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Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told AP that there had been a "misunderstanding" about information from ambulance dispatchers. Earlier, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that as rescuers comb through the rubble for more bodies it will be "inevitable" that the death toll will eventually rise. Dozens of vehicles plunged into a dry river bed after the collapse Tuesday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 10:35 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A mayor in southern Italy has ordered the closure of a bridge designed by the same architect who created the collapsed Genoa highway bridge. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Benevento...
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018. Garcetti, who already has visited the important presidential election states of Iowa and New Hampshire, said that he intends to make a decision on his candidacy by March 2019. In a wide-ranging interview, the mayor touched on issues from the city's homelessness crisis to immigration. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
August 17, 2018 - 1:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. In an interview with The Associated Press,...
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A local resident rides his motorcycle near portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the town of Rastan, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry said it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 16, 2018 - 11:00 am
HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that five of them were shot down in the last three days near the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Columbus Crew fans show their support for the team before the start of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal soccer match against New York City FC in Columbus, Ohio. The Austin City Council is scheduled to decide Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 whether to move ahead with a stadium plan that could prompt Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to leave its home city after 22 years. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 15, 2018 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin for a...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:09 pm
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate has brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge a rival to debate. Republican Patricia Morgan visited Cranston City Hall on Wednesday to personally challenge Mayor Allan Fung to a series of primary debates. She did not go...
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August 15, 2018 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Wednesday Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020. Corey Lewandowski said he believes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would instantly become a serious challenger to Trump if he ran as a...
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FILE - This Aug. 6, 2018, file photo released by the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Lamar Foster, Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia's 14th District. Foster was jailed Monday, Aug. 6, after a jury in Dalton, Georgia, convicted him of driving under the influence. He was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 14, to spend the next six months in jail, a period that would keep him locked up past Election Day. (Whitfield County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 5:31 pm
A Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving was ordered by a judge Tuesday to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up long past Election Day. It was unclear what would become of Democrat Steven Foster's campaign after he was...
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Draper Battalion Chiefs Bart Vawdrey and Kevin Holt listen during a press conference in Draper, Utah, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Draper Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett died battling the largest recorded wildfire in California history. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 2:38 pm
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow firefighters from his state to help battle record-setting blazes in California. Burchett died Monday night while fighting the largest blaze in...
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Forensics officers work near the car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barriers during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 14, 2018 - 1:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism. With the driver in custody, counterterror detectives were...
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Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when the raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa, while private broadcaster Sky TG24 said the collapsed section was about 200-meter long (650 feet). (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 12:14 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 7 p.m. A man who was under the highway bridge that collapsed in Italy calls it "a miracle" that he survived. The middle-aged man tells local Italian TV that he was standing in front of his truck under the bridge in the...
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