UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):
FREDRICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — An NAACP chapter is asking a Virginia city to move a slave auction block from its downtown.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former police officer in Vermont has been charged with taking heroin seized in a drug raid and giving it to an addict with whom he was having an intimate relationship.
YORK, S.C. (AP) — What happens when a defendant signs a plea deal as the jury is returning a guilty verdict?
ATLANTA (AP) — A website is tricking people into thinking they're dealing with Delta Air Lines when arranging for their pets to fly on jets, the Atlanta-based company maintains in a new federal lawsuit.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court says a former reporter could be forced to testify against a man accused of sending a bogus email announcing a House candidate was dropping out of the race.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Association for the Deaf said Friday that police have reached out since an officer fatally shot a deaf man in Oklahoma City, but that more needs to be done, including teaching officers to recognize the deaf and learn to visually communicate with those who ca…
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the demolition of a lead-contaminated public housing complex in northwestern Indiana.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — When computer science major Lindsay Nichols considers the possibility of a "Free Speech Week" featuring right-wing firebrands at the University of California, Berkeley, the first word that comes to her mind is "annoyance."
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's largest electric company says it will publish federally mandated maps that it previously refused to publish, showing what could happen to neighboring properties if a coal-ash pit burst.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — After nine years of fits and starts, dismissals and reinstatements, a federal lawsuit filed by one-time inmates at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against civilian interrogators who worked there is moving ahead.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Little Caesars Pizza that alleged that pork was sold as "halal pepperoni" at a restaurant in a Detroit suburb that has a large Muslim population.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seeking further input, a state panel in North Carolina on Friday delayed a decision on whether three Confederate monuments from the grounds of the old Capitol should be moved to a Civil War battlefield in an adjoining county.
SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) — In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins blocked traffic on a Florida interstate.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's former director of disease control says she believes a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area is related to a switch in the city's water supply.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of performing a sex act on a dog has been charged under a new state law that criminalizes bestiality.
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on unrest in St. Louis following the acquittal of a former police officer I the death of a black man (all times local):
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his ex-wife and seven others in a 2011 shooting rampage at the hair salon where she worked.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man.
GROTON, Mass. (AP) — A recent college graduate charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat told authorities he "freed them," according to police reports released Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of the nine black students who famously integrated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957 says the images of a white supremacist rally in Virginia last month immediately reminded her of the mobs she faced 60 years ago.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who killed eight people in a California shooting (all times local):
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city.
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California man sentenced to life in prison for killing 8 people in 2011 shooting rampage at hair salon.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The entire Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened after the heavy rains of Hurricane Irma forced the closure of some parts of it.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A mentally ill doctor who shot a Yale University physician to death and narrowly missed wounding the victim's pregnant wife was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison, ending a seven-year legal drama over the gunman's sanity that included forcibly medicating him so he…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba so far hasn't unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat said Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting "sanctuary cities" to immediately take effect.
HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) — A man and two women are charged in the killing of 17-year-old whose burned remains were found in southern Missouri after his family reported him missing.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida neighborhood watch volunteers are facing charges after deputies say they mistook a lost Uber driver for a burglar, pulled guns on him and fired a shot.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities could be looking into a possible fraud case related to companies' abandonment of a multibillion-dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood while screaming about Cuba and then returned hours later to wave a machete at reporters has been arrested, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on appeals court hearing about Texas "sanctuary cities" law (all times local):
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says nearly 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit, though the county being sued disputes that.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates in 2022 for two condemned killers.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 children in New Hampshire's largest city have witnessed an adult overdose in their home since 2016. Now, a police program that officials hope will be replicated elsewhere is working to prevent kids from meeting the same fate.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — A judge ordered a central Illinois high school student to undergo mental evaluations and remain in juvenile custody after the freshman was charged with opening fire in the school cafeteria and injuring another student.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive.
A South Carolina city sought the federal government's help in rebuilding community trust after the 2015 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer. Civil rights advocates hoped the resulting comprehensive review of police interactions would be a first step toward meaningful change.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A man who had recently been denied a gun license fatally shot his 6-year-old son before taking his own life, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday.
Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.