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  • Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm as it heads to Hawaii

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued its course toward the Hawaiian Islands. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Guillermo was about 620 miles away from Hilo, Hawaii, on Monday ...

  • Carol Brown Janeway, award-winning editor, dead at 71

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Brown Janeway, a prize-winning editor, executive and translator for Alfred A. Knopf whose authors ranged from biologist E.O. Wilson to Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer Imre Kertesz, has died, Knopf said Monday. She was 71. Knopf ...

  • Tesla, Nevada agree on finalized incentive agreement

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — State officials have agreed to a final incentive agreement for a $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant being built in Nevada by Tesla Motors. The Reno Gazette Journal reports ( the $1.3 billion agreement allows the electric ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 02-04-06-07-09-10-11-12-14-15 (two, four, six, seven, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, fifteen)

  • Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan election officials have rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate for upcoming congressional elections. Maria Corina Machado announced Monday that the National Elections Council had rejected her attempt to register to ...

  • Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor says an anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him. Prosecutor William McCauley ...

  • GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class is facing off in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season. The Monday night ...

  • Inspectors general seek legislation on oversight powers

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of inspectors general is appealing to Congress to pass legislation that affirms their ability to conduct independent oversight. The Council of Inspectors on Integrity and Efficiency represents 72 inspectors general. The group sent a letter ...

  • 2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said a woman was seriously wounded. She said another person was also hurt, probably ...

  • Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium bonds

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project. St. ...

  • Oil prices down amid rising rig count, soft US economic data

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) The price of oil is sliding as traders brace for softer demand amid an increase in the number of active rigs and weak U.S. economic reports on construction spending and manufacturing activity. U.S. crude was down $1.80, or 3.8 percent, ...

  • Judge gives Bieber more time to complete vandalism sentence

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Justin Bieber is complying with the terms of his probation in a vandalism case and has given the singer until later this year to complete community labor requirements of his sentence. Superior Court ...

  • Christie stirs outrage of an old enemy, teachers unions

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has again provoked the outrage of an old political enemy — teachers unions. In an interview Sunday on CNN, the Republican presidential hopeful was asked, "Who deserves a punch in the ...

  • Former President Jimmy Carter undergoes liver operation

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter has undergone a medical procedure to remove a small mass in his liver, and that he's expected to make a full recovery. A statement released by Carter's spokeswoman Deanna ...

  • Review: James Abel's 'Protocol Zero' disappoints

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) "Protocol Zero" (Berkley), by James Abel "Protocol Zero," James Abel's follow-up to the stellar "White Plague," is intriguing, but ultimately doesn't live up to the premise or anticipation generated by the earlier novel. Marine Joe Rush has dealt with many ...

  • Merger combines Nevada tavern chain, Maryland casino-resort

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stock merger valued at $341 million between a Las Vegas-based slot tavern chain and the owner of a four-diamond casino-resort in Maryland is complete. Sartini Gaming Inc.'s Golden Gaming and Minnesota-based Lakes Entertainment Inc. said ...

  • Mom of slain 8-year-old doesn't fault mom of accused teen

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA CRUZ,Calif. (AP) — The mother of a slain 8-year-old California girl says she doesn't fault the mom of the 15-year-old neighbor boy accused of the killing. The San Francisco Chronicle ( ) reported Monday that Laura Jordan says she ...

  • Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. But the country's own citizens are suffocating from mountains of stinking garbage collecting on ...

  • Proposal: Families of Newtown victims would split $1.5M

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother. The lawsuits accuse Nancy Lanza of ...

  • Man pleads guilty to killing 10-year-old son found in river

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota father charged with killing his 10-year-old son and throwing the boy in the river has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Pierre Collins long denied any involvement in the death of his son, Barway. ...

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