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Mayor says New Orleans 'more than prepared for Mardi Gras'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As New Orleans prepares for the height of the Carnival season, the city's mayor outlined security and infrastructure preparations and said the city is "... more...
Feb. 12, 2019

'Empire' actor gives police some but not all phone records

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police investigating the attack on Jussie Smollett last month say the "Empire" actor has turned over some but not all of the phone records that detectives...
Feb. 12, 2019

Nielsen's top programs for Feb. 4-10

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "The Grammy Awards," CBS, 19.88 million. 2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.16...
Feb. 12, 2019

US stocks surge on US-China trade deal optimism

U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday amid renewed optimism over the potential for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. Technology companies and banks powered much...
Feb. 12, 2019

McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a sweeping plan by Democrats to combat climate change and create thousands...
Feb. 12, 2019

The Latest: WKC's new dog hard to pronounce, harder to meet

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 3:30 p.m. One of Westminster's new breeds is also perhaps its shyest. Inquiring dog...
Feb. 12, 2019

NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly' to end after 17 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It really is last call for NBC's late-night show with Carson Daly. NBC said Tuesday that the show will end after 17 years, with Daly deciding...
Feb. 12, 2019

CBS' 'Big Bang Theory' has season high as end nears

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — As the time approaches to say goodbye to Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, Penny and the gang, the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" has hit a season...
Feb. 12, 2019

Texas sheriff: 2 malnourished children found in dog cage

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — Sheriff's deputies discovered four malnourished children, including two locked inside a dog cage, when they responded to a domestic disturbance at a Northeast Texas home. Wise...
Feb. 12, 2019

Sen. Sasse tells UNL students to unplug from technology

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican senator who's among President Donald Trump's most vocal critics within the party blamed technology for the country's divisions during a discussion with University of...
Feb. 12, 2019

The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro seeks UN cooperation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Juan Arreaza says he told U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the government...
Feb. 12, 2019

Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage released from immigration custody

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for rapper 21 Savage say he has been released on bond from federal immigration custody. In a statement, lawyers Charles Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro...
Feb. 12, 2019

How Virginia's top 3 leaders are handling scandals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia's top elected officials remain in office despite varying calls for their ouster amid scandals involving blackface costumes and sexual-assault allegations. But each...
Feb. 12, 2019

The Latest: California governor moves to ease homelessness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State address (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a new commission on...
Feb. 12, 2019

Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage has been released on bond from federal immigration custody

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage has been released on bond from federal immigration custody.
Feb. 12, 2019

FBI: Planned Parenthood clinic fire is possible hate crime

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is investigating a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri, as a possible hate crime. The agency said in a news release...
Feb. 12, 2019

King for a day: Wire fox terrier posts early Westminster win

NEW YORK (AP) — A prized wire fox terrier has taken some early winning steps at the Westminster Kennel Club. Expected to do well, 7-year-old King won in breed judging...
Feb. 12, 2019

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug...
Feb. 12, 2019

The Latest: McConnell says Trump got a 'pretty good deal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional border security negotiations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump got a...
Feb. 12, 2019

Police defend officers who used stun gun on handcuffed man

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Officials at a police department in suburban Phoenix defended officers who were captured on body-camera video repeatedly using a stun gun on a handcuffed man in...
Feb. 12, 2019

Purse lost in school in the 1950s to be reunited with owner

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A purse containing a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while...
Feb. 12, 2019

'Fortnite' maker asks judge to toss rapper's dance lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of "Fortnite" are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a...
Feb. 12, 2019

Hawaii mountain gets share of 'extreme winter conditions'

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — There's snow in Hawaii, on the highest peak of the island of Maui. But visitors will have to enjoy it from down below. The...
Feb. 12, 2019

Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: Polar bears who have...
Feb. 12, 2019

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending February 10, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by...
Feb. 12, 2019

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