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  • Missoula boy battling cancer receives support from New England Patriots

    Missoula boy battling cancer receives support from New England Patriots

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:46:40 GMT
    A Missoula boy fighting a rare cancer has the New England Patriots on his side. Jack Berry was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone tumor. His parents say Jack, who turns 11 on Aug. 20, is an active, outdoorsy kid. The July cancer diagnosis came as a shock. While the Berry family is staying in Massachusetts for treatment, they got the special opportunity to meet the Patriots at practice. Pats safety Patrick Chung exchanged autographs with the boy and ...
    A Missoula boy fighting a rare cancer has the New England Patriots on his side. Jack Berry was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone tumor. His parents say Jack, who turns 11 on Aug. 20, is an active, outdoorsy kid. The July cancer diagnosis came as a shock. While the Berry family is staying in Massachusetts for treatment, they got the special opportunity to meet the Patriots at practice. Pats safety Patrick Chung exchanged autographs with the boy and ...
  • Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

    Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:41:41 GMT
    Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an "excruciating year."   In the newspaper's account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.   Musk stood by his tweet last week saying he might take Tesla private.   Reports say government regulators have subpoenaed T...
    Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an "excruciating year."   In the newspaper's account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.   Musk stood by his tweet last week saying he might take Tesla private.   Reports say government regulators have subpoenaed T...
  • Italy bridge survivor describes 'unreal silence'

    Italy bridge survivor describes 'unreal silence'

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:35:53 GMT
    GENOA, Italy (AP) - Davide Capello was driving across the bridge toward the Italian city of Genoa when suddenly, the road dropped out from under him. A trained firefighter, he understood immediately that the structure had collapsed.   Capello was at the midpoint of the bridge, he recounted Friday, when "everything, the world, came down." The 33-year-old said: "I heard a noise, a dull noise. I saw the columns of the highway in front of me come down. A car in front o...
    GENOA, Italy (AP) - Davide Capello was driving across the bridge toward the Italian city of Genoa when suddenly, the road dropped out from under him. A trained firefighter, he understood immediately that the structure had collapsed.   Capello was at the midpoint of the bridge, he recounted Friday, when "everything, the world, came down." The 33-year-old said: "I heard a noise, a dull noise. I saw the columns of the highway in front of me come down. A car in front o...
  • Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:07:36 GMT
    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her "rock" and writing that he was "the best dad us girls could ask for."   But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family.   Shanann Watts, who was pregnant, and the couple's 3-year-old and 4-year-old daughters...
    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her "rock" and writing that he was "the best dad us girls could ask for."   But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family.   Shanann Watts, who was pregnant, and the couple's 3-year-old and 4-year-old daughters...
  • Judge orders new State Dept. review of Keystone XL pipeline

    Judge orders new State Dept. review of Keystone XL pipeline

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:56:43 GMT
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.    U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana said in a ruling Wednesday that the State Department must supplement its 2014 environmental impact study of the project to consider the new route.    The Nebraska Public Service Commission rejected pipeline develope...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.    U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana said in a ruling Wednesday that the State Department must supplement its 2014 environmental impact study of the project to consider the new route.    The Nebraska Public Service Commission rejected pipeline develope...
  • US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

    US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:53:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land -  including cutting down small trees and underbrush and setting controlled fires - to reduce the frequency and severity of fires now burning across the western United States.    Perdue, w...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land -  including cutting down small trees and underbrush and setting controlled fires - to reduce the frequency and severity of fires now burning across the western United States.    Perdue, w...
  • Prosecutors believe Colorado man killed his family at home

    Prosecutors believe Colorado man killed his family at home

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:15:24 GMT

    Authorities say bodies believed to be a pregnant woman and her two young children were found. 

    Authorities say bodies believed to be a pregnant woman and her two young children were found. 

  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:46:39 GMT

    Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. 

    Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. 

  • Italy Bridge Collapse: Truck driver who survived bridge plunge returns

    Italy Bridge Collapse: Truck driver who survived bridge plunge returns

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:28:38 GMT
    MILAN (AP) - An Italian truck driver who survived the plunge from the collapsed Genoa highway bridge with a dislocated shoulder and bruised hip says he still can't look at the bridge he used to cross every day.    Luciano Goccia returned to the site of the rubble Thursday to retrieve possessions from the back of his wrecked truck.    He said has trouble sleeping while he thinks of the 39 confirmed dead in Tuesday's collapse.    Goccia added in comments to...
    MILAN (AP) - An Italian truck driver who survived the plunge from the collapsed Genoa highway bridge with a dislocated shoulder and bruised hip says he still can't look at the bridge he used to cross every day.    Luciano Goccia returned to the site of the rubble Thursday to retrieve possessions from the back of his wrecked truck.    He said has trouble sleeping while he thinks of the 39 confirmed dead in Tuesday's collapse.    Goccia added in comments to...
  • Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado

    Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:25:57 GMT
    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.    The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.    The police said on Twitter early Thursday that Chris Watts will be held at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet bee...
    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.    The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.    The police said on Twitter early Thursday that Chris Watts will be held at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet bee...
  • Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

    Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:23:40 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort.    The case against the former Trump campaign chairman is the first courtroom test for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The verdict, in the hands of 12 jurors beginning Thursday morning, will provide a measure of the special counsel's ability to make charges stick.    The trial has been closely watched by President Donald Trump as he see...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort.    The case against the former Trump campaign chairman is the first courtroom test for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The verdict, in the hands of 12 jurors beginning Thursday morning, will provide a measure of the special counsel's ability to make charges stick.    The trial has been closely watched by President Donald Trump as he see...
  • President Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe

    President Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:22:01 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the special counsel's investigation into Russia election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign.    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump pointed to Brennan as one of the people he believes is responsible for special counsel Robert Muller's investigation.    The newspaper reports that Trump called the inves...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the special counsel's investigation into Russia election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign.    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump pointed to Brennan as one of the people he believes is responsible for special counsel Robert Muller's investigation.    The newspaper reports that Trump called the inves...
  • Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

    Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:20:23 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children over the years.    State Attorney General Josh Shapiro calls it the "weaponization of faith."    The grand jury report, released Tuesday, provides numerous examples.    It says several priests made a boy strip and p...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children over the years.    State Attorney General Josh Shapiro calls it the "weaponization of faith."    The grand jury report, released Tuesday, provides numerous examples.    It says several priests made a boy strip and p...
  • Police porn: Arizona cop uses body cam to film office sex

    Police porn: Arizona cop uses body cam to film office sex

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:40:23 GMT

    An Arizona police sergeant has been fired after body camera footage captured him having sex with a woman in his office.

    An Arizona police sergeant has been fired after body camera footage captured him having sex with a woman in his office.

