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Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home. The Robert D Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union said that Delphine Gibson died Wednesday. Lessie Brown, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 113, is now ...

House bill would revive mothballed Nevada nuclear waste dump

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say a bill slated for a vote Thursday would help solve a ...

Scientists: Explosive eruption risk rises for Hawaii volcano

By SOPHIA YAN and AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago. Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive ...

Insight or influence? Trump attorney’s business scrutinized

By JEFF HORWITZ, CATHERINE LUCEY AND JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Already under investigation for a payment to a porn star, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney is facing intensifying legal and ethical scrutiny for selling his Trump World experience and ...

Maryland gubernatorial candidate, county exec dies at 60

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Kevin Kamenetz, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland and longtime leader in local politics, died early Thursday at age 60. Kamenetz, Baltimore County's two-term executive, died following a cardiac arrest, according to a news release from Baltimore County ...

Texas suit could speed DACA’s path to Supreme Court

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for ...

Oklahoma teen convicted in 5 killings set for sentencing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members is set for sentencing Thursday, when jurors will consider whether he should spend the rest of his life behind bars. Michael Bever was 16 when he and his then-18-year-old brother, Robert Bever, ...

Trump defends CIA nominee, says she is ‘tough on terror’

By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation program and arguing Democrats want her out because ...

Giuliani’s media blitz defending Trump is off to rough start

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is off to a rough start in his media blitz defending Trump's stance toward the special counsel's Russian investigation and a $130,000 porn star hush payment. Giuliani's confounding and ...

Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and REESE DUNKLIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. Members of ...