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Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. (AP) — A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world's biggest tech companies. Locals in Tierra del Mar are trying to stop Facebook from using ...

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is "prepared to testify" if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Bolton, who left the White House in September, said that ...

9-year-old girl among victims killed in Pennsylvania crash

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 9-year-old New York girl was among the five people killed in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that also injured at least 60 people, authorities said Monday. Meanwhile, authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash that happened early Sunday on a ...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court ahead of sex assault trial

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and several of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct converged Monday at the New York City courthouse where a judge and his lawyers handled the final preparations for his high-stakes trial on ...

Congress demands answers from Trump about Soleimani killing

By ROBERT BURNS and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also ...

Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Four years after President Donald Trump drove the rules of politics over a cliff to win the Republican presidential nomination and ultimately the White House, Democrats will go through their own version of the same test. In less ...

3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla’s Autopilot

TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company's Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets. On Sunday, a Tesla Model S sedan ...

As 2020 dawns, Trump looks to boost evangelical support

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In his first campaign move of the 2020 election year, President Donald Trump on Friday will visit a mega-church in Miami to highlight his support among evangelicals as he aims to shore up and expand support from ...

Calls to loved ones reveal rough conditions before sinking

By BECKY BOHRER and MARTHA BELLISLE undefined JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Calls to loved ones in the lead-up to the sinking of a crab boat in the cold waters off Alaska revealed the rough conditions the crew faced, including icing that did not seem to rattle the boat's captain. Gary Cobban Jr., ...

Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders announced Thursday that his campaign had raised an impressive $34.5 million in the final three months of last year, solidifying him as the quarter's top fundraiser in the crowded Democratic presidential field. Former Vice ...