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Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate


HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are set to square off in their first debate.

From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility


CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — David Allgood and Tom Stokes glide up a slight incline to the wooden platform overlooking the Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park. From there, they watch through a glass panel as the Kentucky park's lone ferry…


Officials release names of those killed in boat accident


BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely would not have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally in governor's race


ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor.

Long after hurricane, unearthed bodies remain unidentified


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It was Father's Day when Larry Monk got the frantic call from his sister: Their father's burial vault was missing from its place in the cemetery.


Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space


BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.


Margaret Thatcher's spouse not happy about McCartney invite


LONDON (AP) — Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn't the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street.


The Latest: Boat victims mourned


BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):; 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats…


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week


Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Man in concrete mixer truck leads Wyoming police in chase


GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase — once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck.

Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying 2019


MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It's back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road.

Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A baby girl is guaranteed food for life — and a job — after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.

Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker's jaw


ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow.


Rex Smith: Analyzing the man from Queens


Those of you who are worried about what goes on inside Donald Trump's brain — like, if you watch a newscast and think, "Is this man nuts?" — may wonder why he behaves the way he does. I suggest you consider where he came from.

Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police


HONOLULU (AP) — A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.


Saratoga Results Friday July 20th, 2018


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The Latest: Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive


HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Hawaii police officer (all times local):; 5:15 p.m. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says a police officer wounded in a Friday shootout with a man…

Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuild


MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and…

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident


BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm.

Hillary Clinton to appear at Central Park summer festival


NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton will be part of a star-studded lineup at a summer festival in New York's Central Park.

WWII hero's lost Purple Heart returned to his family


NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II.

Video: Smart phone encounter after SPAC concert leads to charge

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A 24-year-old Schodack woman is claiming that she was wrongfully arrested after a state trooper knocked her smart phone out of her hand to stop her from recording an encounter after a traffic accident.


Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say


HONOLULU (AP) — Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say.

Trump taped talking hush payment


President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on…

State regulators strip ex-USC dean of medical license


LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's medical board has revoked the license of the former dean of the University of Southern California's medical school who was accused of using drugs and partying with prostitutes.


NYC prepares sandbags to barricade steam-pipe blast site


NEW YORK (AP) — New York City had sandbags at the ready Friday night to barricade the site of a Manhattan steam-pipe explosion against possible heavy rains that could complicate the cleanup of asbestos-laced debris.

The Latest: Horse races cancelled in North Texas due to heat


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave spreading across the southern U.S. (all times local):; 8:05 p.m. A forecast of excessive heat this weekend has prompted the cancellation of the weekend's racing at a North Texas thoroughbred…

Alabama attorney, company official convicted in bribery case


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A prominent Alabama attorney and a coal company executive were convicted Friday on federal charges involving bribery of a state lawmaker.

Grandfather arrested after California boy shoots cousin, 2


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin Friday at a home in Southern California and deputies arrested the victim's grandfather for allegedly leaving the gun where the kids could…

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films


BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue.