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  • Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with the US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is “insisting” that countries remove “artificial” trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their countries “or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A.” He says “Trade must be fair and […]
  • Crash: US House candidate who beat Sanford undergoes surgery

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who’s running for Congress underwent two major surgeries Sunday after being seriously injured in a recent road accident and they went “extremely well” with a full recovery expected, her spokesman said. Spokesman Michael Mule said state Rep. Katie Arrington’s second surgery for a spinal fracture was the […]
  • Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm […]
  • Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

    DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn’t leak after Friday’s derailment. Officials have said 14 of the 32 cars that […]
  • Average gas price falls 6 cents a gallon; 1st drop in months

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.95. That’s the first drop in nearly four months. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg warns that the decline could be temporary, however. Lundberg said Sunday that oil prices recently rose $3 per barrel after […]
  • US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that […]
  • Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city’s gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due in no small part to […]
  • ‘Jurassic World’ sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs still rule the box office. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” surpassed expectations to open with $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn’t approach the record-breaking $208.8 million debut of 2015’s “Jurassic World,” it proved the […]
  • Some boosters want South Dakota’s Augustana on bigger stage

    Perhaps the biggest proponent of taking a small private university in South Dakota into the realm of big-time college athletics is a longtime hospital administrator who thinks as big as his 6-foot-6 frame. Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and schmoozed with billionaires T. Denny Sanford, the hospital namesake, […]
  • Sridevi, ‘Jurassic World’ actor Khan win Indian film awards

    BANGKOK (AP) — The late Sridevi was among Indian cinema performers honored at Bollywood’s biggest annual event, the International Indian Film Academy Awards that concluded Sunday in Bangkok. Sridevi received the best actress award for her final role, in the 2017 film “Mom,” in which she played a woman seeking vengeance after her stepdaughter is […]
  • US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data from the […]
  • Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms by making it […]
  • New Zealand leader leaves hospital 3 days after giving birth

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public appearance on Sunday […]
  • Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm […]
  • Russia’s World Cup fixer deals with scams and injuries

    MOSCOW (AP) — Oleg Semyonov is Russia’s World Cup fixer. The call center he runs for fans is a hubbub of talk in several languages, resolving taxi scams, ticket fraud and even medical emergencies. “Fans from Tunisia, Morocco, Asian countries celebrate so emotionally on Manezh or Nikolskaya,” he says, naming two locations where fans gather […]