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Obama to visit flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

posted: 08/23/2016 11:06 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority.

Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

posted: 08/23/2016 10:51 a.m. Comments 2

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina mother charged with killing her newborn son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours was expected to appear before a judge Tuesday.

Tim Kaine in Little Rock today for fundraiser; $2,700 minimum to get into event at attorney’s home

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will visit central Arkansas today for a private fundraiser in Chenal Valley, party officials said Monday.

Trump: Will be fair with aliens

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

AKRON, Ohio -- Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.

Probe dug up 14,900 Cinton emails

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The FBI's yearlong investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October, as it planned.

Policy on school restrooms halted

updated: 08/23/2016 5 a.m. Comments 6

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a federal directive meant to expand restroom access for transgender students in the nation's public schools.

Diminished ranks fight California fires

updated: 08/23/2016 4:59 a.m. Discuss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors. The vacancy rate is more than 10 percent for some fire engine drivers, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press.

Relations tense, Biden to visit Ankara

updated: 08/23/2016 4:57 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday is set to become the most senior U.S. official to visit Turkey since a failed coup attempt injected new tensions into the U.S.-Turkey relationship and left the two NATO allies bickering over the extradition of a U.S.-based Islamic cleric.

Virginian restores vote to 13,000 felons again

updated: 08/23/2016 4:52 a.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the state Supreme Court.

Suspect indicted in NYC imam’s killing

posted: 08/23/2016 4:50 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — A grand jury has returned a five-count indictment, including one for first-degree murder, against the 36-year-old man accused of the shootings of an imam and his assistant on a Queens street, prosecutors said on Monday.

The nation in brief

updated: 08/23/2016 4:48 a.m. Discuss

Spokane-area residents flee from 3 fires

Prison punch sets off assault on staff

posted: 08/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

PONTIAC, Ill. — An inmate punched a correctional lieutenant at an Illinois prison, sparking an assault that involved six prison employees and five inmates, the prison workers union said Monday.

Police: Mom left 3 children under age 4 at hotel for up to 3 days

posted: 08/22/2016 2:09 p.m. Comments 2

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say a mother left three children under the age of 4 alone at a hotel for up to three days.

Teen who fathered teacher's baby gets $6 million from school

posted: 08/22/2016 12:53 p.m. Comments 8

REDLANDS, Calif. — A former student who fathered a child with his onetime teacher will receive a $6 million settlement from a California school district.

Report: Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack

posted: 08/22/2016 12:49 p.m. Discuss

ORLANDO, Fla. — The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in June reached into the animal's mouth in an attempt to free his son's head from the reptile's jaws.

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