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Blake Goodman and his dog Murph win the Doggy Con costume contest for highest-scoring pet, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Atlanta. Organizers awarded various prizes suitable for dogs and humans to the contest winners. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanaticsFurry fanatics: Pet event called Doggy Con draws hundreds of dog owners and spectators to an Atlanta park as costumed canines compete in a contest inspired by Dragon Con
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
A member of the Proud Boys, who declined to give his name, carries a flag before the start of a protest in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Police have mobilized to prevent clashes between conservative groups and counter-protesters who plan to converge in the city. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Bear spray, shields, metal poles seized at Portland protestsPolice seized weapons such as bear spray and shields as right-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
People hold signs protesting gun violence during a rally in front of the United Building in Charleston, W.V., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at ralliesAdvocates for gun control rallied around the country seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Jason Medina, 42, of El Paso, Texas, stands in line with thousands of others on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, to pay respects to Margie Reckard, 63, who was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Tex., earlier this month. Thousand of strangers from El Paso and around the country came this weekend to honor Reckard. Her long-time companion, Antonio Basco, says he felt so alone planning her funeral, that he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victimThousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson came to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to an El Paso shooting victim after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo people line up near protesters outside a venue for a community meeting in Phoenix. Still stinging from national outrage sparked this summer by a videotaped encounter of officers pointing guns and cursing at a black family, community members are holding low-key meetings aimed at helping Phoenix officials figure out how citizens could help oversee the city's officers. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Phoenix looks to be next big city with citizen police reviewPhoenix is one of the last big cities without independent civilian oversight of officers and is looking to make the change after outcry over a video of police pointing guns at a black family
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo, Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, left, a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago, hands newborn Alondra Marquez to her mother, Esthela Nuñez, right, after examination. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health outcomes and rising costs they say will come from sweeping changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule changeSome public health experts say they're already seeing the reverberations of a planned Trump administration change to who gets a green card
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Denise Armitage of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, photographs dahlias at gardens in Town Square in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and hot, dry weather has continued in Anchorage and much of the region south of the Alaska Range. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likelyFederal weather experts say Alaska just went through its warmest month ever
The Associated Press6 hours ago
An investigator carries away a suspicious package as evidence after it was thought to be an explosive device in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in New York. The scare happened about two hours after two abandoned objects that looked like pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major transit hub in lower Manhattan. The police bomb squad later determined they were not explosives. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custodyNew York City police say they've apprehended a man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This May 22, 2018, file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga.  A federal judge has ordered Georgia to stop using its outdated voting machines after 2019.  U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019,  issued the order after voting integrity advocates and individual voters asked her to order the state to immediately switch to hand-marked paper ballots. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election systemA federal judge said Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This May 27, 2016, photo shows a tourist bus near Polychome Pass on the only road inside Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Park officials on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, closed the park road at Mile 30 of the 92-mile road after a culvert washout and several mudslides in the area surrounding Polychome Pass and Eielson Visitor Center created unsafe conditions. Park officials say 300 tourists were inside the park, on the other side of the road closure (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leaveRoad crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve; 300 stranded tourists safely return to park entrance
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this March 16, 1946, file photo, the natives of Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, gather in the open for their last church service before being transferred by the U.S. Navy to Rongerik Atoll, 109 miles away. A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of radiation by U.S. government research from 1946 to 1958, The Pacific Daily News reported Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The government and residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands have objected to the company's beer named Bikini Atoll, an area of the island chain that remains uninhabitable. (AP Photo/File)
Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticismTexas-based company faces criticism after naming beer after site of U.S. nuclear tests that caused Marshall Islands contamination
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Bishop Mark Seitz presides over the funeral of Andres Anchondo Friday, Aug, 16, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Anchondo who was one of the 22 killed in the mass shooting at Walmart on August 3. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invitedHundreds of strangers braved scorching heat to attend the funeral of an El Paso shooting victim after her longtime companion invited the public
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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