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  • California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after authorities say he refused treatment for his tuberculosis has been found and arrested. San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor says 25-year-old Eduardo Rosas Cruz was arrested late ...

  • Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election ...

  • Man cleared in killing seeks millions from state

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated. Kenneth Ireland, who ...

  • Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia.

  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal. Kerry said he was convinced that ...

  • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him. Lindsey Rogers-Seitz (SITES), of Ridgefield, says that her husband, Kyle ...

  • Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food. Ahead of her Thursday performance at the Ohio State Fair, the Queen of Soul says she's ...

  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the system over ...

  • AP Top Business News At 11:51 a.m. EDT

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) Stocks turn flat at midday ahead of economic data US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case $1,000 pill ...

  • London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale. The Norman Foster-designed tower, nicknamed The Gherkin for its distinctive pickle-like shape, was put into bankruptcy protection last year. Deloitte Real Estate and Savills ...

  • Calif. man dies in apparent drowning in Lake Tahoe

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old Southern California man has died in an apparent drowning at Sand Harbor State Park at Lake Tahoe. Washoe County sheriff's officials say the incident happened Monday afternoon, while the man was ...

  • Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose ...

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income ...

  • Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee. Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ...

  • Prosecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber ...

  • Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating. ...

  • Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in northern Nigeria, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives. Yobe state resident Malam Garba said soldiers guarding the bridge were outnumbered and outgunned by ...

  • Anti-Semitic graffiti appears in Rome amid turmoil

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as "Jews, the end is ...

  • Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to ...

  • US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev. Secretary of State John ...

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