The Latest: 2nd body found in rubble after school explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and partial building collapse at a Minneapolis school (all times local): 10 p.m. Officials say a second body has been recovered after an explosion and partial building collapse at a Minneapolis school. Fire Chief John Fruetel...

Prosecutors: S. Korean director investigated in abuse case

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are investigating award-winning film director Kim Ki-duk after an actress accused him of hitting her and trying to force her into shooting off-script sexual scenes while making a 2013 movie. An...

EPA chief reverses decision to delay rules on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. In a statement Wednesday evening, Pruitt...

Nation's oldest synagogue wins property battle

AP Photo/Eric J. Shelton BOSTON (AP) — The nation’s oldest synagogue has won a drawn-out property battle. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston announced Wednesday that the nation’s oldest synagogue, Shearith Israel in New York City, had won its case...

Trump aide dismisses Statue of Liberty 'huddled masses' poem

AP Photo/Susan Walsh A poem at the Statue of Liberty that is a national symbol for the country’s embrace of immigrants became the topic of a rancorous exchange Wednesday at a White House news conference to announce President Donald Trump’s push for immigration reform....

1980s rapper Kidd Creole arrested in fatal stabbing

AP Photo/Stuart Ramson NEW YORK (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five has been arrested in New York in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man. Police say 57-year-old Nathaniel Glover, also known as...

Trump aide dismisses Statue of Liberty 'huddled masses' poem

AP Photo/Susan Walsh A poem at the Statue of Liberty that is a national symbol for the country’s embrace of immigrants became the topic of a rancorous exchange at a White House news conference. Senior White House aide Stephen Miller told reporters Wednesday that the poem...

Rastafarian pot farm shootout sparks religious-use debate

AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at a Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug...

Justice denies broad move against college affirmative action

AP Photo/J. David Ake WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort...

Utah lawmakers pick top Mormon church lobbyist to run office

AP Photo/Michelle Price SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers on Wednesday recommended the Mormon church’s chief lobbyist for a top job overseeing the Legislature’s office that drafts laws, gives legal advice and staffs committees. The appointment illustrates...