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Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

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Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters is undermining GOP leaders' push on immigration. More>>

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Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

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In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr says she feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne.". More>>

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

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Harry Kane was asked after England's win in the World Cup what song he'd like to be played in his honor on a Brazilian radio station. More>>

Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

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Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable.". More>>

The Latest: Turkey's election board declares Erdogan winner

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested six people for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a campaign rally by his main opponent in Sunday's elections. More>>

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

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Hundreds of people are marching through the German capital to protest for an end to burn coal to produce electricity. More>>

Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO

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Xiaomi Corp. says it seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in the upcoming initial public offering that would value the Chinese smartphone maker at as much as $70.3 billion. More>>

The Latest: GOP leaders hampered in immigration legislation

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The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says the White House has assured him that President Donald Trump remains "100 percent" behind efforts in the House to pass an immigration bill. More>>

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

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An Arizona police report says the human backup driver in an Uber autonomous SUV was streaming "The Voice" on Hulu just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in March. More>>

World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

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World of Outlaws sprint car series driver Jason Johnson dies following crash at Beaver Dam Raceway. More>>

Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word and what he called "unacceptably low racial awareness.". More>>

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

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A California lawmaker says he's being harassed online because he altered a bill to restore internet neutrality protections. More>>

Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service

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AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. More>>

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

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Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs. More>>

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

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The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones. More>>

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

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The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. More>>

Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

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Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says he's concerned the World Cup is overusing the video assistant referee system to judge close and debatable calls instead of limiting its use to correcting obvious mistakes. More>>

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

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Instagram takes headlong plunge into video with new 'IGTV' service that allows longer clips, setting stage for more ads. More>>

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich out after consensual relationship with employee. More>>

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

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Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is demanding that European countries step up and actually take action to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants on the continent, warning that the future of Europe is at stake. More>>

Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

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Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. More>>

Minnesota GOP chair says she faced racism from within party

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Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says she has been the target of racist and sexist attacks from fellow Republicans. More>>

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

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Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. More>>

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

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Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change. More>>

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

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Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. More>>

Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

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Hawaii's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in an appeal of a decision to grant a construction permit for a giant telescope planned for a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred. More>>

Campers, bear escape Montana flood as severe weather hits US

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Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days. More>>

California officials call for endangered listing for marten

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California fish and wildlife officials are recommending that a weasel-like animal whose habitat along the state's northern coast is threatened by pot cultivation be listed as endangered. More>>

TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

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TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air. More>>

Bear researcher attacked by grizzly to stay on career path

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A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month says her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her mind about her career path. More>>

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night. More>>

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

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Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership. More>>

First lady's 'don't care' jacket is a gift to memers online

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First lady Melania Trump's green Zara jacket _ the one reading "I really don't care, do u?" _ has opened up a world of memes. More>>

Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

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President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo posing with comedian Tom Arnold _ who is working on a show to hunt down recordings of the president _ fueling speculation that Cohen may have secret tapes of Trump. More>>

Trump sabotages GOP plans in Congress. Again.

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President Donald Trump is suggesting that any measure the House passes is doomed in the Senate anyway. More>>

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

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Ahmed Musa has made a spectacular entrance into the World Cup by scoring twice in Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Iceland. More>>

UM fan prohibited from social media posts on Missoula woman

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A Missoula judge is prohibiting a University of Montana athletics fan from making any more social media posts about a woman who started an online petition opposing the re-hiring of football coach Bobby Hauck. More>>

The Latest: Pentagon seeking space for adult migrants

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President Donald Trump says Republicans should "stop wasting their time on Immigration" until after the elections in November. More>>

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

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US stocks are rising as energy companies surge with the price of oil as major oil producers meet to discuss increasing crude production, a step investors have been expecting. More>>

The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland

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Costa Rica is starting Bryan Oviedo ahead of Francisco Calvo in an attacking change for the World Cup match against Brazil in St. Petersburg. More>>

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

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EU lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. More>>

Bank robbery suspect gives ID, easily tracked by police

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Police say a quick-thinking bank teller convinced a suspected robber to hand over his own license. More>>

Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket Video included

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First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents. More>>

A need to verify NKorea nuclear pledges

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The Trump administration has identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. More>>

Reactions to the death of pundit Charles Krauthammer.

