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  • Producer Brian Grazer traces his success in ‘Face to Face’

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Brian Grazer says that if weren’t for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film “8 Mile” probably wouldn’t exist. Getting people to set aside their phones and engage one another and meet eyes has been a priority of late for […]
  • US, El Salvador sign asylum deal, details to be worked out

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world’s most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures before it would go into […]
  • Missouri police: Don’t leave grenades ‘just lying around’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police are urging people not to leave grenades “just lying around” after the discovery of one led officers to temporarily block off surrounding streets. Police say the modified grenade was found Wednesday morning in a pile of belongings that appeared to belong to a homeless person. Also […]
  • Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin tried to defuse the air travel controversy late Thursday by […]
  • The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

    BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia are waiting for a “positive response.” The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on key Saudi oil facilities. These attacks have […]
  • Tennessee’s abortion wait period law faces court arguments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four years after Tennessee passed a law requiring a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, abortion clinics are getting a chance to argue against it in court. Beginning Monday in federal court in Nashville, attorneys for five of the state’s seven abortion clinics will try to prove that the law […]
  • Mumia case poised for new hearing, reopening widow’s wounds

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirty years after her patrolman husband was killed in a traffic stop, Maureen Faulkner agreed to a 2011 deal that lifted the convicted killer’s death sentence in hopes it would end his appeals and let his death row celebrity fade. Now, with the case revived again, she fears there’s no finality in […]
  • Chicago mayor: What delayed police shooting video release?

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to know why the city’s police oversight agency that’s required to release police shooting videos within 60 days took more than a year to make public a fatal officer-involved shooting video. Lightfoot spokesman Patrick Mullane tells the Chicago Sun-Times that the delay by the Civilian Office of […]
  • After rural hospital’s closure, county seeks other options

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About two years ago a rural, mountainous Virginia county lost its only hospital, and local officials have now all but given up trying to bring it back. Gov. Ralph Northam signed bipartisan emergency legislation intended to help the Pioneer Community Hospital reopen. But in recent interviews, community leaders say they have […]
  • Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL’s most prolific receivers for a decade. The defending […]
  • Woman convicted in texting suicide case denied parole

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release. The state Parole Board announced Friday it rejected Michelle Carter’s bid for release after serving about half her 15-month jail sentence. Carter appeared before the board Thursday. Board members Sheila Dupre and Tonomey […]
  • Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

    BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom’s oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out. The journalists arrived at Saudi […]
  • Climate change will grab globe’s focus with summit, strikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to hear about global warming — or the “climate emergency ” as the United Nations is calling it. In the next week, there will be climate strikes, climate summits, climate debates, a dire climate science report, climate pledges by countries and businesses, promises of climate financial help and more between […]
  • Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

    LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship with David Madden despite knowing […]
  • Man hurt in bar fight with off-duty officers awarded $1.25M

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has awarded an Air Force veteran nearly $1.25 million in damages related to a 2014 bar fight involving two off-duty Indianapolis officers that left him unconscious. The Indianapolis Star reports Wednesday’s verdict stemmed from a federal lawsuit by Bradford Bohanon against the officers and the city. The jury blamed city […]
  • Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn’t ready to elect a gay man as president? That prompted a woman in the crowd to object with […]
  • Chris Sullivan of ‘This is Us’ takes risks on the red carpet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sullivan may or may not win at this weekend’s Emmy Awards, but it’s a sure bet that when he strikes a pose on the red carpet, his unconventional attire will make a statement. At past events, Sullivan has donned a top hat and cane, brightly colored flowered pants and suits […]
  • What makes Impossible meat possible? A “bloody” ingredient

    NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two California companies — Impossible Foods […]
  • Fresh US-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

    Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index is […]
  • ‘Hopalong’ Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. “We’ve lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop Cassady,” Ohio State […]

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