  • Hacking blamed in 'too ghetto' rejection letter

    Hacking blamed in 'too ghetto' rejection letter

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:16:21 GMT

    A Missouri company is apologizing and claims they were hacked after a job applicant received a rejection letter stating that candidates with "ghetto" names won't be considered.

    A Missouri company is apologizing and claims they were hacked after a job applicant received a rejection letter stating that candidates with "ghetto" names won't be considered.

  • WANTED: Man with information about possible child sexual assault victim

    WANTED: Man with information about possible child sexual assault victim

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:40:33 GMT

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

  • Italy Bridge Collapse: Genoa bridge company put profits first

    Italy Bridge Collapse: Genoa bridge company put profits first

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:18:11 GMT
    ROME (AP) - Italy's deputy premier, Luigi Di Maio, is blaming the collapse of a major highway bridge in Genoa on a lack of maintenance by the private company that operates many of the nation's toll highways.    Speaking in Genoa, Di Maio said Wednesday that he was looking at revoking highway concessions.    He said of the holding company that controls Autostrade Per Italia: "instead of investing money for maintenance, they divide the profits and that is why th...
    ROME (AP) - Italy's deputy premier, Luigi Di Maio, is blaming the collapse of a major highway bridge in Genoa on a lack of maintenance by the private company that operates many of the nation's toll highways.    Speaking in Genoa, Di Maio said Wednesday that he was looking at revoking highway concessions.    He said of the holding company that controls Autostrade Per Italia: "instead of investing money for maintenance, they divide the profits and that is why th...
  • Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

    Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:14:40 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.    The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday.    The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin's ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited Franklin, who is seriously ill.    A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition o...
    DETROIT (AP) - People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.    The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday.    The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin's ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited Franklin, who is seriously ill.    A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition o...
  • Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

    Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:12:41 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The path toward final arguments and then jury deliberations has been cleared in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.    On Tuesday, Manafort's defense team announced that it won't be putting on a defense of the longtime political consultant or calling him to testify, saying they believe the prosecution hasn't met its burden of proof.    Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday. The judge hearing the ...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The path toward final arguments and then jury deliberations has been cleared in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.    On Tuesday, Manafort's defense team announced that it won't be putting on a defense of the longtime political consultant or calling him to testify, saying they believe the prosecution hasn't met its burden of proof.    Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday. The judge hearing the ...
  • White House admits error for false claim on black employment

    White House admits error for false claim on black employment

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:10:01 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has admitted error for its false claim President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.    It was a rare acknowledgment of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains.    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that day when she told reporters that Obama created o...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has admitted error for its false claim President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.    It was a rare acknowledgment of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains.    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that day when she told reporters that Obama created o...
  • DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:48:20 GMT

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

  • Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

    Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:04:55 GMT

    MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

    MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

  • President Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    President Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:36:52 GMT
    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."    In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him. Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute Trump's claim.    The challenge came as Trump raised money for the re-election of Republican ...
    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."    In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him. Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute Trump's claim.    The challenge came as Trump raised money for the re-election of Republican ...
  • President Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

    President Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:33:03 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog."    Manigault Newman has released several audio recordings from her time as a Trump assistant at the White House, including one with the president in which he said nobody told him she had been fired. Manigault Newman also says she has heard audio tape of Trump using the N-word.    On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog."    Manigault Newman has released several audio recordings from her time as a Trump assistant at the White House, including one with the president in which he said nobody told him she had been fired. Manigault Newman also says she has heard audio tape of Trump using the N-word.    On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a...
  • Utah man crashes plane into his own home after being arrested on domestic violence charges

    Utah man crashes plane into his own home after being arrested on domestic violence charges

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:44:04 GMT
    (CNN)A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They had...
    (CNN)A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They had...
  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours Carr fire damage, says climate change is not the problem

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours Carr fire damage, says climate change is not the problem

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:33:53 GMT
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says climate change is not his main concern when it comes to preventing wildfires burning in California. He spoke after touring the damage from the Carr fire near Redding on Monday. It's the second-largest fire burning in California. California is seeing more wildfires because of high temperatures and dry conditions. Zinke said that the key to preventing more fires is better forest management, going on to say "I just want to comment on a couple o...
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says climate change is not his main concern when it comes to preventing wildfires burning in California. He spoke after touring the damage from the Carr fire near Redding on Monday. It's the second-largest fire burning in California. California is seeing more wildfires because of high temperatures and dry conditions. Zinke said that the key to preventing more fires is better forest management, going on to say "I just want to comment on a couple o...
  • Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

    Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:24:55 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen after a 20-day closure that cost the surrounding communities an estimated $50 million in lost tourism dollars.    Yosemite Valley, which includes most of the park's major attractions, is set to reopen Tuesday but hotels and other businesses say it will likely be weeks before bookings return to normal levels.    The nearly three-week closure was the result of a nearby massive wildfire that has burned...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen after a 20-day closure that cost the surrounding communities an estimated $50 million in lost tourism dollars.    Yosemite Valley, which includes most of the park's major attractions, is set to reopen Tuesday but hotels and other businesses say it will likely be weeks before bookings return to normal levels.    The nearly three-week closure was the result of a nearby massive wildfire that has burned...
  • Police say crash outside UK parliament was deliberate

    Police say crash outside UK parliament was deliberate

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:39:53 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - Britain's government will be holding a session of its emergency committee following what it described as a suspected terrorist incident near the Houses of Parliament.       The session of the COBRA committee was called after a motorist slammed into pedestrians and cyclists before hitting a barrier near the House of Lords on Tuesday. Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries is life-threatening.    Prime Minister Theresa...
    LONDON (AP) - Britain's government will be holding a session of its emergency committee following what it described as a suspected terrorist incident near the Houses of Parliament.       The session of the COBRA committee was called after a motorist slammed into pedestrians and cyclists before hitting a barrier near the House of Lords on Tuesday. Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries is life-threatening.    Prime Minister Theresa...
  • FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

    FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-08-13 16:15:40 GMT

    The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.

    The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.

