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  • New York City’s transit agency to phase out MetroCards

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s transit agency is changing how bus and subway passengers pay their fares. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is phasing out its MetroCard in favor of something more modern. An MTA committee on Monday approved a $573 million contract for a new payment system. Instead of riders swiping their MetroCards, […]
  • Oregon teacher put on leave after students say he had a gun

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon high school science teacher is on leave after being accused of bringing a gun to the school. The Statesman Journal reports that students alerted officials on Friday after saying they saw Sprague High School teacher Richard Johnston with a gun on campus. Lillian Govus, the Salem-Keizer School District communications […]
  • California shooting kills 2 and injures 2, including officer

    CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed two men, wounded a woman and injured a California Highway Patrol officer after he opened fire at homes, a car, two gas stations and a winery in this small lakeside Northern California town before being arrested, authorities said. Alan Ashmore, 61, also may have started a small […]
  • Asian stock markets slightly higher after Wall Street loss

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets edged up Tuesday after Wall Street slid overnight as investors looked for new drivers for trading activity. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index rose 12 points, or 0.05 percent, to 21,708.89 and the Shanghai Composite Index added 2.5 points to 3,383.24. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 9 points to […]
  • China lifts Xi’s status to most powerful leader in decades

    BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion. The move to insert Xi’s name and dogma into the […]
  • Southern California facing dangerous heat for second day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In some parts of America, it’s parkas and pumpkins. In Southern California, it’s scorching sidewalks, tinder-dry hillsides and possibly the hottest start to the World Series ever recorded. A day after temperatures topped 100 degrees all over the region, forecasts called for Tuesday to be even hotter. Highs were predicted to […]
  • Murder trial starts for man who stoked US immigration debate

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With his lower lip quivering with emotion and a packed courtroom hanging on every word, a father recounted the final moments of a daughter’s life as they walked on a summer evening stroll on a San Francisco pier more than two years ago. Jim Steinle told the court that he and […]
  • Judge skeptical of need to reinstate Trump health care cuts

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for California was grilled by a federal judge skeptical of a push by 18 states to immediately reinstate Affordable Health Care Act subsidies cut off by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he would likely issue a ruling on Tuesday, a day after he said at […]
  • California shooting kills 2 and injures 2, including officer

    CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A series of shootings Monday in a small lakeside Northern California community killed two people and injured two others, including a police officer, authorities said. It’s unclear what prompted the shootings in Clearlake Oaks or whether the gunman knew any of the victims, Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said. Alan […]
  • Ex-Philadelphia district attorney set to be sentenced

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s former top prosecutor is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty in a corruption scandal. Court records show that Seth Williams is set to appear in federal court on Tuesday afternoon. He faces up to five years in prison for a single count of accepting a bribe from a businessman. The […]