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Klobuchar's Plan Would Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. It's an issue that's personal for the Minnesota senator, whose 91-year-old father is…

R. Kelly Arrested in Chicago on Federal Sex Crime Charges

CHICAGO (AP) - Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday after he was indicted on 13 federal counts including sex crimes, a U.S. Attorney's office spokesman said. Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into custody about 7…

Twitter Blames Internal Configuration for Outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter says "an internal configuration change" is responsible for an outage that lasted for about an hour. Thursday's outage began before noon PT; some users were able to access Twitter again by 12:45 p.m. Twitter says…

TSA Says US Travelers Broke a Record Over July 4 Holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people screened at airport checkpoints last Sunday set a record as people streamed home after a four-day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that its officers screened 2,795,014 passengers and airline crew…

Trump Accuses China of Foot-Dragging on Farm Purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is accusing China of "letting us down" by not promptly buying more U.S. farm products. "They have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would," the president…

General: Early Afghanistan Troop Pullout Would Be Mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army general nominated to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs says that pulling American troops out of Afghanistan prematurely would be a mistake. He says the U.S. should keep a "modest number" of forces…

Jim Beam to Be Fined for Bourbon Fire That Hurt Rivers, Fish

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say Jim Beam will be fined for the warehouse fire that contaminated nearby waters with bourbon and killed fish. Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet spokesman John Mura tells WKYT-TV that there will be a penalty.…

US Lawmakers on Northern Border Want Grain Rules Addressed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Republican senators along the northern U.S. border are asking officials to address grain in the trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that U.S. lawmakers from Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota sent…

200 Unaccompanied Kids in Border Patrol Custody

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says only 200 unaccompanied immigrant children remain in Border Patrol custody. That's compared to up to 2,700 children the agency had last month. Children who travel to the U.S. alone…

Accuser Says Jeffrey Epstein Raped Her When She Was 15

NEW YORK (AP) - One of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers says he raped her at his New York home when she was 15. Jennifer Araoz said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show she hasn't spoken to authorities about her allegations against the…

NBC's Lester Holt to Get Walter Cronkite Journalism Award

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona State University is awarding its 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Lester Holt, news anchor for NBC. Holt has anchored NBC's flagship "Nightly News" broadcast since 2015, following eight years as anchor of…

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