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Yupik the polar bear dies after 25 years in warm Mexican zoo

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Yupik the polar bear died after spending more than 25 years in a barren enclosure at a warm Mexican zoo, and activists said Wednesday the zoo...
Nov. 14, 2018

Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic priests made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted...
Nov. 14, 2018

State completes inspections of 43 Detroit funeral homes

DETROIT (AP) — State regulators have found no serious mortuary science or pre-paid funeral violations following inspections of 43 funeral homes in Detroit. Michigan's Licensing and Regulatory Affairs office says...
Nov. 14, 2018

Cartel member testifies against 'El Chapo' at US trial

NEW YORK (AP) — An admitted former Mexican cartel member first met the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman when he helped him evade a manhunt, he said in...
Nov. 14, 2018

AP Explains: Florida's difficult, high-profile recounts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election started badly when Hurricane Michael disrupted early voting in some Panhandle counties. Long lines, ballot shortages and other problems followed statewide, both during...
Nov. 14, 2018

2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy highway near Memphis

BYHALIA, Mississippi (AP) — A tour bus overturned on an icy highway southeast of Memphis on Wednesday afternoon, leaving two people dead and injuring all 44 others aboard as a...
Nov. 14, 2018

The Latest: Native women's safety measure clears committee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on call to address the problem of missing and murdered Native American and Alaska Native women and girls (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A...
Nov. 14, 2018

Cy-zilla! Snell edges Verlander for AL Cy Young Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays has won his first AL Cy Young Award in a tight race over past winners Justin Verlander and Corey...
Nov. 14, 2018

Analysis: Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race

NEW YORK (AP) — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race. In mid-November,...
Nov. 14, 2018

The Latest: Some fleeing California flames jumped into lake

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 3:20 p.m. At least two dozen people who were trapped by a wall of fire in...
Nov. 14, 2018

Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard who was working at a suburban Chicago bar when a black co-worker was fatally shot by a white police officer said Wednesday that he...
Nov. 14, 2018

Keepers of JFK legacy hoping to show words count on Twitter

BOSTON (AP) — President John F. Kennedy helped inspire a nation to land a man on the moon — but he never got the chance to tweet about it. That's...
Nov. 14, 2018

Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays wins AL Cy Young Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays wins AL Cy Young Award.
Nov. 14, 2018

Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence. The official says Avenatti was taken into...
Nov. 14, 2018

The Latest: Ex-judges favor stopping Mexican man's execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Mexican citizen convicted for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children (all times local): 5:15 p.m...
Nov. 14, 2018

Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of...
Nov. 14, 2018

Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released Wednesday by...
Nov. 14, 2018

Red Cross says conditions not right for Rohingyas to return

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says conditions are not right for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return safely to Myanmar from Bangladesh, where over 700,000...
Nov. 14, 2018

Appeals court hears case of ex-Saints star Smith's killer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his...
Nov. 14, 2018

Law enforcement official: Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following domestic violence allegation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement official: Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following domestic violence allegation.
Nov. 14, 2018

Trump backs 1st major rewrite of sentencing laws in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to...
Nov. 14, 2018

Federal judge rejects deal to ease NYC public housing crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday rejected a $2 billion deal aimed at settling lawsuits over unhealthy conditions for 400,000 residents of the nation's largest public...
Nov. 14, 2018

Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering. The lawsuit, filed last May, claims that Snap...
Nov. 14, 2018

Remains of mayor killed in Afghanistan returned to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The remains of a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan have been returned to his home state. North Ogden Mayor...
Nov. 14, 2018

The Latest: At least 3 serious injuries in deadly bus crash

BYHALIA, Mississippi (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 5 p.m. At least three of the 44 people injured in a...
Nov. 14, 2018

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