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  • Turkey steps up drilling activities around Cyprus

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s vice president said Saturday that his country is dispatching a survey vessel to join two drillships and another research boat to search for hydrocarbons off ethnically divided Cyprus. Turkey will “never submit” to sanctions imposed by the European Union over its drilling in those waters and won’t hesitate to defend […]
  • Hot weather intensifying hold on much of East, Central US

    NEW YORK (AP) — The heat is on. The National Weather Service is warning a large swath of the U.S. of hot weather this weekend, including dangerously high temperatures across the East and Midwest that can threaten the elderly and young children. Temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and high humidity are expected in […]
  • Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo competition

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend. Extreme pogo stick athletes from around the world are coming to town to show off their huge tricks and flips to compete for world titles in such categories as High Jump and Best Trick. The events on Saturday […]
  • Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Famed Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world’s tallest and most iconic buildings, has died. He was 92. Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli’s Connecticut studio, confirmed Saturday that Pelli died peacefully on Friday at his home in New Haven. Pelli was the former […]
  • Hot Chicago weekend off to violent start, with 19 shot

    CHICAGO (AP) — A hot weekend in Chicago has gotten off to a violent start, with more than a dozen people wounded and two killed in shootings throughout the city. WBBM-TV reports that 19 people were shot overnight, including six people who were wounded in a 3:30 a.m. shootout between two groups outside the Theater […]
  • In border city, asylum seekers forced to wait band together

    SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) — A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in from dozens of cars lined up to […]
  • Standoff on Hawaii mountain is about more than a telescope

    HONOLULU (AP) — Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military bombing range. Now at […]
  • Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world Saturday, gathering in record heat at races and other festivities to commemorate Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s “giant leap.” At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, cars were backed up for miles outside the visitor complex at opening […]
  • What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds’ risks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn’t notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans. ‘Completely toxin free!” said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation’s capital. “No PFOA!” boasted the label on a 12-piece kitchen set. […]
  • Graduation party shooting wounds 4; no arrests reported

    CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say four young people were wounded in an early morning shooting at a graduation party near Pittsburgh. Allegheny County police say multiple 911 callers reported the shooting shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday in a yard in Clairton. Police say several dozen people fled the area as officers […]