

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The father of an Indian man who was fatally shot in Kansas City says he has many unanswered questions after police killed a person of interest in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Kelly Clarkson to headline U.S. Open tournament opening ceremony

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Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open. Continue reading

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{FD} Pro-independence Hong Kong party faces possible ban

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Authorities on Tuesday told a political party that advocates independence for Hong Kong the group might be banned on national security grounds, in one of the most severe steps against separatist voices since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia’s post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

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For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. Continue reading

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{FD} Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland

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A New Hampshire historical society has discovered 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages from former President Grover Cleveland. Continue reading

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{FD} India’s top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

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India’s highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in lynchings and mob violence fueled mostly by rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef e… Continue reading

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{FD} Rights groups urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

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Myanmar’s government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still causing farmers harm even under the civilian-led government … Continue reading

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{FD} Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader… Continue reading

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{FD} Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish Hamas

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Israel shut down its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Continue reading

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{FD} San Antonio store owner’s killer set for execution

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A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he’s black. Continue reading

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{FD} Analysis: Trump’s ‘America First’ morphs into ‘Me First’

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Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First” as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

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The hill on which the young woman’s shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexicans mob ‘AMLO’ HQ seeking help for matters big or small

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Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd at the gates of 216 Chihuahua Street in the capital, home to the white, two-story building that served as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s campaign headquarters. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

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Ohio planned Tuesday to move a condemned killer to the state death house as it begins preparations for its first execution in several months. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard-linked employee apologizes over ‘affordable’ comment

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An employee with a Harvard University-affiliated research center has issued an apology after she was captured on video asking a neighbor and the woman’s biracial daughter if they lived in affordable apartments. Continue reading

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{FD} London woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore

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Police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. Continue reading

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{FD} Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler

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A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him from a noose. Continue reading

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{FD} US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants

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Standing in the middle of a busy border bridge filled with thousands of Venezuelans lugging babies and suitcases, Mark Green said one element stood out in contrast to every other migration crisis he has witnessed. Continue reading

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{FD} Farrah Abraham charged with battery and resisting police after Beverly Hills Hotel arrest

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Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy: 1.1 billion people face risks from lack of cooling

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New data from 52 countries in hot climates reveals that over 1.1 billion people face “significant risks” from lack of access to cooling including death, a U.N. envoy said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues

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The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping. Continue reading

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{FD} Black students wrongly accused of leaving without paying

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Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 CVS workers lose jobs after cops called on black customer

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CVS Health says two Chicago store employees are out of their jobs just days after a black customer complained that white managers called police after accusing her of trying to use a phony coupon. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Spokesman says officers can conduct pat downs.

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The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer(all times local): 3:55 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in ‘Borrowed’ duet

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Stevie Nicks cried on her living room floor when she first saw LeAnn Rimes perform “Borrowed” on her TV in 2013. Continue reading

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{FD} Analysis: Slogan becomes ‘Me First’ as Trump meets Putin

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Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed Monday into “Me First” as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia ‘must get along’

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The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Psychologists can visit man charged in mass stabbing

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An Idaho judge says psychologists can have jailhouse access to a man charged with murder and several other felonies in connection with a knife attack at an apartment complex. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy says reforms needed to resume Libyan oil production

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The U.N. envoy for Libya said Monday he fears the recent agreement to resume oil production in the conflict-torn country will not hold unless two issues are speedily tackled — distribution of wealth and “endemic plundering of resources.” Continue reading

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{FD} The wink, the slouch — the non-verbal cues at the summit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic power stance as the leaders met on the world stage in Finland. Continue reading

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{FD} Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

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An Oregon woman who was stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking water dripping from moss. Continue reading

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