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Ailing federal worker says she'll get back lapsed insurance

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon who was running out of a treatment to keep her alive and could not reach her employer during the government shutdown said Friday that she will get back her federally paid insurance coverage that lapsed months ago. Jasmine Tool said she…

Officers pack memorial service for rookie California officer

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Bagpipes played as pallbearers solemnly carried the flag-draped casket of a 22-year-old rookie California police officer to the front of a packed memorial service Friday. Thousands of officers from across the country gathered at the funeral for Natalie Corona, who had long dreamed of becoming an officer and was killed just…

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further undermine global stability. The tough Russian statement came in response to the U.S. administration's Missile Defense Review released Thursday during President Donald Trump's visit to the Pentagon. The Pentagon's new strategy calls for a…

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record. — Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith, Adam…

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven of 15 defendants have pleaded no…

Incumbent Lofven chosen to lead new govt in Sweden

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers on Friday approved a center-left minority government led by the current caretaker prime minister, Stefan Lofven, ending a four-month political deadlock. Swedish politicians have been trying for months to form a government without the Sweden Democrats party, which has neo-Nazi roots. Parties have refused to cooperate with Sweden's third-largest…

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers picketed and rallied Friday as a strike against the giant Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day with a new round of contract negotiations underway. Drums, whistles, shouts and honks from supportive motorists echoed through downtown as groups of teachers and backers walked to a rally at Grand…

Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two mothers walked shoulder-to-shoulder ahead of a casket in the northern Nicaraguan city of Esteli, wailing in shared grief at the killings of their sons during a wave of anti-government protests. Francisca Machado was accompanying the casket holding her 24-year-old son Franco Valdivia Machado's body to the cemetery on that…

Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses. A judge ordered five of the suspects held for 30 days while authorities look into the…

The Latest: California dries off after storms batter state

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 10:51 a.m. California is drying out and cleaning up in the aftermath of Pacific storms that dumped heavy rain and snow. The storms deepened the Sierra Nevada snowpack that is a key part of California's water supply, but officials warned that avalanche danger…