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  • Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87

    MIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87. Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives. In the late 1950s, the doctor...

  • Chelsea Clinton in Haiti to visit family foundation projects

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday encouraged women to educate themselves and learn how to be more independent during a trip to Haiti to oversee projects financed by the Clinton Foundation. Clinton met with local entrepreneurs as she traveled to businesses in the capital of Port-au-Prince with a group of investors and...

  • UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop. Stephen O'Brien briefed the Security Council and repeated the call for...

  • If USOC finds a new city, Boston debacle could be forgotten

    Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around. That's still more than two years away, and the U.S. Olympic Committee has seven weeks to replace Boston with a more willing candidate — one that shows more enthusiasm for...

  • FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration's investigation of the incident. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers...

  • 2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state. Stephens Production and Devon Energy each voluntarily closed one well, and Stephens reduced operations at another...

  • Police: Driver in deadly bus crash had suspended license

    GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy died and 11 others were hurt when their church bus overturned near Indianapolis in an accident that police said appeared to be the result of an error by a driver with a suspended license. The boy was ejected from the small church bus in the crash along Interstate 70 about 20 miles east of Indianapolis,...

  • Police release photos of movie theater gunman's car

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have released photos of a car that a gunman was driving before he opened fire in a movie theater. Lafayette police said in an email Tuesday that they are releasing the photographs in hopes that people may have seen the blue 1995 Lincoln Continental and may remember encountering John Russel Houser....

  • US man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt." Walter Palmer, who has a felony record in the U.S. related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin,...

  • Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

    TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival. The Coast Guard pressed ahead with a fifth day of searches for the boys while their families coordinated air searches of their...

  • September target to fully reopen Interstate 10 in California

    DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — California transportation officials say they'll need to the end of September — and about $5 million — to fully reopen the desert highway where flash flooding washed out a bridge. The state's department of transportation announced the plans Tuesday. Interstate 10 partially reopened Friday, less than a week after a...

  • The Latest on missing boys: Search crews enter 5th night

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast: 7:35 p.m. The Coast Guard says it is moving forward with a fifth night of searches for two missing Florida teenagers. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says the hunt "will go through the night" and into...

  • The Latest: Colorado shooter's father noticed changes in son

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes says he noticed his son had an odd facial expression about seven months before the attack, and he was reminded of it later when he saw his son's mug shot. Robert...

  • Man, mom accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, their baby

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man and his mother have been charged with kidnapping his former girlfriend and their infant son and holding them captive for five days, stabbing and beating her before she escaped, police said Tuesday. The 20-year-old ex-girlfriend was lured to a home by a text message from Yolanda Gilreath, who's the baby's grandmother,...

  • 'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The blockbuster summer movie season is still going strong, but the Toronto International Film Festival provided a peek Tuesday at some of the movies and performances that could help set the tone for the upcoming awards season. One of the fall's most hyped films, Ridley Scott's space epic "The Martian," starring Matt Damon...

  • US official says Puerto Rico should get access to bankruptcy

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis. Lew also stressed that no federal bailout is planned for Puerto Rico despite concerns its government might...

  • Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious. Siebold was aware that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo had violently disintegrated but then blacked out. When he...

  • Mexican villagers bulldoze 18th century chapel

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s. Arturo Balandrano, the head of the historical monuments for the National Institute of Anthropology and History, said he doesn't know why people in the township of San Pablo...

  • Last wild horse dies on Bahamas' Great Abaco island

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population. Milanne Rehor, project director for the Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society, said Tuesday that a U.S. veterinarian removed tissue...

  • Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping lure the lion outside of...

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