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  • Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging. A day after launching his longshot campaign, the Vermont independent returned to neighboring New...

  • US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

    ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and...

  • Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Greece's four-month-old government is days away from loan repayments to the International Monetary Fund it...

  • Insurer to pay $300,000 in Michigan scared-to-death dispute

    DETROIT (AP) — An insurance company has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit over the death of an 85-year-old man, ending an unusual dispute over whether the driver may have been literally scared to death before his car slammed into a tractor-trailer in suburban Detroit, court records show. Lawyers for the man's family got an opinion...

  • Judge considers best option for girl charged in stabbing

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a friend to please a fictitious horror character would have her mental health issues better served in juvenile court, defense attorneys told a judge Wednesday. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren said he will issue a ruling Aug. 10 on whether the...

  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended after ship hits dock

    HONOLULU (AP) — Tours on the USS Arizona Memorial have been suspended indefinitely after a vessel struck and damaged the structure's dock Wednesday, the National Park Service said. Instead, boats were taking visitors to a spot in Pearl Harbor near the memorial where they can view it from a distance, said spokeswoman Abby Wines. "At this point...

  • APNewsBreak: Feds probing powerful union for NY jail guards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing the city's 9,000 jail guards, the union's president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office appears to be focusing in part on claims in a union...

  • Latest on flooding: Officials urging evacuations

    6 p.m. CDT Officials have released the identity of the second of three people whose bodies were found along the flooded Blanco River downstream from Wimberley. Hays County officials say the body of 29-year-old Jose Alvero Arteaga-Pichardo was found Tuesday afternoon near Loop 165 in Wimberley. Officials earlier Wednesday identified a body...

  • Hostage situation ends peacefully when suspect surrenders

    ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A carjacker surrendered peacefully Wednesday after releasing two hostages who were held in a tense standoff with police at a convenience store in Northern California, authorities said. The incident began when police in cruisers and helicopter chased a man in a stolen car until he crashed near the store then ducked inside...

  • 6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial. The officers face charges ranging from assault to second-degree "depraved-heart" murder. Gray's death...

  • Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S. But despite challenges including hesitation by banks to approve credit card payments for online bets, casinos say and their observers say gradual improvement is happening. Panelists at a major gambling...

  • Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted $2.5M bail

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was expected to spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer. Warner appeared in court, where a judge read eight...

  • US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'

    HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. senator leading a delegation to Cuba predicts the two countries are just weeks away from full diplomatic relations. Sen. Tom Udall says the steps toward full relations that began with the historic detente announced Dec. 17 are nearly complete. Udall also says "bipartisan support is building" in the U.S. Congress for...

  • New official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis'

    LONDON (AP) — James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year. Anthony Horowitz's "Trigger Mortis" features the audacious criminal and "Bond girl," played in the film "Goldfinger" by Honor Blackman. Horowitz follows Sebastian Faulks, Jeffrey Deaver and William Boyd in writing Bond novels authorized by...

  • UK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron is setting off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc. The trip began as Cameron's government revealed the question British voters will be asked in a referendum by the end of...

  • Crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in Cuban swamp

    HAVANA (AP) — Ten young female crocodiles born in Sweden are to be released in their parents' former swampy home in Cuba after being returned to the Caribbean island. The Skansen Zoo in Stockholm sent the reptiles to Cuba's National Zoo in April to help encourage reproduction of the protected species native to the island. Hiram Fernandez, a...

  • No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting

    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. The women were arrested this month during an operation involving Honolulu police and federal authorities. But instead of being arrested on suspicion of...

  • Wounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass killing

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her. Janai Wilson testified in Washoe District Court in Reno before prosecutors rested their...

  • Santorum Launches Second White House Bid

    Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum formally launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence in an evolving Republican Party. (May 27) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Cabot, Pennsylvania - 27...

  • Jury deliberates in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberating in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth. Bosworth's trial resumed Wednesday after a break for the weekend. The case went to the jury around 5 p.m. after closing arguments. The Sioux Falls physician is accused of election law violations that...

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