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For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...

Business

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ripple effects are likely to be felt if 50,000 workers employed at more than 30 world-famous casino-hotels in Las Vegas go on strike. Analysts declined Wednesday to weigh in on the financial impact that a strike could have on casino operators. But the casinos and hotels aren’t the...


National

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Trump Twitter Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a...


Business

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of...


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Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

Uber Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service’s robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb. The decision announced Wednesday means Uber won’t...


Business

Fed gives stocks a boost; technology and retailers rally

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it’s not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses. Stocks opened lower after a business survey suggested that the...


National

Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Mexican Mafia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting “taxes” on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on...


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California's West Hollywood declares 'Stormy Daniels Day'

California's West Hollywood declares 'Stormy Daniels Day'-1

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stormy Daniels: Freedom fighter or city icon? The porn actress who is suing President Donald Trump was praised Wednesday as a heroine in West Hollywood, California. About 100 people cheered and chanted “Stormy! Stormy!” as Daniels appeared outside an adult...


National

Police: 3 family members found dead in Los Angeles house

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police on Thursday were investigating the deaths of three family members found dead inside a Los Angeles home. A man coming to check on relatives Tuesday night in the Leimert Park neighborhood saw through a window what appeared to be three bodies on the floor, police Capt. Peter...


National

Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

Bucks Sterling Brown Arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, and said some officers had been disciplined. Brown responded with a statement that...


Lifestyle

Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood...


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