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Arizona woman sent 159K texts to man she met on dating website

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of stalking a man met on a dating site and sending him more than 65,000 text messages apparently sent more than twice that many. Jacqueline Ades sent a man more than 159,000 text messages — some of which were threatening — over the course of nearly ...

No break in shutdown as Trump still calls for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers by passing legislation this ...

With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once ...

RPM International: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — RPM International Inc. (RPM) on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $49.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Medina, Ohio-based company said it had net income of 37 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and ...

Mom confesses to undermining dream

DEAR ABBY: My mother recently confessed to me that in my senior year of high school, she sabotaged my chance to go to my dream school (with a nearly full scholarship) because she didn’t approve of my wanting to go to art school. I missed my orientation because she “got the date wrong” and ...

Trump slams brakes on federal gravy train

President Donald Trump is freezing pay for civilian federal workers, cancelling their automatic 2.1 percent raise for 2019. Disregard the howls from union bosses and Democratic politicians. It’s the right decision. Federal workers already collect bigger salaries, on average, than private ...

On being too nice in politics

Mitt Romney’s declaration of independence from Donald Trump as he takes his seat in the U.S. Senate has been illuminating — more for the responses than the op-ed itself. Professional speculators are asking whether it’s the opening gambit of a 2020 primary challenge (his denials ...

Hundreds rally as 7-year-old Texas girl’s killer remains at large

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people who gathered at a rally Saturday for a 7-year-old Houston girl whose killer remains at large were asked to think of the victim as their own child and to be part of an “army” that will help authorities catch the person who fatally shot her. The rally was ...

Airports see rise in security screeners calling off work

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown . Employees of the Transportation Security Administration are expected to work without pay during ...

Woman in vegetative state for decade reportedly gives birth

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation that the state governor’s office called “deeply ...

Three killed, four hurt in bowling alley shooting

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives. Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded ...

Ex-Christie aide backs off on appeals in ‘Bridgegate’ case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A one-time associate of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing off his efforts to appeal his convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. NJ.com reported Saturday that Bill Baroni’s lawyers have filed legal papers with the 3rd U.S. Circuit ...

Mexico launches plan to stimulate U.S. border economy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade despite recent U.S. threats to close the border ...

Man killed when truck struck by Ohio State Patrol cruiser

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says an Ohio man is dead after his vehicle was struck by a patrol car. The collision occurred about 10 p.m. Friday on State Route 222 in the southern Ohio village of Batavia. Authorities report 36-year-old Anthony Bertram, of Goshen, was ...

Bond revoked for accused mine trespasser

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has revoked the bond for a man charged with trespassing at a Raleigh County mine and providing false information to police regarding three co-conspirators. News media outlets report 43-year-old Eddie Williams of Artie was indicted in May on charges ...

Trump says ‘not much headway’ in talks as shutdown continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks to reopen the government without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump tweeted: “Not much headway made today.” The president later ...

Trump aide trying to allay Israeli worries on Syria pullout

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within ...

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at age 91

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank ...

Slain police officer called ‘American hero’ at funeral

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a “Fiji-born American hero” who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country. At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old as a hard-working ...

Kids who assault on U.S. bases escaping accountability

Despite new rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members, the federal government failed to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile abusers escape accountability or treatment. New records obtained by The Associated Press underscore how few ...