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 2019-05-25 23:43 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Trump and Abe meet at golf course near Tokyo...

TOKYO (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local):9:05 a.m.Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together.Trump has arrived at Mobara Country ...

 2019-05-25 23:39 

Gainesville Sun

Amid trade tensions, Trump and Abe prepare to tee off...

TOKYO (AP) " Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together.Trump was headed to Mobara Country Club, south of Tokyo, on Sunday morning for a round with the Japanese leader " th...

 2019-05-25 23:19 

Gainesville Sun

Stan Lee's former manager arrested on elder abuse charges...

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angele...

 2019-05-25 22:55 

Gainesville Sun

Memorial service, burial in Bozeman for World War II soldier...

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) " A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were identified last year.A memorial and funeral with full military honors was held S...

 2019-05-25 21:47 

Gainesville Sun

Law enforcement puzzled by season of violence...

Police aren't sure why so many have turned to violence — particularly guns — to settle their disputes....

 2019-05-25 21:35 

Gainesville Sun

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday.Norway s...

 2019-05-25 21:24 

Gainesville Sun

San Francisco police union calls for chief to resign...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The union representing San Francisco police officers demanded Saturday that its chief resign, accusing him of blaming officers for raids that he ordered to determine who leaked a police report to a freelance journalist.Chief Willi...

 2019-05-25 21:23 

Gainesville Sun

GPD: Man charged in scooter, motorcycle thefts...

An Alachua County man suspected of stealing multiple scooters and motorcycles and selling them throughout the region was arrested Friday.Shae Werner Schroder, 34, of 6400 SW 20th Ave., was charged with multiple counts of grand theft in separate cases, Gai...

 2019-05-25 21:18 

Gainesville Sun

Grizzlies on the move in US Rockies as hunting in limbo...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the U.S. Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in ...

 2019-05-25 20:58 

Gainesville Sun

Church works to create oasis in food desert...

Michael Raburn paces in an empty room with his mind looking months ahead.From where he stands, the closest grocery store — a Walmart on Waldo Road — is 2.3 miles away. Residents in Lincoln Estates near the Gainesville Vineyard, a church where ...

 2019-05-25 20:29 

Gainesville Sun

Residents start holiday weekend looking to beat heat...

Saturday was the start of what could be a record heat wave with new highs possible well into the week....

 2019-05-25 20:16 

Gainesville Sun

In AMBER Alert system, minutes count, report says...

The first AMBER Alert program was created after the 1996 abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas.Since then, the program has grown and AMBER Alerts are now used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S...

 2019-05-25 19:41 

Gainesville Sun

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest...

 2019-05-25 19:28 

Gainesville Sun

Suspected extremists kill at least 20 in Nigeria ambush...

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " Witnesses say at least 20 people are dead and many others are missing after suspected extremists ambushed a military and civilian convoy in Nigeria's northeast.The witnesses say the military was relocating civilians to a disp...

 2019-05-25 19:27 

Gainesville Sun

Norway says Venezuela mediation to resume next week...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday...

 2019-05-25 19:26 

Gainesville Sun

Program aims to reduce 911 calls, ER visits...

About 80 people have benefited from Gainesville's new Community Resource Paramedic program....

 2019-05-25 19:19 

Gainesville Sun

Bong d'Or: Korean director wins Cannes' top prize...

CANNES, France (AP) " South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or, on Saturday.The win...

 2019-05-25 19:13 

Gainesville Sun

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon...

WASHINGTON (AP) " A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional...

 2019-05-25 17:49 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Bong Joon-ho's satire "Parasite" wins Palme d'Or...

CANNES, France (AP) " The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local):8:25 p.m.South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, has won the Cannes ...

 2019-05-25 17:47 

Gainesville Sun

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) " Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular...

 2019-05-25 17:43 

Gainesville Sun

Grizzly bears push into lowland areas as legal fight drags...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wilderness and into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bru...

 2019-05-25 17:43 

Gainesville Sun

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat...

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) " Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat."Some of you will j...

 2019-05-25 17:27 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis' Israel trip could pay off for Trump...

