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  • Suspects in grisly NY murder cases arraigned

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities. A man is suspected of killing at least two prostitutes and dumping their bodies in remote wooded areas of Long Island in the 1990s. ...

  • Home owned by Trump holdout sells at auction

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) An Atlantic City-area real estate figure has bought at auction a property that earned its owner near-folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers including Donald Trump. Joshua Olshin of AuctionAdvisors says Vera Coking's modest three-story boardinghouse sold ...

  • Fire agency: 15 dead, 228 injured in gas explosions in Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fire agency: 15 dead, 228 injured in gas explosions in Taiwan city of Kaohsiung.

  • Usher 'overwhelmed' by supporters of foundation

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Rhythm and Blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th anniversary luncheon. Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, director Kenny Leon and producer Jermaine Dupri were ...

  • Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but ...

  • 'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith dead at 92

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused and fascinated moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations of Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist," among others, has died. He was 92. Smith, ...

  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and ...

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and ...

  • Dow Jones industrials plunge 300 points, wiping out July's gains; worst drop since February

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrials plunge 300 points, wiping out July's gains; worst drop since February.

  • Police: Child accidentally shoots, kills playmate

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home. Lt. Bill Guiberson of the Chubbuck Police Department says emergency workers responded to a Chubbuck home at about ...

  • Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said from ...

  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C. The decision on Thursday would allow only a narrow set of ...

  • Challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Trenton rejects ...

  • 1 arrested in Tahoe City jewelry store heist

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who was driving past a jewelry store in Tahoe City when he heard a window smash nabbed one of three suspects and recovered the stolen jewelry. Placer County Detective Sgt. Dave Hunt ...

  • Portland, Oregon, flushes outdoor toilet business

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business. Six years ago, the city installed the first of the stainless steel ...

  • Canada man accused in killings fit to stand trial

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others in June has been found fit to stand trial. Justin Bourque, 24, faces three first-degree murder charges and two ...

  • FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

    1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease. The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema ...

  • Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager. The Daily News reports ( ) that the R&B singer-songwriter has sued one-time manager and confidant Kevin Foster in Manhattan federal court. Foster started handling Ne-Yo's finances ...

  • Tucson tries luring Tesla with $3 billion permit

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson officials are hoping a $3 billion building permit will help woo electric car company Tesla to southern Arizona city. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Thursday that Tesla Motors did not apply for the permit. Rothschild says ...

  • Vitaminwater cries uncle, switches back formula

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener. The Atlanta-based company promised Thursday the drink would go back to its previous taste after fans flooded Vitaminwater's Facebook page with negative ...

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