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FILE – This June 22, 2015, file photo provided by the Columbus, Ohio, Division of Police shows the division's official portrait of Columbus, Ohio, police officer Bryan Mason. Mason, who fatally shot Tyre King, a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a gunfight with the teen, who the officer said pulled a gun from his pants, records show.  Mason fired when he saw a laser sight on the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun, Mason said in a formal statement and interview with detectives obtained by The Associated Press through a records request.  (Columbus Division of Police via AP, File)
APNewsBreak: Officer who shot 13-year-old feared gunfightRecords show the white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a gunfight with the teen
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage says taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. LePage made the comments during an appearance Thursday, Aug. 17, on WGAN-AM when asked for his reaction to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va, over the weekend. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorialMaine's governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, far left, next to Defense Secretary James Mattis, meet with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, far right, next to Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono during a Security Consultative Committee meeting, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
US, Japan discuss North Korean threatThe U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Construction contractor and Donald Trump voter Richard Mathern poses for photos in Cheyenne, Wyo., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Mathern says tearing down Confederate statues isn't the answer to hate, and that Trump tends to "tick people off" by speaking his mind, but he still supports Trump just as much as the day he voted for him. (AP photo/Mead Gruver)
President Trump's ardent backers support him more than everEven as some Republican leaders distance themselves from Trump, his most ardent grassroots supporters still back him
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Lt. Col. Curt Kellogg, spokesperson for the 25th Infantry Division, second from left, speaks at a news conference discussing the Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. The Black Hawk with five on board crashed several miles off Oahu's North Shore late Tuesday. Rescue crews are searching the waters early Wednesday. Also pictured, Lt. Scott Carr, of the US Coast Guard's 14th District, left, Capt. David Jenkins, spokesperson for the Honolulu Fire Department, second from right, and Lt. John Hoogesteden, of Honolulu Ocean Safety, right. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off HawaiiA multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbolWhite supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A group of people who chose not to be identified, stand with shields and bats near the site of a memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. The group is near the Paramount Theater in case white nationalist show up to protest the service. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she didFamily members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally say the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Bryce Canyon National Park is shown in Bryce Canyon, Utah. The U.S. federal government announced Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, that it will eliminate a policy it put in place to allow national parks like Bryce Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottlesNational Park Service officials say they will discontinue the agency's policy encouraging U.S. national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic water bottles years after first implementing the ban
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, shoppers exit the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber “duck boot” with a new manufacturing center that’s being unveiled Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The company also plans to hire more than 100 additional production workers at two locations in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
LL Bean boosting production of iconic bootL.L. Bean is kicking it up a notch as demand continues to surge for its iconic boot
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a U.S. Border Patrol car that had been sprayed with manure in Alburgh, Vt. Mark Johnson is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
Man to answer charges he sprayed manure on Border Patrol carA Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conferenceA Colorado resort says it won't host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group in April following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew from Wheeler Army Airfield and a fireboat crew from the Honolulu Fire Department conduct a search for five crew members aboard a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for the soldiers aboard the Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.  (Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items foundU.S. Coast Guard and military crews searched the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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