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Clinton, in book, says Trump's debate stalking made her skin crawl

By David Alexander WASHINGTON - Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says in her new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl by stalking her around the stage in a campaign debate and she wonders if she should have told him to "back up, you creep." In audio excerpts of the book ...

Connecticut governor eyes economic investments amid fiscal crisis

By Hilary Russ HARTFORD - Connecticut, one of the wealthiest states in the nation, also has some of the highest debt levels and its capital city of Hartford is facing potential bankruptcy. Now, the state faces a fiscal crisis. Governor Dannel Malloy, a second-term Democrat who is not seeking ...

U.N. rights experts urge U.S. to 'unequivocally' condemn racism

U.N. human rights experts called on the United States and its leadership on Wednesday to "unequivocally and unconditionally" condemn racist speech and crimes, warning that a failure to do so could fuel further violent incidents. The "early warning and urgent action" statement, reserved for serious ...

Singapore rejects U.S. academic's appeal against expulsion

Singapore has rejected a U.S. citizen's appeal to stay in the city-state following the cancellation of his permanent residence status after the government branded him as an agent of foreign influence. Early this month, Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs revoked the permanent residence of Huang ...

U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in Asia

WASHINGTON/TOKYO - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap. Aucoin's removal comes after a pre-dawn collision ...

U.N. rights experts urge U.S. to 'unequivocally' condemn racist hate

GENEVA - U.N. human rights experts called on the United States and its leadership on Wednesday to 'unequivocally and unconditionally' condemn racist hate speech and crimes and to carry out investigations. The statement issued by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination stopped ...

Police use pepper spray to disperse protesters at Trump's Phoenix rally

Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said. Police have not given an estimate of the number of protesters, but Arizona media said there were several thousand. ...

Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

PHOENIX - U.S. President Donald Trump expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs. 'I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us,' Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ...

Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

By Jeff Mason and Keith Coffman PHOENIX - U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Under fire ...

U.S. Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia: source

WASHINGTON/TOKYO - The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters, as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap. The move to replace Aucoin comes days ...

Police fire pepper spray to disperse protesters outside Trump rally in Phoenix

Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said. Police have not given an estimate of the number of protesters, but Arizona media said there were several thousand. ...

Trump hints at pardon for former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

U.S. President Donald Trump hinted on Tuesday that he would issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, a controversial former sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case. Trump, who had already held out the possibility of a pardon for Arpaio, decided against announcing it at a ...

Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally

By Jeff Mason and Keith Coffman PHOENIX - U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary to build a wall along with the border with Mexico. Under ...

Americans wish for luck in $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot

The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery. A winning ticket could bring the holder an estimated $700 ...

Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist rally turned deadly. It was the first ...

U.S. Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia

WASHINGTON/TOKYO - The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters, as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap. "An expedited change in leadership was ...

At Arizona rally, Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence

By Jeff Mason and Keith Coffman PHOENIX - President Donald Trump, surrounded by thousands of supporters on Tuesday, defended his response to the violence at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attacked the media for "giving a platform to hate groups." Trump told ...

Factbox: Trump on Twitter - Virginia, U.S. Navy

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

U.S. Navy to relieve commander after collisions in Asia: source

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy will in the coming hours relieve the three-star admiral who commands its seventh fleet following a series of collisions in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters late on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

U.S. Navy to relieve admiral of command after collisions: WSJ

The U.S. Navy plans to remove from duty the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions in Asia and the deaths of a number of sailors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. officials. Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. Seventh ...

Bundy followers found not guilty at Nevada trial: newspaper

Scott Drexler, Ricky Lovelien, Eric Parker and Steven Stewart - committed crimes including conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, extortion and weapons law violations when they traveled to Nevada with firearms to participate in a plan to halt a cattle roundup. The uprising at Bundy's ranch near ...

Number of charter schools, students in U.S. rises: report

The number of children attending charter schools in the United States hit a record of about 6 percent of all students in public schools, according to a federal education report released on Tuesday. Charter schools are publicly funded schools operated separately from local school districts. About 3 ...

Family of Chinese scholar missing in Illinois asks Trump for help

- Family members of a Chinese scholar presumed kidnapped in Illinois asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to provide additional resources to help find her.

Protests expected at Trump's Phoenix rally, senators will not attend

Arizona's two U.S. senators, who have both clashed with President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, were expected to skip his campaign rally on Tuesday night in Phoenix, where large protests are planned. In his first such event since causing an uproar last week with remarks about a white ...

Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia, 33 hurt

The railcar hit the vacant parked car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, around 12:15 a.m. EDT as it pulled into the station, said Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority . Some 42 passengers were on the ...

Bond sale to pay overdue bills may aid Illinois' rating: S&P

The sale of up to $6 billion of bonds by Illinois to shrink its enormous unpaid bill backlog, an action the governor has yet to take, could protect the state from a credit rating downgrade to junk, S&P Global Ratings said on Tuesday. The credit rating agency said the issuance of 12-year general ...

Treasury secretary's wife apologizes for Instagram sniping

The flap erupted after Mnuchin's wife, Scottish-born actress Louise Linton, posted a photo of herself emerging from the aircraft wearing a white outfit and sunglasses, using the hashtags "#tomford," "#hermesscarf" and "#valentino," according to images of the Monday evening post on social media. In ...

