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Sunday February 16th, 2020 6:23PM

AP Top News at 12:45 a.m. EST

By The Associated Press
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High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire
A Northern California high school football team has lost its bid for a championship one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town and most of the players and coaches lost their homes
12:45AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Freed Taliban prisoner recounts SEAL rescue attempts
An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes US troops tried and failed six times to free them
12:39AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Biden launches Iowa trip with focus on Trump, rural America
Joe Biden is launching an eight-day bus tour in Iowa with barely two months remaining before the Feb. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses
12:35AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Londoners a reminder of how ordinary people can fight back
The London residents who used a fire extinguisher and even a 5-foot narwhal tusk to fight back against an attacker who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others are a reminder of ordinary people who take extraordinary actions to save others
11:56PM ( 1 hour ago )
Powerful storm pushes into Midwest with heavy snow and winds
A powerful and dangerous storm is moving eastward, dumping heavy snow and rains round the country from parts of California to the northern Midwest
11:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest
China has accused the U.N. high commissioner for human rights of emboldening “radical violence” in Hong Kong by suggesting the city’s leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use of force by police
11:06PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
Authorities: 2 kids dead, 1 missing after truck swept away
The bodies of two children were found Saturday, but authorities are still searching for a third child who went missing after a truck they were in was swept away while attempting to cross a runoff-swollen creek in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona
10:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
Biden launches Iowa trip with focus on Trump, rural America
Joe Biden is launching an eight-day bus tour in Iowa with barely two months remaining before the Feb. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses
10:15PM ( 2 hours ago )
No. 16 Auburn upends No. 5 Alabama’s playoff hopes, 48-45
Shaun Shivers scored on an 11-yard run with 8:08 left and No. 16 Auburn wiped out rival Alabama’s playoff hopes with a late defensive stand in a wild 48-45 victory on Saturday
10:01PM ( 2 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire
A Northern California high school football team has lost its bid for a championship one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town and most of the players and coaches lost their homes
12:45AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Freed Taliban prisoner recounts SEAL rescue attempts
An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes US troops tried and failed six times to free them
12:39AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Biden launches Iowa trip with focus on Trump, rural America
Joe Biden is launching an eight-day bus tour in Iowa with barely two months remaining before the Feb. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses
12:35AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Relic thought to be from Jesus’ manger arrives in Bethlehem
A tiny wooden relic some Christians believe to have been part of Jesus' manger has returned to its permanent home in the biblical city of Bethlehem 1,400 years after it was sent to Rome as a gift to the pope
12:30AM ( 27 minutes ago )
At least 14 dead in Mexico gunbattle near Texas border
At least 14 people died after Mexican security forces engaged in an hour-long gun battle with suspected cartel gunmen in the town of Villa Unión, in the state of Coahuila, about an hour’s drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas
12:27AM ( 30 minutes ago )