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Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer

MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
Updated 11 min ago


MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A jury is expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.


JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe to go up for auction

Updated 11 min ago


BOSTON (AP) — A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is up for auction this week.


Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer
Updated 11 min ago


NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump's speech.


US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press
Updated 25 min ago


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.


The Latest: Spicer calls judge's decision 'egregious'

Updated 25 min ago


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):


Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

By TALI ARBEL Associated Press
Updated 55 min ago


NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.


Today in History

By The Associated Press
Updated 55 min ago


The Latest: Trump to sign executive order on education

Updated 1 hr ago


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

Asian stocks climb on hopes for US tax cuts, budget deal

By YOUKYUNG LEE AP Business Writer
Updated 1 hr ago


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after hopes for tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump drove record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street



Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
Updated 1 hr ago


HOUSTON (AP) — An American woman detained during a business trip to China was convicted of spying and sentenced Tuesday to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon.


San Diego schools defend effort to fight Islamophobia

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press
Updated 1 hr ago


SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of the nation's largest school districts is defending its campaign to fight Islamophobia and promote understanding of Muslim culture against critics who say it is favoring a religion.


GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press
Updated 2 hrs ago


WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget an…


NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

Updated 2 hrs ago


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday.


Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press
Updated 2 hrs ago


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or other households, because of their religious beliefs.


The Latest: San Diego school official sees Muslim bullying

Updated 2 hrs ago


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a campaign against Islamophobia in San Diego public schools (all times local):


Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

Updated 2 hrs ago


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House.


Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
Updated 3 hrs ago


NEW YORK (AP) — An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment."



Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Updated 3 hrs ago


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of their religious beliefs.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

By The Associated Press
Updated 3 hrs ago


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


2 gang members sentenced for deaths of prosecution witnesses

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press
Updated 3 hrs ago


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn didn't mince his words in describing the 2014 shooting deaths of a South Carolina couple who had been scheduled to testify in a criminal case.


Official: White House names new Secret Service director

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press
Updated 3 hrs ago


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday named a retired Marine major general as the new director of the Secret Service. Randolph Alles will oversee an agency that for years has been beset with a series of high-profile embarrassments.


Victim told friend if she was harmed that Durst 'did it'

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press
Updated 3 hrs ago


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Years before Susan Berman was executed in her home, she foretold her fate and named her best friend, New York real estate heir Robert Durst, as her assailant, a close friend testified Tuesday.


Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland wet too

By PHUONG LE and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press
Updated 3 hrs ago


SEATTLE (AP) — Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record.


Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press
Updated 1 hr ago


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.


Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JOSH BOAK Associated Press
Updated 4 hrs ago


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to propose massive tax cuts for businesses big and small as part of an overhaul that he says will provide the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history.