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Reactions to the death of conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer. More>>

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

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A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping. More>>

Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

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Global markets are mostly lower as investors turn their attention back to trade tensions between the U.S. and China after China criticized the tariffs the US government has proposed. More>>

ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

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ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. More>>

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

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Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. More>>

The Latest: First lady calls for immigration legislation

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Melania Trump was welcomed by staff at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center as she made an unannounced visit Thursday to the facility that houses 58 unaccompanied migrant children. More>>

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been quoted as saying "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled the communal tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine. More>>

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

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The Trump administration has identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. More>>

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

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Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first one in the nation to require all passengers on arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, to submit to a face scan. More>>

Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'

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South Dakota's attorney general says a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is a win for South Dakota and Main Street businesses across the country. More>>

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

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Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. More>>

UK finance leaders say openness is key to future prosperity

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Britain's Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation's financial services industry can thrive after the U.K. leaves the European Union when he delivers a speech to top business executives Thursday night. More>>

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the World Cup. More>>

China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

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China has accused the U.S. of using pressure tactics and blackmail in its threats to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. More>>

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

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US stocks are making modest gains and recovering most of their losses from the day before, while stock indexes overseas are mostly higher as well. More>>

Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet

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Peter Fonda apologizes for Barron Trump tweet saying first son be ripped from mother's arms. More>>

Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

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International police agency Interpol said a giant operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber resulted in millions of dollars-worth of seizures and the identification of 1,400 suspects across the world. More>>

People donate millions to help separated families

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In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families separated at the Mexico border. More>>

Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker

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Authorities in Alaska say they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him. More>>

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

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California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing. More>>

US stepping up Earth's protection from asteroids, comets

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US is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. More>>

Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

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A dust storm at Mars is now global, keeping NASA's Opportunity rover out of touch with Earth. More>>

The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

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England coach Gareth Southgate was taken to the hospital after dislocating his right shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base. More>>

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

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President Donald Trump has met with lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

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The American Civil Liberty Union's Vermont chapter has asked Republican Gov. Phil Scott to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook, but his office says it is simply trying to encourage civil dialogue. More>>

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

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Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players. More>>

Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

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Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder. More>>

Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

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Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars. More>>

Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

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A group of scientists says China' decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions. More>>

Chicago teen eligible for parole next April in 2014 killing

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Chicago teenager set to be sentenced for killing another girl during a 2014 street fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy. More>>

Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

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Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory alleging that he hacked into the company's manufacturing computers and disclosed confidential trade secrets. More>>

The Latest: Rakitic casts vote for Messi in GOAT debate

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Soccer's international governing body says it is "extremely satisfied with the level of refereeing" at the World Cup and has hailed video review as a success. More>>

Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids' shows

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Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop, giving a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization. More>>

The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying

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A Chicago teenager who killed another girl during a street fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole next April. More>>

Tariff troubles: Volvo opens 1st US plant in changed economy

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Volvo Cars is officially opening in South Carolina, where the Swedish carmaker's first plant in the United States will make electric vehicles. More>>

Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free steel plant

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Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. More>>

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

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The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion. More>>

FTC puts data, privacy under spotlight with new hearings

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The Federal Trade Commission says it is holding broad-based hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn't held in more than 20 years. More>>

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

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The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. More>>

Hyundai Motor, Audi join hands for fuel cell technology

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Hyundai Motor Group says it has signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell technology. More>>

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

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A business group says one in five foreign companies in China feel compelled to hand over technology as the price of market access _ a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade conflict. More>>

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

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US stocks are falling and indexes in Europe and Asia are also falling after President Donald Trump stepped up a trade dispute with China by threatened to put a tariff of 10 percent on $200 billion in imports from China. More>>

Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

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Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents. More>>

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

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Verizon says it will no longer sell your phone-location data through middlemen. More>>

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

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An Idaho couple who says their teenage son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government. More>>

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

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Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion. More>>

Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

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CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple and others speak out against child separations at the border. More>>

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

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A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war. More>>

The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

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The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows, including Willie Nelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Kushner and Mark Hamill. More>>

The Latest: Western electric grid bill clears hurdle

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A California Senate panel has narrowly advanced a contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states. More>>

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

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Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit. More>>

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

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Amazon launches Alexa for hotels that orders room service. More>>

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin

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An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for his conviction in a 2015 cyberattack that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. More>>

4 new mountain lion kittens found in California mountains

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Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains. More>>

IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

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IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years. More>>

The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers

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The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers. More>>

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

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Saudi King Salman has sacked the head of the country's entertainment authority after religiously-conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that showed female performers in tightly-fitted attire. More>>

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

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Angela Merkel says Germany remains fully committed to the Paris climate accord, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the agreement. More>>

France's Macron tells teenager: Call me 'monsieur'

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A video of French President Emmanuel Macron strongly admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname is going viral on social media. More>>

China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

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China's government has denounced Trump's threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with "strong countermeasures". More>>

Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver

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An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane is enjoying widespread praise online. More>>

Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

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Asian stocks have tumbled after Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods. More>>

IBM pits computer against human debaters

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IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years. More>>

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force' Video included

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The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. More>>

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

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Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the 20-year-old rising star was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. More>>

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report Video included

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.". More>>

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

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Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the 20-year-old rising star was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. More>>

Asian stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

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Health care companies, consumer products makers and technology companies decline as US stock indexes follow global markets lower. More>>

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage Video included

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The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans as Democrats turned up the pressure. More>>

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

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The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

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Apple will try to drag the U.S.'s outdated 911 emergency calling system into the 21st century. More>>

The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. More>>

The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

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Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup. More>>

The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

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Senate approves defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

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Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police. More>>

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

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The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps. More>>

Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

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A three-year project to get a better understanding of the distribution of nearly 30 bumblebee species in the Pacific Northwest and why some appear to be declining is, well, buzzing. More>>

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

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Thirty years after his historic testimony saying global warming is here and a problem, scientist James Hansen wishes he was wrong about climate change. More>>

AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

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AP Was There: The age of climate change begins. More>>

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

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The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. More>>

Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

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The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf. More>>

Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

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Google says it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. More>>

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

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Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases. More>>

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

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Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a small, Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. More>>

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

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Stephen Hawking will take his place among Britain's greatest scientists when his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. More>>

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

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NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring; has spent more time off the planet than any other American. More>>

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

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Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. More>>

Fitbit employees charged with having stolen trade secrets

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U.S. prosecutors have charged six current and former employees of San Francisco-based Fitbit, Inc. with possessing trade secrets stolen from rival company Jawbone. More>>

North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

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North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack. More>>

'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

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A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month. More>>

US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

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Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has recently been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination. More>>

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

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California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. More>>

Alexa, I can trust you with my checkbook, right?

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Banks start to offer banking through virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa, but security experts express worry. More>>

AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

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AT&T and Time Warner have completed their merger, one of the biggest media deals ever, just two days after a federal judge approved the combination over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers. More>>

Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

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A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account. More>>

Research shows diet shift of beluga whales in Alaska inlet

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A new study concludes that endangered beluga whales in Cook Inlet in Alaska changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater. More>>

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

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Fear of people is driving many animals around the globe to shift from day to night to avoid people. More>>

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

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Federal prosecutors indict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her second-in-command with criminal fraud charges. More>>

Google barely moves needle on gender, diversity in workforce

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Google barely pushed up the percentage of women and under-represented minorities among its ranks, while it got less white and more Asian over the past year. More>>

Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

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Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers. More>>

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

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Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. More>>

Work begins to boost airflow at US nuclear repository

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Work has started on a new ventilation system that will clear the way for more radioactive waste to be hauled underground and disposed of at the U.S. government's nuclear repository in southern New Mexico. More>>

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

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The battle over Fox's assets between Comcast and Disney is heating up as the media landscape changes and content distributors aim to be more involved in content creation. More>>

'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

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A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. More>>

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras for arriving ships

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Spacewalking astronauts are setting up TVs for new crew capsules set to arrive in coming months. More>>

CERN starts major upgrade to reap more data at atom smasher

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The world's largest particle smasher is kicking off a major upgrade to churn out 10 times more data and help unlock the secrets of physics. More>>

Maradona responds to report of racist gesture to Asian fan

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Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. More>>

Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes

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New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys. More>>

Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

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Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C. More>>

The Latest: China fires back at US, raises own tariffs

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

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NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

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NASA's rover Opportunity has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops Mars and blots out the sun. More>>

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

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California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk. More>>

US resumes destroying obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado

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The U.S. Army has resumed destroying obsolete chemical weapons at a Colorado depot after a nine-month shutdown for repairs. More>>

Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

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Corrections in a top medical journal and an investigation of research misconduct allegations at a major university give a glimpse into how scientists set the record straight when mistakes are made. More>>

Microsoft follows Amazon in pursuit of cashier-less stores

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Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon's new cashier-less stores. More>>

The Latest: Sessions to deal with 'any problems' in FBI

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FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation. More>>

Markets Right Now: Trade tensions send US markets lower

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Stocks are opening lower after the US announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China. More>>

Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle

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The remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago have been returned to an island off Southern California where they were discovered in 2005. More>>

The Latest: UAE says delivering aid to Yemen's Hodeida

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Top Emirati official says Saudi-led campaign to retake Yemen's port city of Hodeida "means that the Houthis will no longer be able to impose their will at the barrel of a gun.". More>>

Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

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Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement. More>>

Yelp shuts down teachers' account sharing student reviews

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Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. More>>

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

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Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths. More>>

