September 20th, 2019

World News

Officials: Political donor caused deadly overdose during sex

By Brian Melley And Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore’s age, later replied: “Be ... Read More »

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Trump scores a victory in bicoastal battle over tax returns

By Kathleen Ronayne And Jim Mustian, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that federal prosecutors there are trying “to harass” him by seeking the documents. On the West Coast, a federal ... Read More »

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Political activist in overdose death called ‘serious threat’

By Brian Melley And Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged political activist Ed Buck with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles-area home, releasing a criminal complaint that detailed multiple allegations he injected men with meth against their wishes during sexual encounters. The charge followed an investigation that found at least 10 alleged victims who described ... Read More »

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Trump says gun bill negotiations going ‘very slowly’

By Matthew Daly And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill to expand background checks for gun sales. In a Fox News interview, Trump said no deal is imminent, more than six weeks after ... Read More »

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Trump gets victory in bid to block California tax return law

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A federal judge on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to keep his financial information secret, siding with his campaign’s effort to block a California law aimed at forcing him to release his tax returns. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. comes as the president ... Read More »

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Bus carrying singer Josh Turner’s road crew crashes, 1 dead

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

SHANDON, Calif. – A tour bus carrying members of the road crew for country singer Josh Turner plunged off a cliff in central California, killing one person and injuring seven others, authorities said Thursday. Turner and his band were not on the bus when it crashed late Wednesday in San Luis Obispo County, the California ... Read More »

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Official: Political donor faces US charge in overdose death

By Brian Melley, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A law enforcement official says political activist Ed Buck will face a federal charge in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home. The official with knowledge of the investigation said Thursday that Buck will be charged with distributing meth resulting in the death of Gemmel Moore. The official wasn’t authorized to ... Read More »

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she is being treated for cancer

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that she will receive treatment for a malignant spot on her lung. The 74-year-old Republican governor said the spot was discovered in a routine exam and was later confirmed to be what she called a tiny, isolated malignancy. Ivey said she will have an outpatient procedure ... Read More »

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More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas and Louisiana, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures as the powerful storm system drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a ... Read More »

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Alabama Gov. Ivey says she is being treated for malignancy

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will receive treatment for a malignancy discovered on her lung. Ivey said Thursday that the cancer is treatable and will not prevent her from serving as governor. The 74-year-old Republican says the spot was discovered in a routine exam and called it a tiny, isolated malignancy. ... Read More »

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