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  • Alaska city’s insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

    NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city’s insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome’s interim City […]
  • ‘See you at the polls’: Trump and Pelosi have it out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He said she’s a “third-grade” politician. She said he’s having a meltdown. And with that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chalked up the latest explosive meeting that ended abruptly with a walkout at the White House. It’s a familiar ritual, with Trump and congressional leaders meeting on official business, […]
  • No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise will serve no prison time. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Lee Coel pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter as part of a deal with prosecutors. A Lee County judge withheld adjudication […]
  • Colorado appeals ruling on presidential electors

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Wednesday they want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that presidential electors can vote for the candidate of their choice and aren’t bound by the popular vote in their states. The August decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver puts “our […]
  • The Latest: Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Chicago teachers are set to go on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district. Both sides have been negotiating for months over issues including pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time. The Chicago Teachers Union […]
  • Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House’s “worst nightmare” unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks. Trump, in turn, suggested Graham focus on his job leading the Senate Judiciary […]
  • Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya, in an apparent attempt to replace current U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame. South Africa, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea were following up on decisions by the AU High Level Committee on Libya […]
  • Man accused of documenting woman’s killing pleads not guilty

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of documenting the killing of a woman on a camera memory card has pleaded not guilty. Brian Steven Smith didn’t speak during an arraignment that lasted about a minute Wednesday. A public defender entered his pleas for him. Smith faces charges of murder, sexual assault and evidence tampering […]
  • Senate confirms former ambassador as new Air Force leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a former ambassador and senior official at the Federal Aviation Administration as civilian leader of the Air Force. Wednesday’s 85-7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman to lead the Air Force, following Heather Wilson and Deborah James. Wilson resigned from the post in May. Barrett is […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddles facts on US Syria withdrawal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump muddled the facts Wednesday on America’s withdrawal from Syria and the conditions on the ground there, as he distanced himself and the U.S. from the ongoing Turkish invasion into Syria. He suggested incorrectly that the Syrian Kurds who fought alongside U.S. forces against the Islamic State group deliberately released […]