Prison inmate death after incident with staff ruled homicide

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:56

The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.Larry Earvin ...

As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:54

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. Gillum, in a video that he posted on Facebook, congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis but ...

Update: Democrat Gillum ends campaign for governor

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:40

The Latest on Florida recount (all times local):5:15 p.m.Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis.Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated ...

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:11

Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a ...

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral

U.S. 11/17/18, 16:49

A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan is being remembered at a public funeral as a man of commitment, confidence, conviction and compassion. Brent Taylor's younger brother, Derek, said Saturday in the city of Ogden that ...

Update: Trump surveys wildfire devastation in California

U.S. 11/17/18, 14:40

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in Chico, California, as he surveys wildfire devastation. He flew aboard Marine One after landing at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. The presidential motorcade has driven past ...

Update: Fire crews in California brace for high winds

U.S. 11/17/18, 12:47

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):9:45 a.m.Firefighters are racing against time to contain the massive Northern California wildfire as they prepare for a high winds that are expected to heighten fire danger.The California Department of Forestry and Fire ...

Killer wildfire, bar shooting draw Trump to California

U.S. 11/17/18, 12:26

The killer wildfire in Northern California and the recent country-music bar shooting hundreds of miles south are drawing President Donald Trump to the state on Saturday. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One for a ...

Georgia derailment leads to town’s evacuation

U.S. 11/17/18, 12:16

A small Georgia town has been evacuated after a derailment of multiple railroad cars. CSX Railroad said the cars derailed around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon. The exact number of cars involved is unclear. CSX says ...

Wolf’s 2nd term comes with evolving GOP identity in Capitol

U.S. 11/17/18, 10:53

With Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania's Capitol is not how Wolf will govern, but how Republicans who still control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election.Wolf's ...

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

U.S. 11/17/18, 05:00

A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days.Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn, delighting chilly early-bird observers along the Atlantic coast. The Russian Space ...

Myth busting is a daily challenge at Florida meadery

U.S. 11/17/18, 03:05

Debunking myths is mead maker Ann-Marie Willaker's toughest challenge.New customers perusing the menu at Abbey Bar on North Woodland Boulevard, which serves as the taproom for Willaker's Odd Elixir MeadWorks, often have never heard of mead. Others think they know ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

U.S. 11/17/18, 02:30

photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes a flock of starlings in Milan, Italy; a traditional Papua New ...