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Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s government said 176 people have been confirmed dead after last week’s heavy rains in western Japan, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a hard-hit city. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Abe on Wednesday would visit an...

Baby killed, dozens hurt when tornado hits North Dakota city

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning recreational vehicles and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday. The...

Vietnam arrests phone exec, gov’t official over fund losses

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former chairman of one of Vietnam’s largest mobile phone operators and a senior Communications Ministry official have been arrested for alleged economic mismanagement, the latest to fall in a widening crackdown on corruption by communist...

Silver says draft eligibility age likely to be changed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy. Others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule...

Machado hits 2 HRs, Orioles beat Yankees 6-5

BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado hit two home runs, Jonathan Schoop singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the New York Yankees 6-5 Tuesday night. Greg Bird homered and drove in four runs for the Yankees, who own...

Ohio Senate OKs Payday Lending Bill After Changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican-controlled Senate has toughened a proposed bill cracking down on the short-term lending industry and returned the measure to the House. During a rare July session Tuesday, senators approved the bill, 21-9. Nine Republicans opposed...

Fire destroys West Park duplex

A Tuesday night fire destroyed this duplex on Findlays Payne Avenue and burned the siding of a neighboring building. Seventeen firefighters and four trucks responded when the blaze was reported at 8:19 p.m. at 1711 Payne Ave., and the fire was brought until control at 9:01 p.m....

Trump says drug maker Pfizer ‘rolling back price hikes’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is “rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more.” Trump is tweeting that he and Health Secretary Alex Azar discussed the issue Tuesday with Pfizer CEO Ian Read....

Additional Ex-wrestlers At Ohio State Defend Congressman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several former Ohio State University wrestlers are backing U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan in a dispute over what the congressman knew about alleged sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at the school. The statements from 14 individuals released by a Virginia public...

Man accused of yelling, causing plane to land pleads guilty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of screaming on a flight and causing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say 29-year-old Bolutife Olorunda of Vancouver,...