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Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested at a bar. Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday afternoon at a hospital ...

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

YUMA, Arizona (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump is set to visit Marine Air Station Yuma on Tuesday afternoon before he travels to Phoenix to hold a rally. Yuma's location along the ...

Man recounts pushing fiancee away from car during protest

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car ...

Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told The ...

Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

By BRIAN WITTE AND SARAH RANKIN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend. A memorial ...

Trump goes after Amazon, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Trump tweets that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!" The president has ...

Defiant Trump again blames “both sides” in Virginia protest

By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the ...

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five crewmembers of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications ...

Violence in Charlottesville exposes nation’s divisions

Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, is reeling after violent clashes erupted between a large gathering of white nationalists and hundreds of counter protesters. Three people were killed amid the turmoil that has exposed the nation's ...

Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group ...