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McDonald's to raze Chicago-area museum of 1st restaurant |Nov 21, 2017

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant.Ray Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand...

'France is a Feast': Photo exhibit celebrates Julia Child |Nov 21, 2017

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville features photographs of Julia Child in the years before she became one of America's most popular TV chefs.The exhibit features 60 black-and-white photos taken by Julia's...

Twins born joined at the head go home after 485 days |Nov 21, 2017

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Twins born joined at the head have gone home to North Carolina, four months after surgery in Philadelphia separated them.The Charlotte Observer reports that Erin and Abby Delaney left the Children's Hospital of...

Newborn, mother and grandmother all share same birthday |Nov 21, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family won't have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays.A newborn, his mother and grandmother were all born on Nov. 19.Grandmother Clara Gregory said she had a feeling her grandson was going to be...

Lawsuit: Slaying at adult group home was 'preventable' |Nov 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civil lawsuit claims a slaying of a female resident at a group home for adults with developmental disabilities was "preventable."The Los Angeles Daily News reports a complaint filed last week in the Los Angeles Superior Court...

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says |Nov 21, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls.That's according to a 15-year study of emergency-room visits published Tuesday in the Journal of the American...

Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys |Nov 21, 2017

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs.The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a...

The Latest: McConnell asks again for Franken ethics inquiry |Nov 20, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local):9:30 a.m.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is renewing his call for the chamber's ethics committee to investigate Sen....

Virginia deputy reassigned after going to party in blackface |Nov 20, 2017

POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia sheriff's deputy has been reassigned after attending a Halloween party in blackface.The Washington Post reports Deputy Jean Browning, a 20-year veteran of the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office in southeast...

Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes off Samoa, American Samoa |Nov 20, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The agency said Monday the earthquake was centered 220 miles west of...

US probing additional runway incidents in San Francisco |Nov 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating two more incidents at San Francisco International Airport where planes could have wound up on the same runway, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.The incidents include an...

Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for nearly 60 problem drivers |Nov 20, 2017

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber's parent company on Monday for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers.The Colorado Public Utilities...

The Latest: Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for problem drivers |Nov 20, 2017

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a $8.9 million fine issued by Colorado regulators against Uber's parent company (all times local):1:55 p.m.Colorado has fined Uber's parent company $8.9 million for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor...

Fire burns Navy dental clinic in San Diego, 4 injured |Nov 20, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say four people are being treated for burns after a fire broke out at a dental clinic at San Diego's Navy hospital.Navy hospital spokesman Miguel Alvarez said Monday the fire started Monday morning and burned a room at...

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Alaska cruise death |Nov 20, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alaska do not plan to seek the death penalty in the case of a Utah man accused of killing his wife during a cruise in Alaska.Kenneth Manzanares has been charged with murder in the death of his wife,...

Maine boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas |Nov 20, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.Jacob Thompson's family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His...

Man dies trying to save dogs from burning RV in Los Angeles |Nov 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire officials say a 46-year-old man died while trying to save two dogs from a burning recreational vehicle in Los Angeles.Fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the victim, who was not identified, lived in the RV...

Correction: Picketing Pilgrims story |Nov 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a labor impasse at Plimoth Plantation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the month that the employees' union and museum management began negotiating a contract. Negotiations began in February, not...

Disruptive Hawaii flight passenger sentenced to time served |Nov 20, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — A Turkish man who disrupted a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu won't receive additional jail time and must pay American Airlines more than $8,500.Anil Uskanli was sentenced Monday to the six months that he has spent locked...

Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism |Nov 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone who doubts the lure of Route 66 should talk to Winslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hall, who said that capitalizing on the historic highway was key to revitalization of the historic downtown."Fifteen, 20 years ago the...

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs |Nov 19, 2017

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.Introduced into the state for hunting decades ago, wild turkeys are thriving and have invaded...

APNewsBreak: Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states |Nov 19, 2017

A prominent neurologist who is already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic is facing a growing number of accusations that he assaulted women at medical facilities in three states. The Associated Press has learned at least 17...

Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens |Nov 19, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year.Saturday's wedding at Border Field State Park in San Diego was a first for an opening of...

Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear |Nov 19, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried...

Toddler pulled from pond in a Florida development dies |Nov 19, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development has died.Sheriff's office spokeswoman Teri Barbera told the Palm Beach Post that detectives are investigating...

