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Russian spies' New Jersey home heading up for sale |Jul 22, 2017

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading up for sale.Vladimir and Lydia Guryev lived in the home in Montclair under the names Richard and...

Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display |Jul 22, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.George Gund III, who died in 2013 from stomach cancer,...

US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims |Jul 22, 2017

Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied...

Spielberg debuts action-packed 'Ready Player One' footage |Jul 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) Steven Spielberg dives into the world of virtual reality in his adaptation of "Ready Player One." The director unveiled action- and nostalgia-packed footage from the film Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.The 6,500-person Hall H...

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights |Jul 22, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A judge has ruled that same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination.Four lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires...

Amtrak: Penn Station repair work remains on schedule |Jul 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Amtrak says that repair work at New York's Penn Station remains on schedule, two weeks into a two-month project.Amtrak Chief Operation Officer Scot Naparstek told reporters Friday that all of this week's scheduled work was...

California custody fight raises thorny issue of wayward kids |Jul 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A California mom's legal battle over custody of her out-of-control daughter is raising questions about the best way to deal with wayward children.Court records identify the woman as Lisa E. and say she tried her best to take...

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case |Jul 21, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for an elected county clerk who caused a national uproar by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2016.U.S....

Fish chews on 11-year-old girl's foot, causes bone-deep cuts |Jul 21, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) An 11-year-old girl suffered bone-deep lacerations when what was probably a fish chewed on her foot and ankle as she cooled off in a northeastern Minnesota lake.Maren Kesselhon suffered nine deep cuts and tendon damage...

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks |Jul 21, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Disney is calling upon the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks.Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the upcoming attractions at both...

California firefighter brings nearly dead dog back to life |Jul 21, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after a firefighter rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's...

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks |Jul 21, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Disney is modernizing its amusement parks with the help of blockbuster movie franchises."Tron" and "Ratatouille"-themed rides are headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, after opening abroad.Walt Disney Parks and...

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language |Jul 21, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back.A private land developer stopped making payments five...

Kentucky must pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for clerk who refused marriage licenses for gay couples |Jul 21, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Kentucky must pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for clerk who refused marriage licenses for gay couples.

HIV discrimination claims against medical provider settled |Jul 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice says it has settled discrimination claims from two HIV patients who said physicians at a Milwaukee-based medical provider refused to treat them because of their illness.The settlement announced...

Georgia boy drowns moments after family's vacation started |Jul 21, 2017

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. (AP) A 3-year-old Georgia boy drowned in a canal moments after he arrived at a vacation home in the Florida Keys with his family.Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Rosa DiGiovanni's report says Andrew Williams ran through a...

Judge halts Wisconsin county rule for apps like Pokemon Go |Jul 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) A Wisconsin county is likely violating the U.S. Constitution's free-speech protection with its requirement that game developers obtain permits for augmented-reality apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks, a federal judge...

The Latest: USC to fire ex-dean over drug allegations |Jul 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on a former USC medical school dean who allegedly abused drugs (all times local):6:10 p.m.The University of Southern California says it will fire a former medical school dean over allegations that he abused drugs.In...

The Latest: Sheriff says woman stole car with autistic teen |Jul 21, 2017

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) The Latest on an Amber Alert issued for a Los Angeles County teen (all times local):10:30 a.m.Los Angeles sheriff's officials are looking for a woman who they say stole a car from a fast-food restaurant with an autistic...

Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control |Jul 21, 2017

SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties...

Panel: Kentucky gov did nothing wrong in home purchase |Jul 21, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) A state ethics commission says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin did nothing wrong when he purchased a home from a campaign donor for more than $1 million below a county's assessed value.Bevin and his wife bought the house for $1.6...

Tax incentive suspended for Kentucky Noah's ark attraction |Jul 21, 2017

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) Kentucky's tourism agency has suspended a tax break worth up to $18 million for a Noah's ark biblical attraction after the park transferred its main property to a nonprofit affiliate.Media outlets report the Kentucky...

Woman stole car with autistic teen, sparking Amber Alert |Jul 21, 2017

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles sheriff's officials say a woman stole a car outside a fast-food restaurant in Paramount without realizing there was an autistic teen in the vehicle.Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro says Friday that 17-year-old...

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21 |Jul 21, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.Christie cited the strain on the health care system caused by tobacco-related illnesses. He also noted his...

Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare' |Jul 21, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace.The American Medical...

'Dirty Dancing' turns 30: Film being feted in NY's Catskills |Jul 21, 2017

HURLEYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) The 30th anniversary of the release of "Dirty Dancing" is being celebrated near the former Catskills resort that inspired the film.The Hurleyville Arts Centre is having a "Dirty Dancing"-themed Saturday. The events...

Online network takes aim at NYC pet-sitting law |Jul 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a New York City law that makes unlicensed paid pet-sitting illegal.The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2uPCgXk ) says Seattle-based Rover.com hopes to get the law changed.The city...

Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders |Jul 21, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's only veterans hospital has appointed two more interim leaders as whistleblower doctors continue to call for a third-party investigation into substandard treatment and conditions.Veterans Affairs Secretary...

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks |Jul 21, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Disney is modernizing its amusement parks with the help of blockbuster movie franchises."Tron" and "Ratatouille"-themed rides are headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, after opening abroad.Walt Disney Parks and...

Dad of teen who vanished on fishing trip denies negligence |Jul 21, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The father of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean says he should not be held negligent for their presumed deaths.Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were both 14 when they...

Doctor who linked kids' lead exposure to health issues dies |Jul 20, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. Herbert Needleman was 89.The Ralph Shugar Chapel is handling funeral arrangements and...

Glacier chief pulled from Facebook founder's tour of park |Jul 20, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) President Donald Trump's Interior Department prevented Glacier National Park's superintendent from accompanying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on a recent park tour to save money, not to mute criticism over climate change,...

Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance |Jul 20, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.Bestherbs Coffee LLC issued the voluntary recall for its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after...

Something old: Historic bank's beauty lures brides-to-be |Jul 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Second Bank of the United States might not be Philadelphia's top tourist draw, having to compete with neighbors like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.But its regal architecture is luring a whole different type of...

The Latest: Apollo 13 flight plan fetches $275K |Jul 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the auction of a bag containing traces of moon dust (all times local):7:35 p.m.The Apollo 13 flight plan with handwritten notations by all three crew members has fetched $275,000 at auction in New York City.The...

9 Legionnaires' disease cases connected to Graceland hotel |Jul 20, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Health officials say the number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland has risen to nine.The Shelby County Health Department said in late June that four people contracted the...

WWII female pilot recently honored at air show dies at 100 |Jul 20, 2017

SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) A 100-year-old woman honored at a New York air show last weekend for her World War II service as a civilian pilot flying military aircraft has died.According to her obituary posted on the Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home...

US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted |Jul 20, 2017

DALLAS (AP) The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security.Those measures include checking...

Official: Indiana park where kids burned has big problems |Jul 20, 2017

PORTER, Ind. (AP) A northwestern Indiana water park where 11 children suffered chemical burns must correct numerous large problems before it can reopen, a local health official says.An inspection Wednesday of Seven Peaks Water Park by town,...

California parents trying to control kids can lose custody |Jul 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control their kids and the kids aren't delinquents, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.A unanimous court said it...

Dog belonging to man killed in wreck found in North Carolina |Jul 20, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) A dog that disappeared after her owner was killed in a highway wreck has been found in North Carolina.The Fayetteville Observer reports Nellie, a pit bull who belonged to 57-year-old William F. Schlesinger of Arlington,...

Florida house where OJ Simpson lived listed for $1.3 million |Jul 20, 2017

MIAMI (AP) What happened to the Florida home where O.J. Simpson lived with his children after his acquittal in the death of his ex-wife and her friend?The 4,148 square-foot (385 sq. meter) home is currently on the market for nearly $1.3...

Chipotle says Virginia restaurant reopening after cleaning |Jul 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Chipotle says a Virginia store that was temporarily closed because of a suspected case of norovirus will reopen Wednesday, after "multiple teams performed complete sanitizations of all surfaces."The store outside Washington, D.C....

2 bodies of people who vanished into Kern River identified |Jul 19, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Kern County authorities have identified the bodies of two more people who were reported missing recently in the Kern River, which has been swollen with runoff from the winter's massive Sierra Nevada snowfall.The...

McCain aide: Senator 'recovering comfortably' after surgery |Jul 19, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) Sen. John McCain's office says the Arizona Republican continues to recover following recent surgery to remove a blot clot.A brief statement released Wednesday by McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo describes the 80-year-old as being...

LA, Long Beach ports release $14 billion anti-smog plan |Jul 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The nation's busiest port complex on Wednesday released a sweeping plan to eliminate air pollution from ships, trucks and cargo handling at a cost of up to $14 billion.The draft of the updated 2017 Clean Air Action Plan calls...

Death of ESPN broadcaster's wife ruled an accident |Jul 19, 2017

WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) Connecticut officials say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died from blunt trauma and drowning after her car hit another vehicle in May.The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2uKlNDR ) that Dr. James...

Lawmakers say drug monitoring debate isn't over in Missouri |Jul 19, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Key Missouri lawmakers say a prescription drug monitoring program that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens created through an executive order doesn't go far enough and that legislation is still needed.At issue is the...

Plastic surgeon concludes eagle's head wound was a burn |Jul 19, 2017

ELMWOOD, Neb. (AP) A plastic surgeon has determined that a mysterious head wound on a bald eagle found in southeast Nebraska was an electrical burn.Fishermen spotted the ailing, underweight bird on the ground south of Syracuse in late May....

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals |Jul 19, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so the 63-year-old former office manager drove to a hospital near her home in the eastern Kentucky mountains."I am a Christian lady, so I...