The Associated Press

The Associated Press

California city is latest to redo 'sexist' school dress code

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.

Peoria facing possible police, fire job cuts

PEORIA (AP) — City officials in Peoria are considering police and fire department jobs cuts as they look to close a possible $6 million budget deficit for next year.

City Manager Patrick Urich told city council members on Tuesday that 60 municipal jobs might need to be cut unless additional revenue is found for 2019.

EU: Luxembourg did not give special tax deal to McDonald's

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the nontaxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid.

Trump visits North Carolina as governor pleads for patience

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff's van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina on Wednesday.

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday after 15 years in custody.

Wanda Barzee, 72, left the Utah state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said in a statement that did not provide details about Barzee's destination.

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump says we'll make decision if Kavanaugh accuser credible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Florence's flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials.

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general."

Trump, in a Hill.TV interview released on Wednesday, said that he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

Trump says he's not concerned about Manafort cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's not concerned about what his former campaign chairman is telling investigators in the Russia probe.Trump says that if Paul Manafort tells the truth to special counsel Robert Mueller's team then he doesn't see a problem.