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Houston mayor confirms police officer drowned in flooding

HOUSTON (AP) - The mayor of Houston, Texas, confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an officer died Sunday after he became trapped in his patrol car by floodwaters from Harvey. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed that police Sgt. Steve Perez died after…

Police: 2 women killed in New Mexico library shooting

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two women were killed and four people were injured when gunfire erupted inside a public library on Monday, throwing an eastern New Mexico community into a panic as officers swarmed the building with their guns drawn.…

South Korea says North fires ballistic missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea fired a ballistic from its capital Pyongyang toward the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday said the South Korean and U.S. militaries…

White House slams Corker for criticizing Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is slamming Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker for questioning President Donald Trump's competence. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Corker's comments during a press briefing Thursday. She says, "I think that's a ridiculous…

Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plants

The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a new report that the closure of many…

McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation." McConnell says…

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The Latest: Trump says he's still insisting on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and border security (all times local): 7:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is insisting that congressional negotiators working on a compromise border security deal include money for his proposed wall between Mexico and the southern U.S. border. Trump tweeted that if the negotiators, scheduled to hold their first meeting Wednesday, aren't "discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!" Trump's insistence on a wall led to an impasse with Democrats that resulted in a 35-day partial government

Trump pushes back on intelligence assessment of North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out after top U.S. national security officials told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal as promised. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the relationship with North Korea "is the best it has ever been with the U.S." He points to a halt in nuclear and missile tests by North Korea, the return of some U.S. service members' remains and the release of Americans once detained there as signs of progress. Still, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told Congress on Tuesday that intelligence information doesn't

Tyson recalls some chicken nuggets, contamination possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds (16,329 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. Agriculture Department says there were consumer complaints about extraneous material in 5-pound (2 kilogram) packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions. The packages have a best if used by date of Nov. 26, 2019 and the case code 3308SDL03. The establishment core P-13556 is inside the USDA inspection mark. The nuggets should be thrown out or returned to the place of

Tyson recalls some chicken nuggets, contamination possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds (16,329 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. Agriculture Department says there were consumer complaints about extraneous material in 5-pound (2 kilogram) packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions. The packages have a best if used by date of Nov. 26, 2019 and the case code 3308SDL03. The establishment core P-13556 is inside the USDA inspection mark. The nuggets should be thrown out or returned to the place of

Where's my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Building a robot lawn mower seemed the logical next step for iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuum robot. But the Massachusetts company's secret lawn mower project was a lot harder than anyone expected. Now, iRobot finally has something to show after more than a decade of development. Its first robot lawn mower is called Terra and is being unveiled Wednesday. IRobot CEO and co-founder Colin Angle says the struggle to build Terra has been an obsessive journey of "despair and frustration." The mower navigates using technology better known by radio astronomers.

Coast Guard searches for overdue medical flight in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard in Alaska is searching for an overdue medical flight with three people aboard. The Coast Guard says the King Air 200, operated by Guardian Flight, had taken off from Anchorage on Tuesday and was expected to land in Kake at 6:19 p.m., but never arrived. A pilot, a nurse and a paramedic were aboard. A Coast Guard vessel was sent to search near the aircraft's last known position. Light rain was reported in the area.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ODDS SEEM AGAINST TRADE WAR BREAKTHROUGH U.S. and Chinese negotiators begin talks aimed at settling a half-year dispute that has weakened both sides, rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. 2. LAWMAKERS HOPEFUL OF PACT THAT WOULD PREVENT SHUTDOWN Capitol Hill negotiators say they could easily reach a deal on a homeland security spending bill, but whether Trump will sign it is another matter altogether. 3. 'FOR THE SAKE OF VENEZUELA'S PEACE AND ITS FUTURE'

Man pleads guilty to forging museum artifact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to forging an artifact that ended up in a Connecticut museum. Harold Gordon faces up to 20 years in prison after entering his plea Tuesday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say the 69-year-old turned a plain writing desk into the "Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary" and sold it to an antiques dealer for $64,500. The piece was said to be a gift given to a Civil War veteran in honor of his brother who was killed in the Battle of Antietam. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art purchased the piece at a New York antiques show in

Man pleads guilty to forging museum artifact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to forging an artifact that ended up in a Connecticut museum. Harold Gordon faces up to 20 years in prison after entering his plea Tuesday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say the 69-year-old turned a plain writing desk into the "Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary" and sold it to an antiques dealer for $64,500. The piece was said to be a gift given to a Civil War veteran in honor of his brother who was killed in the Battle of Antietam. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art purchased the piece at a New York antiques show in

Man pleads guilty to forging museum artifact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to forging an artifact that ended up in a Connecticut museum. Harold Gordon faces up to 20 years in prison after entering his plea Tuesday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say the 69-year-old turned a plain writing desk into the "Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary" and sold it to an antiques dealer for $64,500. The piece was said to be a gift given to a Civil War veteran in honor of his brother who was killed in the Battle of Antietam. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art purchased the piece at a New York antiques show in

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