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California declares state of emergency over wildfires, winds

By Terence Chea and Don Thompson The Associated Press SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — California's governor declared a statewide emergency Sunday after officials ordered nearly 200,000 people to leave their homes as hurricane-force winds drove multiple wildfires through bone-dry ...

2 dead, 12 injured in shooting at college party in Texas

By Jamie Stengle The Associated Press GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, leaving two people dead and 12 others injured before he escaped in the ensuing chaos, authorities said Sunday. Authorities believe the shooter may have been ...

Taste for craft breweries grows in West Virginia

By Suzanne Elliott The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The number of craft breweries in West Virginia has doubled in the last five years and more than a half dozen are in the planning stages, which means the state will be closing in on nearly three dozen beer makers. Currently, ...

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

By Mike Corder The Associated Press ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A young Dutch inventor is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the seas. The 25-year-old ...

The tip, the raid, the reveal: The takedown of al-Baghdadi

By Deb Riechmann and Aamer Madhani The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The helicopters flew low and fast into the night, ferrying U.S. special forces to a compound where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hiding in Syria. Half a world away, President Donald Trump watched the ...

Review: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ no triumphant comeback

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Who will save the "Terminator" franchise from itself? Not "Deadpool" director Tim Miller, producer James Cameron or even Linda Hamilton, it turns out. Yes, despite an A-list roster of talent, including people behind the scenes who theoretically should know ...

In Scorsese and Coppola, Marvel meets formidable foes

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly the stuff of "Stop the presses!" that some of the greatest filmmakers in the world have misgivings about the rise of the superhero film and its outsized place in our film culture. And yet recent critical comments by Martin ...

Fire erupts as Californians hit with 2nd round of blackouts

By Jocelyn Gecker and Noah Berger The Associated Press GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire exploded in size early Thursday amid dangerous winds that prompted the state's largest utility to impose electrical blackouts to prevent fires. Authorities ordered the entire ...

Grim find: 39 dead in 1 of UK’s worst trafficking cases

By Gregory Katz and Danica Kirka The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Investigators were trying to piece together the movements of a large cargo truck found Wednesday containing the bodies of 39 people in one of Britain's worst people smuggling tragedies. Police initially said the ...

Trump lynching claim renews pain for kin of actual victims

By Jay Reeves The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Willie Edwards Jr., a black truck driver, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen who forced him to jump off a bridge in Alabama in 1957. Two years earlier, white men had bludgeoned black teenager Emmett Till to death in Mississippi. No ...

Canada votes in election that could see Trudeau lose power

By Rob Gillies The Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday. The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon ...

Tornado rips through Dallas; 1 dead in Arkansas amid storms

DALLAS (AP) — Crews searched Monday through the rubble of homes and businesses torn apart by a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area the night before, and one person was killed by a falling tree in Arkansas as the storms moved to the northeast. Radar confirmed the tornado struck near ...

Vape pioneer peddled street drugs that sickened dozens

By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an ...

Mulvaney’s missteps draw scrutiny from Trump allies

By Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part ...

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed ...

Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears

By Gregory Katz and Mike Corder The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson has vowed ...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ claims No. 1 over ‘Joker’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely. Studios on Sunday say the film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning grossed an estimated $36 million in North America and $117 million ...

hapless bengals

By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Thirty-three yards rushing, all by the quarterback. Just when the Bengals think their offense can't get any worse, it reaches new depths. And seven weeks into the season, they're still winless with no relief in sight. Andy Dalton threw ...

White House: Summit at Trump property would look ‘lousy’

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing "it looks lousy" to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said ...