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  • Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake Tuesday night registered magnitude ...

  • US Education Department to investigate UNC Middle East event

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a conference on the Middle East held at the University of North Carolina after a legislator raised complaints that participants were biased against Israel. The conference titled "Conflict ...

  • Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said Monday ...

  • Florida parking lot shooter wants sheriff as defense witness

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space want to call the local sheriff as an expert witness. The Tampa Bay Times reports that ...

  • More than 100 children die in India in encephalitis outbreak

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) PATNA, India (AP) — More than 100 children have died in an encephalitis outbreak in India's eastern state of Bihar, authorities said Tuesday. Bihar health secretary Sanjay Kumar said 106 children had died and more than 430 others between the ...

  • 'The Profit' loses city vote against his huge US flag

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against a reality TV star's huge Stars and Stripes. News outlets report the Statesville City Council voted down changes to ...

  • Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 17 dead

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded boat carrying people home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families capsized off Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 and leaving four others missing, police said Tuesday. The Arim ...

  • The Latest: Facebook plans its own crypto currency

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency. (all times local): ___ 8:40 a.m. Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on ...

  • Greek PM seeks Turkey condemnation by EU leaders

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is urging European Union leaders to condemn Turkey over its actions in a natural gas drilling dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean. In a statement Tuesday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said EU leaders should "unambiguously condemn ...

  • PodcastOne Sports Now: 'No Egos on This Team.'

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Soccer fans who think the U.S. Women's National Team is running up the score and celebrating too much against weaker teams may be missing the point. Veteran FOX announcer JP Dellacamera says playing full-speed for 90 minutes is the best ...

  • US home construction slips 0.9% in May

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped a bit in May as a sharp drop in single-family construction was only partially offset by a rise in apartment building. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction was started at a seasonally ...

  • Germany's Merkel appears unsteady, shaking at ceremony

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin. When Merkel stood with Zelenskiy in the hot weather while a military band played their national anthems ...

  • Indiana attorney general's accusers set announcement

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The four women who accused Indiana's attorney general of drunkenly groping them during a party are holding a news conference with their lawyers. The law firm representing the women says an announcement is coming Tuesday about legal ...

  • 'Smokelore' is a tasty history of barbecue, food and culture

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) "Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America" (University of Georgia Press), by Jim Auchmutey A great deal could be written about barbecue, and much of it already has been. An online search for books about barbecue yields more hits ...

  • La Scala board agrees on new manager, ending uncertainty

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor says that the board of the La Scala opera house has agreed on a new general manager to succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira, whose five-year mandate expires in February. Mayor Giuseppe Sala declined to identify the ...

  • The Latest: FIFA will cooperate with soccer investigations

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French investigation involving Michel Platini (all times local): ___ 1:20 p.m. FIFA says it is committed to cooperating with investigations following the arrest of former UEFA president Michel Platini in France in relation ...

  • Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in Maracaibo

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Even the dead aren't safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado cemetery since late last year, stealing ornaments and sometimes items ...

  • Klobuchar lists executive orders she'd sign as president

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a list of 100-plus executive orders she says she'd sign in her first 100 days in office. The orders include rejoining the Paris climate agreement and allowing prescription drugs to ...

  • Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American superstar singer Jenni Rivera is getting a biopic. Jenni Rivera Enterprises said Tuesday it has partnered with production companies Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures to develop a film based on the ...

  • Father of boy killed in school massacre wins defamation suit

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives ...

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