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  • California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project, escalating the state's feud with the federal government. The Federal Railroad Administration announced last week it would ...

  • Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief ...

  • Biden: Trump can't relate to the average family's struggles

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump's latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can't understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make. Speaking Tuesday to high-dollar donors in an Orlando suburb, the ...

  • New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges have been filed against a man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed up a revised indictment ...

  • Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nike won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama noted one of its traditional designs was used. A Nike statement Tuesday says that ...

  • Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic ...

  • Avenatti says indictment imminent in Nike extortion case

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti says he expects to be indicted in New York in the coming days following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Avenatti posted a Twitter message ...

  • Police look at whether transgender women's deaths connected

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected. Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the ...

  • Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states. Organizers — including Planned ...

  • NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and may also announce locations to host upcoming drafts. Owners voted in March to allow interference ...

  • Teacher charged with threatening to 'shoot up' her school

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school. A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a ...

  • Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated an aerospace executive to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Trump says in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather ...

  • Residents describe terror, confusion during RV park shooting

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Residents described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman rained deadly gunfire on police at an Alabama mobile home park known as a quiet spot to live for both college students and young couples. Arrowhead ...

  • Officers shoot knife-wielding man outside South Dakota jail

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot outside of a South Dakota jail after he charged at an officer with a knife. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says authorities responded to gunshots just after 3 p.m. ...

  • The Latest: Epidemiologist killed in Alaska plane crash

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local): 12:20 p.m. An Alaska tribal health organization says the passenger killed in the state's latest floatplane crash was a staff epidemiologist. ...

  • North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences its seizing of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel. Kim Song ...

  • Nordstrom's sales funk worsens in fiscal 1Q

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Nordstrom's holiday shopping season malaise carried over into the first months of the year. The upscale department store chain reported fiscal first-quarter profit Tuesday that missed Wall Street analysts' expectations. It also cut its annual sales ...

  • Indiana synagogue vandal sentenced to 3 years in prison

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti and lighting fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says 21-year-old Nolan Brewer of Eminence was sentenced Monday evening ...

  • NY moves to ensure Trump pardons can't nix state charges

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon won't be enough to clear a person of similar state charges under legislation approved by New York state lawmakers. The Democrat-led state Assembly passed the measure Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ...

  • Officer says he inflated charge against chokehold victim

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — After Eric Garner died following a confrontation with New York City police five years ago, one officer involved in the struggle wrote up paperwork that exaggerated the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime, according to ...

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