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WeWork withdrawing its stock market IPO filing WeWork’s new leaders shelved plans to enter the stock market Monday as they sought to repair the battered image of a company that appeared to revolutionize the office-rental industry and was poised just weeks ago to go public with a valuation ...

Busbee, songwriter of country, pop hits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Warner Records said Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer busbee, who co-wrote Maren Morris’ breakout hit “My Church” and also crafted songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Pink, Shakira and Florida Georgia Line, has died. He was 43. The record label confirmed ...

Wintry blast closes schools

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Some schools in Montana took their earliest snow day in memory Monday after a blizzard dumped several feet of snow, while plunging temperatures threatened crops across other parts of the Rocky Mountains in an unusually early blast of wintry weather. Freeze warnings were ...

Whistleblower’s safety a priority for lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers face a delicate task as they try to obtain testimony from the person who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump and Ukraine. They say they are concerned for that person’s safety, especially in light of the president’s tweets suggesting he believes the person’s ...

Poll: Trump’s actions bad for race relations

NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump’s actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disapprove of how he’s handling race relations, according to a new poll conducted by The ...

Federal judge publicly reprimanded in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal judge in Kansas was publicly reprimanded Monday after acknowledging that he sexually harassed female employees and had an extramarital affair with an offender. The Judicial Council for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order sanctioning U.S. District ...

Trump lawyer Giuliani subpoenaed

WASHINGTON — At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine ...

‘A Hong Kong identity’

HONG KONG — Watching from a side road, Edmund Lau was struck with admiration and wonder as young protesters dressed head-to-toe in black whirled into action to deal with another volley of tear gas from Hong Kong riot police, kicking away the smoking canisters and rushing to aid the stricken ...

US man accused of spying for China

SAN FRANCISCO — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal ...

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Montana Man burned in Old Faithful Geyser BILLINGS — A Yellowstone National Park visitor has been hospitalized with severe burns after falling into thermal water at Old Faithful Geyser. Park spokeswoman Morgan Warthin said Cade Edmond Siemers told rangers he was walking near the famous ...

World

Mexico Tropical storm soaks resort city MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Narda soaked the resort city of Mazatlan with sheets of driven rain and whipped palm trees with its strong winds Monday, swamping streets and damaging some properties after passing over Puerto Vallarta, another popular ...

Ex-Dallas officer guilty of murder

DALLAS — A white former Dallas police officer who shot her black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of “black lives matter” from a crowd ...

Police: Student laced treats with pot

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia school official said a student brought weed laced snacks to school and handed them out to more than a dozen students. Charletta Zeigler, principal at West Oak Lane Charter School, said she called police Friday after students reported the ...

Judge blocks ‘fast’ deportations

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s move to vastly extend authority of immigration officers to deport people without allowing them to appear before judges, the third legal setback for its immigration agenda in one day. The policy, which was announced in July ...

Impeachment a threat like no other to Trump

WASHINGTON — From the moment Donald Trump became a national political figure, he has been shadowed by investigations and controversy. They have been layered, lengthy and often inconclusive, leaving many Americans scandal-weary and numb to his behavior. And with each charge against him, ...

Syria wants troops to leave

UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s top diplomat on Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem’s remarks to the ...

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Five hurt in knife attack at mall COCKEYSVILLE, Maryland — Police in Maryland said five people at an outdoor shopping mall were stabbed before officers shot and killed a suspect Saturday afternoon. The Baltimore County Police Department said the victims were rushed from the Hunt Valley ...

World briefs

Airline in financial trouble shuts down PARIS, France — French airline Aigle Azur closed down after it failed to find new investors, leaving 1,150 employees out of work. France’s second biggest airline, which was mostly operating between France and Algeria, had filed for bankruptcy ...

What’s next in House impeachment probe

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are planning a rapid start to their push for impeachment of President Donald Trump, with hearings and depositions starting this coming week. Democratic leaders have instructed committees to move quickly — and not to lose momentum — after revelations that ...

Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at gov’t meeting

HOMER, Alaska — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the latest blessing from a nontraditional church since a court ruling. Barrett Fletcher, the Pasta­farian ...