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  • Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Investigators say a worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years — possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan. The ...

  • Iranians hold annual anti-Israel rallies to mark al-Quds day

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians are staging anti-Israel rallies across the country, with protesters condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "death to Israel." Tens of thousands of people are marching in the capital, Tehran, as part of ...

  • Mega Millions Jackpot-Largest US Jackpots

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) Here's a look at the 10 previous highest U.S. jackpots and the winners' home states: ___ 1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets from California, Florida, Tennessee) 2. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from ...

  • Players have shot at $415 million Mega Millions prize

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. Because no one has won a Mega Millions jackpot since March 8, the prize has steadily ...

  • Taiwan patrol boat accidently fires anti-ship missile

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An official Taiwanese news agency says the island has mistakenly fired a supersonic anti-ship missile but there were no injuries caused by the mishap. The Central News Agency said the 500-ton patrol boat Chinchiang was undergoing ...

  • Election, voters near 'revolt' prompt Illinois budget deal

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget after a year-and-a-half stalemate by a powerful force: a high-stakes November election and a voting public one legislator described as near "revolt." Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed ...

  • Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) THIEPVAL, France (AP) — One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron and royal family members will stand side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle ...

  • AP Source: DeMar DeRozan staying with Raptors

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) A person with knowledge of the negotiations says All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is staying in Toronto after agreeing early Friday to the basic parameters of a deal. DeRozan and the Raptors still were in the process of completing terms, ...

  • Ruling keeps Iowa's ban on voting rights for felons in place

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For years, critics have regarded Iowa's policy of disenfranchising felons as an outrage in a state known for landmark civil rights rulings on slavery, gender equality and gay marriage. Now the practice of stripping felons ...

  • Vietnam finds Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government said toxic discharges from a Taiwanese-owned steel plant were responsible for massive fish deaths that have decimated tourism and fishing in four provinces and highlighted the risks of rapid growth in foreign investment. An ...

  • Lawyer: Up to 1,000 DUI cases affected by breath test error

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say their breath test machines have been recalibrated and returned to service after discovering they were improperly calibrated. Private attorney Joseph Kelley, who notified police of the issue on Wednesday, says he estimates between 500 ...

  • Get ready to rumble: rugby returns to Olympics in Rio

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) Rugby is returning to the Olympics for the first time in 92 years, bringing the ruck, the maul and the hooker back into the lexicon of the Summer Games. The format has changed, considerably, since the United States won the ...

  • LEADING OFF: Hammel vs deGrom, Rangers need relief

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ PITCHING IN Two of the NL's ERA leaders square off when the Cubs' Jason Hammel (7-4, 2.58) faces the Mets' Jacob deGrom (3-4, 2.67). Hammel has lost three of ...

  • The last lap? Richards-Ross tries to extend career at trials

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Reigning Olympic 400-meter champion Sanya Richards-Ross calls them gold-medal moments, when a complete stranger walks up to her and thanks her for a career that's included plenty of celebrations, along with some tears. Those moments are ...

  • Phelps vs Lochte: Another showdown for swimming greats

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte goes back more than a decade. They've raced more times than they can remember, always bringing out the best in each other. Now, they're getting ready to do ...

  • Last 3 Olympic basketball spots to be determined next week

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) Serbia and France are good enough to win men's basketball medals at the Olympics. First, they have to get there. The final three places in the 12-team field are on the line in the three Olympic Qualifying Tournaments next week. ...

  • McGirt looking for the rare Ohio sweep

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — William McGirt won his first PGA Tour event at the Memorial. Two hours up the road in Ohio and one month later, he had a three-shot lead after one round of the Bridgestone Invitational. It's a ...

  • Coach knows struggles of being gay in football

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — He played a physical, violent, brutal game. One that tends to weed out weaker players. Shane Wickes excelled at football while playing on the offensive line at McQueen, earning All-Region and All-State honors. But he struggled ...

  • Australian opposition leader weathers high and low in polls

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bill Shorten has bounced between highs and lows in opinion polling in the three years he has been the opposition leader in Australia. He was elected leader of the center-left Labor Party after it lost office ...

  • Bumgarner pitches Giants to win and swings the bat, too

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched into the seventh to snap a two-start skid and also batted in an AL ballpark, and the San Francisco Giants avoided a four-game sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 12-6 on Thursday night. ...

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