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  • Chipotle to retrain workers after Ohio illnesses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials said tests tied to one store came back positive for an illness that occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures. The company had closed the Powell, Ohio, store last month for cleaning when it […]
  • Challenged by US and market crisis, Turkey turns to Europe

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Beset by a shaky currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The engagement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other […]
  • Aretha Franklin’s music rising on charts following her death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s music quickly climbed the iTunes’ charts following her death on Thursday. Her “30 Greatest Hits” album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj’s new album, while “Respect” topped the songs’ charts. More songs from Franklin, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” ”Think,” ”Chain of Fools” […]
  • Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday formed a group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic’s behavior after withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Accusing Iran of unleashing “a torrent of violence and destabilizing […]
  • The Latest: Wounded Colorado deputy undergoes surgery

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Colorado deputy (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Authorities say a Colorado deputy has undergone surgery after being wounded in a shootout while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said Thursday that Deputy Brandon Stupka suffered wounds to the thigh […]
  • 18-year-old teenager dies from injuries in library crash

    DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community library in upstate New York. State police on Thursday identified the driver as 18-year-old Blake Lucas. Troopers say he was driving down the road near the Community Library of […]
  • School workers donate sick days to help Florida teacher

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teacher who burned through his sick days fighting colon cancer last spring was forced to plan chemo treatments around his class schedule for the fall semester. That was until some 60 teachers and employees of the Palm Beach County School system stepped up when world history teacher […]
  • The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed. Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning after news of Franklin’s death was […]
  • Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I’m going to drown

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her camper began filling with water from the pre-dawn flash flooding inundating a Finger Lakes campground where she was staying, Rene Halligan had just enough time to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them she didn’t think she’d survive. But she did, despite being trapped inside her […]
  • Police: Boy repeatedly stabs girl during school assembly

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday and she was airlifted to a hospital, a local sheriff’s spokesman said. Mark Opgrande, spokesman for the Oklahoma County sheriff, said the unidentified 14-year-old suspect is […]
  • Cause of seal deaths likely won’t be known for weeks

    SACO, Maine (AP) — The cause of a rash of seal deaths in Maine and New Hampshire likely won’t be known for at least a couple of weeks as sample collections and tests are still needed. Southern Maine beaches have been beset with dead harbor seals in recent days, with dozens washing up stranded or […]
  • Why markets are worried about suddenly cold Turkey

    NEW YORK (AP) — Why are investors around the world so worried about Turkey’s economy, when it’s smaller than Florida’s? Because of the possibility that somebody bigger will be next. Investors have been pulling out of Turkey’s markets, sending its stock market and currency plunging. That’s making debt that Turkish companies owe in dollar terms […]
  • Celebrities rush to social media to pay respects to Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

    Celebrities and others quickly went to social media Thursday after news spread of the death legendary singer Aretha Franklin.
  • Judge: Officer who shot naked man not entitled to immunity

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has ruled that a white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran isn’t entitled to immunity based on self-defense. Lawyers for Robert Olsen had argued he had the right to act in self-defense and that the charges against him should be dropped. Olsen […]
  • Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week. The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks “addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth.” She’ll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms participating in the Federal Partners in […]