National News

Tornado warning? In East, storm season brings bewilderment

By DAVID PORTER Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As a tornado bore down on the western edge of New Jersey, some residents prepared for the worst, while others were caught off guard, despite bulletins from meteorologists and extensive coverage by television and radio stations. Marie ...

Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all. Now, the state is looking to curb production. Five years after they ...

R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related counts in Chicago

By MICHAEL TARM and HERB McCANN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of ...

Mueller: Special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have ...

Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and spur disease. One lesson: A single test to see what ...

Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate again in 2020, saying the GOP must regain the once reliably red state and Moore "cannot win." Moore, who contends establishment ...

After several quiet years, tornadoes erupt in United States

By RICK CALLAHAN and GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the ...

Navy SEAL seeks to toss slaying case over withheld evidence

By JULIE WATSON and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 want the case thrown out because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct that include withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the ...

Democrats up requirements for 2nd round of primary debates

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, are ...

2020 preview? Feud between Trump and Biden flares up

By STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 ...