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United Kingdom Parliament crash suspect charged LONDON — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain’s Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday. The Metropolitan Police force said 29-year-old Salih Khater ...

Dueling protests in seattle

A man who was protesting with Patriot Prayer and other groups supporting gun rights is treated for an injury during a rally and counter-protest on Saturday near city hall in Seattle. Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday for a “Liberty or Death” rally that drew counter-protesters from ...

Taiwan beefs up missiles to counter China threat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense ex­perts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed ...

Schools weigh duty to migrant shelters

The Associated Press When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and ...

Manafort facing another trial

The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of ...

News shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser John Bolton; Bishop David Zubik of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NBC’s “Meet the Press” — John Brennan, a former director of the CIA; Rudy ...

School sign spurs criticism

The Associated Press HOUSTON — A sign at a Houston elementary and middle school that sparked criticism on social media has been removed. The Houston Independent School District says the sign that read, “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman,” was removed ...

Leader demands safe roads after Italy bridge collapse

The Associated Press GENOA, Italy — Italy’s president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mat­tarella spoke ...

Parents, 3 kids on the road in RV

LANCASTER — Brian and Diane Peachey had always dreamed about seeing as much of the country as possible. But with just a few weeks of vacation a year, they never could relax or see everything on their list. They liked camping with their three children. Maybe they could buy an RV and take a ...

Block party set for Sunday

Fairview United Metho­dist Church will host a block party from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2214 Fifth St. The free event will include food, games, crafts, Altoona police and a fire truck.

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed herself outside Port­land, Ore., on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement. Janus ...

Coast Guard saves 2 men

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard has rescued two men who were found clinging to an overturned watercraft near the Ben Franklin Bridge. The Coast Guard said that it launched a 26-foot response boat after it received a call about the men in the water about 11:30 a.m. Friday. They were taken ...

Dog rescued from sinkhole

OLD FORGE — Firefighters in northeastern Pennsylvania rescued a dog trapped in a sinkhole. Tom Borthwick was getting ready to cut the grass at his Old Forge home when he saw a sinkhole on his property. He looked in­side and was surprised to see his son’s 14-year-old Husky, Damon, had ...

Manafort judge says he’s received threats

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns when ...

Al-Qaida bomb master killed

CAIRO — Al-Qaida’s chief bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, who was behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit and other foiled aviation-related terror attacks, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Yemeni officials and a tribal leader said Friday. The killing of al-Asiri ...

Indian floods kill hundreds

NEW DELHI — Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. “Kerala state is facing its worst flood in 100 ...

Nation

Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 HOMERVILLE, Georgia — An explosion and fire destroyed a coffee shop Friday in this rural south Georgia city, injuring three workers and prompting a warning from city officials for residents to avoid the downtown area. The blast rocked tiny ...

World

Youth camp closed after public outcry BELGRADE, Serbia — After a public outcry, police on Friday closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia organized by Russian and Serbian far-right groups. The camp on Mount Zlatibor included children as young as 12 dressed in military ...

Trump’s parade plans unravel

WASHINGTON — The cancellation of President Donald Trump’s Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of ...

US intensifies its sanctions on Myanmar forces for abuses

WASHINGTON — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Myanmar security forces have engaged in ethnic ...