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  • NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali. The NYPD confirmed the probe following a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday night in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005. She says she remembers joining him for […]
  • Stars urge Indonesia to ban ‘brutal’ trade in dog meat

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia’s president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal comes after Indonesian campaigners against animal cruelty and Humane Society International in January exposed markets on the island of Sulawesi where […]
  • Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza’s dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems. Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam […]
  • International military company to be based in New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters. Revision Military will be opening its offices at Pease International Tradeport. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says the move proves that New Hampshire’s business climate is improving. The company’s CEO says […]
  • Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months. Lundberg says the increase is largely driven by […]
  • The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating his re-election in an energized speech inviting his defeated challengers to join him for a dialogue about the country’s future. Maduro spoke late Sunday to a crowd of cheering supporters at Venezuela’s […]
  • ‘Deadpool 2′ ends Avengers’ box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box […]
  • Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran. The report quotes Mohammad Javad Zarif, who met with EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Union Miguel Arias Canete in […]
  • ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: holograms

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb. Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on […]
  • Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

    SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a surprisingly wet winter in the […]