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Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: ...

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, ...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around ...

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School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 ...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, ...

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

By EVENS SANON and DANICA COTO Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by tens of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise ...

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering ...

Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel's acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk." The ...

Trump lashes out at key officials involved in Russia probe

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday, McCabe ...

PSU students raise millions in annual dance marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Penn State students have raised more than $10.6 million dollars for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,621,683.76 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity ...

Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS - Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were ...

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

AYER, Mass. (AP) - Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the ...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

By MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public ...

Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone’s case

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe. But U.S. District Judge ...

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds five police at Illinois business

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire at its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Aurora, Illinois, Police ...

Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

By JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR Associated Press On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history. Nobody knew at the time, early on Nov. 8, how bad ...

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert ...

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom, both ...