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  • Fast-moving wildfire damages homes in north Florida

    EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in a Florida county. Gov. Rick Scott visited the small coastal community of Eastpoint on Monday to get an update on the damage. Eastpoint is in Franklin County and is near the historic town of Apalachicola and the beach area at St. […]
  • Supreme Court won’t hear North Carolina districting dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina’s heavily Republican congressional districting map back to a lower court for more work. The court’s order Monday follows a ruling last week in which it […]
  • Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. The justices’ order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to […]
  • Supreme Court declines to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder and featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The Supreme Court’s decision Monday not to take the case leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey. Dassey was 16 years […]
  • Teen hurt when he falls 200 feet from cliff in Kentucky

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager was hospitalized but alive after falling more than 200 feet (60 meters) from a cliff in south-central Kentucky. News outlets report the 17-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. South Russell Fire Chief Roger Dale Coffee tells WKYT-TV the teenager was with his family […]
  • National Zoo closes panda habitat for possible pregnancy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Paws are crossed at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, where a panda baby watch is underway. Officials closed the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat on Sunday to give Mei Xiang some quiet time because she’s exhibiting behaviors that are in line with both a pregnancy and false pregnancy. Keepers […]
  • The Latest: Would-be Olympian charged in death of cyclist

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida father on bike ride with his young sons (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A motorist arrested in Florida after a witness said he deliberately ran over a man on a bicycle is an American track and field athlete who repeatedly qualified […]
  • Trump trash talks restaurant that booted Sanders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday trash-talked a Virginia restaurant that asked his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to leave because she worked for his administration. Trump, in a Monday morning tweet, said that The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia “should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly […]
  • Hundreds demonstrate in wake of fatal police shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people in Minneapolis have been demonstrating after police fatally shot a black man. City leaders have sought to calm protests over the death of 31-year-old Thurman Blevins Jr. Mayor Jacob Frey attended a vigil nearing the shooting scene that drew about 250 people Sunday evening. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo appeared […]
  • The Latest: GOP leaders weigh separate bill on families

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 9:55 a.m. House Republicans aides say GOP leaders are weighing legislation aimed at addressing the uproar over the Trump administration’s separation of migrant families caught crossing the U.S. border. The bill is being discussed as an alternative to a broader immigration package that seems […]