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  • The Latest: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ seek final Emmy nods

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Emmy nominations (all times local): 8:58 a.m. The 2018 Emmy nominations for best limited series have been announced. The nominees for best limited series include: “Chernobyl”; “Escape at Dannemora”; “Fosse/Verdon”; “When They See Us” and “Sharp Objects.” ___ 8:49 a.m. The Emmy nominations for lead actor […]
  • Domino’s 2Q sales fall short as delivery services bite

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino’s Pizza said aggressive discounting by third-party delivery services like DoorDash is hurting its U.S. sales — and shows no sign of letting up. U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3% in the second quarter. That was below analysts’ forecast of 4.5%, according to FactSet. It […]
  • Police: Tossing drugs in toilet could lead to ‘meth-gators’

    LORETTO, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are asking residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could lead to “meth-gators” and stoned waterfowl. The warning from the Loretto Police Department on Facebook came after a man was arrested after he allegedly tried to flush methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to the police […]
  • The Latest: Expert captures alligator at Chicago lagoon

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on alligator captured in a lagoon in a Chicago public park (all times local): 10:50 a.m. An alligator that eluded Chicago authorities for a week has met with the media after an expert from Florida captured it using a fishing pole in a public lagoon. On Tuesday morning, about eight […]
  • Man seeks venue change over court’s Confederate statue

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man is asking the state’s Supreme Court to move his trial away from a courthouse with a Confederate statue at it. Ronnie Anderson’s request, filed Monday, says the 30-foot-tall Confederate monument outside the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse is a “symbol of racial intolerance, oppression and intimidation” to Anderson, who […]
  • Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

    PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet this week in the Paris suburb of Chantilly. Those two issues, raised by the impact of the digitalization on the world economy, […]
  • Police say trucker speeding in Indiana crash that killed 3

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a semitrailer’s computer data says it was going above the speed limit when it slammed into a line of vehicles on an Indianapolis highway, killing a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters. State police say Interstate 465 traffic was slowed for a construction zone when the crash happened Sunday. A […]
  • Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor’s fundraising

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career. New campaign finance reports filed Monday show the Democratic governor raised slightly more than $300,000 between April and June. That’s far below the seven-figure hauls his predecessors, […]
  • Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing more than 1,500 lawsuits filed by city and county governments against manufacturers, distributors and retailers over the opioid crisis has ordered the public release of data showing where prescription drugs were distributed nationally before 2013. Judge Dan Polster, who is based in Cleveland, issued the order Monday saying […]
  • Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album

    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce’s new album inspired by “The Lion King” features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce announced Tuesday that “The Lion King: The Gift,” which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez. In the new version of […]
  • Ukrainian hacker sought by US arrested

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years. The head of Ukraine’s national security service Ivan Bakanov said Tuesday that Mykhailo Rytikov was arrested in the city of Odessa, in an operation conducted in coordination with Britain and the U.S. Bakanov […]
  • Police sergeant remains hospitalized after clinic shooting

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a sergeant who was shot during an incident at a Baltimore methadone clinic that left two people dead remains hospitalized. Baltimore police said in a statement Tuesday that 48-year-old Billy Shiflett is still being treated for a gunshot wound in his lower abdomen. Shiflett had responded to a clinic where […]
  • Judge mulls whether Trump friend Roger Stone broke gag order

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge heard arguments Tuesday about whether Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, violated a gag order in a case that grew out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Prosecutors have argued that Stone’s social media posts violate an order banning him from publicly commenting on his case. […]
  • New clues on why women’s Alzheimer’s risk differs from men’s

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that the disease may spread differently in […]
  • Florida sued over sanctuary policy ban

    MIAMI (AP) — The city of South Miami and immigrant advocates are suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over a new law that forces local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by lawyers with the Southern Poverty Law Center. It says the new law will erode trust in […]
  • Underwater forest hampers search for missing Alabama woman

    CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet (18 meters) is hampering the nearly 2-week-old search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama. Many trees weren’t cut down when workers created Smith Lake more than 50 years ago, The Cullman Times reported […]
  • O’Rourke’s fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field. But four months into his campaign, other — previously unknown — candidates are seizing on the issues that were supposed to be […]
  • Appeals court: NYC can ban ads in Uber and Lyft cars

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York says the city can ban advertisements in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a lower court decision last year that concluded the city could not justify its regulations. The appeals panel said […]
  • The Latest: Union says officer in chokehold case ‘honorable’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The head of New York City’s largest police union says that the death of Eric Garner was an “undeniable tragedy” but that Officer Daniel Pantaleo (pan-tuh-LAY’-oh) “did not cause […]
  • The Latest: Senators grill Facebook on Libra and trust

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Senators are grilling Facebook on its plans to launch a new digital currency when it’s still battling problems with privacy and other issues. Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says she doesn’t trust Facebook because of repeated […]

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