House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP support
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:48:34 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite...  Full Story

Finance execs meet in Paris to haggle over tech and trade
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:04:49 -0500

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The top finance officials of the Group of Seven rich democracies are arriving at Chantilly, in a chateau north of Paris, at the start of a two-day meeting aimed at fi...  Full Story

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:05:08 -0500

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jona...  Full Story

Camilleri, author of Montalbano detective series, dies at 93
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:48:21 -0500

ROME (AP) — Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian police chief who mixed humanity with pr...  Full Story

Australian finds message in a bottle written 50 years ago
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:11:23 -0500

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.

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Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money and power
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:38:10 -0500

Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's ...  Full Story

US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:42:00 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States will "do what we can do" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesda...  Full Story

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:28:59 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from ...  Full Story

Nesting penguins can't resist lure of New Zealand sushi shop
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:14:46 -0500

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them b...  Full Story

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:26:16 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against w...  Full Story