From The Palm Beach Post

  • Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, 'Send her back!'

    NEW YORK (AP) " U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the country where she was born.The Democratic legislator spoke in New York for the first time since Trump again criticized her and three other minority Democratic congresswomen on Friday for saying what he called "horrible things" about the U.S. He suggested they leave, though all are U.S. citizens. [


  • Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

    TOKYO (AP) " The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country.Police only have said the suspect Shinji Aoba, 41, who is hospitalized with severe burns and unable to talk, is from near Tokyo and did not work for the studio, Kyoto Animation.Japanese broadcaster NHK said the [


  • Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

    NEW YORK (AP) " About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during Friday's hot evening commute, and the head of the city's Transit Authority acknowledged that the agency "did not know exactly where our trains were."A computer system failure that resulted in the snafu stranded some passengers underground and sent others searching for alternate ways home.The stoppage affected the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains that serve swaths of Manhattan, [


  • Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel's Phase 4

    SAN DIEGO (AP) " "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity.Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing plans for the first two years of "Phase Four," which will include Natalie Portman taking up the hammer as Thor, making Angelina Jolie an immortal for "The Eternals" and rebooting "Blade" [


  • 'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

    NEW YORK (AP) " Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system.The National Weather Service said "a dangerous heat wave" sent temperatures into the 90s, with high humidity that made it feel considerably hotter. It was expected to stay warm at night, in the upper 70s to low 80s, with more heat [


  • British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

    LONDON (AP) " British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security.The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume Sunday.Both carriers delivered two-sentence statements via email.British Airways attributed its cancellations to what it called its constant review of security arrangements at [


  • Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says

    VATICAN CITY (AP) " A genetics expert retained by the family of a girl who went missing in 1983 said Saturday that a cavernous underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals, both "adult and non-adult."The expert, Giorgio Portera, said the "enormous" size of the collection under the Teutonic College was revealed when Vatican-appointed experts began cataloguing the remains, which were discovered last week ."We [


  • The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local):2 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence is marking the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site.Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Pence to Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday and showed him the pad where he began that momentous journey 50 years ago. Aldrin later got a standing ovation during a speech by Pence.Mission [


  • Some Alaskans feeling pain of Medicaid dental cuts

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Budget vetoes by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy eliminated Medicaid dental coverage for adults " a $27 million cut that is having an impact.KTUU reports that Michael Shelden had plans to get dentures after having all his teeth pulled following years of dental pain.The plan fell through after the governor's veto, and Shelden said he can't afford the $2,000 down payment to proceed with his plan."I cried," he said. "I wake up and I cry at night. [


  • Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) " A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory.The Soyuz capsule docked at 22:48 GMT Saturday, just six hours and 20 minutes after blasting off from Russia's launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.The launch took place on the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts landed on the moon.The capsule is carrying Andrew Morgan of the United [


  • Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies.At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike Pence the launch pad where he flew to the moon in 1969. At the same time halfway around the world, an American and two other astronauts blasted into space on a Russian rocket. And in [


  • Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo competition

    PITTSBURGH (AP) " Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend.Extreme pogo stick athletes from around the world are coming to town to show off their huge tricks and flips to compete for world titles in such categories as High Jump and Best Trick.The events on Saturday and Sunday aren't just for the grown-ups. Pogo-users under the age of 15 can enter a "bounce off" competition and those who bounce the longest get a free pogo [