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Suspect faces murder count after West Texas deputy dies

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of shooting a West Texas sheriff's deputy faces an upgraded charge after the lawman died over the weekend. El Paso Magistrate Judge Penny Hamilton said Monday that 27-year-old Facundo Chavez was rebooked on a capital murder charge. Chavez was initially booked on a count of attempted murder.…

Police: Disabled man safe after mom charged in scam attempt

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a disabled man whose mother is accused of trying to scam him out of $200,000 has been found safe. Gwinnett County police tweeted 20-year-old Lee Earnest Longmire was found safe and is staying with family. Citing a police statement, news outlets report officers found him Friday but…

Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start. Apple didn't disclose the price or the launch date except to say…

Chief: Man charged in off-duty cop's death sought a Hispanic

CHICAGO (AP) — A young Chicago off-duty police officer was gunned down in a parked car by a man who was looking for a Hispanic person to attack after a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant, the city's police chief said Monday. "I guess he settled for the first Hispanic he saw," Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.…

The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. British lawmakers are set to hold a series of votes on different options for Brexit in an attempt to break the country's political deadlock. Lawmakers voted 329-302 to take control of Parliament's timetable from the government starting Wednesday to hold votes on alternative…

Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he sent a letter to King Felipe VI of Spain and Pope Francis over what he called an "invasion" and the "many misdeeds that were committed." Lopez Obrador says there…

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. Avenatti, who was also accused of embezzling…

Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A widespread new power outage spread across Venezuela on Monday, knocking offline much of the country's communications and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began shortly after 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) and appeared to have affected as many…

Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The president called…

The Latest: Official: Probe of fire at facility to take time

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Officials say they continue investigating the cause of a fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility but have still not been able to visit the site…