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Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

By JON GAMBRELL and FAY ABUELGASIM Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage ...

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly ...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and ARITZ PARRA Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any ...

Hiring events at state prisons aims to boost officer ranks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is holding employment fairs at maximum-security prisons with the aim of allaying potential applicants' safety concerns and expediting the hiring process, after the Legislature promised the state Department of Corrections $10 million to boost recruitment and ...

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was. She would often hide away in her ...

Hong Kong set for street march, mourns death of protester

By ELAINE KURTENBACH and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong was bracing Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought ...

International

US has 'deep concerns' about UN official's trip to China BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government expressed deep concerns to the U.N. about a reported trip by the U.N. counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China's far west. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, in a ...

National

Unwanted kiss lawsuit against Trump dismissed in Florida TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump kissed a former campaign staffer during a Florida rally in 2016 has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge William Jung in Tampa issued a ruling Friday that called ...

Minnesota

Walz to release more daily details, but not full calendar ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz plans to release additional details about what he does each day, but won't publicize full details about his daily calendar. Walz currently only provides updates on his daily public events. His ...

People in the News

Nick Cannon to host morning show on LA radio station LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon is coming to radio. Meruelo Media on Friday announced the rapper, comedian and actor is joining Los Angeles hip-hop radio station Power 106 as host of its morning show. "Nick Cannon Mornings" launches ...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks

But calls for talks By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks ...

Framework forms around fledgling US hemp industry

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon ...

Minnesota lawyer sentenced to 14 years for porn scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Minneapolis lawyer to 14 years in prison for running a porn-related scheme. Paul Hansmeier was convicted of running the multi-million-dollar fraud scheme from 2011 to 2014. Prosecutors allege Hansmeier extracted settlements from ...

Minnesota Briefs

Arrest made in Olmsted County homicide ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Olmsted County sheriff's officials say they've made an arrest in the death of a man found with multiple gunshot wounds along a rural road earlier this year. The body of 28-year-old Garad Hassan Roble was found by a passing ...

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family’s rights

By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A $10 million legal claim was filed against the city of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because ...

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only ...

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the ...

Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie

By ASTRID GALVAN and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It ...

International

Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's supreme court officially made homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism on Thursday, with the final justices casting their votes in a ruling that comes amid fears the country's far-right ...

National

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. ...