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Mall shooting suspect: ‘Creepy,’ multiple arrests and disputes
OAK HARBOR, Wash. — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy’s makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so “creepy, rude and obnoxious” that she ke...
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Protests remain peaceful outside of Charlotte Panthers NFL game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday’s NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption. A group of around 100 demonstrators gathered acr...
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U.S. terror attacks’ common denominator: Anwar al-Awlaki
NEW YORK — Five years after Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by an American drone strike, he keeps inspiring acts of terror. Investigators say a bomb that rocked New York a week ago, injuring more than two dozen people, was the latest in a long line of incidents in which the attackers were inspired by...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy. No joke. It’s right there in The New York Times of Nov. 1, 1976. In the same article, the 30-year-old real estate developer talks up his millions, showcases his penthouse apartment and Cadillac, and allows a reporter to tag along as h...
By Nancy Benac The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to the campaign trail
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She’s not the most naturally gifted public communicator. “I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama,” she said in March. Yet her first public speech was a star-making one, landing her in ...
By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a leader — unlike what we have in this country.” But most Americans don’t agree with Trump’s assessment of Putin’s leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Only 24 percent of registered voters say...
By Emily Swanson and Vivian Salma The Associated Press FULL STORY
War crimes tribunal for IS detainees lacks support
WASHINGTON — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an interna...
By Desmond Butler and Lori Hinnant The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River. The river crested Saturday night in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which are about 55 miles (90 kilo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
At least 26 killed in Aleppo as U.N. meets over Syria
BEIRUT — At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions b...
By Philip Issa and Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Spain’s regional elections give boost to Rajoy’s party
MADRID — Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative Popular Party got a boost in regional elections Sunday, while the opposition Socialists lost ground. Residents of the Basque and Galicia regions voted in elections for 75-seat regional parliaments, but the results failed to indicate a ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
In battle for Iraq’s Mosul, many forces with many motives
BAGHDAD — An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group. The tacit alliance — Iraqi troops alongside Shiite militiamen, Sunni Arab tribesmen,...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
California farmers drilling wells as groundwater limits loom
SACRAMENTO — Farmers in central California are drilling more and deeper wells than ever before to pump water for their fruit orchards and sprawling fields following government imposed limits on surface water. Two years after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, n...
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California eyes unusual power source: Its gridlocked roads
LOS ANGELES — All those cars on California’s famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy — they could be producing it. The California Energy Commission is investing $2 million to study whether piezoelectric crystals can be used to produce electricity from the mecha...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Hot windy weather stokes California fire warnings
LOS ANGELES — California is facing hot, windy weather that has triggered warnings about the potential for wildfires and falling tree branches and power lines. In Southern California, red flag warnings signaling critical fire weather are in effect until Monday afternoon across much of Los Angeles ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels
BOSTON — A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement. The winners were hon...
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Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower opens in New Hampshire
HANOVER, N.H. — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is started to bloom Friday at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011. Named Morphy, the titan arum — or corpse flower — began opening at Friday afternoon at the Ivy League college’s Life Sciences Greenhouse. The 7...
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Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane
BREA — A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not the required human being — to drive in the carpool lane. The Orange County Register reports Brea police found the mannequin Wednesday inside a truck on the congested 57 freeway. The truck veered out of the carpool lane clo...
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