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AP Top U.S. News at 2:02 p.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes
Efforts to take down Confederate monuments gained explosive momentum after Charlottesville
8:05AM ( 1 hour ago )
'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport
Officials say a "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing into a small island
2:53AM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Man who stole plane said he was a 'broken guy'
An airline mechanic who stole an Alaska Airlines plane from a Seattle airport told air traffic controllers that he was a "broken guy" but also joked about whether the airline would hire him as a pilot if he landed safely
2:17AM ( 7 hours ago )
U.S. News
New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low
While the first wave of new US sanctions may have a limited impact on Russia, a second batch could hit its economy hard and send already tense relations into a tailspin
9:20AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94
The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced
9:17AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault
Afghan forces are battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city
8:51AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Avenatti pitch in Iowa: 'When they go low ... we hit harder'
The self-styled provocateur taking on Donald Trump for porn actress Stormy Daniels has brought his presidential pitch to Iowa, telling Democrats: "When they go low, I say we hit harder."
12:10AM ( 9 hours ago )
New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers
A property owner in the New Mexico town where five adults were arrested on child abuse charges and remains of a boy were found is questioning why the adults' living compound wasn't searched earlier by authorities
11:29PM ( 10 hours ago )
In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Democrats must fight
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is telling Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House
11:10PM ( 10 hours ago )
AP National News
Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish
Experts have done a practice run to work out feeding live fish to a whale off Washington state so they're ready when they get a chance to save an ailing orca
9:58PM ( 11 hours ago )
Crews fight to keep flames from homes in California
Firefighters are fighting to spare homes from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to several neighborhoods and destroyed one house
8:43PM ( 12 hours ago )
Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer
A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer
7:59PM ( 13 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes
Efforts to take down Confederate monuments gained explosive momentum after Charlottesville
8:05AM ( 1 hour ago )
'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport
Officials say a "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing into a small island
2:53AM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Man who stole plane said he was a 'broken guy'
An airline mechanic who stole an Alaska Airlines plane from a Seattle airport told air traffic controllers that he was a "broken guy" but also joked about whether the airline would hire him as a pilot if he landed safely
2:17AM ( 7 hours ago )
Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California
Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes
2:05AM ( 7 hours ago )
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant
2:01AM ( 7 hours ago )