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Thursday August 16th, 2018 11:48PM

AP Top News at 12:56 a.m. EST

By The Associated Press
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Pence seeks to reassure allies on N. Korean nuclear threat
Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week
12:50AM ( 13 minutes ago )
2 Afghan generals fired, to stand trial over academy assault
The Afghan Defense Ministry says two generals and five other army officers have been fired and charged with negligence in connection with last week's deadly assault on a military academy in which 11 soldiers were killed
12:48AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals
Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals, part of a pressure campaign by the president to try to get Democrats to sign onto his immigration overhaul plan
12:40AM ( 23 minutes ago )
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Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims
Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as chairman and CEO at Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations.
12:17AM ( 46 minutes ago )
The Latest: 2 Russian gold medalists in new Olympic appeal
Two Olympic gold medalists are among the latest group of 15 Russians who have launched an appeal seeking late entry to the Pyeongchang Olympics
12:17AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Puerto Ricans grab machetes, shovels to help restore power
Fed up with waiting for the government, about a dozen remote mountain communities across Puerto Rico are fixing the power grid on their own, digging holes, trimming brush with machetes and hoisting 300-pound power poles to bring back power faster
12:02AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
The Latest: SpaceX launches big new rocket; lands 2 boosters
SpaceX launches big new rocket on test flight carrying a red sports car as cargo.
11:46PM ( 1 hour ago )
SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space
SpaceX's big new rocket has blasted off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars
11:39PM ( 1 hour ago )
Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement
Top Senate leaders close in on a bipartisan agreement to avert a government shutdown.
11:18PM ( 1 hour ago )
Top General short headlines
Pence seeks to reassure allies on N. Korean nuclear threat
Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week
12:50AM ( 13 minutes ago )
2 Afghan generals fired, to stand trial over academy assault
The Afghan Defense Ministry says two generals and five other army officers have been fired and charged with negligence in connection with last week's deadly assault on a military academy in which 11 soldiers were killed
12:48AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals
Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals, part of a pressure campaign by the president to try to get Democrats to sign onto his immigration overhaul plan
12:40AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling, worried
A norovirus outbreak at the Pyeongchang Games has officials scrambling on the eve of the biggest event in South Korea in years
12:39AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Rail industry says key safety technology not due until 2020
The railroad industry is downplaying expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the country by the end of the year
12:38AM ( 25 minutes ago )