Fireman's kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935 |Nov 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighter Tom O'Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse.Reports indicate he complained of a booming headache...

Students seek $55M in damages, say dorms had toxic mold |Nov 19, 2017

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Five current and former students are seeking $55 million in damages in a lawsuit that says they were exposed to toxic mold while living in three dormitories at a South Carolina college.Multiple media outlets report the five...

Washington state delays Dungeness crab season |Nov 18, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state say they're delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae.KING-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2hAYDHh) that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced...

Marathon bombing hero gives turkeys to military families |Nov 18, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — The charitable foundation founded by the Boston Marathon bombing hero seen in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims is giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans and their families.The Arredondo Family...

University: Professor sexually harassed grad student on trip |Nov 18, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago.BU Provost Jean Morrison says in a letter sent Friday to faculty the...

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip |Nov 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the...

2 hospitalized after being attacked by dogs in Oakland |Nov 18, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in Oakland say a man and woman have been hospitalized with severe bite wounds after they were attacked by two dogs.Investigators say the woman's pet dog was also mauled during the attack Friday morning, and later...

Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items |Nov 18, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.Hal and Jesse Kant's memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band's...

Zoo throwing farewell party for beloved gorilla |Nov 18, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo is holding a farewell party for a beloved gorilla that's heading to another zoo in New Orleans to start his own family.Officials at the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday will be celebrating Okpara, a 24-year-old male...

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly |Nov 17, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years.The report, issued Friday...

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis |Nov 17, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends...

Aaron Hernandez house sells to real estate investor for $1M |Nov 17, 2017

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's home has been sold for $1 million, about $300,000 lower than the asking price.The Boston Herald reports that the 7,100-square-foot mansion in North Attleborough was sold to 23-year-old real...

Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reforms |Nov 17, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of...

Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies |Nov 17, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help,...

Highlights of House, Senate GOP bills to overhaul tax code |Nov 17, 2017

The House passed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill that differs from legislation approved by the Senate Finance Committee. A comparison of the Republican-written measures:—Personal income tax rates: House bill condenses current seven brackets to...

Thompson's playmaking a steadying force for defending champs |Nov 17, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson danced unabashedly in China after winning another NBA championship, and it got shared all over social media. He smoked a stogie on the rooftop, letting loose to reveal another side of himself."I didn't plan...

Shares of online styling service Stitch Fix has flat debut |Nov 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, had a lackluster first day on the stock market Friday.Its shares rose as much as 24 percent after their debut, but ended the day at $15.15, a 1 percent gain from where they started....

Apple delays release of HomePod speaker until early 2018 |Nov 17, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is scrapping its plan to release its new internet-connected speaker in time for the holiday season.The delay announced Friday means Apple's HomePod speaker won't be available in the U.S., U.K. and Australia until early...

Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid dispute |Nov 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies.A federal judge's ruling issued Friday blocks...

The Latest: Justice's spokesman resigns over Facebook post |Nov 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a sexually detailed Facebook post by Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill (all times local):2:45 p.m.The campaign spokesman for Ohio State Supreme Court Justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate...

South Dakota inmate alleges warden withheld hormone therapy |Nov 17, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An inmate is suing the warden of a South Dakota prison, alleging he withheld hormone therapy treatment as retaliation for a past complaint against a prison employee.Cody Caskey, 32, filed a lawsuit accusing Mike Durfee...

Oakland giraffe famous for her custom-made coat dies |Nov 16, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An elderly giraffe famous for sporting a custom-made coat to weather the winter cold has died.Oakland Zoo officials said Tiki, which is short for T'Keyah, was suffering from ringbone arthritis and other medical issues and...

School that trained, housed Hollywood's canine stars closes |Nov 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles kennel that housed and trained some of Hollywood's canine stars has closed its doors after nine decades.Rick Karl, who's owned the Hollywood Dog Training School for the past 40 years, retired this week.The school...

Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss |Nov 16, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A stressed Gulf War veteran who set himself on fire outside a Veterans Affairs clinic and later died went nearly a year without a mental health appointment or medication, one of several serious problems government...

4 San Diego-area nursing homes settle kickback suit |Nov 16, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four San Diego-area nursing homes have agreed to pay up to $6.9 million to settle allegations that they paid kickbacks and submitted phony Medicare and Medi-Cal bills.The U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday that the homes...