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‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ and the UN have a new rhyme

Japanese comedian Pikotaro, right, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pose to raise awareness about the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ministry in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Pikotaro, who has gained global fame with his...

Federal Authorities End Probe Of Wal-Mart Police Shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say they have ended their investigation and decided against charges in the fatal police shooting of a black man in an Ohio Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf. A white officer shot 22-year-old John Crawford III in 2014...

Hippo Happiness: Both Parents Join Cincinnati Zoo Baby Fiona

CINCINNATI (AP) — And Daddy makes three. The father of the Cincinnati Zoo’s popular baby hippo Fiona has joined her and mother Bibi in their first time together as a trio. Zoo officials say Fiona, Bibi and Henry were united in the Hippo Cove outdoor pool Tuesday morning...

Cleveland Diocese’s New Leader Is New York Auxiliary Bishop

CLEVELAND (AP) — An auxiliary bishop from New York will become the next bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The diocese says Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop Nelson Perez was announced Tuesday by the Vatican’s emissary in Washington. He will be...
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Some Nevada pot retailers 'running on fumes'

AP Photo/John Locher RENO, Nev. (AP) — Most of Nevada’s recreational marijuana retailers are optimistic an emergency regulation that state officials are expected to approve will help keep them from running out of pot supplies, but some are “running on...

Republicans say they'll move to halt consumer watchdog rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they’re looking to do the same to a rule issued Monday that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies...

GOP health bill: Benefit cuts for poor, tax cuts for rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s poorest families would lose thousands of dollars in health benefits so that millionaires could get huge tax cuts under the Senate Republicans’ health bill, according to an independent analysis released Tuesday. The study underscores...
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Judge win draws most Home Run Derby viewers in nearly decade

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Judge’s victory in the All-Star Home Run Derby drew the event’s most viewers in nearly a decade. The slugfest Monday night was seen by 8.69 million viewers on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and the company’s livesteams....

Sitcom 'Odd Mom Out' back for season 3; NY's rich, watch out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jill Kargman knows what it’s like to be an ill-fitting peg, an experience she brings to brilliant comedic life in Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out.” The sitcom lampoons snooty New Yorkers whose parenting skills are not enhanced by their...

Arson investigators search for motive of California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area developers are on edge and boosting security at building sites in the region after four recent fires destroyed under-construction apartments in a region often divided by affordable housing politics. Federal authorities say the...