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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian …
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said.Suffolk County police said they were investigating the separate incidents, which occurred less than 5 miles (8 …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):4:45 p.m.One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon.The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the body was found a short distance from the …
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl has died several days after being bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation.The Florida Times-Union reports that Jaelah Smith died Tuesday night.The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the …
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a bank robber wearing a big wig and a pink jacket shot and wounded a teller before getting away with money.Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says in a statement that the holdup occurred Wednesday afternoon at a SunTrust branch in that …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him.The court documents filed Wednesday discuss Judd's comment that she would …
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an oxygen tanker truck has crashed and caused an explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing a key highway and forcing evacuations at a medical clinic.However, no injuries are reported.California Highway Patrol Officer John Sloat says 911 …
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Hillary Clinton narrowly carried in 2016.Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon that Yoder has his "full and total endorsement!"The president praised Yoder after House Republicans …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday.Baltimore is now the biggest U.S. city and the first on the East Coast to pass this kind of measure, …
ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway."There's children bleeding, there's people unconscious," a female caller tells a dispatcher. …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April.The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with …
DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more …
ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on deadly New Mexico bus crash (all times local):5:10 p.m.Authorities say the three people killed in a bus crash on a New Mexico highway over the weekend were all women from Mexico who were living in Colorado.State medical investigators confirmed the …
BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — A corrections officer died Wednesday after authorities say he was assaulted by an inmate at Minnesota's flagship Stillwater state prison. The death prompted a lockdown at Minnesota's prison system.Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender at the state's flagship …
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.The European Union said Google's practices …
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet."We weren't sure if it was for real," 14-year-old Adul Samon said. …
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (AP) — State police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in the home of a Michigan priest who is accused of embezzling millions.The search was conducted Tuesday at the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle's luxury home in Williamston. Police say money was in $2,000 …
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with an explosive flyer attacking conservative Kris Kobach, but his main rival in the race doesn't want the support of the group either.The ACLU …
DENVER (AP) — A Philadelphia man convicted in Colorado of providing support to a terrorist group will not serve additional time in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, crediting the Uzbek native for more than six years in custody since his arrest.A jury in May found Bakhtiyor Jumaev …
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she was fired after she became pregnant with twins and went on an 11-month leave.Krista Crowder filed the lawsuit in state court in Orlando last week.In the lawsuit, …

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