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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, following a closed-door meeting of House Republicans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. The spending measure also would provide long-delayed money to fight the Zika virus and help Louisiana rebuild from last ...

Police: Former Florida bank employee stole nearly $700,000

Authorities in Florida say a former bank employee is accused of stealing almost $700,000 from her aunt and customers. Ocala police say 52-year-old Connie Moorman Willis turned herself in to authorities Monday and faces multiple charges of criminal use of personal identification and grand theft. The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/2d9st4S ) ...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the media during a news conference in Montgomery, Ala. Moore appeared before a judicial discipline panel Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, to answer accusations that he tried to block gay couples from marrying in the Deep South state. The outspoken Republican jurist could be removed from office for the second time in 13 years if the Court of the Judiciary finds he violated the state's canons of judicial ethics.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore appeared before a judicial discipline panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he tried to block gay couples from marrying in the Deep South state. The outspoken Republican jurist could be removed from office for the second time in 13 years if the Court of the ...

Correction: Cuban Migrants-Search-The Latest story

In a story Sept. 27 about the search for missing Cuban migrants, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the boat left Cuba on Sept. 21. It left on Sept 20 and capsized on Sept. 21. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Coast Guard: 4 bodies found ...

Correction: Cuban Migrants-Search story

In a story Sept. 27 about the search for missing Cuban migrants, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the boat left Cuba on Sept. 21. It left Sept. 20 and capsized Sept. 21. A corrected version of the story is below: Coast Guard searches for Cuban migrants from capsized boat ...

Pro-Assad Syrian pleads guilty in US to role in hacking

A Syrian national has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in hacking computers and targeting what he perceived to be enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Peter Romar, who was living in Germany when he was arrested earlier this year, entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court. ...

The Latest: Chemical board drafts West Virginia spill report

The Latest on the U.S. Chemical Safety Board releasing its report on the 2014 West Virginia chemical spill (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Investigators have drafted a report about a chemical spill into the water supply of 300,000 people in West Virginia in 2014. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board's draft ...

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said. One of the officers tried and failed to subdue the unidentified man ...

Conservative group honors officers in Freddie Gray case

The conservative Media Research Center has honored the Baltimore police officers who were charged but not convicted in the 2015 death of a young black man whose fatal neck injury in the back of a police van touched off riots in the city. Lt. Brian Rice and officers Edward Nero ...

Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

A 22-year-old man rescued in the Atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his grandfather, deepening the mystery surrounding his ordeal and the apparent death of his mother at sea. According to a search warrant for Nathan Carman's ...

Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

Voters on Nov. 8 will decide ballot measures in nine states that would expand legal access to marijuana. Here's a rundown: ___ RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA In five states, the ballot measures propose to legalize recreational marijuana use for anyone 21 and over. ___ ARIZONA: Proposition 205 would allow adults to buy ...

Miami-Dade to release Zika-positive trap locations

Miami-Dade County officials say they're planning to release the locations of mosquito traps that captured Zika-positive insects in Miami Beach. Michael Hernandez, a spokesman for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, told the Miami Herald (https://goo.gl/rBttmw ) they'll be naming the locations Wednesday morning. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Surgeon General ...

Colorado Rockies including Darin Everson, left, observe a moment of silence for Miami Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez prior to a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in San Francisco. Fernandez was killed in a boating accident on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Memorial service set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends. The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday along the west side of Marlins Park for the departure of a funeral ...

SeaWorld mixes virtual reality in roller coaster

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new virtual reality experience on a roller coaster, a new presentation on orcas, and a shareable entrance pass. The Orlando-based company has faced falling attendance and revenue as people's feelings about using animals for entertainment has soured. SeaWorld has been under fire from ...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a group of Cuban migrants reported missing from a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys. The agency called off the search Tuesday night after searching more than 9,306 square miles. Three migrants were found on an island near Big ...

NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter

A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn't matter because officers who confronted him didn't know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said. Corine Mack, president of the local NAACP chapter, said blacks typically are "demonized" ...

Florida man who killed man in his home remains in jail

A Florida Panhandle man arrested in the killing of another man in his home is staying in jail for now. A judge on Tuesday set a $100,000 bond for Floyd Eugene Parrish, who was charged this week with second-degree murder. The 61-year-old Bristol resident is accused of shooting James Lester ...

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, left, stands on the mound during a pitching change with the bases loaded in the sixth inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Grieving Marlins lose to Syndergaard and Mets 12-1

Emotions were more subdued Tuesday night for the Miami Marlins, and their bats were, too. Still mourning the death of ace Jose Fernandez, Miami managed only six hits and lost 12-1 to the New York Mets. The game was the Marlins' second since Fernandez was killed in a boating accident, ...

A firefighter covers his face while battling a wildfire near Morgan Hill, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The grass fire along a Northern California highway spread to parched trees, and flying embers landed on nearby homes, setting at least eight homes on fire, authorities said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California blaze burns aggressively across steep terrain

A blaze in a rugged area south of San Jose threatened hundreds of structures and destroyed at least one home as it burned aggressively, after charring more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber. A heat wave in parts of drought-stricken California worsened the wildfire that began Monday ...

Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

The future of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans is the focus of a highly anticipated court case Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the city can remove the four monuments, which have become flashpoints for racial controversy. ...

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