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  • Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic ...

  • Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is calling for daily "humanitarian pauses" in Gaza until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need, rescue the injured and give ...

  • Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — Irish betting company Paddy Power says it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords. Paddy ...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court. For the state law to take effect, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court ...

  • Starz' 'Outlander' brings novels to life vibrantly

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life. Never mind that it's a rip-roaring fantasy. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 11 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Sony surprises with first quarter profit Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen' Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone Amazon ...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.2725 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.70 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel ...

  • Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak. To equal that mark, the Mercury need to win two more games, starting with defending ...

  • Judge orders end to Memphis Kellogg lockout

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ordered Kellogg to put employees at its Memphis, Tennessee, cereal production facility back to work. The ruling on Wednesday came after the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint in March against the ...

  • Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support. Republicans say they believe they will command the ...

  • Vegas man gets life in ax attack that killed baby

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for hacking a 4-month-old baby to death with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother. Harold ...

  • White House decries House vote on deportations

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing an effort in the House of Representatives to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants who are in the country illegally. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest ...

  • New Mexico city OKs funds to lure 'The Bachelor'

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A sharply divided Santa Fe City Council has voted to spend up to $100,000 to try to lure "The Bachelor" to the northern New Mexico city. Councilors approved by a 5-4 vote on Wednesday a ...

  • AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before ...

  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The prosecution's star witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife says Maureen McDonnell was an enthusiastic supporter of the dietary supplement he was trying to sell. Businessman Jonnie Williams ...

  • Prize-winning goat disappears from Colorado fair

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat — a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1m0UCoU) the red-colored Boer (BOHR') goat was reported missing ...

  • Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his lower right leg, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp. Berry missed some time earlier with a ...

  • China accuses 3 radicals of killing leading imam

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China says a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered and police killed two suspects and captured another. The state media report late Thursday was the first official confirmation of the ...

  • Expert in porch shooting case talks about hand cut

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A former medical examiner says a laceration on the left hand of a young woman could have been caused by her pounding on the door at a Detroit-area home before the owner killed her. Dr. Werner Spitz ...

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