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White House Ends Talks On Mileage Dispute In California

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would now move ...

Claims in El Chapo Case Highlight The Perils Of The ‘Googling Juror’

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It’s a ...

Australian Killed Six, Sentenced To Life

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who drove a stolen car into lunchtime crowds in downtown Melbourne and killed six people was sentenced to life imprisonment Friday in what the judge described as “one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australian history.” James Gargasoulas, 29, ...

Casey: Aircraft Project May Be At Risk

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal money for submarine manufacturing in Philadelphia, aircraft construction in Pittsburgh and other military construction projects in Pennsylvania could be at risk of being diverted by the Trump administration to help finance a U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. Sen. ...

Rare Snow Dusts Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California. “No need to panic Los Angeles — the LAPD is on snow watch,” the ...

Kucherov Reaches 100 Points As Lightning Knock Off Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov became the league’s first 100-point player ...

Tortoise Feared Extinct Found On Remote Galapagos Island

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted Sunday ...

Girl’s Death Haunted Police Until Arrest Made

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community. A photo of a smiling Linda O’Keefe has hung for years on the wall of the police ...

Oakland Teachers To Walk Off The Job Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, will become the latest educators in the country to strike over pay and classroom conditions. Union officials representing 3,000 teachers confirmed a strike will start Thursday after last-minute negotiations with the school district fell ...

50M Gallons Of Polluted Water Pours Daily From US Mine Sites

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is ...

Dems’ Resolution Against Trump Plan Coming Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the ...

Paltrow: Skier Tried To Exploit My Fame

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow said Wednesday in a court filing that a man who accused her in a lawsuit of crashing into him at a Utah ski resort was actually the culprit in the collision and is trying to exploit her celebrity and wealth. Paltrow was skiing with her children and ...

Ego, Publicity At Stake When Stars, Critics Meet

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the “terrible” state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they’d seen some of it. Staring back at the comedian was a hotel ballroom filled with journalists whose job it is to cover television. “I think they see all ...

Comedians Perform Today And Friday

Three comedians, Jeremy Little, Liz Russo, and Wesley Ward will be performing today and Friday at Two and a Half Laughs Comedy Club. Little is from Jamestown and is part of the local comedy group Karate Sleepover and can be seen at many events in the local area. Russo has been performing ...

R. Kelly To Move Out Of Recording Studio

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge has stymied his creativity by barring him from working there overnight due to building-code violations, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cook County Judge Patrice Ball-Reed has effectively ordered ...

Source: Machado Headed To Padres

SAN DIEGO — With their city’s long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations ...

No. 25 Buffalo Stampedes Ohio, 114-67

AMHERST (AP) — Buffalo coach Nate Oats drew on his experience as a high school math teacher help his team understand the value of a blowout victory. After grinding out two wins on what Oats said was the team’s biggest road trip of the season, the Bulls were disappointed to see that they ...

Huberdeau Scores Twice As Panthers Down Sabres

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are playing their best hockey of the season now. They’re hoping it’s not too late. Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Aleksander Barkov had a goal ...

Miller Leads Lightning Past Flyers For 7th Straight Win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Miller had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning used a fast start to win their seventh straight, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Alex Killorn, Mikhail Sergachev and Yanni Gourde also scored, and Ryan McDonagh added an empty-netter ...

No. 4 Kentucky Gets Past Missouri, 66-58

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — PJ Washington and Tyler Herro scored 18 points each as fourth-ranked Kentucky slogged past Missouri 66-58 on Tuesday night. Ashton Hagans added 12 points for the Wildcats (22-4, 11-2 Southeastern Conference), who looked a little sluggish three days after beating then ...