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North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes, experts say

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Trump looms large in Alabama Senate race

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama’s U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former st...

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. >> A masked gunman invaded a Nashville church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself in the struggle before he was arrested, police said. No motive was immediately determined. Church members told investigators that the suspect had attended services a year or two ago,...

    By KRISTIN M. HALL and JOHN RABY The Associated Press|

  • Dinosaurs

    It took 66 million years, but California gets state dinosaur

    SACRAMENTO >> It took about 66 million years, but California finally has a state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State. Fossilized remains of the duckbilled creature that lived anywhere from 100 to 66 million years ago have been found only in California. Several other states and Washington, D.C., also have official dinosaurs. California has more than 30 state...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Earthquakes

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    LAS VEGAS >> When Luis Ramirez finally reached his mother after the powerful Mexico earthquake, he learned her home was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished. He considered getting on a plane from New York to help her find a new home, but it was too risky now that the program that has been shielding him from deportation is being phased out. He tried to send money, but the usual courier that he uses shut down because of the damage from the 7.1-magnitude quake in his home...

    By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share information with the U.S. or haven’t taken necessary security...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Politics

    US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

    WASHINGTON >>In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” “This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the...

    By ROBERT BURNS and MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

    SOMERSET, N.J. >> President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry’s White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a “bum.” Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the...

    By CATHERINE LUCEY and TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press|

  • Football

    NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump

    SOMERSET, N.J. >> The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.” “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players,” the league commissioner, Roger Goodell,...

    By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press|

  • Weapons testing

    World wonders: Could North Korea fire nuclear missile over Japan?

    SEOUL, South Korea >> Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn’t seen an above-ground, atmospheric nuclear test since an inland detonation by China in 1980, and North Korea upending that could push the region dangerously close to war. The room for error would...

    By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press|

  • Politics

    US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games

    TORONTO >> U.S. first lady Melania Trump met Saturday with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago. Mrs. Trump was heard telling the prince that she had just arrived on a flight from Washington, her first solo trip outside of the United States as first lady. It was also her first time meeting the prince, the White House...

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

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