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  • Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said. The United Arab Emirates-backed Amaleqa brigades, supported by airstrikes and naval shelling from the Saudi-led coalition, have been […]
  • World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

    SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: “Good luck Costa Rica!” Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Neymar may be the stars of the World Cup. But […]
  • Police seek answers on what precipitated fatal shooting

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in suburban Maryland are investigating what precipitated a fatal confrontation between a police officer and a man who reportedly attacked him. Montgomery County Police issued an update Monday evening on their investigation of the June 11 shooting, in which an officer shot and killed Robert Lawrence White, a 41-year-old […]
  • APNewsBreak: Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

    Verizon is pledging to stop selling data through intermediaries that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned. It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices […]
  • Flash flooding prompts several vehicle rescues in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Bystanders have rescued a 70-year-old man from his submerged car after flash flooding swamped a northern Illinois city. The Monday evening storm dumped 3-5 inches (8-13 centimeters) of rain on Rockford in under four hours. Resulting floods submerged roads under feet of water. Authorities haven’t reported any injuries. The Rockford Register […]
  • Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to Akron Fire Fighters Local 330. […]
  • The Latest: Trump, GOP debate immigration fix

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia says lawmakers “need to do everything we can” to make sure children can stay with parents who cross the border illegally. Goodlatte is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a key player on immigration […]
  • Global indexes drop as Trump threatens more China tariffs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 370 points, or 1.5 percent. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 2.8 percent. Major […]
  • New grads, unlock your future with a credit check-up

    In college, establishing credit felt about as pressing as an optional homework assignment. But now that you’ve graduated, it’s suddenly at the top of your summer to-do list, with a deadline of ASAP. And for good reason. Good credit is your ticket to an easier and more affordable postgrad life. It could help you qualify […]
  • People’s United acquires Farmington Bank in $544M deal

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — People’s United Bank has agreed to acquire the holding company for Farmington Bank in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at about $544 million. People’s United Financial Inc., the holding company for People’s United Bank, announced the agreement to acquire First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday. Bridgeport, Connecticut-based People’s United has […]