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Native Alaskans honored for protecting Alaska during WWII

AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to...

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green just doesn’t see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring? Even if the NBA’s top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the...

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of marriage. Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday announcing their breakup. They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they...

US Rig Count Rises 7 This Week To 908; Colorado Up 5

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 722 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week. One...

White House Adviser Differs With Coal-loving President

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it “doesn’t really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock,” directly contradicting President Donald Trump’s repeated promises to revive...

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

AP Photo/Ted Powers DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that...
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Phoenix Comicon prop weapons banned after armed man arrested

AP Photo/Matt York PHOENIX (AP) — Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from “Sleeping Beauty,” complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a black walking stick. It was no longer allowed at...

Permanent Memorial Possible For Site Where 165 Died In Fire

SOUTHGATE, Ky. (AP) — The pall that has lingered for decades over the remains of the Beverly Hills Supper Club has started to lift, if only a little. As the 40th anniversary of the fire that claimed 165 lives arrives, local leaders and the owner of the property on which the club...

Prosecutor: Rape sentence lenient, compares to Brock Turner

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor says a man convicted of raping a relative received a sentence that is too lenient, comparing the monthslong jail term to the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner. A judge sentenced 20-year-old Nolan...

From Harper to Puckett, Grand Junction a JUCO baseball mecca

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken A few years before Bryce Harper was hammering home runs at big league ballparks, the slugger had dreams of bashing baseballs in western Colorado. Getting to Grand Junction means you’ve made it to the JUCO World Series. And for every junior college...