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  • Body found in Texas lake was of woman missing days earlier

    JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — A body found this past week in a rain-swollen Central Texas lake is that of an Alabama woman who went missing Oct. 8 when floodwaters overwhelmed an RV park, authorities said Saturday. Burnet County sheriff’s officials said the body of Charlotte Moye was found on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson near Kingsland […]
  • Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card and lives hundreds of miles away in Colorado. He has no interest in meeting any federally imposed requirements to prove his connection to a tribe. If anyone asks, he says he’s Native American. […]
  • Workers take dive into deep doo to unclog sewer pumps

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Divers spent two days deep inside a South Carolina sewer, pulling out huge balls of oily, black used wet wipes and baby wipes that had clogged intake pumps. The Charleston Water System posted pictures of the masses of wipes on its Twitter account. It reminded people that only human waste and […]
  • Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers). There were no immediate reports […]
  • Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona. The Border Patrol released video […]
  • Amid housing crisis, Reno’s motor lodges become last resort

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — They were the toast of Reno in the 1950s, when the growing casino industry sparked a boom that for a time turned northern Nevada into the West’s top gambling destination. Dozens of downtown motor lodges provided spare but comfortable retreats for motorists who took to the nation’s new highways to see […]
  • Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia

    CENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and isn’t dangerous, his lawyer said as the 74-year-old was ordered held without bail. Ronald DeRisi was arraigned Friday after prosecutors said he left a series of voicemails threatening two senators […]
  • Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space” — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial. At the same time, his approach […]
  • The Latest: ‘Over half a million’ march for new Brexit vote

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on anti-Brexit protest Saturday in London (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Organizers of a major protest in London calling for a new Brexit referendum are estimating that 670,000 people have turned up for the event. Activists want a fresh referendum in which Britons can have a say on the final […]
  • Candles, flashlights, no AC in Florida’s hurricane zone

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — It’s the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. More than a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way to the Georgia border, more than 100,000 Florida customers were still without power, […]