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Monday 06/17/2019
US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 7:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East.

California police look to video after deadly Costco shooting
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 7:31 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video is likely to be key in determining how a confrontation between an off-duty Los Angeles police officer and a man described by family as mentally disabled ended in a shooting in a Costco warehouse store that killed the man and critically wounded his parents.

Debating impeachment, Democrats have 2020 on their minds
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 6:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, the decisions being made of whether to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political, with fallout in 2020 and beyond.

US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 7:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States.

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7 billion
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 6:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The 275-year-old auction house Sotheby's is being sold to a French Israeli businessman for about $3.7 billion.

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 6:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers.

Judge declares mistrial on remaining counts in Benghazi case
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 6:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial on 15 remaining charges against a Libyan militant who was found guilty last week of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

The Latest: No video of officer shooting in Buttigieg's city
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 5:45 pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly police shooting in the Indiana hometown of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (all times local):

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 5:30 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor presents both political peril for a presidential candidate who has struggled to connect with minority voters and an opportunity to show leadership on issues of race and policing that are critical — and personal — for much of the Democratic primary electorate.

Oregon tackles climate change with cap-and-trade proposal
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 5:01 pm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

US stocks add to 2 weeks of gains, helped by deal-making
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks posted slight gains on Wall Street on Monday, adding a bit to the last two weeks of gains.

Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:30 pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky.

Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:30 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he's asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state.

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.

APNewsBreak: 'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:16 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.

The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:02 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local):

Another "Empire" actor arrested, but on traffic offense
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Another "Empire" actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense.

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 1:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing.

4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 1:03 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.

Mastercard to allow transgender people to use chosen name
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 12:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Mastercard will allow transgender people to use their chosen names on credit and debit cards in an effort to combat discrimination at the cash register.

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 11:30 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade.

Correction: Minnesota-Wrestlers Arrested story
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 11:01 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story June 16 about the arrest of two University of Minnesota wrestlers on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school's athletics department identified the men when it released a statement saying it had suspended two athletes. It did not identify the athletes or their sport.

Today in History CLARIFICATION
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 10:15 am

The Today in History from Sunday, June 16, included an item about the 1944 execution of a 14-year-old black youth, George Stinney, in South Carolina for the murders of two white girls.

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at 95, son Anderson Cooper announces on CNN
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 9:46 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt has died at 95, son Anderson Cooper announces on CNN.

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 8:45 am

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias.

GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 8:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 8:01 am

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 7:45 am

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 7:15 am

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a Senate seat.

Sunday 06/16/2019
AP OPINION: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting
Posted: June 16, 2019 - 11:57 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race tilted against him.

Today in History
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 11:31 pm

Today in History

Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 7:15 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill.

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 7:31 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history.

Correction: Election 2020-Governors story
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm

In a story June 14 about governors' struggles in presidential races, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock missed appearing on "Face the Nation." He appeared on the show from Denver.

Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:16 pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it.

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 1:15 pm

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil.

Buttigieg: 'Why not' start a first family in White House?
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 10:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House.

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 8:30 am

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night.

Police: Off-duty officer shot man who hit him in Costco
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 7:15 am

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said.

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 4:45 am

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks.

Saturday 06/15/2019
Today in History
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 11:31 pm

Today in History

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 9:16 pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election.

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 9:31 pm

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property.

National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 6:04 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits.

Wyoming airport rated top 'tiny airport' in US by Fodor's
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 4:01 pm

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best "tiny airport" in the United States.

Family of slain ex-Arkansas lawmaker "sickened" by arrest
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 3:45 pm

The family of a former Arkansas state senator who was found dead outside of her home says they are "sickened and upset" by the thought that one of her friends could have been involved in her killing.

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 7:30 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40.

Utah-Detroit Delta flight makes emergency Wyoming landing
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 12:02 pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area.

Correction: Oberlin College-Racial Dispute story
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 11:01 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story June 13 about a $33 million jury award in a lawsuit against Oberlin College, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David Gibson and his son, Allyn, received punitive damages. It was David Gibson's father, also named Allyn Gibson, who was part of the award. The story also erroneously reported an $11 million award for compensatory damages was made June 12. It was June 7.

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