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Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of ...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ADAM BEAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less ...

Biden’s abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one of the first stress tests of Joe Biden's presidential campaign: A sudden reversal of his decades-long support for restricting federal funding of abortions. The move seemed sure to hurt the former vice president with Catholics, ...

Protest likely to greet Trump fundraising trip in California

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost ...

Only on AP: Popular pot vape gets makeover to counter fakes

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's ...

House Judiciary Committee to hold 1st impeachment hearing

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken, loyal former ...

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network ...

A re-energized Hurricane Dorian rakes the Southeast US coast

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Re-energized at 115 mph, Hurricane Dorian raked the Southeastern U.S. coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward North ...

Carolinas coast braces for flooding, hazards from Dorian

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press As Hurricane Dorian blows off the coast of the Carolinas, forecasters are predicting high storm surges and drenching rains that could trigger flooding and unleash environmental hazards in areas still recovering from last year's Hurricane Florence. The ...

Analysis: Black votes will define electability for Democrats

By ERRIN HAINES AP National Writer For all the strategic calculations, sophisticated voter targeting and relentless talk about electability in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Democratic presidential nomination will be determined by a decidedly different group: black voters. African Americans will ...