The Latest: AT&T, Time Warner complete major merger

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The Latest: AT&T, Time Warner complete major merger. More>>

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

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A massive new international study finds that Antarctica is melting three times faster than it used to. More>>

The Latest: Hoax tweet adds to German government tensions

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Some media in Germany briefly fell for a hoax tweet announcing that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had broken up his Bavarian party's decades-old alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a dispute over migration. More>>

UN report: Debris from missiles that hit Saudis from Iran

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the UN has determined that debris from five ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia contained components manufactured in Iran and shared key design features with an Iranian missile. More>>

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport Video included

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A company founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in minutes. More>>

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

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President Donald Trump is closing in on a decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to get rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. More>>

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  • Ohio governor candidate aims to unite GOP with ice cream

    Ohio governor candidate aims to unite GOP with ice cream

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:31:23 GMT
    CEDARVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine's 2018 ice cream social is also intended as a GOP show of force ahead of what could be a highly competitive fall election.      The attorney general opened his historic homestead in rural southwestern Ohio to the usual hundreds of visitors Sunday. Besides homemade pies and locally-made ice cream, this year's event includes appearances by members of the party's statewide ticket.      Abse...More >>
    CEDARVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine's 2018 ice cream social is also intended as a GOP show of force ahead of what could be a highly competitive fall election.      The attorney general opened his historic homestead in rural southwestern Ohio to the usual hundreds of visitors Sunday. Besides homemade pies and locally-made ice cream, this year's event includes appearances by members of the party's statewide ticket.      Abse...More >>
  • Suspect in custody in connection with fatal hit-and-run of Mentor officer

    Suspect in custody in connection with fatal hit-and-run of Mentor officer

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:55:04 GMT

    A Mentor Police officer was killed by a hit and run driver early Sunday morning. The Mercer Police Departments Facebook page reports that they are seeking assistance in the location of the suspect's vehicle. The officer, whose identity has not yet been released, was struck by the driver around 1:00 a.m., while he was assisting in a traffic stop on State Route 2 Eastbound, according to the information on the Departments Facebook. Reports state that he was taken to TriPoint Medical C...

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    A Mentor Police officer was killed by a hit and run driver early Sunday morning. The Mercer Police Departments Facebook page reports that they are seeking assistance in the location of the suspect's vehicle. The officer, whose identity has not yet been released, was struck by the driver around 1:00 a.m., while he was assisting in a traffic stop on State Route 2 Eastbound, according to the information on the Departments Facebook. Reports state that he was taken to TriPoint Medical C...

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  • Bill could expand diabetic's access to therapeutic shoes

    Bill could expand diabetic's access to therapeutic shoes

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:09:20 GMT
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    Medical-Doctor.jpgMedical-Doctor.jpg
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A pair of U.S. senators wants to use federal legislation to give diabetic people better access to therapeutic shoes.      Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown say their legislation would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients' need for the shoes. Diabetic patients sometimes use the shoes to prevent complications that can include foot ulcers and calluses.      Brow...More >>
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A pair of U.S. senators wants to use federal legislation to give diabetic people better access to therapeutic shoes.      Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown say their legislation would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients' need for the shoes. Diabetic patients sometimes use the shoes to prevent complications that can include foot ulcers and calluses.      Brow...More >>
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  • Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

    Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-06-25 00:26:17 GMT
    (Adam Rose/ABC via AP). In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and Laurie Metcalf appear in a scene from the reboot of the popular comedy series "Roseanne." ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thur...(Adam Rose/ABC via AP). In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and Laurie Metcalf appear in a scene from the reboot of the popular comedy series "Roseanne." ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thur...
    In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr says she feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne.".More >>
    In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr says she feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne.".More >>
  • US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

    US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-06-25 00:26:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). In this photo taken June 20, 2018, Muna Anaee, prepares a ball of khobz orouk, a flatbread she would eat frequently in her native Iraq, at the Tawla restaurant kitchen in San Francisco during the inaugural Refugee Food Fest...(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). In this photo taken June 20, 2018, Muna Anaee, prepares a ball of khobz orouk, a flatbread she would eat frequently in her native Iraq, at the Tawla restaurant kitchen in San Francisco during the inaugural Refugee Food Fest...
    Restaurants in the U.S. - five of them in San Francisco - opened their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills.More >>
    Restaurants in the U.S. - five of them in San Francisco - opened their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills.More >>
  • Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

    Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-06-25 00:25:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...(AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...
    After high-profile mass shootings, corporate America taking a stand to try to curtail sales of firearms.More >>
    After high-profile mass shootings, corporate America taking a stand to try to curtail sales of firearms.More >>
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