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AP Exclusive: Key EU banker accused of bribery, Russia ties


LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official explained the "rules of the game" for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125…

The Latest: Florida shooting suspect in brief court hearing


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):; 1:30 p.m. Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has appeared in court for a procedural hearing.

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain


LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.

Freezing temperatures hit the Bay Area

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As chilly winds and frigid temperatures gripped the Bay Area on Monday, forecasters warned the worst is yet to come.

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The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid Kurds


BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):; 8 p.m. A Turkish minister says reports that Syrian government forces are entering a Syrian Kurdish-held enclave "are false," adding that any move by Damascus to protect…


Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly…

Fire reignites at Martinez apartment building

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A fire reignited early Monday in the same apartment building in Martinez where a blaze had burned a day before when a resident left a stove unattended, authorities said.

Fire in SF’s Tenderloin injures 1 and displaces 4


One adult was transported to the hospital Sunday night for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a residential building in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, authorities said.

Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary


LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada had been publicly chided by President…


European shares drift lower as traders take a breather


LONDON (AP) — European shares drifted lower Monday as investors paused for breath following a sizeable rally last week. Despite the move lower, there are few signs of the turmoil that gripped stock markets earlier this month. U.S. stock…


Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.

Israel hits militant site in Gaza after renewed rocket fire


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Monday said it struck an underground militant infrastructure site in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.

Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump.


The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):; 10:00 p.m. Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his…


Record low temperatures expected in Bay Area

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A week for warm layers and oversize winter jackets has arrived as a frigid storm stomped its way into Northern California and the Bay Area on Sunday, bringing with it record-breaking cold temperatures and snow to the Sierra, forecasters…


Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social…


Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three presidential candidates formally accepted the nominations of Mexico's main political parties on Sunday, entering what is shaping up to be a crowded, six-person race to the July 1 election.

'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards


LONDON (AP) — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated…

Trump to meet with high school students for 'listening session'

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):; 5 p.m. President Donald Trump has kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate.


Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a…

Sunday, Feb 18

Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops


QAIM, Iraq (AP) — From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed,…

Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away "Northern scum" and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases.

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not…

Saturday, Feb 17

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders.

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

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The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun…

FBI failed to act on tip about suspected Florida gunman

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PARKLAND, Fla. — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns, and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday.…

Dragon comes to life in San Francisco on first day of Lunar New Year


This year’s golden dragon was unveiled Friday morning at Portsmouth Square and had its eyes dotted by San Francisco acting Mayor Mark Farrell and former Mayor Willie Brown. Friday marked the first day of the Lunar New Year. Festivities…

Friday, Feb 16

Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national…

San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff.

The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):; 11 p.m. The 17 people killed in the Florida high school shooting have been remembered at a candlelight vigil attended by at least 1…

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack,…

Thursday, Feb 15

'Unseen' museum exhibit to depict glow-in-the-dark creatures


NEW YORK (AP) — Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world?

Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows half-dozen cars

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ROME (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 10-meter (30-foot) -wide sinkhole that swallowed up a half-dozen cars on a residential street in Rome.

The Latest: Students describe shooting suspect as troubled

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):; 9:55 p.m. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the 19-year-old suspect in the deadly school shooting, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled…

After elk crashes copter, some question wildlife chopper use


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The case of an elk that died after it leapt in the air and brought a low-flying research helicopter down in Utah highlights the use of helicopters in wildlife monitoring, which has been criticized by animal-rights…

Wednesday, Feb 14

Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

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WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in…

Family who buried wrong man sues California county

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives who thought they had buried their loved one only to find out he was alive 11 days after his funeral sued a California county Tuesday.

Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine's Day


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Penguins are looking for love with big red hearts at a San Francisco aquarium.

Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.