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  • No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications. […]
  • FILE - This Sept. 30, 2016 file image released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, at the funeral for former President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for a creative Middle East peace: both the Israelis and key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are looking like wary admirers who seek to please. But the reasons why Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final peace agreement remain stubbornly in place, and so the search is on for an out-of-the-box “deal.” The focus could eventually fall on a partial peace deal that breaks the diplomatic logjam by avoiding excessive ambition. (Amos Ben Gershom, Israeli Government Press Office via AP, File)

    AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?

    UNDATED (AP) — Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are all looking like admirers who seek to please. But out-of-the-box thinking will be needed nonetheless. Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner was in the region this week to […]
  • Police: Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a pit bull that mauled two young children in Pennsylvania as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats is being euthanized next week. Police say a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl suffered puncture wounds to their faces after the dog broke through a fence in Lancaster and […]
  • In a photo from April 26, 2017, a lacrosse helmet is displayed at the Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Helmets are not a required piece of equipment worn by female high school lacrosse players. And this year, the National Federation of State High School Associations allowed the optional use of two models of headgear beyond the previously allowed padded headbands. In 2018, Florida will become the first state to mandate high school female lacrosse players wear protective equipment over their entire head. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Debate stirs about female lax players not wearing helmets

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Erin Foster was running toward a groundball at an indoor lacrosse game when she was pushed, sending her unprotected head into a wall. “It basically cracked my scull,” the 20-year-old Ann Arbor Pioneer High School graduate recalled. “They said it was a traumatic head injury, a level up from a […]
  • Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs

    AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers. John Hoelzl, of Avon Lake, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of receiving stolen property. Police say the signs, valued at more than $5,500, […]
  • A woman walks by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, June 23, 2017. Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Asian shares flat as oil steadies; China drops on clampdown

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday, as the price of oil halted its decline to hover near its lowest level in almost a year. Chinese stocks dropped as regulators tightened up scrutiny of some companies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 […]
  • FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis. A three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit on Thursday, June 22, 2017 affirmed that Dassey, a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

    Prosecutors seek to uphold ‘Making a Murderer’ confession

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years […]
  • FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at the Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The expansion of the state-federal program has allowed 11 million lower-income Americans to gain health coverage. Among the Republicans voicing concern are Kasich and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

    Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted by the House. Yet it still would […]
  • FILE- In this June 26, 2016 file photo, marchers filled the street during New York City's pride parade. The annual pride parade takes place on Sunday, June 25, 2017, amid protests by black and brown LGBT people saying increasingly corporate pride celebrations prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore the issues continuing to face black and brown LGBT people. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    At pride events, protests claim prejudice, exclusion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate pride celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white […]
  • Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, listens to Assistant Prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid present closing arguments at his retrial at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Monday, June 19, 2017. Tensing is charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Jurors set to return for 5th day in police shooting retrial

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Deliberations in the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial. Jurors in Ray Tensing’s murder retrial will get back at it Friday, their fifth day. They’ve deliberated nearly 26 hours, compared to 25 […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2017. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin (ah-LEK’-say koh-SEE’-gihn) and their advisers opened a three-day summit at Glassboro State College in New Jersey. The U.S. […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, staff members of Al-Jazeera International work at the news studio in Doha, Qatar. Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

    Qatar’s neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 13-point list — presented to […]
  • President Donald Trump, center, speaks as first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen at the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A carousel spun joyfully within sight of the Truman Balcony. Members of Congress munched on fried chicken and their children watched toy boats float in a pool. Ivanka Trump lifted her daughter off her feet and spun her around in the Rose Garden. For one night, the South Lawn of the White […]
  • Police: Video shows only Lyles entering home before shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — Surveillance video released Thursday from the hallway outside Charleena Lyles’ apartment shows that no one other than her entered in the 24 hours before Sunday’s police shooting that left the pregnant mother dead, Seattle police said. Police also on Thursday released the audio of Lyles’ Sunday morning 911 call asking for an […]
  • In this June 15, 2017 photo, a visitor rides a bicycle along the Han river in Seoul, South Korea. In a country where bikes are either a poor man’s transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-lined river valleys and over steep mountain crests. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea’s infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

    SANGJU, South Korea (AP) — In a country where bikes are either a poor man’s transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-lined river valleys and over steep mountain crests. “If you like […]