  • Elon Musk says he's talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

    Elon Musk says he's talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:27:12 GMT
    Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized.    Musk says in a blog posted Monday that most of the funding would be in stock rather than debt. Investors who don't want to stay with a private company would be paid $420 per share. Musk says he expects that one third of shareholders would sell.    Musk says he left a meeting with wea...
    Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized.    Musk says in a blog posted Monday that most of the funding would be in stock rather than debt. Investors who don't want to stay with a private company would be paid $420 per share. Musk says he expects that one third of shareholders would sell.    Musk says he left a meeting with wea...
  • California firefighters begin week on attack

    California firefighters begin week on attack

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:24:14 GMT
    (CNN)Firefighters battling more than a dozen fires in California made major progress over the weekend, quadrupling the containment of one blaze threatening homes in the southern part of the state. The Holy Fire was 51% contained by late Sunday, up from 10% on Friday. For the past week, the blaze has scorched through canyons and across mountains in Orange and Riverside counties, fueled by dry vegetation as it crept into residential areas. With the firefighters' ongoing pro...
    (CNN)Firefighters battling more than a dozen fires in California made major progress over the weekend, quadrupling the containment of one blaze threatening homes in the southern part of the state. The Holy Fire was 51% contained by late Sunday, up from 10% on Friday. For the past week, the blaze has scorched through canyons and across mountains in Orange and Riverside counties, fueled by dry vegetation as it crept into residential areas. With the firefighters' ongoing pro...
  • 'Tour of grief is over' for killer whale no longer carrying dead calf

    'Tour of grief is over' for killer whale no longer carrying dead calf

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:20:46 GMT
    (CNN)It was a journey of love, driven by a mother's loss, stretching across a thousand miles of ocean as the world watched and wondered. An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks has stopped carrying the carcass, environmental officials said. The adult -- Tahlequah, or J35 as she is known by researchers -- and corpse were last seen definitively last week, 17 days after the baby's birth. The female calf died after a few h...
    (CNN)It was a journey of love, driven by a mother's loss, stretching across a thousand miles of ocean as the world watched and wondered. An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks has stopped carrying the carcass, environmental officials said. The adult -- Tahlequah, or J35 as she is known by researchers -- and corpse were last seen definitively last week, 17 days after the baby's birth. The female calf died after a few h...
  • Omarosa releases recording of call with President Trump

    Omarosa releases recording of call with President Trump

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:07:40 GMT
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump appeared to be unaware that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to an audio recording of a phone conversation aired on NBC's "Today" Monday morning. "Omarosa, what's going on? I just saw in the news you're thinking about leaving. What happened?" Trump is heard asking. Manigault Newman, who was fired from her White House job last December replied, saying, "General K...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump appeared to be unaware that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to an audio recording of a phone conversation aired on NBC's "Today" Monday morning. "Omarosa, what's going on? I just saw in the news you're thinking about leaving. What happened?" Trump is heard asking. Manigault Newman, who was fired from her White House job last December replied, saying, "General K...
  • Source says Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    Source says Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:03:23 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.    The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided.    The Queen of Soul canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.    Last ...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.    The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided.    The Queen of Soul canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.    Last ...
  • President Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

    President Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:57:42 GMT
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said it's "great" that consumers might boycott Harley-Davidson if it moves some motorcycle production overseas. The President tweeted about the potential boycott on Sunday "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!" Trump wrote. "Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or bette...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said it's "great" that consumers might boycott Harley-Davidson if it moves some motorcycle production overseas. The President tweeted about the potential boycott on Sunday "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!" Trump wrote. "Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or bette...
  • Officials find human remains in wreckage of crashed plane stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport

    Officials find human remains in wreckage of crashed plane stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:52:49 GMT
    (CNN) The FBI has located human remains in the wreckage of the Horizon Air plane that crashed Friday after it was stolen and flown by an airport worker. "While the focus of our investigation thus far has centered on Richard Russell, 29, of Sumner, Washington, the FBI is awaiting the results of a review by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office," FBI Seattle said in a statement. Authorities said Russell took off in the stolen plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airpo...
    (CNN) The FBI has located human remains in the wreckage of the Horizon Air plane that crashed Friday after it was stolen and flown by an airport worker. "While the focus of our investigation thus far has centered on Richard Russell, 29, of Sumner, Washington, the FBI is awaiting the results of a review by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office," FBI Seattle said in a statement. Authorities said Russell took off in the stolen plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airpo...
  • Woman Dies After Infection From Dog's Saliva

    Woman Dies After Infection From Dog's Saliva

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:25:43 GMT

    A deadly infection has been linked to a dog's saliva. The family of a Wisconsin woman who died in June says it started with a nip from her small dog. 

    A deadly infection has been linked to a dog's saliva. The family of a Wisconsin woman who died in June says it started with a nip from her small dog. 

  • Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

    Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-08-10 15:14:35 GMT
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will strike back with economic, political and unspecified "other" means.    Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that if the U.S. introduces sanctions against Russian banks as some reports indicated, Moscow will see that as a declaration of an "economic war" and respond accordingly.    He said that Russia will retaliate "with e...
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will strike back with economic, political and unspecified "other" means.    Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that if the U.S. introduces sanctions against Russian banks as some reports indicated, Moscow will see that as a declaration of an "economic war" and respond accordingly.    He said that Russia will retaliate "with e...
  • Firefighters fight to curb blaze before winds return

    Firefighters fight to curb blaze before winds return

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-08-10 15:10:43 GMT
    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters battled through the night to keep a raging forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods in Southern California.    The arson blaze in the Cleveland National Forest gained renewed strength Thursday, racing along ridges and coming within yards of homes.    Crews on Friday are allowing some hillsides to burn, to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways later in the day when the winds pick up.   ...
    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters battled through the night to keep a raging forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods in Southern California.    The arson blaze in the Cleveland National Forest gained renewed strength Thursday, racing along ridges and coming within yards of homes.    Crews on Friday are allowing some hillsides to burn, to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways later in the day when the winds pick up.   ...
  • 2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody

    2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:51:14 GMT

    (CNN)At least four people have been killed in a shooting in Canada, police said Friday. The shooting took place in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick. A suspect is in custody, and the situation has been "contained," police said on Twitter. The investigation is ongoing, authorities said. The shooting occurred in the Brookside Drive area of the city of about 60,000 people, police said.

    (CNN)At least four people have been killed in a shooting in Canada, police said Friday. The shooting took place in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick. A suspect is in custody, and the situation has been "contained," police said on Twitter. The investigation is ongoing, authorities said. The shooting occurred in the Brookside Drive area of the city of about 60,000 people, police said.

  • President Trump says protesting NFL players should 'be cool!'

    President Trump says protesting NFL players should 'be cool!'

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:52:27 GMT
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.    Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against.    Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be cool!"    Numerous player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. Pl...
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.    Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against.    Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be cool!"    Numerous player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. Pl...
  • Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400

    Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-08-09 15:38:41 GMT

    Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll.

    Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll.

  • Tribune calls off $3.9 billion Sinclair media deal

    Tribune calls off $3.9 billion Sinclair media deal

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-08-09 15:19:26 GMT

    Tribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it's filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract.

    Tribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it's filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract.

