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  • Wall Street Journal's Gigot to head Pulitzer Prize Board

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Columbia University made the announcement Monday. Gigot first joined the Journal in 1980 and has been editorial page editor since ...

  • Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude." The book disappeared over the weekend from a display case at Bogota's book fair ...

  • Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed in Las Vegas over the weekend. Las Vegas police said Monday that Brown is suspected of beating a man who was found hospitalized earlier ...

  • Legislature OKs bill to add right to hunt to constitution

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A proposed Nevada constitutional amendment preserving the right to hunt, trap and fish has been approved by the Legislature and is one step closer to becoming law. Assembly members voted 32-10 on Monday to approve ...

  • Washington fruit distributors expand to meet demand

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1I9xJNX) the state's apple industry is one example of this expanding market, as different orchard ...

  • Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: drawing in millions of viewers willing to pay big money for a much-hyped sports event, while at the same time showing the clout traditional media still holds. ...

  • Mexico official says SurveyMonkey CEO died of severe head trauma in exercise accident

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico official says SurveyMonkey CEO died of severe head trauma in exercise accident.

  • California officer in hot water over ice bucket video

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California officer faces insurance fraud charges after authorities say a video showed her participating in an ice-bucket challenge despite claiming she had a back injury. Los Angeles County prosecutors say a video posted online in ...

  • Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices. Her lawyer David Kendall wrote to lawmakers Monday telling them she would agree ...

  • Only some Broadway shows enjoy bounce after Tony nominations

    2 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Last week's Tony Award nominations made only some box offices on Broadway sing. "Fun Home," a poignant show about growing up with a closeted dad that got 12 nods, earned $95,000 more than the previous week. ...

  • McIlroy, Spieth together in opening 2 rounds of Players

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The match that didn't happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Player winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same ...

  • Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more. As of noon Monday, the 60-year-old casino-hotel closed its doors as the last few gamblers tried their luck on slots. The ...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit May 1 18,112,975 Statutory debt limit 18,113,000 Total public debt ...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 1.25 cents lower at $4.7275 a bushel; July corn was 1.75 cents off at 3.6125 a bushel; July oats were ...

  • Rates decline at weekly US Treasury auction

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dropping to the lowest point since last October. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of ...

  • North America's tallest peak opens for climbers

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun. National Park Service rangers are ready to live on the mountain for the next three months to help ...

  • Baltimore police: No shots fired, no one wounded when man arrested on handgun charge

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police: No shots fired, no one wounded when man arrested on handgun charge.

  • Collin Binkley joining AP as reporter in Boston

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Collin Binkley, an award-winning reporter who has been recognized for his aggressive use of public records to hold institutions accountable, is joining the Boston bureau of The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Monday by Karen Testa, ...

  • Baltimore Police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

    3 hours ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers' custody. Police tweeted Monday that reports that the man ...

  • Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona forests are being reshaped as part of a complex wildfire-prevention effort. Some areas are being thinned mechanically while others are blackened intentionally by fire as part of the 2.4 million-acre Four Forest Restoration Initiative. ...

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