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1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. "His eyes ... were hanging out," King ...

Brennan gets offers for legal action on clearance revocation

By JILL COLVIN and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances. Speaking on NBC's ...

Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans — rally around President Donald Trump. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in ...

Trump calls Russia probe “McCarthyism at its ‘WORST'”

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he is blasting the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism." Trump, in a ...

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times ...

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park’s scenic road

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Protecting the highway through the park is officials' priority, with firefighters installing hoses and sprinklers to prevent ...

Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Truth isn't truth," says President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, explaining why he's wary about pushing the president into an interview that he says could be a perjury trap. Giuliani's statement is reminiscent of a comment from another Trump aide last ...

Trump’s military parade delayed until at least 2019

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House "have now agreed to ...

Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

By KATHLEEN FOODY and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls ...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. ...

Men charged in warehouse fire deaths to appear in court

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The grieving families of 36 people killed in a Northern California 2016 warehouse fire who helped scuttle a plea bargain may now see their demand for a jury trial granted. After hearing two days of emotional testimony last week, Judge ...

Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does ‘racist things’

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other ...

Tesla’s Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

By The Associated Press Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an "excruciating" year. The newspaper said Musk alternated between laughter and tears during the interview in which he said he ...

Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday’s races to upend GOP gains

By STEVE PEOPLES and SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters ...

Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use ...

Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yosemite National Park's reopening can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. cost Shaw $200,000 in lost revenue at his 120-person hotel just outside ...

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer ...

Court date set for man charged in videotaped fatal shooting

By TAMARA LUSH and TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Markeis McGlockton's father knows the manslaughter case against the man accused of killing his unarmed son outside a Florida convenience store will take months, possibly years. He's talked to others who have been ...

Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic ...

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to sun

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the ...