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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Hurwitz has been removed from his post more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Attorney General William Barr announced Hugh Hurwitz’s termination Monday, Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 19, 2019 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Attorney General William Barr announced Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment Monday. Hurwitz had...
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Will Power poses with the trophy after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked...
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Drivers led by Simon Pagenaud (22) enter Turn 1 after taking the green flag to start the IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 6:01 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): 6 p.m. Will Power has the won a shortened race at Pocono Raceway, the 13th straight season he's won an IndyCar race. The race was called with 72 laps left because of lightning and severe weather in the area...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004 file photo Texas running back Cedric Benson is shown in the bench area during the fourth quarter of his team's 56-35 victory over Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas. Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He was 36. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, file)
August 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck...
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This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland. A geological map from 1901 estimated Okjökull spanned an area of about 38 square kilometers (15 square miles). In 1978, aerial photography showed the glacier was 3 square kilometers. in 2019, less than 1 square kilometer remains. (NASA via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:03 pm
OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the...
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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 18, 2019 - 12:14 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship. Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. One problem: He was staying on the top floor, his clubs were in his room and...
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Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters about guns following a visit to a grocery store pharmacy in Phoenix, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. McSally and other Republicans looking ahead at tough races increasingly are looking for new ways to address anxieties about gun violence _ without running crosswise form a OGP base that sees gun restrictions as an infringement on the constitutional right to bear arms. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
August 18, 2019 - 8:21 am
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings,"...
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Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns to Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 17, 2019 - 9:12 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left. Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiles during a news conference at a hotel in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. There’s an American leader whose words increasingly resonate abroad, who’s adored in foreign capitals and who sends a message just by her arrival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has emerged as an alternative ambassador in the Trump era. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
August 17, 2019 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving. It's not just President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is emerging as an alternative...
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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, center, speaks after offering Eid al-Adha prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Ghani is urging the nation to determine its fate without foreign interference as the United States and the Taliban appear to near a peace deal without the Afghan government at the table.(AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)
August 16, 2019 - 7:29 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path...
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