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  • Judge blocks child-care license for family detention center

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has blocked a temporary residential child-care license for one of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border illegally. The licenses are needed because a federal judge ruled last ...

  • California governor approves bill increasing age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor approves bill increasing age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

  • Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed

    5 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government says Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. Attorney-General George Brandis said Thursday the United States has confirmed that Neil Prakash, also known ...

  • Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

    5 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see ...

  • LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start in San Diego start

    5 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ DEGROMINATOR Jacob deGrom, who carries a 3-0 record and 1.02 ERA into Thursday's start at San Diego, has the sort of stuff where a no-hitter is always a possibility. ...

  • Former Alamo managers say they've overcome Texas 'bullying'

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century says it has prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency now that the state has acknowledged that about 38,000 books and ...

  • UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against extremists says the Islamic State group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" following the loss of some territory and ...

  • Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Rap superstar Kayne West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana. They stopped at the Museum of Rum on Wednesday, stepping out of a hot-pink antique American ...

  • Near site of 9/11 attack, courthouse gets security pavilion

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A new security pavilion was dedicated Wednesday at a federal courthouse where high-profile terrorism trials have taken place blocks from where the Sept. 11 attacks downed the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center. Multiple ...

  • The Latest: Investigators examine where eagle hit airplane

    6 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on investigators saying a bald eagle struck a small plane before in crashed last month in Alaska (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Federal investigators in Alaska are trying to determine which part of a ...

  • Authorities: Pair lived in camper, daughters in filthy house

    6 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska couple face child neglect charges after authorities say their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a camper in the ...

  • Seth MacFarlane to produce, star in Fox TV sci-fi series

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane is going to star in and produce a sci-fi TV series set 300 years in the future. Fox said Wednesday that the series, described as a comedic drama, is intended for the network's 2017-18 ...

  • Investor files class action lawsuit in Jay Peak fraud case

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A foreign investor has filed a class action lawsuit against two developers accused of misusing $200 million in investors' funds for developments in northern Vermont. Alexandre Daccache is suing developers Ariel Quiros and William Stenger, the ...

  • Ex-MillerCoors official pleads guilty in $8 million fraud

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million. Fifty-nine-year-old Dave Colletti of Chicago pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud in federal court. A sentencing ...

  • The Latest: Police kill unarmed driver fleeing traffic stop

    6 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a police officer shooting during a Philadelphia traffic stop (all times local): 6 p.m. The Philadelphia police commissioner says he's concerned about an officer's tactics used during an overnight traffic stop that left an ...

  • Spanish novel, Portuguese poems win translation awards

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A Spanish-language novel and a collection of Portuguese poetry have won prizes for best translated literature. Yuri Herrera's "Signs Preceding the End of the World," translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman, won the Best Translated ...

  • Mariners 9, Athletics 8

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Seattle Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Aoki lf 5 1 1 1 Burns cf 5 1 2 0 K.Marte ss 6 1 2 1 Lowrie 2b 4 1 1 1 Cano 2b 5 1 2 1 ...

  • Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action status in the case. The order ...

  • AP Source: Coyotes to promote 26-year-old Chayka to GM

    7 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes will promote 26-year-old John Chayka to general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The Coyotes have scheduled a news conference Thursday to ...

  • Mariners rally against A's bullpen for first sweep of season

    7 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dae-Ho Lee hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh after an earlier solo shot for his first career multi-homer game, and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a back-and-forth 9-8 win over the Oakland Athletics on ...

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