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Report: Many suspects in mass attacks experienced stressors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday. The cases highlight the importance ...

US rescinds global ‘do not travel’ coronavirus warning

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide alert. The State Department lifted its level-four health advisory for the ...

Democrats sue Georgia election officials over lines at polls

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are asking a federal judge to order Georgia election officials to take steps to prevent long lines at the polls on Election Day. A lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Atlanta alleges that the causes of long lines that have forced Georgians to wait hours to ...

California, cities battle over marijuana home-delivery rule

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California faced off in court Thursday against some of its own cities that want to overturn a government rule allowing home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales. In a potential setback for at least some of the cities, ...

Senegal president offers condolences to Denver fire victims

DENVER (AP) — The president of Senegal offered his condolences on Thursday after five people who immigrated to Colorado from the West African country were killed in a suburban Denver house fire that authorities say they suspect was intentionally set. President Macky Sall tweeted in French ...

FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul

LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday. The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m. at the Calabasas, California, mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura ...

Joe Arpaio clings to relevancy in what’s likely his last run

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has grown more politically moderate in the past five years, but Republican primary voters haven't entirely abandoned Joe Arpaio, the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix who lost the job in 2016 amid voter frustration over his legal troubles and headline-grabbing ...

Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple's home the day before she faced a primary election in March. The state attorney general filed three misdemeanor ...

Los Angeles deputy says colleagues are part of violent gang

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A violent gang of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who call themselves "The Executioners" control a patrol station in Compton through force, threats, work slowdowns and acts of revenge against those who speak out, a deputy alleges in a legal claim. Austreberto ...

Astronauts: SpaceX Dragon capsule ‘came alive’ on descent

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The astronauts on SpaceX's first crew flight said Tuesday that their Dragon capsule "came alive" and sounded like a beast as it descended through the atmosphere to a smooth splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. Two days after returning from the International Space ...

Images of student crowds raise questions in Georgia schools

ATLANTA (AP) — Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person classes Monday with mask-optional policies face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after on-campus pictures showed students packed shoulder-to-shoulder. In Cherokee County, dozens of seniors gathered at two ...

Lawyers to argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lawyers are scheduled to argue about whether a psychologist's observations about a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper should be heard by jurors who will decide whether he's criminally responsible because of his mental health. A pretrial hearing set for ...

Girl Scouts sex-abuse claim included in NY civil case flurry

NEW YORK (AP) — As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her troop leader was sexually abusing her in the bathroom of a church basement where scout meetings were held in the 1980s. Weiss-Russell has detailed her ...

5 found dead in suspected arson fire at Denver home

DENVER (AP) — Five people were found dead Wednesday after an early morning fire destroyed a suburban Denver home — a blaze that authorities said they suspect was intentionally set. Three people escaped the fire by jumping from the home's second floor. Investigators believe the victims were ...

Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another ...

Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Monday afternoon, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short. Republicans are griping that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't drop her expansive wish list even ...

Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias, stars, guitars, the cross, beer cans, crawfish, a Gulf Coast lighthouse, Elvis Presley and even Kermit the Frog appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag. Mississippi recently retired the last state banner with the ...

Sorry, boomers: millennials and younger are new US majority

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the U.S. population. A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. The Brookings' analysis of population ...

Nevada lawmakers OK mailing voters ballots, Trump slams move

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of U.S. states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bill now heads to Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. If he signs ...

Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but immediately imposed another injunction in a different lawsuit. The new 90-day injunction bars the ...