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Judge Judy funds debate space to promote exchange of ideas

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is funding a space for public debate at the University of Southern California. The forum, which was to be unveiled Tuesday night, will host the USC Annenberg Debate Series. The...

Democrats’ 1st Ohio Governor Debate Highlights Party Agenda

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democrats have used the first debate among four candidates for Ohio governor to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and highlight their party’s promises to do better at creating jobs, improving education and helping the...

Hurricane Irma delivers serious punch to Florida agriculture

Florida fruit growers and farmers have just barely begun to assess the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on the state’s citrus, sugar cane and vegetable crops – but they expect it will be significant. With power and communications still out across much of Florida,...

Lawyer: 'Pharma Bro' joking about bounty for Clinton's hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli says his caustic social media rants shouldn’t be taken so seriously. The attorney for the convicted ex-biotech CEO argued in court papers filed Tuesday that his client’s recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for securing a lock of...

Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV's narrow ethnic view

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday’s ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it’s a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for...

Democrats In Race For Ohio Governor Face-off In 1st Debate

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democratic candidates for Ohio governor are sparring over issues including education and the economy at the first in a series of statewide debates. Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former state Rep. Connie Pillich and state Sen....

Man Accused Of Leaving Crash That Killed 10-year-old Son

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have charged a man who they say left his 10-year-old son to die after crashing his car. Cincinnati police announced Tuesday that 27-year-old Adriel Holloway has been arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of...

US updates self-driving car guidelines as more hit the road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars aimed at clearing barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road. The new voluntary guidelines announced by U.S....
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Highlights: Apple unveils $999 phone, new Face ID technology

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Here’s a rundown of the announcements. — IPHONE...
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After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in 'mother!'

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis NEW YORK (AP) — When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky’s script for “mother!” she had an understandable initial reaction. “I thought: What the hell is this?” recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky’s film is...