  • Apple: No, your iPhone isn't eavesdropping on you

    Apple: No, your iPhone isn't eavesdropping on you

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-08-09 13:53:20 GMT
    In a letter to Congressional authorities, Apple says iPhones do not listen to conversations unless triggered by the phase "hey Siri". The tech giant also says there's a visual indicator that lets users know when Siri is listening to a request. Tech users have long questioned whether mobile devices and smart speakers could eavesdrop on private conversations. Apple issued the statement in response to an inquiry from the energy and commerce committee.
    In a letter to Congressional authorities, Apple says iPhones do not listen to conversations unless triggered by the phase "hey Siri". The tech giant also says there's a visual indicator that lets users know when Siri is listening to a request. Tech users have long questioned whether mobile devices and smart speakers could eavesdrop on private conversations. Apple issued the statement in response to an inquiry from the energy and commerce committee.
  • Russia criticizes US for imposing new sanctions

    Russia criticizes US for imposing new sanctions

    Thursday, August 9 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-08-09 07:33:20 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Russian Embassy in the U.S. is criticizing the United States as it moves to impose new sanctions against Russia over a chemical attack against two people in Britain earlier this year.    The U.S. said on Wednesday that it had determined that Russia used a nerve agent to poison a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in the English town of Salisbury in March.    Britain had already accused Russia of being behind the attack, which...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Russian Embassy in the U.S. is criticizing the United States as it moves to impose new sanctions against Russia over a chemical attack against two people in Britain earlier this year.    The U.S. said on Wednesday that it had determined that Russia used a nerve agent to poison a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in the English town of Salisbury in March.    Britain had already accused Russia of being behind the attack, which...
  • Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law

    Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law

    Thursday, August 9 2018 3:31 AM EDT2018-08-09 07:31:09 GMT
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.    The issue has divided the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted Thursday 31 in favor to 38 against.    Crowds of supporters and opponents of the measure braved the heavy rain to watch the debate on large screens set up outside Congress.    The lower house of Congress had already p...
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.    The issue has divided the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted Thursday 31 in favor to 38 against.    Crowds of supporters and opponents of the measure braved the heavy rain to watch the debate on large screens set up outside Congress.    The lower house of Congress had already p...
  • Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220

    Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220

    Thursday, August 9 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-08-09 07:27:36 GMT
    BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) - Nyoman Sidekarya, chief of the provincial search and rescue agency that covers the Indonesian island of Lombok, tells The Associated Press that the death toll from the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday is now 227.    Several agencies have been releasing higher death toll figures than the 131 announced on Wednesday by National Disaster Mitigation Agency, which has a coordinating role in disaster relief. The agency says it has not verified thes...
    BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) - Nyoman Sidekarya, chief of the provincial search and rescue agency that covers the Indonesian island of Lombok, tells The Associated Press that the death toll from the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday is now 227.    Several agencies have been releasing higher death toll figures than the 131 announced on Wednesday by National Disaster Mitigation Agency, which has a coordinating role in disaster relief. The agency says it has not verified thes...
  • President Trump's trade battle with China hits home in Arkansas town

    President Trump's trade battle with China hits home in Arkansas town

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-08 16:36:02 GMT
    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - The consequences of President Donald Trump's trade battle are hitting home in one rural Arkansas town.    Arkadelphia has been planning on a new paper mill and the hundreds of jobs it would create since the project was announced two years ago by a Chinese company.    But optimism has been giving way to concern in recent months amid Trump's escalating trade dispute with China.    The threat of a full-blown trade war has delayed the...
    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - The consequences of President Donald Trump's trade battle are hitting home in one rural Arkansas town.    Arkadelphia has been planning on a new paper mill and the hundreds of jobs it would create since the project was announced two years ago by a Chinese company.    But optimism has been giving way to concern in recent months amid Trump's escalating trade dispute with China.    The threat of a full-blown trade war has delayed the...
  • President Trump celebrates Tuesday's election results

    President Trump celebrates Tuesday's election results

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-08-08 16:32:51 GMT
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - President Donald Trump is celebrating Tuesday night's election results by proclaiming himself "5 for 5!" on Twitter, even though two of the races remain too close to call.    Tuesday's primaries in five states were seen as a test of Trump's clout as well as the persistence of his hard-core supporters as they face energized, anti-Trump Democrats.    But races in Ohio and Kansas remain too close to call.    That didn't sto...
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - President Donald Trump is celebrating Tuesday night's election results by proclaiming himself "5 for 5!" on Twitter, even though two of the races remain too close to call.    Tuesday's primaries in five states were seen as a test of Trump's clout as well as the persistence of his hard-core supporters as they face energized, anti-Trump Democrats.    But races in Ohio and Kansas remain too close to call.    That didn't sto...
  • Experts: Iran could answer US sanctions with cyberattacks

    Experts: Iran could answer US sanctions with cyberattacks

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:26:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cybersecurity and intelligence experts say the U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump.    Concern over cyberattacks from Iran has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal. Experts say the threat went up Tuesday after Washington reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran.    Iran denies using its cyber capabilities for offensiv...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cybersecurity and intelligence experts say the U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump.    Concern over cyberattacks from Iran has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal. Experts say the threat went up Tuesday after Washington reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran.    Iran denies using its cyber capabilities for offensiv...
  • Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

    Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:24:27 GMT
    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - California could be facing the toughest wildfire season ever as some 18 gigantic blazes ravage the state - and the historically worst months are still to come.    Some 14,000 firefighters are battling fires that have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and claimed six lives thanks to wind-whipped flames that have caused an explosive spread through vegetation left tinder-dry by years of drought.    Mark Hartwig of the California Fire Chiefs Assoc...
    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - California could be facing the toughest wildfire season ever as some 18 gigantic blazes ravage the state - and the historically worst months are still to come.    Some 14,000 firefighters are battling fires that have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and claimed six lives thanks to wind-whipped flames that have caused an explosive spread through vegetation left tinder-dry by years of drought.    Mark Hartwig of the California Fire Chiefs Assoc...
  • Death toll rises to 131 in Indonesian quake

    Death toll rises to 131 in Indonesian quake

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:19:18 GMT
    BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake that shook Lombok island Sunday evening has risen to 131.    Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said there are reports of other deaths but they still need to be verified. He said the death toll is still expected to increase.    Nearly 2,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.  ...
    BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake that shook Lombok island Sunday evening has risen to 131.    Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said there are reports of other deaths but they still need to be verified. He said the death toll is still expected to increase.    Nearly 2,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.  ...
  • Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

    Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:17:26 GMT
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before.    NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get nearly seven times closer to the sun than previous spacecraft. It will hurtle through the sizzling solar atmosphere and come within nearly 4 million miles of the surface.    It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that's capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees ...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before.    NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get nearly seven times closer to the sun than previous spacecraft. It will hurtle through the sizzling solar atmosphere and come within nearly 4 million miles of the surface.    It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that's capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees ...
  • Cross-examination focuses on Manafort protege's own crimes

