• Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting Utah congressmen

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservative group has yanked television ads set to air Friday targeting U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart after the two Utah congressmen announced they share the group's view that a federal export bank should be shut down. The anti-tax group Club for...

  • American Pharoah gallops in Kentucky, others work at Belmont

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah went out for his first gallop since winning the Preakness, covering 1 3/16 miles at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday. Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez said the 3-year-old colt "didn't seem like he was tired or...

  • Venice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibit

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship. Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel's...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Adam...

  • Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former...

  • Series of knife attacks has Rio de Janeiro on edge

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro police are reinforcing patrols in areas popular with tourists and near venues that will host Olympic events next year after a series of knife attacks on locals and foreigners. The stabbings sparked calls for protest marches this weekend to demand...

  • New Army Reserve Center proposed for Starkville

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a new release that the funding is provided in the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair...

  • Indy 500 broadcast to introduce real-time telemetry to fans

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — During the broadcast of Sunday's Indianapolis 500, fans watching on television will be able to see just how much physical strain is put on a driver's body during the race. ABC has outfitted James Jakes and Sage Karam with sensors near the base of their hearts that...

  • Gov. Kasich rescinds union rights for Ohio care workers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday rescinded a pair of directives issued by his predecessor that allowed independent home health care and child care workers under contract with the state to unionize, arguing the key union benefit of health insurance coverage is...

  • US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops — including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said...

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