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This day in history, Aug. 19, 2018

Today is Sunday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2018. There are 134 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Aug. 19, 2004, Google began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, ending the day up $15.34 at $100.34.

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Birth-control app wins FDA marketing approval

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone?

This day in history, Aug. 18, 2018

Today is Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women's right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.

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Man sentenced to 12 years for officer's crash death

CHESTER (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Getting personal: U.S., Turkish leaders feud over arrest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties.

U.S. ending Syria stabilization funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.

Musk tells newspaper he's cracking under stress of Tesla job

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job?

That's the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company's impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most "difficult and painful year of my career."

Law requires gas-leak notification for water protection

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring owners of gas storage fields to notify local officials if a natural gas leak threatens drinking water supplies.

The latest: Trump praises Manafort as jury resumes deliberations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump is calling Paul Manafort a "very good person" as a jury deliberates in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman.

Police investigate resold cemetery plots

SOUTH ROXANA (AP) — Families in southern Illinois are coming forth with complaints operators of a cemetery resold plots that were already paid for.

South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles said Thursday investigators served subpoenas for the records of Wanda Cemetery.