    Cross-examination focuses on Manafort protege's own crimes

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:12:24 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The questioning of Paul Manafort's protege during the political consultant's financial fraud trial has turned confrontational and personal, focusing on Rick Gates' own crimes as well as an extramarital affair and a plea agreement.    Gates faces more bruising cross-examination on Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort is accused of overseeing an elaborate offshore tax-evasion and bank fraud scheme, and Gates has offered a first-ha...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The questioning of Paul Manafort's protege during the political consultant's financial fraud trial has turned confrontational and personal, focusing on Rick Gates' own crimes as well as an extramarital affair and a plea agreement.    Gates faces more bruising cross-examination on Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort is accused of overseeing an elaborate offshore tax-evasion and bank fraud scheme, and Gates has offered a first-ha...
  • First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

    First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:08:34 GMT
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.    No Republicans or third-party candidates ran in Tuesday's District 13 primary race, meaning Tlaib is set to win the seat in November's election. She would take the spot held since 1965 by John Conyers, who stepped down in December citing health reasons amid charges of...
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.    No Republicans or third-party candidates ran in Tuesday's District 13 primary race, meaning Tlaib is set to win the seat in November's election. She would take the spot held since 1965 by John Conyers, who stepped down in December citing health reasons amid charges of...
  • Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month

    Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-08-07 16:02:37 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed workers for the third straight month.    The Labor Department says job openings barely increased, rising just 3,000, to 6.66 million. That's more than the 6.56 million people than were searching for work in June. It's also close to April's figure of 6.8 million, a record high. Overall hiring slipped to 5.65 million from 5.75 million...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed workers for the third straight month.    The Labor Department says job openings barely increased, rising just 3,000, to 6.66 million. That's more than the 6.56 million people than were searching for work in June. It's also close to April's figure of 6.8 million, a record high. Overall hiring slipped to 5.65 million from 5.75 million...
  • HGTV is the winning bidder on 'The Brady Bunch' house

    HGTV is the winning bidder on 'The Brady Bunch' house

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-08-07 15:23:35 GMT
    Talk about the ultimate "Fixer Upper." It was revealed Tuesday morning that HGTV is the new owner of 11222 Dilling St. in North Hollywood, California, also known as the iconic house used for the exterior shots of the beloved 1970s series "The Brady Bunch." David Zaslav, chief executive officer of HGTV's parent company Discovery, made the announcement during the company's second-quarter earnings call, a spokeswoman told CNN. "One example of our new projec...
    Talk about the ultimate "Fixer Upper." It was revealed Tuesday morning that HGTV is the new owner of 11222 Dilling St. in North Hollywood, California, also known as the iconic house used for the exterior shots of the beloved 1970s series "The Brady Bunch." David Zaslav, chief executive officer of HGTV's parent company Discovery, made the announcement during the company's second-quarter earnings call, a spokeswoman told CNN. "One example of our new projec...
  • Serena Williams opens up about battle with postpartum emotions

    Serena Williams opens up about battle with postpartum emotions

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:45:28 GMT
    Serena Williams is opening up about her battle with postpartum emotions. The tennis star has struggled on the court recently as well, suffering the heaviest defeat of her career last week. Williams lost 6-1, 6-0 to Johanna Konta. She also pulled out of this week's Rogers Cup. The 36-year-old shared her feelings on Instagram, writing she was "in a funk," and has been struggling with feeling like she is not a good mother. She says postpartum emotions can last up to 3 yea...
    Serena Williams is opening up about her battle with postpartum emotions. The tennis star has struggled on the court recently as well, suffering the heaviest defeat of her career last week. Williams lost 6-1, 6-0 to Johanna Konta. She also pulled out of this week's Rogers Cup. The 36-year-old shared her feelings on Instagram, writing she was "in a funk," and has been struggling with feeling like she is not a good mother. She says postpartum emotions can last up to 3 yea...
  • Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

    Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:36:36 GMT
    Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that doesn't contain fluoride, putting them at a greater risk of cavities.    Most toothpastes already contain fluoride, and health authorities recognize it as a cavity blocker. But the internet is dotted with claims, largely from "natural" toothpaste marketers and alternative medicine advocates, that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.    A review of dental studies released th...
    Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that doesn't contain fluoride, putting them at a greater risk of cavities.    Most toothpastes already contain fluoride, and health authorities recognize it as a cavity blocker. But the internet is dotted with claims, largely from "natural" toothpaste marketers and alternative medicine advocates, that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.    A review of dental studies released th...
  • Star witness against Manafort admits embezzling from him

    Star witness against Manafort admits embezzling from him

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:32:48 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is set to return to the witness stand after telling jurors he himself embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his old boss.    Rick Gates is expected on Tuesday to continue describing the ins-and-outs of defendant Paul Manafort's finances, including what prosecutors say was an elaborate offshore tax-evasion and fraud scheme.    Gates is ...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is set to return to the witness stand after telling jurors he himself embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his old boss.    Rick Gates is expected on Tuesday to continue describing the ins-and-outs of defendant Paul Manafort's finances, including what prosecutors say was an elaborate offshore tax-evasion and fraud scheme.    Gates is ...
  • Once-eased US economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

    Once-eased US economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:09:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord have gone back into effect.    An executive order by President Donald Trump reimposed the sanctions on financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran's automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold.    U.S sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November.  &...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord have gone back into effect.    An executive order by President Donald Trump reimposed the sanctions on financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran's automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold.    U.S sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November.  &...
  • Largest wildfire in California history still growing

    Largest wildfire in California history still growing

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-08-07 13:46:08 GMT
    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Northern California is grappling with the largest wildfire in California history, breaking a record set only months earlier.    Experts say this may become the new normal as climate change coupled with the expansion of homes into undeveloped areas creates more intense and devastating blazes.    On Monday, twin fires north of San Francisco burning just miles apart became the largest collective wildfire in state history after destroying more t...
    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Northern California is grappling with the largest wildfire in California history, breaking a record set only months earlier.    Experts say this may become the new normal as climate change coupled with the expansion of homes into undeveloped areas creates more intense and devastating blazes.    On Monday, twin fires north of San Francisco burning just miles apart became the largest collective wildfire in state history after destroying more t...
  • Former NFL executive Tom Heckert dies at 51

    Former NFL executive Tom Heckert dies at 51

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:39:35 GMT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos say former executive Tom Heckert has died at 51 following a long illness.    Heckert spent five years in the Broncos' player personnel department and 27 years in the NFL.    Heckert also had stints as general manager of the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.    Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with a disease that causes a buildup of amyloid prote...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos say former executive Tom Heckert has died at 51 following a long illness.    Heckert spent five years in the Broncos' player personnel department and 27 years in the NFL.    Heckert also had stints as general manager of the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.    Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with a disease that causes a buildup of amyloid prote...
  • Study: If you want kids to eat their vegetables, get them segmented plates

