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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates for Abraham Lincoln’s museum pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to use state funds to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether one of the relics — a stovepipe hat — actually belonged to the 16th president. Lawmakers grilled Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation leaders … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

AUSTIN, Texas | Texas turnout high as Cruz, O’Rourke end close Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke are working their way home at the end of one of the most closely watched races of the 2018 midterms. Cruz’s last rally Monday is set near his hometown of Houston. O’Rourke is heading to El Paso to finish an underdog campaign that … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Texas turnout high as Cruz, O’Rourke end close Senate race

DONAJI, Mexico | Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

DONAJI, Mexico  — A third caravan of migrants — this time from El Salvador — waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people hoping to reach the U.S. border. The third caravan tried to cross the bridge between Guatemala and Mexico, but Mexican authorities told those traveling in … Continue reading DONAJI, Mexico | Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

NEW YORK | Facebook says hackers accessed 29M people’s accounts

NEW YORK— Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn’t know if they had been misused. The hackers accessed name, email addresses or phone … Continue reading NEW YORK | Facebook says hackers accessed 29M people’s accounts

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her. People queued at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the northern border town of Ruse to pay tribute and … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: President orders gov’t help for Indonesia quake

PALU, Indonesia — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 10 a.m. Indonesia’s president says he instructed the security minister to coordinate the government’s response to a quake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi. President Joko Widodo also told reporters in his hometown of Solo late Friday that he … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: President orders gov’t help for Indonesia quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | The Latest: Man arrested in connection with missing girl

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The Latest on the discovery of a missing 10-year-old girl’s body near her hometown in northwestern Alaska (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Authorities have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl whose body was discovered near her hometown. FBI spokeswoman Staci Pellessier says in an email … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | The Latest: Man arrested in connection with missing girl

DETROIT | The Latest: Aretha Franklin’s family arrives at church

DETROIT — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 11 a.m. The Queen of Soul’s funeral is underway. A processional of Aretha Franklin‘s family and other loved ones is filling the aisles of the Greater Grace Temple on Friday morning in her hometown of Detroit. The church’s choir sang … Continue reading DETROIT | The Latest: Aretha Franklin’s family arrives at church