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The Latest: Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 5:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is abandoning his plans to form an infrastructure advisory council. It’s the third such industry council to be eliminated by the White House

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The Latest: GOP Sen. Scott questions Trump’s moral authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. Republican Sen. Tim Scott is telling a newspaper in his home state of South Carolina that President Donald Trump’s response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, “complicates

Illinois conservative group’s cartoon sparks racial clash

CHICAGO (AP) — A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly rally attack in Virginia. The rendering is

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Missouri lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination comment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker acknowledged Thursday that she posted and later deleted a comment on Facebook about hoping for President Donald Trump’s assassination, saying she was frustrated with the president’s response to the white supremacist rally

Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month.

Tim Cook

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last

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Some major attacks in Europe in recent years

LONDON (AP) — The deadly Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people and wounded dozens of others Thursday is the latest attack in Europe in recent years. Here are some of the other major ones, many of which used vehicles:

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US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. The military said in a statement that several Afghan forces were also

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The Latest: Belgium condemns Barcelona van attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Barcelona attack (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Top officials in Belgium have sent wishes of solidarity to the victims of the van attack in Barcelona, including one Belgian. Prime Minister Charles Michel

Chris Berman

Cafe no longer being probed in death of Chris Berman’s wife

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they have closed an investigation of a restaurant after finding no violations in connection with a car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman. The state Liquor Control Division

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Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona’s harbor. It’s filled with cafes, restaurants, stalls selling everything from

Betsy DeVos

In letter to staff, DeVos condemns Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — After criticism over her muted response to the violence in Charlottesville, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has written a letter to her staff condemning the “tragic and unthinkable” events and blasting “neo-Nazis and other racist bigots.” DeVos’ email

Haskel Lookstein

US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation

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Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white nationalists behind last weekend’s violent rally found an appealing target in the historic town where Thomas Jefferson founded a university and an outspoken, progressive mayor declared his city the “capital of the resistance” to

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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 12 dead, 80 hurt

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Authorities said 12

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Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump’s top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief’s warnings a bluff. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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The Latest: VP Pence calls Barcelona attack ‘horrific’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. reaction to the attack in Barcelona, Spain (all times EDT): 3:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is responding to the attack in Barcelona during remarks at the Panama Canal. Pence calls the attack

James Mattis

Before Camp David talks, Mattis says Afghan strategy is near

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of

Glen Perkins

Twins reinstate Perkins from DL, after 16-month stay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Glen Perkins has finally returned to the Minnesota Twins, with the bonus of a playoff race and a bullpen in need of some help. He’s not the hard-throwing three-time All-Star closer he once was. He’s just grateful

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The Latest: Trump revives discredited tale about pigs’ blood

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. reaction to the attack in Barcelona, Spain (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Hours after the deadly terrorist attack in Spain, President Donald Trump revived a widely discredited story about an Army general who

Rex Tillerson

US condemns Spanish attack, pledges justice for terrorists

BRIDGWATER, N.J. (AP) — The United States swiftly condemned Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona and offered assistance to authorities in Spain. President Donald Trump, who remained out of public view for a second straight day, denounced the attack in

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Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump’s response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of angering the American leader. Benjamin Netanyahu has

Mattis says decision near on new Afghan policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump is gathering his national security team to attempt again to settle on a new Afghanistan policy. In remarks at the State Department, Mattis told reporters the talks Friday at

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Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as the contentious debate over the appropriateness of such memorials moved to the halls of Congress. Pelosi asked Speaker Paul

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GOP senator says Trump hasn’t shown stability, competence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, called for “radical changes” in

Duke Shelley, Josh Reynolds

K-State hopes returning secondary can hold up in Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The school that once produced Chris Canty and Thorpe Award winner Terence Newman has struggled to defend in recent years in the pass-happy Big 12. It still draws Kansas State coach Bill Snyder’s ire. The hard-to-please

St. Louis Cardinals taking claim of Rally Cat

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rally Cat may be coming back to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to the now-famous cat that darted across the field during the Aug. 9 game against Kansas City, just moments before

Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have “dedicated funds” to help remove a Confederate monument from the city. The NFL’s Buccaneers, NHL’s Lightning and Rays of Major League



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