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  • Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday. It’s a euphoric and historic moment for women who have had to rely […]
  • BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

    DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from […]
  • The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

    SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach’s campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested outside. The Kansas City Star reports Kobach and Nugent […]
  • Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in the area. Filed between June 1 and June 21, the […]
  • Oklahoma conservatives’ views on medical marijuana evolving

    LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an AR-15 rifle. He also came of age […]
  • Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

    PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones’ turn at Dior Men on Saturday. The British designer drew stars from the worlds of film, music and fashion to Paris for his first collection at the storied powerhouse. Stars such as Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Robert Pattinson, […]
  • Major New York-area traffic bottleneck about to get worse

    NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. In a region known for its soul-crushing gridlock and delay-prone rail system, the 80-year-old Route […]
  • Ornate NYC theater, used for years as a gym, to be restored

    NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Long Island University’s basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn. The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the university when it converted the big hall into a gym in the 1960s. […]
  • Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate

    NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of these young people were born in […]
  • Online sellers consider how to comply with sales tax ruling

    NEW YORK (AP) — While a Supreme Court ruling on sales taxes will create more obligations and expenses for many small online retailers, owners are already thinking about how they’ll comply. The decision allows states to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax from customers in other states — for example, a retailer in Utah […]
  • The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford also sent prayers to Arrington […]
  • OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

    VIENNA (AP) — OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel said Saturday they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil — a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Russia and other oil-producing allies said after their […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed claims on immigration, economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth when it comes to the impact of his administration’s policy regarding separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. He falsely suggests that a newly signed executive order will permanently solve the problem of separations by keeping families together when they are detained for […]
  • Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to assist Dean Heller, […]
  • Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to delay or water down the divorce from […]