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Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bond

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, will remain in jail while his case proceeds. Joan Morgan, an attorney for Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR' fuh-TOO'-ee), didn't object to the government's request that he stay in jail. She told a ...

Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

LONDON (AP) — Michael Bond, creator of marmalade-loving children's favorite Paddington bear, has died aged 91, his publisher said Wednesday. HarperCollins said Bond died at his home the previous day after a short illness. Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children's ...

These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ...

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 ...

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting – bear hugs

By KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger. Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president's outstretched ...

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a ...

Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and MARCOS MARTINEZ, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs. More than 250 mayors are meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take ...

Opera pops up at NYC garage, dive bar, basketball court

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier. It's part of a festival with an in-your-face goal — to bring this once grandiose ...

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night. The fire near the town of Brian Head is 8 percent contained and has destroyed at least 13 homes, fire officials said. About 1,000 firefighters and support ...

Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch her before she hit the ground. The unidentified 14-year-old girl ...

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus ...

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused ...

Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments the latest in celebrity anger

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. "When was the ...

Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries ...

Prosecutors seek to uphold ‘Making a Murderer’ confession

By TODD RICHMOND and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled. Brendan ...

University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. University system President Mun Choi recommended that the board strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cited ...

Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Friday of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates by the use of solitary ...

Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. ...

Trump attorney says president not under investigation

By CATHERINE LUCEY and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt." Appearing ...

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were found Sunday in the ship's flooded compartments, including ...