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Marine combat veteran kills 12 in California bar shooting

By KRYSTA FAURIA, Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror ...

Justice Ginsburg in hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday. The court's oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. ...

White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of ...

Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbors who had to drive ...

Missouri diocese abuse inquiry names 33 priests, brothers

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thirty-three priests or religious brothers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minors, the bishop of the central ...

Trump says he’s focused on Senate with 2 days until midterms

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press MACON, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from the fate of House Republican candidates Sunday as he devotes his final two days before Tuesday's midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial ...

Wisconsin town mourns 3 Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in crash

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin community on Sunday was grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were collecting trash along a rural highway when police say a pickup truck veered off the road and hit them before speeding away. Authorities have not released the ...

Obama, Trump offer dueling final pitches to midterm voters

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — No longer reluctant to speak out, former President Barack Obama delivered a closing argument for Democrats that seeks a firm check on President Donald Trump's policies in Tuesday's midterm elections. Obama and Trump offered competing visions ...

Wages surge as US adds a robust 250,000 jobs in October

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic ...

Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The final weekend of campaigning in the midterms might come down to this: Donald Trump versus Barack Obama. The Republican president and his Democratic predecessor are both lending their considerable political clout to key Senate and ...