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The Latest: Labor nominee Eugene Scalia cites 'public trust'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 9:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department (all times local):

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 9:02 am

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 8:16 am

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

Government watchdog to testify about alleged Trump 'promise'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 8:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's intelligence watchdog is set to testify Thursday in a closed session before the House intelligence committee about the handling of a whistleblower complaint.

Despite his tough talk, Trump is leery of foreign conflict
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A president with few ideological constants, Donald Trump has consistently been leery of getting entangled in overseas military engagements. It's a stance shaped by his belief that wars in places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq have drained America's resources at home and its reputation abroad.

Sanders still wants a revolution, but now he's got company
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders is still leading a revolution. But his ideas no longer feel quite so revolutionary.

Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:32 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven't had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests.

Baylis Medical Announces Presentation Lineup for Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapies 2019 Conference
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:32 am

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Baylis Medical announced today key activities that will be featured at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's 31st annual conference and premier interventional cardiovascular medicine educational meeting, in San Francisco, CA from September 25-29.

Air pressure issue causes Delta to divert flight to Florida
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:02 am

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Delta Air Lines diverted an Atlanta flight headed to Florida after an unknown issue caused the cabin's oxygen masks to be released.

Trump calls new border wall a 'world-class security system'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:01 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump signed his name Wednesday on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a "world-class security system" that will be virtually impenetrable.

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:31 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies.

Wednesday 09/18/2019
Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:31 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space.

Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:31 pm

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts.

Today in History
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:32 pm

Today in History

NOT REAL NEWS: Trump promotes false video of Rep. Omar
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:46 pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Tropical Storm Lorena becomes a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:46 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Lorena becomes a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico.

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:04 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California.

The Latest: Trump accuses SF of environmental violations
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in California (all times local):

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 8:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

Washington Monument reopens after 3-year closure for repairs
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public.

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution.

Saudis couldn't stop oil attack, even with top US defenses
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could not stop the suspected Iranian drone and missile attack, exposing gaps that even America's most advanced weaponry failed to fill.

Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska government meeting
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:08 pm

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the latest blessing from a nontraditional church since a court ruling.

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 6:03 pm

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.

Sanders' Iowa political director leaves his 2020 campaign
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders' Iowa political director has departed his 2020presidential campaign, leaving him without a key staffer in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

BOSTON (AP) — AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey.

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer.

Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.

Oil price drops for 2nd day despite heightened Gulf tensions
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 4:31 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices retreated for a second day Wednesday even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for recent attacks to critical oil infrastructure and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strike an "act of war."

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 4:17 pm

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.

What the Fed's rate cut means for you
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate again, big news for the U.S. economy but something that will likely have a muted impact on Americans' personal finances, experts say.

Trump says he'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks the Iranian president and foreign minister should be granted U.S. visas to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly.

Creativity without the pressure at 'paint and sip' studios
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm

They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative.

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu's political future in doubt
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt.

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:

The Latest: Powell says Fed facing "difficult judgments"
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

Spot Launches Subscription Injury Insurance
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:47 pm

AUSTIN, Texas - September 18, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum to Host 12,000 South Carolina 5th Graders on Free Field Trips During 2020 School Year
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:16 pm

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - September 18, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming — but there are limits to their optimism.

Woman burning love letters sparks Nebraska apartment fire
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:32 pm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems this love was too hot to handle.

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:15 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former congressional candidate and former candidate for lieutenant governor who've declared they're running for another Senate seat.

Casualties in fight over new gas pipelines: The customers
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:15 pm

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves.

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:45 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones.

Universal has utility workers sign nondisclosure agreements
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 9:47 am

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Workers for a city-owned utility have signed nondisclosure agreements with Universal Orlando Resort, but open-government experts say it may go against the state's public records laws.

Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 9:17 am

ATLANTA (AP) — Of all the animals peering sadly through the cage bars of shelters across the country, 25% of them once had an owner who gave them up for one reason or another, according to national statistics.

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 8:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics."

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