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The Latest: Young Australian boy missing after van attack
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 5:15 a.m. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Turnbull said Saturday that the boy's... Read More
Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia. Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogota aboard a private plane traveling from Aruba, Colombian migration... Read More
Cities seek creative ways to prevent car or van attacks
PARIS (AP) — From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. In response, ugly concrete blocks as well as more aesthetic deterrents are sprouting up in front of landmarks... Read More
Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as it is obscured... Read More
Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of... Read More
Barcelona's victims include US man celebrating anniversary
PARIS (AP) — The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city. Families, friends and government officials from Paris to Sydney, San Francisco to Berlin scrambled Friday to discover... Read More
Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An ever-expanding jumble of flags, candles, teddy bears and flowers grew Friday at the base of Barcelona's ornate Canaletes Fountain, where a local legend says that those who drink from the monument will fall in love with the city and always return. The makeshift memorial sprang up with... Read More
Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Confederate flag will no longer wave at Six Flags Over Texas. Instead, the Dallas-area theme park will fly six American flags. The Arlington park's Friday change comes as communities across the nation debate Confederate memorials and symbols after the deadly rally over a Robert E. Lee... Read More
Hot Springs prepares for Confederate monument demonstration
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hot Springs police say they're preparing for a planned rally to support the preservation of Confederate history in the city about 46 miles (74 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reports The Confederate Square Group is holding the rally Saturday on... Read More
Civil Rights museum settles dispute over late power bills
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest utility is dropping a demand for an advance payment to cover the possibility of delinquent power bills from a museum that honors a historic lunch-counter sit-in. The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Friday posted terms of a settlement between Duke Energy and the... Read More
Lawsuit: Santa's Workshop owner demanded sex for lower rents
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of an amusement park named Santa's Workshop is being sued by six women who claim he demanded sex in exchange for lower rents at his central New York properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court in Syracuse accuses Douglas Waterbury, of Oswego, of sexually... Read More
Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the total solar eclipse Monday, Grand Teton is expected to outshine, and overshadow, one of the nation's... Read More
Casa Grande gives preliminary OK to big development project
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The Casa Grande City Council has given preliminary approval for zoning changes and a development agreement for a multi-use project that would include an amusement park, sports facilities, retail and housing. The council is expected to follow up on its action Wednesday by giving final... Read More
'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England
BOSTON (AP) — New England's fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it's enough to make a maple leaf blush. For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. There's no more drought, the summer has been mild and the leaves — largely spared by marauding gypsy moth... Read More
Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian Florida widow who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway. The timeshare company needs her signature in order to get a county permit for... Read More
Organizers set dates for annual Gathering of Nations powwow
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Organizers of one of North America's most prominent American Indian powwows say they're already gearing up for next year's event. They are kicking off their promotional campaign for the 2018 Gathering of Nations on Friday with the release of the event's official poster. The 35th annual... Read More
Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday. The statue of Roger B. Taney was lifted away by a crane at about 2 a.m. It... Read More
Police: Woman hospitalized after dropping from speeding car
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey have opened an investigation after a woman either jumped or fell out of a moving car that was traveling at a high rate of speed. State police say the incident happened on state Route 42 in Deptford Township around 8 p.m. Thursday. WPVI-TV reports the woman was... Read More
Road project at West Virginia airport is completed early
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport says a paving project on the road leading to it has been completed ahead of schedule. The airport said the project was completed Wednesday and caused minimal delay to airport patrons. The airport's news release said the Department of Highways reported the... Read More
Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them... Read More


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