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  • Catalan leader faces looming deadline to end secession bid

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia’s separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. But an official from Carles Puigdemont’s party says that he has no intention of doing that and he plans to make a full declaration of independence in the next few days if Spain’s government resorts […]
  • The Yankee Greeter: Judge always the last man off for NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is the Yankee Greeter. A favorite to win AL Rookie of the Year and a contender for the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, Judge jogs toward the dugout at the end of every defensive inning, but he stops short of the steps. Instead of descending, he waits. And waits. […]
  • Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent. The downfall of a common enemy could open up cracks in temporary alliances created to fight the extremists, […]
  • Judge throws out remaining counts in creepy letters lawsuit

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A judge has thrown out the remaining counts of a civil lawsuit filed by a New Jersey couple who say they were scared away from their home after receiving anonymous creepy letters from someone named “The Watcher.” Derek and Maria Broaddus had filed a lawsuit against the former owners of the […]
  • New York City hotel bringing back $1,000 bagel

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers with a taste for an expensive city staple will have an opportunity to try the $1,000 bagel when it returns to the city next month. The Westin New York hotel in Times Square says it’s bringing back the extravagant bagel for a limited time after it first appeared in […]
  • Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder. Jurors deliberated about six hours Wednesday night before finding ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, guilty […]
  • LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous driving

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics said Thursday that it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies. The South Korean company said in a statement that the U.S. chipmaker and the company have opened a joint research center in Seoul and will open another one in Seoul by the […]
  • Bank of Korea raises South Korea’s outlook on strong exports

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s central bank said Thursday Asia’s fourth-largest economy is likely to grow at a 3.0 percent annual pace this year, helped by strong exports. Bank of Korea said South Korea’s economic growth this year will be stronger than its earlier forecast of 2.8 percent growth in July. It was […]
  • Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.’s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and […]
  • Illinois man to be sentenced in internet-sting terror case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man snared in a 2013 internet sting is being sentenced for seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are requesting different prison terms for Abdella Ahmad Tounisi (too-NEE’-see) at Thursday’s hearing in Chicago. Prosecutors want the maximum 15 years […]