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5 crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks

By BECKY BOHRER and MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members missing after a crab fishing vessel sank in the frigid waters off Alaska were feared dead after authorities called off a search for those working in the one of the most dangerous industries in the ...

US starts sending asylum seekers across Arizona border

By ASTRID GALVAN and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN undefined PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a ...

Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the ...

Floats, marching bands hit the streets for 131st Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a flyover by a B-2 stealth bomber, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry ...

Family: Man stabbed in Hanukkah attack may have brain damage

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A man wounded in the Hanukkah stabbings north of New York City may have permanent brain damage and be partially paralyzed for the rest of his life, his family said. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council released a statement from the ...

As more women run for office, child care remains a hurdle

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Kimberly Dudik ran for her fourth term in the Montana House, state officials told her she could not use campaign money to pay for child care for her four young children. She is now running for ...

Minister: Texas gunman grew angry in past over cash requests

By JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The man who fatally shot two people at a Texas church was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial in 2012 and was repeatedly fed by the congregation but got angry when church officials refused to give him money, according to ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for ...

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ HONG KONG Revelers as well as pro-democracy ...

Warren blasts billionaires as Democrats end year campaigning

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren marked one year of running for president on Tuesday by slamming billionaires from both parties who she says put corporate interests above the needs of the rest of the country, as many top Democrats looking to ...