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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):
Authorities are asking Austin residents to use extreme caution around anything that appears suspicious and call 911.
Four people were taken to a hospital after two freight trains collided and
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President Vladimir Putin on Sunday rubbished claims that Russia poisoned a former spy in Britain, on the eve of international chemical weapons experts heading to the UK to probe the attack. "It's complete drivel, rubbish, nonsense that somebody in Russia would allow themselves to do such a thing ahead of elections and the World Cup," Putin told supporters after winning a fourth term as president. "We have destroyed all chemical weapons," he added, rejecting Britain's claim that only Moscow could be behind the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said.
Police in California are now seeking the person responsible.
(This March 14 story corrects paragraph 15 to add dropped words "not" and "whether" to show Pennsylvania has not provided funding) By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's tight congressional special election underscores the need for states to replace aging voting machines and use paper ballots as backups to ensure the integrity of vote counts ahead of pivotal November U.S. midterm elections, election security advocates said on Wednesday. Democrat Conor Lamb led Republican Rick Saccone by only a few hundred votes out of nearly 230,000 cast in the closely watched U.S. House of Representatives election on Tuesday in western Pennsylvania. With many states using antiquated...
Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled
US President Donald Trump has decided to sack National Security Advisor HR McMaster, in what would be the latest in a string of high-profile White House departures, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The newspaper said that Trump is discussing potential replacements for McMaster, but is willing to take his time because he wants to avoid humiliating him as well as to have a successor ready. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that there were no changes at the National Security Council, a response that avoided the issue of whether any were being planned.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A grand jury indicted four people Thursday in the death of a Louisiana State University student whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving after fraternity members allegedly subjected him to a hazing ritual.
By Samia Nakhoul, Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah does not expect its arch foe Israel to launch a war for now in Lebanon but is prepared for one, the deputy leader of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. As the war in Syria enters its eighth year, Sheikh Naim Qassem also said there was no end in sight to the conflict which would go on for at least two more years, and President Bashar al-Assad could not be forced out of an eventual settlement. "There is no solution in Syria under the title of 'excluding President Assad'.
An Amber alert has been issued for two suburban Chicago children who police say were taken by their father after their mother was shot and killed at a gas station.
The GOP's advantage in outside spending may not matter as much anymore
Britain's opposition Labour leader and his spokesman cast doubt Wednesday on whether Russia was to blame for the poisoning of a former spy, after the government announced sanctions against Moscow. Jeremy Corbyn's lukewarm response to Prime Minister Theresa May's statement was followed by several interventions by Labour MPs backing the government's response to the attack on Sergei Skripal. In parliament, Corbyn questioned May on whether she had responded to Russia's request to provide samples of the nerve agent used, after Moscow complained it had been kept in the dark in the investigation.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old
Authorities release video of U.S. Marshall shooting accused gang member who attacked witness with pen inside Salt Lake City Federal Courthouse in 2014.
If true, the findings would settle a long debate over the fate of Earhart, who vanished while attempting a round-the-world flight in 1937. The new study re-examined measurements of several bones that were found on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro, but are now lost.
Baldwin Park police are looking for Paul Mendoza Allen, 34, in connection with the shooting of a couple in their home.
Cochran's most recent race for re-election in 2014 was marked by a ferocious Republican primary. Thad Cochran of Mississippi announced on Monday that he would step down from the US Senate on 1 April. The octogenarian Republican was first elected to the Senate in 1978 but has long been plagued by ill health and has not played an active role on Capitol Hill in recent years.
US chipmaker Qualcomm postponed its annual shareholders' meeting after secretly requesting a national security review of Broadcom's bid to take over the company, the Singapore-based Broadcom announced Monday. Qualcomm shareholders were due to meet Tuesday, but Broadcom said it was informed Sunday night that Qualcomm secretly filed a voluntary request on January 29 for US regulators to investigate the deal, and was ordered to postpone the meeting for 30 days. "It should be clear to everyone that this is part of an unprecedented effort by Qualcomm to disenfranchise its own stockholders," Broadcom said in a statement.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to continue with a military offensive in a rebel-held region near the capital, as troops and allied militias captured a number of villages and towns in the largest advance since a wide-scale operation began last month.
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports the latest week in the Trump administration.
