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Nate marches across US East Coast, dumping heavy rains

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf ...

In shooting chaos, Las Vegas airport became a safe haven

By SALLY HO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — As bullets began flying into a crowd of country music fans, a pack of 300-plus people ran about a mile to the Las Vegas airport, where they kicked down chain-link fences, hobbled over razor wire and were briefly mistaken by security officials ...

California woman killed at concert remembered for huge heart

By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — The pictures on display behind the row of candles show a glowing, smiling woman. In one, she is jumping in the air wearing cowboy boots, her hair flying behind her. That is how friends and family recalled 38-year-old Nicol Kimura at a ...

VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem

VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. The former Indiana governor flew in ...

Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

By DEEPTI HAJELA and DAKE KANG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to say "arrivederci" to Christopher Columbus? A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the ...

A weakening Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean ...

Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and now is when they have to be especially alert. Campus sexual assault reports are so common at the beginning of the fall semester, college ...

White nationalists impose deadline for OK on campus speeches

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer said Sunday he'll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don't agree by Friday to make campus space available for Spencer to speak. A ...

NY ballot measure would strip pensions of corrupt lawmakers

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For years, New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent off to prison had at least one thing to look forward to: a generous state pension. That practice could come to an end in November when voters will be asked whether ...

James Woods says his retirement announcement was a mistake

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor James Woods says his career is not going to end in a real estate announcement. A press release offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale had included news he was retiring. But Woods tells The Washington Post last week's announcement was a ...

Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for ‘great’ health law

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation. The answer back: ...

US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane Nate

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, MELINDA DESLATTE and JEFF AMY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coastal residents from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle braced for the effects of fast-moving Hurricane Nate, expected to hit sometime Saturday night - likely with Category 2 strength. The National ...

Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said Nelly, whose real name ...

‘Person of interest’ sought after device found at airport

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they are seeking a "person of interest" after what was described as an explosive device was found at an airport. Authorities at Asheville Regional Airport initially said the package found on the curb near a baggage claim area Friday was ...

Oklahoma judge again overturns medical abortion restriction

By KEN MILLER, The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys say an Oklahoma judge has again overturned a state law restricting a woman's access to drug-induced abortions. Attorney Autumn Katz with the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights says Friday's ruling by Oklahoma ...

Girl hurt in fall from carnival Ferris wheel in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A fire official says a young girl was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening after she fell from a Ferris wheel at a carnival in Richmond. Fire Department Battalion Chief Bailey Martin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch the girl fell about 10 ...

Vegas probe examines possible bombing plan

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities hunting for a motive behind the carnage at a Las Vegas concert are looking into the possibility that gunman Stephen Paddock planned additional attacks, including a car bombing. In addition, law enforcement was investigating whether Paddock had scoped out other ...

Vegas victims shared love of country music, zest for life

By COREY WILLIAMS AND JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Pati Mestas was a firecracker. Victor Link a gentle spirit. Hannah Ahlers her family's sunshine. As told by the people who knew them best, the 58 victims in Sunday's mass shooting at a Las Vegas country concert lived their lives with ...

1st firefighters at Vegas massacre came across it by chance

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire engineer Brian Emery was driving his station's engine back from a call for a minor car crash when hundreds of hysterical people began swarming the vehicle near an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. "Then, suddenly, we heard ...

Equifax makes money by knowing a lot about you

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax knows a lot about you. That is, in essence, how it makes money. The company and its competitors have in their files the personal financial information of tens of millions of Americans like you, going back decades. Your mortgage loan ...