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  • New taxes, K-12 funding expansion on horizon

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After a tumultuous and rollicking Nevada legislative session, nearly half of the 549 bills signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval will take effect on Wednesday. The newly created laws range in scope and size, covering hot-button ...

  • Canadian government approves Cirque du Soleil sale

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government has approved the sale of Cirque du Soleil to a group headed by a U.S. private equity firm and its Chinese partners. Industry Minister James Moore said Tuesday the application to acquire the ...

  • White House fence jumpers beware: Metal spikes being added

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year. In a news release, the Secret Service and National Park Service say ...

  • Ted Cruz turns 'Simpsons' jobseeker; he'll take any part

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Cruz wants to be president, but he's got another job in mind as well: voice actor for "The Simpsons." In a tongue-in-cheek BuzzFeed video posted Tuesday, the Republican senator from Texas says he's auditioning to ...

  • USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bid

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and ...

  • Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday ...

  • Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism

    4 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital. Richard J. Griffin has led the inspector general's office since ...

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. The two pups emerged Tuesday from their den at ...

  • Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippi

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Claud Johnson, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died at age 83. Attorney John Kitchens, who represented Claud Johnson, says one of Claud Johnson's sons told him Johnson died Tuesday. Johnson won a ...

  • Kansas Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school aid

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million. The high court issued a one-page order Tuesday, a day ...

  • 3 indicted in brutal rape, killing of Baltimore teen

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced indictments against three men, including a 14-year-old charged as an adult, in the brutal sexual assault and slaying of a teenage girl whose body was discovered inside a home that had ...

  • AP source: Jared Dudley staying in Milwaukee next season

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) Jared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward exercised his player option for $4.25 million ...

  • Donna Karan stepping down as chief designer for her company

    4 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer of her namesake company to devote more time to her foundation. She'll remain a close advisor, according to a company statement released Tuesday. Karan, 66, ...

  • Spieth cruising, but several big names have work left

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Jordan Spieth already has accumulated the second-most FedEx Cup points in the regular season, and there's still two majors, a World Golf Championship and the John Deere Classic on his schedule before the playoffs begin. Spieth is at 3,128 points. ...

  • Goosen qualifies for British Open

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen made birdie on the first playoff hole to qualify for the British Open. Goosen shot 67-72 at Woburn to get into a three-for-one playoff for the final spot. Paul ...

  • French soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africa

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers serving in the African country of Burkina Faso are being suspended over accusations of sexual abuse of minors. It is the second case of alleged sexual abuse of minors by French soldiers in Africa ...

  • IMF confirms debt due by Greece has not been paid, Greece officially in arrears

    4 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — IMF confirms debt due by Greece has not been paid, Greece officially in arrears.

  • FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's looks

    4 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA is being criticized for its treatment of the women's game. Again. Critics took aim on social media Tuesday after referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' ...

  • Cain, Peavy to return with back-to-back starts for Giants

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Cain is ...

  • Remains of schooner raised from Lake Champlain back to Navy

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The remains of a Revolutionary War battleship that burned and sank as the Americans and British struggled for control of Lake Champlain will be in the hands of the U.S. Navy in time for the Fourth ...

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