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AP Top Stories August 24 P
August 24, 2019

AP Top Stories August 24 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, August 24th: Emmanuel Macron hosts G7 leaders dinner; Protesters and riot police clash in Hong Kong; Huge fires continue to rage in the Amazon; Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa.
Today in History for August 24th
August 24, 2019

Today in History for August 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying two Ancient Roman cities; Hurricane Andrew hits Florida; British troops burn Washington in War of 1812; Pluto demoted as a planet; Pete Rose banned from baseball for life. (Aug. 24)
Work on more border fencing starts in New Mexico
August 23, 2019

Work on more border fencing starts in New Mexico

Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico are forging forward with construction on taller border fencing funded through President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. (Aug. 23)
Seth Moulton ends 2020 Democratic White House bid
August 23, 2019

Seth Moulton ends 2020 Democratic White House bid

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week. Moulton made the announcement at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting Friday. (Aug. 23)
California light rail accident hurts dozens
August 23, 2019

California light rail accident hurts dozens

Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in a light rail train accident in Northern California. Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade tells news outlets that 27 people were injured, including 13 people who were taken to hospitals. (Aug. 23)
Kudlow: no stimulus tax cuts in near future
August 23, 2019

Kudlow: no stimulus tax cuts in near future

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters outside the White House on Thursday the economy is in good shape and there are no stimulus tax cuts in the near future. The White House had floated the idea of a payroll tax cut. (Aug. 23)
Man charged in pit bull mauling death of Detroit girl
August 22, 2019

Man charged in pit bull mauling death of Detroit girl

A man has been charged in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three pit bulls despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency responders (Aug. 22)
US authorities charged 80 in alleged cyber fraud
August 22, 2019

US authorities charged 80 in alleged cyber fraud

U.S. authorities on Thursday unsealed a 252-count grand jury indictment charging 80 people in a major conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network. (Aug. 22)
10 aboard unhurt after Northern Calif. jet fire
August 22, 2019

10 aboard unhurt after Northern Calif. jet fire

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. (Aug. 22)
John Hickenlooper running for US Senate
August 22, 2019

John Hickenlooper running for US Senate

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. (Aug. 22)
King salmon rebounds after Calif. drought
August 22, 2019

King salmon rebounds after Calif. drought

Pacific Coast fishermen are reeling in big hauls of wild king salmon after years of weak harvests due to severe drought and poor ocean conditions. The chinook salmon boom is good news for anglers, seafood lovers and coastal fishing communities. (Aug. 22)
Giant Panda Bei Bei celebrates 4th birthday
August 22, 2019

Giant Panda Bei Bei celebrates 4th birthday

Smithsonian's youngest giant panda cub celebrates his 4th birthday on Thursday. (Aug. 22)
Trial starts in case of shooting over parking spot
August 21, 2019

Trial starts in case of shooting over parking spot

A prosecutor told jurors a Florida man who fatally shot a man who attacked him during a dispute over a parking space had initiated a similar confrontation just months before. (Aug 21)
California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters
August 21, 2019

California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters

California authorities say they believe an infant girl and her teenage sister found dead at home were intentionally killed by their mother, who is unresponsive in a hospital. (Aug. 21)
Trump: Danish leader's words nasty, inappropriate
August 21, 2019

Trump: Danish leader's words nasty, inappropriate

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has canceled his trip to Denmark after a "nasty" and "inappropriate" comment by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who earlier called Trump's idea to buy Greenland "absurd." (Aug. 21)