8 dead in crash were Arizona residents, Guatemalan migrants

California 09/21/18, 16:35

Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday.The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the people who died in ...

California college moves ‘Prospector Pete’ statue from plaza

California 09/21/18, 16:28

California State University, Long Beach, will move its half-century-old "Prospector Pete" statue away from a prominent place on campus because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people.A statement on the university website said the gold rush was "a time in history when the indigenous peoples of ...

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

California 09/21/18, 16:13

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged with drugging and raping two women.Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters many calls about alleged abuse came in ...

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

U.S. 09/21/18, 15:37

The Mormon church's new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few ...

Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

U.S. 09/21/18, 15:24

Hotplates and space heaters will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents who were left without natural gas following a series of gas explosions and fires, officials announced Friday.The parent company of Columbia Gas, meanwhile, set a Nov. 19 deadline by which it expects to restore gas to all of ...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

U.S. 09/21/18, 15:24

Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday.The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just steps away from the National Mall ...

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

U.S. 09/21/18, 15:01

Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Manaj and Cher, among others.And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November.Just for the scale of its venues, there has never been a ...

Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:54

A judge on Massachusetts' highest court denied a bid to block federal immigration agents from making arrests at state courthouses, though she expressed concern that the practice may be scaring off some witnesses and others needed in court.Justice Elspeth Cypher of the Supreme Judicial Court said in her ruling this ...

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:54

The suspect in a Wisconsin workplace shooting that wounded four people had his concealed-carry permit revoked and was unable to legally purchase a firearm, police said Friday.Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said the gunman, 43-year-old Anthony Tong, had no criminal history but did have "contact" with police in South Dakota ...

Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:37

Evangelical activists are pressing Republican leaders to act more forcefully to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.Kavanaugh's nomination is a leading issue for faith leaders and activists who are gathering at the annual Values Voter summit in Washington.Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, the organizer of the conference, says ...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn’t hear it

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:30

The jury in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald has heard very little about race.Tina Hunter, left, wipes her eyes as she watches from the gallery during Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's first ...

Authorities arrest fugitive New Mexico priest in abuse case

California 09/21/18, 13:25

A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday.Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a ...

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women’s fashion

New York 09/21/18, 11:53

The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye.But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or ...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

New York 09/21/18, 11:50

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River.In this Sept. 19, 2018, photo released by Cape Fear River Watch, heavy rains from Hurricane ...

Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

U.S. 09/21/18, 11:43

Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the vessel. It's one ...