Trump not to pardon former Sheriff Arpaio during Arizona trip: White House

President Donald Trump will not issue a pardon on Tuesday for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his trip to Arizona, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. Trump had held out the possibility of a pardon for Arpaio, a former sheriff of Maricopa County in Phoenix and an outspoken ...

Missouri governor halts execution to examine questions over DNA

By Chris Kenning CHICAGO - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent. Greitens issued the stay of execution for Marcellus ...

Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

It was the first council meeting since the Aug. 12 rally, when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters and killed a 32-year-old woman. Many at the meeting shouted at the councilors and Mayor Mike Signer, forcing them at one point to leave the chamber. Videos posted on social media showed ...

Village Voice to end print edition after nearly 62 years

The publication is still considering when it will end the print edition, said Luke Carron, a Village Voice spokesman. The company has discussed a number of potential partnership opportunities, and will continue to host events like The Pride Awards, which honors work in LGBTQ communities, Barbey said ...

After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

One man showed up at a New York City hospital on Tuesday with a damaged retina after acting on the mistaken belief he could safely stare at an eclipse through a hole punched in a garbage bag. "I'm sort of amazed so far that we haven't examined anybody who has damage," Dr. M. Edward Wilson said by ...

Treasury secretary's wife snipes at critic of Instagram photo

The flap erupted after Mnuchin's wife, Scottish-born actress Louise Linton, posted a photo of herself emerging from the aircraft wearing a white outfit and sunglasses, using the hashtags "#tomford," "#hermesscarf" and "#valentino," according to images of the Monday evening post on social media. ...

Missouri governor halts Tuesday execution

CHICAGO - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing of a woman during a robbery after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence shows he is innocent. Greitens issued the stay of execution for Marcellus Williams, 48, who was ...

Bond sale to pay overdue bills may aid Illinois' credit rating: S&P

The sale of up to $6 billion of bonds by Illinois to shrink its enormous unpaid bill backlog, an action the governor has yet to take, could protect the state from a credit rating downgrade to junk, S&P Global Ratings said on Tuesday. The credit rating agency said the issuance of 12-year general ...

U.S. Justice Department seeks $11 million forfeiture from firms with ties to North Korea

The United States said Tuesday it is seeking forfeitures of $11 million from companies that allegedly laundered money for North Korean banks that are subject to U.S. sanctions. The Justice Department's complaints, filed against Singapore-based Velmur Management Pte Ltd and Transatlantic Partners ...

Los Angeles seeks to join lawsuit over U.S. sanctuary policies

The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday sought to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, according to a court filing. The state of California and city of San Francisco earlier this month filed legal ...

Los Angeles seeks to join U.S. lawsuit over sanctuary policies

SAN FRANCISCO - The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday sought to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, according to a court filing.

U.S. Bioservices to resolve kickback claims for $13.4 million: filing

US Bioservices, a unit of drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen, agreed to pay $10.6 million to the federal government and $2.8 million to states, according to a filing on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim. The deal, which must be approved by the court, would ...

Treasury Secretary's wife snipes at critic of Instagram photo

- The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has sniped at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her designer clothing as she exited a government plane. The flap erupted after Mnuchin's wife, Scottish-born actress Louise Linton, posted a ...

U.S. Justice Department seeks $11 million forfeiture from firms with ties to North Korea

WASHINGTON - The United States said Tuesday it is seeking forfeitures of $11 million from two companies that allegedly laundered money for North Korean banks that are subject to U.S. sanctions.

U.S. appeals court rules for TSA screener who had run-in with flier

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia threw out a First Amendment claim by an architect, Roger Vanderklok, who said he was arrested in retaliation for asking to file a complaint against an ill-tempered Transportation Security Administration supervisor. "We, of course, do not suggest that TSA ...

Pennsylvania judge delays Cosby sex assault retrial till March

Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former administrator at his alma mater in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home will be postponed from November to March of next year, a judge said on Tuesday. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill said the move ...

Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday that it was introducing a cheaper unlimited mobile data plan with some limits as it tries to lure customers away from rival wireless carriers. "While entry-level pricing appears more competitive, the changes more likely ...

Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia; 42 hurt

The train hit the vacant parked car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, around 12:15 a.m. EDT as it pulled into the station, Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority , said on Tuesday. Upper Darby Mayor Thomas ...

Manhattan high-end condo prices rise with strong demand: report

The unit, at 432 Park Avenue, billed as the tallest residential tower in the Americas, was one of three at the Midtown East building that were in the top-five most expensive condominium sales in Manhattan, an analysis by CityRealty said. The analysis examined sale prices and what was paid per square ...

Massachusetts man arrested for trying to punch police horse in face

A Massachusetts man was arrested for trying to punch a police horse in the face at a street festival, according to Worcester police. The incident occurred on Saturday when police were responding to a disturbance at a beer tent at the street festival in the city, located about 40 miles west of ...

U.S. admiral says remains found inside damaged destroyer

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift on Tuesday said divers have found human remains inside the USS John S. McCain, which collided with a merchant vessel this week. "The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today," Swift told reporters ...

Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia; 42 hurt

The train hit the vacant parked car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, around 12:15 a.m. EDT as it pulled into the station, Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority , said on Tuesday. "The injuries appeared to ...

Train collision injures 33 near Philadelphia: media

The train hit the stationary car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, just after midnight, a CBS television affiliate reported, citing Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie. "My face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall and I went straight down and I blacked ...