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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016

In a first, Trump says he regrets painful comments

For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump offered an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying that he regrets some of what he’s said “in the heat of debate.”

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Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by the Associated Press show.

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Trump makes first battleground state ad buys

A new brain trust in place, Donald Trump on Thursday moved to invest nearly $5 million in battleground state advertising as the Republican presidential contender took modest steps to address daunting challenges in the states that will make or break his White House ambitions.

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AP witnesses rescue of migrants off Libya, 4 bodies found

A Spanish aid group rescued more than 100 migrants Thursday from three separate migrant boats off Libya’s coast and recovered at least four bodies after one of the vessels sank. Relatives reported another two people drowned but rough seas hampered search efforts.

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United States swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, according to police. (Martin Meissner / Associated Press)

Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

The mystery behind the claim that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed after a night of partying in Rio de Janeiro deepened Thursday, after officials first blamed him for making it up – then backtracked on some details and acknowledged the Olympians had been confronted by security guards with guns.

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Blogs

Parting Shot — 9.28.16

Ebonay Lee holds up her fist toward a line of Sheriff's deputies as she and other people protest today in El Cajon, Calif. Dozens of demonstrators protested the killing of ...



Fishtrap Lake trail work party set for Saturday

TRAILS -- For the second year, volunteers from various groups will be putting their muscle into building a new eight-mile loop trail at the Fishtrap Lake Recreation Area on Saturday. ...


Vegan pizzeria plans grand opening

Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria and Café is ready to reopen at its new South Hill location following a fire in early June. The new spot is at 1314 S. Grand Blvd., ...






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