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Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - California's biggest utility cut power to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines. The unpopular … more

FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Samuel Little, who has been behind … more

Companies making pajamas, gloves flagged for forced labor

The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their … more

Squirrels hide more than 200 walnuts under hood of couple's SUV

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh-area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone. It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 of them under the hood of the couple's SUV. Chris Persic tells KDKA-TV his wife called to say the vehicle … more

Legos lying around? Toy maker tests way to recycle bricks

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK - Lego is looking to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash. The Danish toymaker is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands of other kids. It … more

Trump declares it in writing: He won't cooperate in probe

WASHINGTON - The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. Trump attorneys sent … more

Police: 3 suspected of killing witness at Dallas cop's trial

DALLAS (AP) — Three Louisiana men are suspected in the killing of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer, authorities said Tuesday, cautioning that the … more

Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria draws GOP condemnation

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick, strong criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress. It was condemned, too, by Kurdish fighters who would be … more

Supreme Court seems ready to require unanimous juries as term opens

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court began a potentially contentious election-year term Monday in seeming general agreement that juries in state criminal trials must be unanimous to convict a … more

Judge says she couldn't refuse convicted ex-cop a hug

DALLAS — The judge who gave a hug and Bible to a former Dallas police officer after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing her neighbor said Monday that she watched the woman … more

NYPD officer killed by friendly fire honored

MONROE, N.Y. (AP) - With bagpipers marching silently to the beat of a somber drum, a New York City police officer killed by friendly fire was honored at his funeral Friday as a hero and a dedicated, compassionate professional who put his heart into … more

U.S. unemployment rate hits a 50-year low even as hiring slows

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their hiring. The economy added a modest 136,000 jobs, enough to … more

Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump's remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump's public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a handful voiced concern that the president was trying to … more

Greek fashion firms revitalize centuries-old silk tradition

SOUFLI, Greece - At Kostas Mouhtaridis' silk factory in Soufli, the non-stop "clunk-click" of the weaving machinery is a loud but welcome sound. The factory is a few hundred meters from the Evros River, which forms Greece's natural border … more

U.S. vaping-related illnesses at more than 1,000; death count 18

NEW YORK (AP) - The number of vaping-related illnesses has surpassed 1,000, and there's no sign the outbreak is fading, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Doctors say the illnesses resemble an inhalation injury. Symptoms include severe … more

Drought conditions worsen across 14 southern U.S. states

ATLANTA - More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what's being called a "flash drought" that's cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. … more

Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths

KIGALI, Rwanda - One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat next to Alphonsine Umurerwa on the living room couch, asking questions, listening carefully. She learned that the woman's 23-year-old daughter, Sandrine … more

Ex-Dallas cop in deadly shooting gets hugs, forgiveness

DALLAS - A white Dallas police officer who killed an unarmed black neighbor in his own living room drew 10 years in prison in a stunning courtroom scene of forgiveness and compassion in which she received a hug not just from the dead man's brother … more

Sanders still hospitalized but expected to be at next debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders remained hospitalized in Nevada on Thursday because of a blocked artery in his heart but will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate, according to … more

Prince Harry lashes out at UK press for treatment of Meghan

LONDON (AP) - Prince Harry has lashed out at the British media for its treatment of his wife, Meghan, accusing it of hounding her the way it did his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a 1997 car crash while trying to elude paparazzi. "My deepest … more
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