Gov. Ron DeSantis downplays political motives, but others see potential...

 2019-05-25 16:43 

Gainesville Sun

Interlachen man's body found near SR 20...

The body of Kody O'Hara, 21, was found about 2:30 p.m. when deputies responded to a call that a man had fallen from a car, the agency reported....

 2019-05-25 15:45 

Gainesville Sun

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest...

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) " A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday.Family spokeswoman Sarah Hayn...

 2019-05-25 15:43 

Gainesville Sun

EU, US urge Albania's opposition to keep protests peaceful...

TIRANA, Albania (AP) " The European Union, the United States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political de...

 2019-05-25 15:42 

Gainesville Sun

New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia's army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago.The documents, provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with an ongoing...

 2019-05-25 15:31 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Green party gains strength in Irish votes...

BRUSSELS (AP) " The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local):5:40 p.m.Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challen...

 2019-05-25 14:59 

Gainesville Sun

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues...

TOKYO (AP) " President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed.Trump also promoted the U.S. und...

 2019-05-25 13:45 

Gainesville Sun

Both parties say abortion bans give Dems a political weapon...

WASHINGTON (AP) " A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional...

 2019-05-25 11:28 

Gainesville Sun

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon...

PARIS (AP) " French police were on Saturday hunting a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing an explosive device that went off, wounding 13 people in a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon the previous day.France's counter...

 2019-05-25 11:02 

Gainesville Sun

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit...

BEIJING (AP) " The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.Terry Branstad als...

 2019-05-25 09:40 

Gainesville Sun

Health Secretary Hancock joins race to succeed UK's May...

LONDON (AP) " The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May hasn't officially begun " but the field of contenders is quickly growing.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have ann...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

San Francisco police chief 'sorry' for raid on journalist...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender.Chief William...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name " "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" " is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate."BET...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election...

BRUSSELS (AP) " Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots Saturday in European Parliament elections.The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year's selections, which are taking place over fou...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo...

TOKYO (AP) " Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.Of...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

Suspect in Utah shooting found in Idaho after 2-day manhunt...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) " Idaho police captured a man Friday afternoon suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah earlier this week after a two-day manhunt.Officers arrested 45-year-old Jonathan Llana about 3:15 p.m. in an area of souther...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Trump arrives in Japan for state visit...

TOKYO (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local):5 p.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for a state visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country's new emperor.Trump an...

 2019-05-25 09:20 

Gainesville Sun

Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo...

TOKYO (AP) " Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan was ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomed him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.O...

 2019-05-25 05:40 

Gainesville Sun

Volcano on Bali erupts, briefly disrupting flights...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " Bali's airport has returned to normal operations after some flights were canceled on Friday night following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island.The national disas...

 2019-05-25 04:23 

Gainesville Sun

Serial killer Bobby Joe Long executed by lethal injection...

RAIFORD — The faces of select witnesses to the execution of Bobby Joe Long reflected on the glass of the death chamber's window Thursday, as they watched the 65-year-old convicted serial murderer and rapist begin to turn blue.The faces on the fi...

 2019-05-25 03:49 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Hostility between Trump and Pelosi ratchets up...

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local):6:05 p.m.The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ratcheting up, with each questioning the other's fitness for ...

 2019-05-25 03:41 

Gainesville Sun

NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities...

RENO, Nev. (AP) " NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight as businesses look in the future to...

 2019-05-25 01:36 

Gainesville Sun

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information.The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement wi...

 2019-05-25 01:33 

Gainesville Sun

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China...

TOKYO (AP) " When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles.The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with ...

 2019-05-25 01:31 

Gainesville Sun

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday imme...

 2019-05-25 01:02 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The Latest on U.S. judge blocking President Donald Trump from building sections of a border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency (all times local):6:30 p.m.A federal judge in California has blocked...

 2019-05-25 00:56 

Gainesville Sun

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) " John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed P...

 2019-05-24 23:34 

Gainesville Sun

Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit...

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump has asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security.Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would ...

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