Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees Saturday, June 1st, 2019

By BEN FINLEY, VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference and prayer vigil as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman. Police Chief James Cervera..

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11 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead Friday, May 31st, 2019

By BEN FINLEY, VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 11 people before police shot and killed him, authorities said. Six other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof..

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Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

By ANGIE WANG, JOHN MINCHILLO and KANTELE FRANKO, BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries in..

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Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest Monday, May 27th, 2019

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during..

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US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist. The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange, accusing him..

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F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects Thursday, May 16th, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, sending a dozen people to hospitals for evaluation after they were exposed to debris, authorities said. The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety, said Maj. Perry..

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Huawei becomes flashpoint in China-US economic showdown

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): The US crackdown on Huawei has made the Chinese telecommunications giant the flashpoint in a monumental economic and technological showdown between the two superpowers that is testing allies of both. One day after the US moved to block Huawei from the US market and banned the..

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Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

By KIM CHANDLER and BLAKE PATERSON, MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a..

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Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion, with few exceptions Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

By KIM CHANDLER, MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent abortion law to the state’s Republican governor. The GOP-dominated Senate voted 25-6 to make performing an abortion at any stage of..

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US ‘candy bomber’ back in Berlin after 70 years Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Ryland JAMES, Berlin (AFP): When in 1948 US bombers started dropping tiny, improvised parachutes loaded with sweets into Berlin during the Soviet blockade, one little German girl wrote to complain. Mercedes Wild, now 78, recalled how she protested that the constant drone of airlift planes..

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Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers Saturday, May 11th, 2019

By KEVIN FREKING, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he’s showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between..

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Pompeo to meet Putin on Russia visit: State Department Friday, May 10th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet President Vladimir Putin next week in Russia in the highest-level formal talks between the powers in 10 months, the State Department said Friday. The top US diplomat will meet Putin on Tuesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to..

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More than 1,000 guns seized in Los Angeles raid Thursday, May 9th, 2019

LOS ANGELES, (AFP) - More than 1,000 handguns and rifles have been seized in a raid on a mansion in an upscale neighborhood in the US city of Los Angeles, law enforcement authorities said. The weapons seizure came from an anonymous tip that firearms were being sold illegally out of the home, the..

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US files plans to raise tariffs on Chinese imports Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has filed plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% Friday. The filing by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative appeared Wednesday in the official Federal Register. The tariff hike, to take effect at 12:01 a.m...

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Sheriff: School shooting outside Denver injures at least 7 Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Denver middle school injured seven people Tuesday, and two suspects were in custody, authorities said. Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth says there is a possible eighth injury and doesn’t believe there are any other..

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US Supports freedom in North Korea Monday, May 6th, 2019

WASHINGTON: State Department concerns over North Korea freedom week and recognize the efforts of the North Korean defector and human rights community to continue to shine a spotlight on the dire human right situation in North Korea. US says, for decades, the regime in North Korea has subjected its..

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