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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic fiction: ‘record’ GDP, jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don’t exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that’s not there and predicts a spectacular 5 percent annual growth rate in […]
  • Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — William A. “Bill” Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer, has died. He was 89. Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis suffered in a fall, according to family […]
  • Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative it’s spearheading to let cities and counties regulate rental fees […]
  • 1 of 3 women charged in woman’s hot-van death gets probation

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — One of three women charged in the July 2017 hot-van death of a resident at a Southeast Texas center for people with developmental disabilities has been sentenced to probation. The Brenham Banner-Press reports that Charlotte Washington was sentenced Thursday after her July 12 guilty plea to injury of a disabled person […]
  • Lawsuit: Deputy used stun gun on non-verbal autistic boy

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy on school duty shocked a non-verbal, autistic 10th-grader with a stun gun, then left him lying in his own urine until an emergency crew arrived 13 minutes later. The boy has been afraid even to let his family go out of a […]
  • Ohio zoo celebrates Elephant Day with pregnancy announcement

    POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating World Elephant Day by announcing that one of its Asian elephant moms is expecting. Zoo officials said Saturday that 31-year-old Phoebe is expecting her fourth calf and her third in Columbus, where she came to live in 2002. Officials say she’s in her third […]
  • Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

    BENI, Congo (AP) — Highlighting the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed groups in the mineral-rich region and a restless population […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit. He refers to a current record-breaking gross domestic product for the U.S. where none exists and predicts a blockbuster 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter that hardly any economist […]
  • Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. “I’m glad to be here to be […]
  • The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $289 million verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on jury $289 million verdict against Monsanto (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Monsanto Co. says it will appeal a $289 million verdict a San Francisco jury ordered it to pay a former groundskeeper who claimed the company’s weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. Company spokesman Scott Partridge said […]