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Japan, EU to sign widespread trade eliminating tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by President Donald Trump’s policies. The signing, set for Tuesday in Tokyo, is ceremonial,...

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still braved trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants in the California park, officials...

Construction affecting Findlay traffic

Construction projects are affecting traffic on several Findlay roads this week: Fishlock Avenue is closed to through traffic between Sandusky Street and Blanchard Avenue for road reconstruction. During non-working hours, Fishlock will be one-way south from Sandusky Street to...

Lawsuit Alleges USA Diving Ignored Sex Abuse Of Divers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes. The lawsuit names Indianapolis-based USA Diving, Inc., the Ohio...

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. It would raise...

Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Families began burying the dead Monday following a bloody weekend in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortega’s exit from office. The family and...

Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping. The sculpture, which stands in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, has been attracting attention worldwide since...

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President...

Kosher certifier reduces list of acceptable Starbucks drinks

BALTIMORE (AP) — A leading company in Kosher certification has dropped some Starbucks drinks from its acceptable consumption list. The Baltimore Sun reports Star-K said this month it’s dropping drinks with “syrups, sauces, toppings, powders, soy or almond...

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration,...