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  • Anonymous Facebook activists tag street signs with cat ears

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Some local New Jersey officials are frustrated by an anonymous online campaign to tag street signs with cat ear stickers in the name of women’s solidarity. ( ) reports that black cat ear stickers have been placed on street signs in Maplewood and South Orange. An organizer’s Facebook page […]
  • FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wy. Federal officials have reported a dramatic increase in bear numbers in recent decades and estimate more than 700 now live in and around Yellowstone National Park. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

    US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened. Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been protected under the […]
  • Perry tells senators he did not write Trump energy budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are denouncing President Donald Trump’s proposed energy budget, and even Trump’s energy secretary is distancing himself from the plan. The proposal also would slash funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy and basic science and eliminate popular programs such as research for advanced energy technologies. As senators condemned the budget […]
  • Kayaker found alive a day and a half after issuing mayday

    MILBRIDGE, Maine (AP) — A Maine kayaker found by the U.S. Coast Guard shortly after a search for him was suspended says a wave knocked him out of his vessel and he eventually was able to swim to land after issuing a “mayday” call on his radio. The Coast Guard said Thursday that Adrian Cerezo […]
  • Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The Latest: GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Republicans’ health care bill (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announced their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it’s written. Their opposition puts the bill in jeopardy, since Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]
  • President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed […]
  • France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron awaiting Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez for a dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Nobel Peace Prize winner and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos starts a three-day visit to Paris for talks on cooperation. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: Lavrov criticizes US in call with Tillerson

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, has criticized the U.S. for undermining the Syrian government’s offensive against Islamic State fighters. Russia on Wednesday called off much-anticipated talks with a senior […]
  • Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle. According to police, a woman entered a Spencer’s store in Little Rock’s Park Plaza Mall at midday Wednesday and tried to return an item. A police […]
  • President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    No tapes: Trump says he didn’t record meetings with Comey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information,” Trump said he has “no idea” whether there are […]
  • Ex-Michigan State football player ordered to trial

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has been ordered to trial on sexual assault charges. A 20-year-old woman testified Thursday that Robertson raped her at her off-campus apartment in April. The defensive end from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was kicked off the team after he was charged. The woman said her […]