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  • Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned ...

  • Passengers help deliver baby born on Minnesota bus

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Passengers on a city bus in Minnesota have helped a woman deliver her baby after she went into labor. The Star Tribune reports the mother started having contractions Tuesday as the bus rolled through a ...

  • US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the enemy. The Boston Globe invited newspapers across ...

  • FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station's operators $15,000 — ...

  • Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the ...

  • Patrol: Highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas reopens

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The main highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas has reopened in both directions. The Nevada Highway Patrol says U.S. 93 reopened after a possibly suicidal man was taken into custody Wednesday at the high span Mike ...

  • Officials unveil plan to replace Rikers with smaller jails

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up ...

  • Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker. The subpoena from the Securities ...

  • In defiant act, Brazil party registers Lula for president

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Workers' Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for president Wednesday, attempting to muscle him into the race to lead Latin America's largest nation and forcing a showdown with ...

  • The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people. The California Department ...

  • No special rules needed for now-common gene therapy studies

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments. They say that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. Gene therapy aims to get at the root ...

  • Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano ...

  • Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want. Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration, ...

  • Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. ...

  • Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory ...

  • Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — An Ohio man has been found alive on a flank of Mount St. Helens, nearly one week after he set out on a day hike and failed to return, authorities said Wednesday. Rescuers found Matthew B. ...

  • Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate has brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge a rival to debate. Republican Patricia Morgan visited Cranston City Hall on Wednesday to personally challenge Mayor Allan Fung to ...

  • Financial Markets Glance

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,235.37 Low: 24,965.77 Close: 25,162.41 Change: —137.51 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2818.37 —21.59 NYSE Index: 12,723.09 —112.22 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7774.12 —96.78 NYSE Amer Composite: 2597.52 —75.82 Russell 2000 Index: 1670.67 —21.91 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt: ...

  • How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported weaker sales. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index lost ...

  • Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with ...

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