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Montana: miner violates "bad actor" law with past pollution

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials singled out a mining company president as an industry "bad actor" on Tuesday, and said the company could have to reimburse taxpayers more than...
Mar. 20, 2018

Wal-Mart wins challenge to state refusal of liquor licenses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Texas state agency from withholding from Wal-Mart licenses to sell liquor by the bottle. In a 50-page ruling signed Tuesday,...
Mar. 20, 2018

The Latest: Another explosion frays strained Austin nerves

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The latest explosion in Austin reminded Shahla Mohnandshaw of home, but not in a...
Mar. 20, 2018

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi financing claims

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime...
Mar. 20, 2018

Another blast rocks Austin, but unrelated to other bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Emergency teams rushed Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Austin — this one at a Goodwill store — but police and federal authorities said the...
Mar. 20, 2018

Tens of thousands to evacuate as California storm looms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat...
Mar. 20, 2018

Philippine bus careens into ravine, killing 19, injuring 17

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say at least 19 people were killed when a passenger bus careened off a road and fell into a ravine south of the Philippine capital...
Mar. 20, 2018

Wreckage of ship blown apart in WWII found, offering closure

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which...
Mar. 20, 2018

The Latest: Police: Latest Austin blast not tied to others

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Police and federal authorities say the latest explosion to hit Austin was caused by...
Mar. 20, 2018

Clandestine videos roil Peru ahead of impeachment vote

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The revelation of videos allegedly showing attempts to buy a lawmaker*s political support is shaking Peru*s political establishment days before a scheduled impeachment vote against President...
Mar. 20, 2018

Police say incendiary device, not package bomb, exploded at Austin Goodwill store and wasn't related to prior bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say incendiary device, not package bomb, exploded at Austin Goodwill store and wasn't related to prior bombings.
Mar. 20, 2018

From DMZ to ship at sea, Trump-Kim summit site rumors swirl

TOKYO (AP) — With just weeks to go, there's still no official word on where President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their unprecedented summit...
Mar. 20, 2018

Prosecutor says attack on Afghan man was driven by bias

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon prosecutor says bias motivated a man to deliberately ram his car into an Afghan man who had served as a U.S. military interpreter, severely...
Mar. 20, 2018

Billionaire businessman JB Pritzker wins Democratic primary for Illinois governor

CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire businessman JB Pritzker wins Democratic primary for Illinois governor.
Mar. 20, 2018

Obama in New Zealand for meetings, golf, but no public talks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday for a three-day visit to New Zealand, where he will speak with community leaders, meet the prime minister and...
Mar. 20, 2018

The Latest: Records show alleged gang member pleaded guilty

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the indictments of eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang charged in a Louisiana killing (all times local): 7:55...
Mar. 20, 2018

Authorities: New bombing reported at Austin Goodwill store

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Emergency teams were responding Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Texas' capital, this one at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city...
Mar. 20, 2018

ACLU, community groups get voice in Chicago police reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and several community organizations say they've reached an agreement to provide input reforms being proposed for the Chicago Police Department. In the...
Mar. 20, 2018

The Latest: Jury seated for trial of Border Patrol agent

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a Border Patrol agent's trial in a fatal shooting (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A 16-member jury has been selected in Tucson, Arizona...
Mar. 20, 2018

Florida school shooting survivors speak at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — Students who survived last month's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead have participated in a panel discussion at Harvard about the social...
Mar. 20, 2018

Thousands in Rio demand answers about murder of councilwoman

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians are demanding answers about the assassination of a black councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro. Artists, activists and the sister of councilwoman Marielle...
Mar. 20, 2018

The Latest: Prayer vigil held after Maryland school shooting

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Maryland high school (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Neighbors in a nearby community prayed for their friends and...
Mar. 20, 2018

Judge refuses to toss charges facing ex-NY Assembly speaker

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has refused to toss out the charges facing New York's former assembly speaker. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni on Tuesday rejected a variety of...
Mar. 20, 2018

The Latest: Austin authorities: Another explosion reported

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Austin authorities say emergency personnel are responding to another reported explosion, this one at...
Mar. 20, 2018

Trump warns of dire consequences if Democrats take House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Republicans are "going to win" in this year's midterm elections — and warns of dire consequences if they don't. Trump made the prediction...
Mar. 20, 2018

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