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  • Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government appears to be split about whether it should talk to some armed vigilante groups, or treat them as criminals. President Andres Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he disagreed with his assistant interior secretary's decision ...

  • Charging bison damages rental car in Yellowstone

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A video shows employees at a rental car agency all they need to know about how a car got damaged in Yellowstone National Park. The footage shows one of dozens of bison stampeding through ...

  • Federal judge rules that immigration law is unconstitutional

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a law making it a crime to "encourage" or "induce" immigrants to enter or live in the country illegally is unconstitutional. KCUR-FM reports that U.S. District Judge ...

  • Trump awarding Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to present basketball legend Bob Cousy (KOO'-zee) with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is being handed out Thursday. It celebrates individuals with a wide range of achievements and is the ...

  • Lightning strikes Polish and Slovak mountains, killing 5

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lighting struck several locations across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people, including two children, and injuring dozens more. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that ...

  • Carolinas amusement park closes new coaster after injury

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An amusement park located in both North and South Carolina has closed its newest roller coaster after someone suffered a thumb injury. Carowinds said the rider was hurt Sunday on the Copperhead Strike coaster. The ride ...

  • Sheriff: Man did wheelies in chase that ended in fatal crash

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who a Mississippi sheriff says was performing wheelies on his motorcycle during a chase has died after a crash. News outlets report 29-year-old Joel Davis Jr. crashed his sports bike Wednesday afternoon in Monroe ...

  • Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday. A Belknap County grand jury indicted Chung, 32, on Aug. 8. Chung ...

  • San Francisco Zoo brings red-legged frogs back to Yosemite

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo. The San Francisco Examiner reports that the zoo on Monday released the last of ...

  • 2 tour buses crash near Minnesota state fair, 8 injured

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight people were injured when two tour buses collided near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds just as the event was getting under way. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank said one of the buses was heading to the ...

  • Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in wrongful conviction

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later ...

  • Japan now just 2 wins away from 6th LLWS title in 10 years

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Can anybody beat Japan? It's been a common question at the Little League World Series over the last decade. Since 2010, no team has been more dominant or won more championships — five — than ...

  • Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A man was charged Thursday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency workers. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was charged with ...

  • Long-term mortgage rates near historic lows: 30-year 3.55%

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates are near historically low levels, with the average on the benchmark 30-year loan falling this week to its lowest level since November 2016. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate ...

  • Italy's political parties pitch rival plans to capture power

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — In rapid-fire order, Italy's three main political parties pitched possible deals to rivals Thursday as they scrambled to come out on top in Italy's political crisis and shape the country's future government. All the drama came as ...

  • First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. The past U.S. Open champions, two of the biggest stars in women's tennis, were scheduled ...

  • US stocks turn mostly lower amid doubts over Fed rate cut

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) Stocks gave up an early gain and veered lower in midday trading Thursday as investors grew less certain about the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates again next month. Losses in technology, health care and communication services ...

  • Court tosses life sentence in case of baby cut from womb

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has thrown out a life sentence for a man convicted of conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor's body. A jury last year found William ...

  • Cocaine found with bananas at 3 Washington state stores

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say cocaine valued at more than $1 million has been found with shipments of bananas at three Safeway grocery stores in Washington state. Bellingham police say employees found about 51 pounds (23 kilograms) of cocaine ...

  • The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 6;55 p.m. Portugal is offering to take 35 people from the Ocean Viking rescue ship, following an appeal by the European Commission. The Portuguese government said in a ...

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