    Study: If you want kids to eat their vegetables, get them segmented plates

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:31:34 GMT
    How much your child eats could depend on what plate your child uses at meals. A research letter published Monday in the Journal "JAMA Pediatrics" found segmented plates with pictures of recommended foods led preschoolers to eat more vegetables. The study's author, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Denver, observed more than 200 children at a preschool with an average age of 3.8 years. She found that on days when kids used the plates, they served the...
    How much your child eats could depend on what plate your child uses at meals. A research letter published Monday in the Journal "JAMA Pediatrics" found segmented plates with pictures of recommended foods led preschoolers to eat more vegetables. The study's author, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Denver, observed more than 200 children at a preschool with an average age of 3.8 years. She found that on days when kids used the plates, they served the...
  • Nutella maker Ferrero looking for taste testers to work in Italy

    Nutella maker Ferrero looking for taste testers to work in Italy

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:02:39 GMT
    If you're looking for a job, and you love chocolate this might be the perfect job for you. The Ferrero Company, which makes Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and other sweets, is looking for taste testers. The company needs 60 part-time "sensory judges" to try its products. No experience is required. Taste testers will get paid, but there's a catch. To be a taste tester you have to relocate to Ferrero's headquarters in Italy. If you're interested, you can apply through email at&nb...
    If you're looking for a job, and you love chocolate this might be the perfect job for you. The Ferrero Company, which makes Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and other sweets, is looking for taste testers. The company needs 60 part-time "sensory judges" to try its products. No experience is required. Taste testers will get paid, but there's a catch. To be a taste tester you have to relocate to Ferrero's headquarters in Italy. If you're interested, you can apply through email at&nb...
  • Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt

    Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-08-06 16:50:43 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Police say weekend shootings in Chicago have left at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded.    The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city's South Side that injured eight people.    The Chicago Tribune reports that by comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were wounded during the long Memorial Day weekend, often one of the most violent weekends of the year.    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Jo...
    CHICAGO (AP) - Police say weekend shootings in Chicago have left at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded.    The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city's South Side that injured eight people.    The Chicago Tribune reports that by comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were wounded during the long Memorial Day weekend, often one of the most violent weekends of the year.    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Jo...
  • 1 dead, up to 70 injured in Italy road explosion

    1 dead, up to 70 injured in Italy road explosion

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-08-06 16:38:50 GMT
    MILAN (AP) - Police in Italy say one person has died in the explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna that collapsed part of a raised highway.    Police also said in a statement Monday that between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with serious burns, when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials was in a traffic accident.    The news agency ANSA said the tanker was carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The explosion sent flames soaring into the air.
    MILAN (AP) - Police in Italy say one person has died in the explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna that collapsed part of a raised highway.    Police also said in a statement Monday that between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with serious burns, when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials was in a traffic accident.    The news agency ANSA said the tanker was carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The explosion sent flames soaring into the air.
  • President Trump reinstates many sanctions on Iran

    President Trump reinstates many sanctions on Iran

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-06 16:35:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is signing an executive order reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. He says the U.S. policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country.    In a statement Monday, Trump restated his opinion that the 2015 international accord to freeze Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions was a "horrible, one-sided deal." He says it left the Iranian go...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is signing an executive order reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. He says the U.S. policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country.    In a statement Monday, Trump restated his opinion that the 2015 international accord to freeze Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions was a "horrible, one-sided deal." He says it left the Iranian go...
  • Study: Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later

    Study: Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later

    Monday, August 6 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-08-06 13:28:49 GMT
    Teens who use E-cigarettes and hookahs are more likely to use marijuana later, according to a study published Monday in the Journal for Pediatrics. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California surveyed more than 2,600 students at Los Angeles Public High Schools. They asked the students, who were 14 years old and in 9th grade, if they had ever tried hookahs or E-cigarettes. They did a follow up survey in the fall of 2015, when the student...
    Teens who use E-cigarettes and hookahs are more likely to use marijuana later, according to a study published Monday in the Journal for Pediatrics. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California surveyed more than 2,600 students at Los Angeles Public High Schools. They asked the students, who were 14 years old and in 9th grade, if they had ever tried hookahs or E-cigarettes. They did a follow up survey in the fall of 2015, when the student...
  • At least 91 dead after quake rocks Indonesian tourist island

    At least 91 dead after quake rocks Indonesian tourist island

    Monday, August 6 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-08-06 13:11:38 GMT
    MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian authorities say rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after a powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali.    It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening's magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside.  ...
    MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian authorities say rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after a powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali.    It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening's magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside.  ...
  • President Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

    President Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

    Monday, August 6 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-08-06 13:05:22 GMT
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.    Trump wrote in a Sunday tweet: "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere." He said he did not know...
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.    Trump wrote in a Sunday tweet: "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere." He said he did not know...
  • Longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down

    Longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down

    Monday, August 6 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-08-06 12:48:57 GMT
    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) - The longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down.    The company said Monday that she'll be succeeded by seasoned PepsiCo executive Ramon Laguarta.    Nooyi, 64, has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and has held the top job for 12. That is an exceptional feat for anyone at a company the size of PepsiCo, and exceedingly rare for a woman.    Nooyi will remain as chairman until early next year.    The 54-year-old Lagua...
    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) - The longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down.    The company said Monday that she'll be succeeded by seasoned PepsiCo executive Ramon Laguarta.    Nooyi, 64, has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and has held the top job for 12. That is an exceptional feat for anyone at a company the size of PepsiCo, and exceedingly rare for a woman.    Nooyi will remain as chairman until early next year.    The 54-year-old Lagua...
  • RECALL: Some Almond Milk cartons may contain real milk

    RECALL: Some Almond Milk cartons may contain real milk

    Friday, August 3 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-08-03 15:55:58 GMT

    More than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of almond milk recalled do to the possible presence of actual milk. HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall only applie...

    More than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of almond milk recalled do to the possible presence of actual milk. HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall only applie...

