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Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said five people remain missing and seven others were hospitalized after a Ride the ...

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in Kansas

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely ...

Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage and some injuries

By SCOTT MCFETRIDGE and DAVID PITT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa Thursday, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. The tornadoes hit ...

Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not. Mark Zuckerberg's awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the complexities ...

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

By ZEKE MILLER, JOSH BOAK and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases. Trump told CNBC in an interview: "I don't ...

Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, ...

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The three officers' wounds were not life-threatening, police ...

Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

By BERNARD CONDON and GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the ...

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles (16 ...

Chicago police: Video shows fatal officer involved shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say body cameras show that a man who was fatally shot by an officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said Sunday that officers found two magazines of bullets along with a gun at the site of Saturday ...