Syrian troops and allied militia seized several villages in Eastern Ghouta over the weekend, in what appeared to be the start of a ground offensive to crush the besieged opposition stronghold. Regime forces seized up to a quarter of the rebel-held enclave in fighting that sent hundreds of civilians fleeing, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. Earlier, the Syrian armed forces said they had captured villages along the edge of the enclave. Over 600 people have been killed and two thousand injured since the Syrian regime launched an air and artillery bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, on February 18. The United Nations said on Sunday that a 40-lorry...
President Donald Trump pulled no punches in his gibe-filled remarks at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday, joking about his top aides and opponents alike to the journalists and lawmakers in attendance. The president opened his comments by mocking the recent downgrading of Kushner's security clearance. "Before I get started, I wanted to apologize for arriving a little bit late," Trump began, according to pool reporters.
Government forces seized territory inside Syria's rebel enclave Eastern Ghouta Saturday, intensifying fighting as tens of thousands of civilians in the besieged enclave near Damascus awaited urgently needed aid. On another front in Syria's seven-year civil war, Turkish air strikes killed 36 pro-regime fighters in a Kurdish enclave near the Turkish border. Syria's war has killed more than 340,000 people and spiralled into a complex conflict involving world powers since it started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.
A man fatally shot himself on the crowded pedestrian avenue directly in front of the White House on Saturday, officials said. The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of kin, the Secret Service said in a statement. While as many as 100 people -- mostly tourists -- were on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House at the time, no one else was reported hurt, the Secret Service said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the funeral of the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing mysterious "health attacks" in Havana, the United States said Friday it is making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba, extending an action that has hurt the island nation's economy and cramped Cubans' ability to visit the U.S.
By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual parliament gathering kicks off on Monday as an ever-stronger President Xi Jinping presses ahead with efforts to ward off financial risks without undermining the economy. The run-up to the National People's Congress meeting has been eventful, with the ruling Communist party announcing on Feb 25 that it was eliminating the two-term limit for the presidency. China also seized control of the once high-flying and acquisitive Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said it had prosecuted the group's chairman, the most dramatic move yet in Beijing's effort to curb risk in its financial system.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An armed man was fatally shot by police after he crashed his car during a chase on Interstate 64, state police said Thursday.
New York state has asked three banks to supply information about their relationships with the real estate business of Jared Kushner, a senior White House advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, a source said Wednesday. Maria Vullo, Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services (DFS), sent letters last week to Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank and New York Community Bank asking for details on their financial arrangements as well as loans made to or sought by Kushner Companies, the source told AFP.
A 66-year-old unlicensed day care worker is facing felony child abuse charges after a baby boy in her care went to the hospital with two broken legs.
BELFAST, Maine (AP) - Former neighbors of a couple accused of fatally beating a 10-year-old girl said they heard abuse months ago and reported it to police and the state health and human services' officials.
For millions of years after the Big Bang, the universe was a cold place filled with hydrogen and helium created at the dawn of the universe. And then, suddenly, there was light. For the first time, a team of astronomers think they've detected a signal from some of the first stars that formed less than 180 million years after the Big Bang. Two new studies published in the journal Nature this week detail new evidence about when those stars formed after the Big Bang. SEE ALSO: Mysterious cosmic radio burst spotted in real time from Australia The new work also opens up questions about those early eons after the universe came to be, and may even reveal cracks in our understanding of...
Melania Trump has cut ties with a key aide and close friend after it emerged she had made millions from planning the presidential inauguration ceremony. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who has been friends with Mrs Trump for years, had her contract with the First Lady cancelled last week after records showed that her company had been paid $26 million to help plan Mr Trump's inauguration. Ms Wolkoff, 47, was Mrs Trump's first hire in her new role and had been working as an unpaid senior adviser to the office of the First Lady since Mr Trump's election. But last week Stephanie Grisham, Mrs Trump's spokeswoman, said the office had "severed the gratuitous services contract with...
A landslide caused by a broken water main shut down all lanes of Bayside Drive in Newport Beach on Tuesday.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Western policies toward his country, blasting the European Union for failing to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the divisions over Ukraine and many other issues.
Someone close to him called the FBI to report his "desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting."
Bobsledders from Nigeria and Jamaica made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday.
Gun rights advocates often say it's not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting.