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Woman accused of molesting 2 kids, selling videos online

posted: 08/16/2017 3:46 p.m. Discuss

PHOENIX — A 28-year-old Arizona woman is accused of molesting two young children and selling videos of the acts on the internet.

Medical examiner: Woman died of shock from naked intruder jumping into her bed

posted: 08/16/2017 3:19 p.m. Discuss

BURNHAM, Maine — The state medical examiner's office says a 72-year-old Maine woman died from a heart attack after a naked trespasser jumped into bed with her during a home invasion.

Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands advisory panels, including 1 with Wal-Mart leader on it

updated: 08/16/2017 4:08 p.m. Comments 5

NEW YORK — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils Wednesday.

China urges U.S., North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

posted: 08/16/2017 11:41 a.m. Comments 3

BEIJING — China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam.

About 1,000 gather at memorial service for woman killed at Virginia rally

posted: 08/16/2017 11:19 a.m. Discuss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — About 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in downtown Charlottesville to remember a woman killed during a violent weekend rally were able to mourn her death Wednesday quietly without the presence of white supremacists who had threatened to attend the service for Heather Heyer.

5th-grade teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home, police say

posted: 08/16/2017 10:36 a.m. Comment 1

SPRINGBORO, Ohio — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home.

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down; items found

updated: 08/16/2017 3:21 p.m. Discuss

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews searched the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

PHOTOS: Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

posted: 08/16/2017 8:21 a.m. Comments 27

BALTIMORE — 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.

Trump points to 'both sides' in deadly rally

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 22

President Donald Trump reverted Tuesday to blaming both sides for deadly violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., and at one point questioned whether the movement to pull down Confederate statues would lead to the desecration of memorials to George Washington.

Insurer subsidy cut seen as costly

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent next year and federal budget deficits would increase by $194 billion in the coming decade if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to end certain subsidies paid to insurance companies for the benefit of low-income people, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

Appeals panel voids Exxon pipe-risk order

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A federal appeals court panel has handed Exxon Mobil a victory in the oil giant's clash with the government over a regulatory order resulting from the Pegasus pipeline oil spill in Mayflower more than four years ago.

In apparent slip-up, Trump retweets post calling him 'fascist'

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying "he's a fascist," deleting his retweet after about five minutes -- but not before the message was sent to his 35 million followers.

Marine returns flag to Japan

posted: 08/16/2017 4 a.m. Discuss

Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the silk flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that carried this treasure home, and kissed them.

Utah race won by Provo mayor

posted: 08/16/2017 3:58 a.m. Discuss

The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelmingly GOP district.

Trump issues infrastructure order

updated: 08/16/2017 1:11 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump announced an executive order Tuesday that's designed to streamline the approval process for building roads, bridges and other infrastructure by establishing "one federal decision" for major projects and setting a two-year goal for permitting.

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