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Palestinians protest US visa denial to experts to come to UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister's office to visit the United Nations to present a...
Jul. 18, 2018

Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump to promote job training at White House event

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking U.S. companies and trade associations to sign onto a pledge to give students and workers more job training and skills development opportunities...
Jul. 18, 2018

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is objecting to a defense bill's inclusion of a Republican proposal that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act...
Jul. 18, 2018

Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measles

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. The total...
Jul. 18, 2018

Russia: Greece taking part in 'dirty provocations' for NATO

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia stepped up its criticism of Greece over the expulsion of two of its diplomats, accusing the Greek government Wednesday of participating in "dirty provocations" around Macedonia's...
Jul. 18, 2018

Man killed by Kansas City police had long criminal record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An investigator says a man who was fatally shot by Kansas City police after wounding three officers had an extensive criminal record in Oklahoma. Tulsa...
Jul. 18, 2018

Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to...
Jul. 18, 2018

Gov't report accuses agency of inadequate recall monitoring

DETROIT (AP) — An investigation has found that the U.S. government's highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous...
Jul. 18, 2018

Man charged in shooting plot seeks youthful-offender status

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys for an 18-year-old man accused of planning a mass shooting at his former high school in Vermont have requested the court grant him youthful-offender status...
Jul. 18, 2018

The Latest: Senators aim to force vote on Russia resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Two senators will try to force a vote...
Jul. 18, 2018

Judge: No additional prison for terror-related charges

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Philadelphia man convicted of providing support to a terrorist group will not serve additional time in prison. District Court Judge...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump to address VFW convention next Tuesday in Kansas City

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Missouri next week to deliver his first address as president to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. White House press secretary Sarah...
Jul. 18, 2018

Mormon church urges judge to toss 1984 sex-assault claim

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church lawyers are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was raped in the 1980s by...
Jul. 18, 2018

Mere gun lover, or Siberian spy? Maria Butina's curious path

MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Butina seemed destined for bigger things than her Siberian outpost of a hometown. In her early 20s, she built a budding political career, a mini furniture...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to...
Jul. 18, 2018

President Trump insults tiny country visited by LePage

The country that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has been visiting in hopes of strengthening ties is the subject of a jab from President Donald Trump over NATO. Trump questioned on...
Jul. 18, 2018

Texas murder suspect violated probation but wasn't sought

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities didn't search for a Texas man who cut off his ankle monitor in violation of parole terms until a week later when he was linked to...
Jul. 18, 2018

Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. The justices on Wednesday ordered...
Jul. 18, 2018

US stocks edge higher as airlines, railroads and banks jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains for banks and transportation companies like airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Wednesday. Other parts of the market didn't move much...
Jul. 18, 2018

Auto industry cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having started a trade war with China and enraged U.S. allies with steel tariffs, President Donald Trump is primed for his next fight. He is targeting a...
Jul. 18, 2018

Markets Right Now: Airlines, banks lead US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending modestly higher as big gains for transportation and financial companies were...
Jul. 18, 2018

California Supreme Court blocks measure that would divide state in three from appearing on November ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Supreme Court blocks measure that would divide state in three from appearing on November ballot.
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump makes endorsement in runoff for Georgia governor

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Secretary of State Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for Georgia governor, just days before the contentious Republican runoff is decided...
Jul. 18, 2018

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data...
Jul. 18, 2018

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