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  • A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this ...

  • Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme." The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education company's private ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 2 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain Braves' new stadium has a name — SunTrust Park Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism Program that accepted Rice rare in ...

  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league. Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for ...

  • Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency says it has filed money-laundering charges against a billionaire tycoon. The Investigative Committee said Tuesday that Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of Sistema holding company, has been placed under house arrest. The committee said ...

  • Governor signs first California groundwater rules

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday requiring local agencies with depleted supplies to begin managing their wells. The state can intervene ...

  • Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. The announcement by Democrat Maria Cantwell of Washington state was ...

  • 5 findings from Congress's report on safety agency

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Republicans on the House Commerce Committee released a report Tuesday critical of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's top auto safety agency, and its handling of General Motors' delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with ...

  • Israeli military says mortar fired from Gaza hits southern Israel, first time since war's end

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says mortar fired from Gaza hits southern Israel, first time since war's end.

  • Neglect reported before baby's death in Laughlin

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — Clark County officials say they received a report that a 10-month-old girl was being neglected three weeks before she was found dead at a home in Laughlin. Coroner's officials haven't released the cause of death for ...

  • Egypt minister projects 6% growth in 3 years

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy. Hany Kadry Dimian told The ...

  • Dancer due for sentencing in Vegas fatal DUI case

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old former Las Vegas strip club dancer was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in state prison for felony driving under the influence in an after-work crash that killed a man and injured the man's ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 17-18-23-27-32 (seventeen, eighteen, twenty-three, twenty-seven, thirty-two) Estimated jackpot: $60,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor "is not just one ...

  • UN names DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement Tuesday, calling DiCaprio "a credible voice in the environmental movement." ...

  • Warrant issued in shooting of pregnant woman, baby

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby. Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for city resident Devon Guisherd (GOOSH'-erd). Police say he's responsible for the ...

  • NY: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office says the retail chain launched a national sale in June ...

  • Seppi retires at Moselle Open

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) METZ, France (AP) — Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 6-0, 4-1 when his Italian ...

  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region. Mexico's ...

  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a ...

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