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Senators cling to a fading custom Trump's Washington

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Trump's Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don't work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues.This

APNewsBreak: Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:13
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has racked up more in late-payment fees in less than three years than it did in the 18 years combined, according to a report The Associated Press obtained Monday, and some major creditors say they've waited more than a

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:13
NEW YORK (AP) — First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey.Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City

Unsealed documents: Deputy says man's shooting was justified

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:13
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge unsealed court documents Monday that show a North Carolina deputy's strategy for fighting a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a man fatally shot on his porch in 2015.U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle m

Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:13
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When he previously ran for U.S. Senate 24 years ago in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney lost handily to the late liberal lion Ted Kennedy.Now in Utah, Romney is facing a new challenge from someone who shares his old opponent's na

Carroll: Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:09
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may depend on the upcoming NFL draft."We're still batt

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:06
HOUSTON (AP) — A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara.Jim McGrath says on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "respondin

Paris Hilton talks #MeToo, marriage and becoming a mom

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Paris Hilton says she "literally regrets" saying before the 2016 election that women who accused then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct were merely after fame and attention.She was questioned on that topic during a week

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower after early gain fades

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:08
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after an early gain faded away.Technology companies fell Monday, offsetting gains in other secto

Qatari-American contemporary artist wins new $100,000 prize

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:04
CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old Qatari-American artist is the inaugural winner of a prize worth $100,000 that recognizes mid-career artists from the Middle East.Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday announced Sophia Al-Maria as the winner

Murder charges filed in 18-year-old Oklahoma abduction case

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:03
VINITA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a 66-year-old man has been charged with the 1999 deaths of a couple and the abduction of two then-teenage girls who remain missing.District Attorney Matt Ballard said Monday that Ronnie Dean Busic

New NASA boss gets 'hearty congratulations' from space

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:03
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new boss is already getting cheers from space.Immediately after being sworn into office Monday by Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine took a call from the three U.S. astronauts at the

Avicii's family thanks fans for support after his death

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:03
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Avicii is thanking his fans for their support days after the superstar DJ died.Avicii's family says in a statement released Monday that they are grateful for his fans around the world who loved his music and are tha

Canada police say driver that hit pedestrians in custody

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:59
TORONTO (AP) — A van apparently jumped onto a sidewalk Monday from a busy intersection in Toronto and struck a crowd of pedestrians and before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canadian police said.Authorities said at least sev

Researcher in Facebook data scandal apologizes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:58
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal is apologizing for his actions, but also says he thought he did nothing wrong at the time.Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan made his comments to CB

Effort in Oregon county would ban enforcing gun control laws

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:57
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to sign a petition that would put a measure on the ballot barring local officials from enforcing any gun control law.The proposed Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance was

Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:57
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming pro

Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:08
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have split with longtime general manager Chuck Fletcher after the team's first-round playoff exit.Wild owner Craig Leipold said Monday the team will not renew Fletcher's contract.Leipold said Flet

The Latest: Police: Waffle House suspect stole a car earlier

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:06
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):12:55 p.m.Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a local Waffle House stole a BMW car several

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant.Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say the transplant included the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. They say the