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  • Workers build a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. So the 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 and that's in the way of a Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property this weekend. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

    Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location. David Cox of tree-moving company Environmental Design said Saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and […]
  • Connecticut hotel workers train to spot human trafficking

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference. Hospitality workers are being trained to detect and report human trafficking when they suspect the illegal activity is going on where they work. Connecticut became the first state […]
  • CORRECTS STATE FROM ALABAMA TO MISSISSIPPI -The Pascagoula River spills over its banks as tropical storm Cindy dropped heavy rain in the area, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Merrill, Miss. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over. Swollen by heavy rains and flowing quickly, the Chickasawhay River was out of its banks near the southeastern Mississippi town of […]
  • Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

    MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS Inc. engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at an Ohio distribution center. The Blade reports ( a number of UPS employees filed complaints with the commission after two nooses were found hanging in the Maumee building […]
  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves while walking with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, right, during a visit to the Radha Krishna Temple in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday June 24, 2017. Modi is on a one day visit to Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

    Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Modi met with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Saturday during a six-hour stop in Lisbon. Modi will then continue on to Washington where he will meet with Trump on […]
  • FILE - In the May 11, 2017 file photo, CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an interview that aired Saturday, Pompeo says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden. “In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated,” Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. “I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of […]
  • Town settles with families of men in wrong burial plots

    TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town has reached a settlement with the families of two men who were buried in the wrong cemetery plots. A lawyer for one of the two families tells WPRI-TV ( ) the town of Tiverton agreed to pay each family $1,750 for burial and legal fees. The agreement […]
  • Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld. The Orlando Sentinel reported that new SEC filing disclosures released Friday show that agencies are asking for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the critical “Blackfish” documentary. Both the U.S. Department of Justice […]
  • Ex-doctor charged in pill mill scheme dies after being shot

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio doctor awaiting sentencing on charges related to operating an opioid “pill mill” has died after being fatally shot during an apparent home invasion. Fifty-one-year-old Kevin Lake died Friday night at a hospital after being shot Thursday morning in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, a move that will deepen a multibillion-dollar financial hole and cost taxpayers more for years to come. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP File)

    Illinois could be 1st state with ‘junk’ credit due to budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to “junk” status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois’ creditworthiness to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers […]
  • MS-13 gang leader pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a leader with the violent street gang MS-13 in Boston has pleaded guilty to racketeering, drugs and weapons charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Santos Portillo Andrade pleaded guilty Friday in Boston federal court. Authorities say he admitted to assaulting an individual he believed was a rival gang member. […]
  • Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into an empty daycare building in Florida, killing one person and injuring another. WINK-TV reports that the Saturday morning plane crash caused extensive damage and a fire. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that the Piper PA […]
  • FILE - This undated photo provided by the South Pasadena, Calif., Police Department shows Aramazd Andressian Sr. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the father of a 5-year-old who has been missing for two months has been arrested on suspicion of his son's murder. The department said in a statement that 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested on Friday, June 23, 2017, afternoon in Las Vegas and is being held there on $10 million bail. (South Pasadena Police Department via AP, File)

    California father denies allegation he killed missing son

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a man arrested on suspicion of killing his 5-year-old son, who has been missing for two months, says his client is innocent. Robert Nardoni said Saturday that 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. is adamant that he never harmed his child. Andressian was arrested Friday afternoon in Las Vegas and […]
  • Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) Technical Sgt. Kenneth Cordova was released Friday night. It’s unclear if the jet’s […]
  • Michael Moore releases Traverse City Film Festival lineup

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore won’t be around for a Michigan film festival that he founded but the show will go on. Moore has announced the lineup for the 13th annual Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 25-30. It will include 117 feature films and other events. Moore usually […]