  • Rising winds forecast for Northern California wildfire zones

    Rising winds forecast for Northern California wildfire zones

    Friday, August 3 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-08-03 15:39:14 GMT
    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Increasing winds are expected in Northern California areas where deadly and destructive wildfires are burning.    The National Weather Service has issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions Friday and Saturday as a series of dry low-pressure systems pass through the region, bringing gusts up to 35 mph (56 kph) in the afternoon.    Forecasters say highest threat areas include the so-called Carr Fire near the city of Redding and the M...
    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Increasing winds are expected in Northern California areas where deadly and destructive wildfires are burning.    The National Weather Service has issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions Friday and Saturday as a series of dry low-pressure systems pass through the region, bringing gusts up to 35 mph (56 kph) in the afternoon.    Forecasters say highest threat areas include the so-called Carr Fire near the city of Redding and the M...
  • China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

    China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

    Friday, August 3 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-08-03 15:28:12 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - China's government has announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat.    The Finance Ministry on Friday accused the Trump administration of damaging the global economy after it proposed imposing 25 percent duties on $200 billion of Chinese products in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.    A ministry statement said, "China...
    BEIJING (AP) - China's government has announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat.    The Finance Ministry on Friday accused the Trump administration of damaging the global economy after it proposed imposing 25 percent duties on $200 billion of Chinese products in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.    A ministry statement said, "China...
  • US employers added 157,000 jobs last month

    US employers added 157,000 jobs last month

    Friday, August 3 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-08-03 12:38:48 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace they maintained in the first half of this year.    The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. That's near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent reached in May.    Employers added an average of 224,000 new workers in the first six months of this year, a faster pace than in 2017. The pickup has impressed ma...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace they maintained in the first half of this year.    The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. That's near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent reached in May.    Employers added an average of 224,000 new workers in the first six months of this year, a faster pace than in 2017. The pickup has impressed ma...
  • President Trump renews attacks on 'fake, fake disgusting news'

    President Trump renews attacks on 'fake, fake disgusting news'

    Friday, August 3 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-08-03 12:31:23 GMT
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - President Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against the media, blasting journalists at a Pennsylvania rally as "fake, fake disgusting news" and casting them as his true political opponent.    Trump barnstormed Thursday night in a state that he swiped from the Democrats in 2016 and that is home to a Senate seat he is trying to place in the Republicans' column this fall.    But the race between GOP U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta and two...
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - President Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against the media, blasting journalists at a Pennsylvania rally as "fake, fake disgusting news" and casting them as his true political opponent.    Trump barnstormed Thursday night in a state that he swiped from the Democrats in 2016 and that is home to a Senate seat he is trying to place in the Republicans' column this fall.    But the race between GOP U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta and two...
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million Ram pickups

    Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million Ram pickups

    Friday, August 3 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-08-03 10:31:13 GMT
    Fiat Chrysler has announced a recall of 1.1 million Ram pickups. The company says tailgates can fly open when the affected trucks are in motion. The recall includes trucks with model years from 2015-2017. Fiat Chrysler is reminding drivers to secure loose cargo to avoid any potential issues. No injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with the recall.
    Fiat Chrysler has announced a recall of 1.1 million Ram pickups. The company says tailgates can fly open when the affected trucks are in motion. The recall includes trucks with model years from 2015-2017. Fiat Chrysler is reminding drivers to secure loose cargo to avoid any potential issues. No injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with the recall.
  • Ohio Air Force base says there was no active shooter

    Ohio Air Force base says there was no active shooter

    An Air Force base in Ohio says there was "no real world active shooter incident" hours after authorities responded to reports of a shooter.

    An Air Force base in Ohio says there was "no real world active shooter incident" hours after authorities responded to reports of a shooter.

  • White House: Trump's tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

    White House: Trump's tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-08-02 15:15:05 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-08-02 15:15:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump was expressing an opinion and not issuing an order when he tweeted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Russia election investigation immediately.    Trump's tweet raised questions about whether he would try to bring special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to a premature conclusion.    The president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said negotiations to have Trump sit down for questions from th...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump was expressing an opinion and not issuing an order when he tweeted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Russia election investigation immediately.    Trump's tweet raised questions about whether he would try to bring special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to a premature conclusion.    The president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said negotiations to have Trump sit down for questions from th...
  • Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

    Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-08-02 14:34:02 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-08-02 14:34:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is proposing to roll back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020.    The administration also wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards - independent of federal ones.    Thursday's proposal would freeze an effort by the Obama administration intended to promote auto fuel efficiency and curb tailpipe emissions of climate...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is proposing to roll back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020.    The administration also wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards - independent of federal ones.    Thursday's proposal would freeze an effort by the Obama administration intended to promote auto fuel efficiency and curb tailpipe emissions of climate...
  • Wildfires scorching homes, land and California's budget

    Wildfires scorching homes, land and California's budget

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-08-02 13:54:36 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-08-02 13:54:36 GMT
    UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires scorching Northern California from the Gold Country to the fringes of Yosemite National Park are also burning through the state's firefighting budget even as they devour homes and lives.    State fire spokesman Mike Mohler says California already has spent more than a quarter of its annual fire budget - at least $125 million - just a month into the budget year.    And Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday warned that the state could expe...
    UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires scorching Northern California from the Gold Country to the fringes of Yosemite National Park are also burning through the state's firefighting budget even as they devour homes and lives.    State fire spokesman Mike Mohler says California already has spent more than a quarter of its annual fire budget - at least $125 million - just a month into the budget year.    And Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday warned that the state could expe...
  • Pope shifts church on death penalty, now 'inadmissible'

    Pope shifts church on death penalty, now 'inadmissible'

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-02 13:31:14 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-02 13:31:14 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans.    The Vatican said Thursday that Francis had changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church - the compilation of official Catholic teaching. Previously, the catechism said the church didn't exclude recourse to capital punishment "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending ...
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans.    The Vatican said Thursday that Francis had changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church - the compilation of official Catholic teaching. Previously, the catechism said the church didn't exclude recourse to capital punishment "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending ...
  • Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans

    Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-08-01 15:43:38 GMT
    Wednesday, August 1 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-08-01 15:43:38 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns.    Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government's settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought a restraining order, arguing the 3D guns would be a safety risk.    U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik i...
    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns.    Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government's settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought a restraining order, arguing the 3D guns would be a safety risk.    U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik i...
  • President Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

    President Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-08-01 15:38:35 GMT
    Wednesday, August 1 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-08-01 15:38:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond.    Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration's response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. And with the midterms just three months away, critics are calling on President Donald Trump to take a s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond.    Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration's response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. And with the midterms just three months away, critics are calling on President Donald Trump to take a s...
  • Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe's, Walgreens due to parasite concern

    Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe's, Walgreens due to parasite concern

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-08-01 12:46:35 GMT
    Wednesday, August 1 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-08-01 12:46:35 GMT
    (CNN)Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination. On Monday, a public health alert issued by the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service advised certain beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products might be contaminated with cyclospora. The products were sold by grocery stores including Kroger, ...
    (CNN)Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination. On Monday, a public health alert issued by the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service advised certain beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products might be contaminated with cyclospora. The products were sold by grocery stores including Kroger, ...
  • President Trump repeats Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'

