• Walker personal finances: more liabilities than assets

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker often talks about shopping at discount stores. Now we know why. The Wisconsin governor's personal financial liabilities far outweigh his assets. That's according to filings released Monday by the Federal Election...

  • Book deal boosts net worth of GOP 2016 candidate Ted Cruz

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is worth between $2 million and $4.5 million, a total aided by the roughly $319,000 advance the Republican presidential candidate received to write his best-selling memoir, according to a financial disclosure report released Monday. The report...

  • Jindal canceling state contracts with Planned Parenthood

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced Monday that Louisiana is ousting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. The Jindal administration sent the organization notification that it was ending four provider agreements that reimbursed Planned...

  • Task force urges more research into child autism screening

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems — despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening. Doctors are...

  • Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning. He's turned off the air conditioning to lower his power bill. With fewer...

  • Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city's sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held....

  • Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday, the day Hernandez's girlfriend was...

  • Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals....

  • Price dominant in Toronto debut, Jays beat Twins 5-1

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — David Price was blown away by the reception he got in his Toronto debut. Then he blew away the Minnesota Twins. Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his first Blue Jays start, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking home run and Toronto beat Minnesota 5-1 in the...

  • Amnesty report blasts police killings in Rio de Janeiro

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's police force operates with "total impunity," targeting mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor people in the Olympic city's violent slums for extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International alleged in a report Monday. The group accuses Rio's...

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