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  • Anchor denies sham Porsche sale; congressman husband charged

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia news anchor says authorities were wrong to cite the sale of her Porsche as evidence of wrongdoing in the indictment of her congressman husband. Renee Chenault-Fattah (sheh-NAWLT' fah-TAH') says she sold the car to a ...

  • Barge accident dents wind farm foundation off Rhode Island

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A barge accident off the coast of Rhode Island has dented the foundation of what will be the nation's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind officials told The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1It10Q3 ) on Thursday that such ...

  • Michigan taxidermist recreates football rivalry

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing-based taxidermist used the longtime rivalry between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan as inspiration for his latest creation. Nick Saade, a full-time taxidermist for 18 years, recently made a football display with ...

  • Utah officials considering new name for Negro Bill Canyon

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has Utah officials again considering changing the name of the picturesque Negro Bill Canyon. But the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride ...

  • Ukraine will try again for Malaysia Airlines crash tribunal

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister says the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again in a few months to get Security Council approval for an international tribunal ...

  • Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Little is known about the new Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who was tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar after the shadowy leader's death was announced Thursday. But Mullah Mansoor is said to be close to Pakistani authorities, who ...

  • Guatemala court lifts immunity for 3 lawmakers in graft case

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Supreme Court has withdrawn the immunity from prosecution for three members of congress with alleged links to corruption. The lawmakers from the opposition Lider party are suspected of money-laundering, illicit enrichment, abuse of authority and ...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

    2 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday's batch brought mostly disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others. For the day: ...

  • Democrats consider distance from Jefferson, Jackson

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic parties in the states that start the presidential nominating process are exploring ending their association with two former White House occupants: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Accelerating a trend that goes back years, committees in ...

  • Venezuela's largest beer company suspends work at 2 plants

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's largest beer manufacturer is shutting some of its plants because of a lack of imported barley. The federation of beer brewers announced Thursday that the beer-making subsidy of Empresas Polar will suspend operations at two ...

  • Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eight weeks before Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia as the centerpiece of his U.S. visit, it's still unclear how much he'll disrupt traffic, business and daily life. With official information scant, rumors are swirling about massive security ...

  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first ...

  • Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine the bond market as a crowded swimming pool, except it's one where the water level drops whenever someone tries to leave. By the time you attempt to get out, you're stuck at the bottom, unable ...

  • Congress heads off on vacation, putting off messy decisions

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. Not long after they return in September, ...

  • Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one of three doses of the ...

  • Family of Mafia Cops victim gets $5 million settlement

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a diamond dealer killed by a pair of New York Police Department detectives working as mob hit men has gotten a $5 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit. Lawyers for the family of ...

  • Indictment in Mother's Day killing seen by victim's daughter

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the fatal stabbing of a woman in front of her daughter on Mother's Day. State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office announced Thursday that ...

  • Grain higher and livestock mostly lower

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thurssday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was up .25 cent to $4.9650 a bushel; December corn rose 5.50 cents at 3.8375 a bushel; December oats were 6.50 cents ...

  • John Mara says Giants have not been allowed to examine JPP

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida. A seemingly frustrated co-owner John ...

  • Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is offering some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour. Congressional Democratic leaders have backed legislation sponsored by Washington Sen. Patty ...

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