    President Trump repeats Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-07-31 15:07:30 GMT
    Tuesday, July 31 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-07-31 15:07:30 GMT
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday embraced a line of defense offered by his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that "collusion is not a crime," even though he continued to deny any alleged ties between his campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election. "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!" Trump tweeted. For months, Trump has insisted that there was "no collusion...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday embraced a line of defense offered by his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that "collusion is not a crime," even though he continued to deny any alleged ties between his campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election. "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!" Trump tweeted. For months, Trump has insisted that there was "no collusion...
  • US home prices march higher in May, throttling sales

    US home prices march higher in May, throttling sales

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-07-31 14:41:33 GMT
    Tuesday, July 31 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-07-31 14:41:33 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S home prices rose rapidly in May, a trend that is thwarting some would-be buyers and pulling down home sales.    The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.5 percent in May from a year earlier. That's down slightly from April, but is still more than double the increase workers are seeing in their paychecks.    Mortgage rates have also increased, pushing up monthly costs for home buyers even further. Sales of existing hom...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S home prices rose rapidly in May, a trend that is thwarting some would-be buyers and pulling down home sales.    The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.5 percent in May from a year earlier. That's down slightly from April, but is still more than double the increase workers are seeing in their paychecks.    Mortgage rates have also increased, pushing up monthly costs for home buyers even further. Sales of existing hom...
  • Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

    Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-07-31 13:27:24 GMT
    Tuesday, July 31 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-07-31 13:27:24 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.    Paul Manafort will appear Tuesday in federal court in Virginia for the first trial arising from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Manafort is accused of concealing tens of millions of dollars in income from the IRS and fraudulently obtaining millions more in bank loans.    The trial will give the public the most detailed glimpse yet i...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.    Paul Manafort will appear Tuesday in federal court in Virginia for the first trial arising from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Manafort is accused of concealing tens of millions of dollars in income from the IRS and fraudulently obtaining millions more in bank loans.    The trial will give the public the most detailed glimpse yet i...
  • Cruise line employee shoots and kills polar bear, sparks outrage

    Cruise line employee shoots and kills polar bear, sparks outrage

    Monday, July 30 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-07-30 16:27:14 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-07-30 16:27:14 GMT
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Norwegian authorities are defending the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away.    Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo says Monday that two members of the 12-man crew that set foot on the most northern island of the Svalbard archipelago ahead of tourists on Saturday first tried to ward off the bear "by shouting and making loud no...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Norwegian authorities are defending the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away.    Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo says Monday that two members of the 12-man crew that set foot on the most northern island of the Svalbard archipelago ahead of tourists on Saturday first tried to ward off the bear "by shouting and making loud no...
  • Duck boat operator sued for $100 million

    Duck boat operator sued for $100 million

    Monday, July 30 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-30 16:21:09 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-30 16:21:09 GMT
    (CNN) A wrongful death lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the operator of the duck boat that sank on a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing 17 passengers. The lawsuit specifically says, "the canopy of the Duck Boat entrapped passengers and dragged them to the bottom of the lake," adding that for two decades "defendants had been repeatedly told to change the design of their Duck Boats to make them safe, but they entirely ignored these warning...
    (CNN) A wrongful death lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the operator of the duck boat that sank on a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing 17 passengers. The lawsuit specifically says, "the canopy of the Duck Boat entrapped passengers and dragged them to the bottom of the lake," adding that for two decades "defendants had been repeatedly told to change the design of their Duck Boats to make them safe, but they entirely ignored these warning...
  • New report highlights government shortcomings in MH370 mystery

    New report highlights government shortcomings in MH370 mystery

    Monday, July 30 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-07-30 14:38:06 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-07-30 15:00:12 GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - An independent investigation report released more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared is highlighting shortcomings in the government response that exacerbated the mystery.    The report reiterated Malaysia's assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. It said the cause of the disappearance still cannot be determined and the "possibility of interventio...
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - An independent investigation report released more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared is highlighting shortcomings in the government response that exacerbated the mystery.    The report reiterated Malaysia's assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. It said the cause of the disappearance still cannot be determined and the "possibility of interventio...
  • Study: 'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

    Study: 'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

    Monday, July 30 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-07-30 14:22:58 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-07-30 14:22:58 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study says "Medicare for all" would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.    Historic tax increases would be needed.    The study from a libertarian policy institute at George Mason University in Virginia, the Mercatus Center, looked at Sen. Bernie Sanders' latest plan.    The study found it would deliver significant savings on drug costs and administration, but increased demand would d...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study says "Medicare for all" would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.    Historic tax increases would be needed.    The study from a libertarian policy institute at George Mason University in Virginia, the Mercatus Center, looked at Sen. Bernie Sanders' latest plan.    The study found it would deliver significant savings on drug costs and administration, but increased demand would d...
  • Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller investigation evidence

    Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller investigation evidence

    Monday, July 30 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-07-30 14:00:31 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-07-30 14:00:31 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't expect answers about Trump campaign coordination with the Russians to come out of the trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman.    Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges relating to money laundering stemming from Ukrainian political consulting. But the trial will give the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence gathered by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.    Manafort's ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't expect answers about Trump campaign coordination with the Russians to come out of the trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman.    Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges relating to money laundering stemming from Ukrainian political consulting. But the trial will give the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence gathered by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.    Manafort's ...
  • AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

    AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

    Monday, July 30 2018 9:55 AM EDT2018-07-30 13:55:35 GMT
    Monday, July 30 2018 9:55 AM EDT2018-07-30 13:55:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Most young Americans have a dim outlook on both the state of the country and the upcoming midterm elections in general, but a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows signs of optimism among those ages 15 to 34 that their generation can make a difference.    A majority of young adults think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and most think their generation is mot...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Most young Americans have a dim outlook on both the state of the country and the upcoming midterm elections in general, but a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows signs of optimism among those ages 15 to 34 that their generation can make a difference.    A majority of young adults think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and most think their generation is mot...
  • Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

    Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:11:37 GMT
    AP photo/Ramon EspinozaAP photo/Ramon Espinoza

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

  • Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers, one death reported

    Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers, one death reported

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:56:57 GMT
    Kidde is recalling approximately 37.8 million fire extinguishers over failure to activate during an emergency. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recall...
    Kidde is recalling approximately 37.8 million fire extinguishers over failure to activate during an emergency. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recall...
  • US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-24 00:00:53 GMT
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

  • FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday

    FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday

    Monday, November 27 2017 1:02 PM EST2017-11-27 18:02:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday. The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).

    WASHINGTON - Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday. The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).

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