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NCAA sued by parents of college student killed by hammer

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA is being sued by the parents of a suburban Chicago Christian college freshman who was struck and killed in 2017 by an errant hammer throw...
Mar. 26, 2019

Lawmaker wants to give Appalachian dialect its due respect

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's pronounced "app-uh-latch-uh," not "app-uh-lay-sha." Lawmakers give the pronunciation lesson in a resolution calling for an official state manual called the Tennessee Blue Book to discuss...
Mar. 26, 2019

GOP lawmakers set goal of summer vote for trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Republicans stepped up their efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord on Tuesday, selling the plan as offering big...
Mar. 26, 2019

UN rights experts decry Big Finance moves in housing market

GENEVA (AP) — Two independent U.N. human rights experts are denouncing moves by big investment firms to buy up affordable and low-income homes to the detriment of tenants, singling out...
Mar. 26, 2019

Israel bombs targets in Gaza as rocket fire resumes

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Tuesday bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip and bolstered its forces along the volatile frontier as a truce with the territory's Hamas...
Mar. 26, 2019

Scientists to dig Jurassic site in Wyoming this summer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — They're calling it the "Jurassic Mile," where dinosaurs once chased prey through muck and some of the biggest creatures of 150 million years ago lumbered over...
Mar. 26, 2019

Hugh Dancy joins Claire Danes on final 'Homeland' season

NEW YORK (AP) — The final season of Showtime's "Homeland " will be a family project for Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy. The network announced Tuesday that Dancy has signed...
Mar. 26, 2019

The Latest: Apple wins a round in iPhone patent dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. International Trade Commission's findings in cases alleging Apple's iPhones infringed on technology owned by Qualcomm (all times local): 3 p.m. The...
Mar. 26, 2019

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 24, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. Bumblebee 3. Mary Poppins Returns 4. Green Book 5. The...
Mar. 26, 2019

$2M settlement to victim who priest made confess after abuse

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who...
Mar. 26, 2019

The Latest: House unable to override Trump veto on border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Democratic-led House has failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto,...
Mar. 26, 2019

Vermont sues 2 prescription opioid distributors

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is suing two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids while failing to monitor the sales or acknowledge the quantity of...
Mar. 26, 2019

Trump opposes further disaster aid for battered Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking a hard line against further disaster aid for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, telling GOP allies that the U.S. island territory has gotten too...
Mar. 26, 2019

Another Paterson police officer facing civil rights charges

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Another officer with a northern New Jersey police department has been accused of stopping vehicles, detaining the occupants and searching the autos without justification, sometimes also...
Mar. 26, 2019

Oklahoma teen asks to withdraw guilty plea in teacher death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager wants to withdraw guilty pleas he entered to murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa. Seventeen-year-old Deonte...
Mar. 26, 2019

Mueller inquiry over, Trump plays favorite role: the victim

WASHINGTON (AP) — News that special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has put President Donald Trump in his favorite position as...
Mar. 26, 2019

Man picks perfect NCAA tourney bracket heading into Sweet 16

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NCAA says an Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through the tournament's first 48 games. Gregg Nigl (NEYE'-jihl) of...
Mar. 26, 2019

Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in...
Mar. 26, 2019

France: False kidnapping rumors spark gang attacks on Roma

PARIS (AP) — Prosecutors in a Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis say police are questioning suspects after gangs of men went after local Roma people based on false rumors that members...
Mar. 26, 2019

2nd Wisconsin judge blocks sections of lame-duck laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A second Wisconsin judge on Tuesday blocked key portions of laws that Republicans passed in a lame-duck session limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh...
Mar. 26, 2019

UN urges Libyans to work for peace at National Conference

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is calling on all Libyans to put aside their differences and use next month's National Conference to work toward peace. The council...
Mar. 26, 2019

The Latest: Legal experts question Smollett outcome

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Many legal experts are stunned by prosecutors' decision to drop charges against...
Mar. 26, 2019

Royal couple visit UK-linked sites on second day in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla briefly drove a classic British car, visited a statue of John Lennon and cut the ribbon on a British renewable energy...
Mar. 26, 2019

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan...
Mar. 26, 2019

Appeals court tilts against Trump in Twitter fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Judges on a federal appeals court in New York seem skeptical of arguments that President Donald Trump can legally ban critics from his Twitter account. The...
Mar. 26, 2019

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