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Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States. Wuilly Arteaga became well-known after he and his violin … Click to Continue »

Sheriff's deputy shoots fleeing driver near Colorado Springs

An investigation is underway after an El Paso County sheriff's deputy shot a driver who led authorities on a high-speed chase. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports https://goo.gl/tshPrJ sheriff's deputies and … Click to Continue »

Colorado governor creates adviser position to combat aging

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced he will use grant money to create a new senior adviser position whose job will solely focus on issues related to an aging population. … Click to Continue »

Anti-nuclear weapons protesters scale Australian building

Two anti-nuclear weapons campaigners have scaled the entrance awning of Australia's foreign ministry and unfurled a banner to protest the government's failure to endorse a U.N. nuclear disarmament treaty. Gem … Click to Continue »

Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony — where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners. Trump tweets, "I was saddened to see … Click to Continue »

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. … Click to Continue »

Lavrov scoffs at Swedish-US defense question

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday scoffed at the suggestion that the United States might have to defend Sweden against a Russian attack even though Sweden is not a … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from US

The Latest on Palestinian activist deported Tuesday for lying in citizenship application (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Dozens of people gathered at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to support a Palestinian … Click to Continue »

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is saying he heard positive news in President Donald Trump's United Nations address: "that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others." … Click to Continue »

Closed hearing sought for man accused of disrupting flight

An attorney defending a man accused of inflight behavior that prompted military fighter jets to escort an airplane wants a hearing on his mental competency and detention to be closed … Click to Continue »

RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

The Republican National Committee has spent nearly $200,000 on legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation. An RNC official says about $167,000 was … Click to Continue »

Names of officers who fatally shot man in Tacoma released

Tacoma police have identified the three officers who fatally shot a man they say shot at them earlier this month. Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd said Tuesday that 35-year-old William Johnson, … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Gillespie, Northam spar over taxes, Trump

The Latest on the Virginia gubernatorial debate between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race … Click to Continue »

Colorado man gets 27 years in prison for aggravated robbery

A Colorado man who was shot by police last fall after being suspected of breaking into a home in an attempt to steal the owner's vehicle has been sentenced to … Click to Continue »

7.1 magnitude quake kills 119 as buildings crumble in Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many … Click to Continue »

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal … Click to Continue »

South Korea says Trump's North Korea rhetoric shows resolve

South Korea says the latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea by President Donald Trump underlines U.S. resolve to deal strictly with Pyongyang. Trump told the U.N. General Assembly in … Click to Continue »

Sessions: Sanctuary cities undermine law's moral authority

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law." He … Click to Continue »

Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans. The Daily … Click to Continue »

Downtown Indianapolis interstate junction to get major rehab

Indiana's Department of Transportation will reconstruct a major Indianapolis interstate junction The agency said Tuesday that the 50-year-old merging point of I-65 and I-70 in the northeast corner of downtown … Click to Continue »

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