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Saudi-led coalition to probe Yemen funeral airstrike
SANAA, Yemen — The Saudi-led coalition said Thursday it will probe reports of an airstrike targeting a gathering of female mourners near the capital, which killed seven people. The airstrike hit a house packed with mourners in Arhab, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sanaa, on Wednesday. Fahd Ma...
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Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75
KARACHI, Pakistan — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years. The bomber entered the main hall of the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and detonat...
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‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants
PHILADELPHIA — The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down. ...
By Errin Haines Whack The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Watchdog says U.S. has no way to measure border wall effectiveness
SAN DIEGO — The United States does not have a way to measure how well fencing works to deter illegal crossings from Mexico, according to a report released Thursday by Congress’ main watchdog as President Donald Trump renewed his pledge to build “a great wall” on the border. The Government A...
By Elliot Spagat The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation from terrorism. Details of the new proposal we...
By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
GOP leaders unveil health law outline
WASHINGTON — Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that’s plagued them for years: What’s the party’s plan and can Congress pass it? A...
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CIA director says agency is not hiding intelligence from Trump
WASHINGTON — CIA director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the agency is providing President Donald Trump with the best intelligence it can, disputing reports that the spy community is withholding information from the commander in chief. “The CIA does not, has not, and will never hide intelligenc...
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Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears, concerns
OROVILLE — Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many stayed only long enough to pack valuables before fleeing an approaching storm that will test recently repaired spillways at the nation’s tallest dam. Authorities sa...
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FBI: White supremacist talked of Dylann Roof-type attack
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A white supremacist with felony convictions in South Carolina bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent, telling the agent he planned an attack in “the spirit of Dylann Roof,” authorities said Thursday. Benjamin McDowell, 29, was arrested in Myrtle Beach shortly after buying ...
By Jeffery Collins The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs. A lower court had fined Barronelle Stutz...
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Trump’s court pick reaches out, but Democrats still wary
WASHINGTON — In daily visits to Senate offices, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has tried to make clear to Democrats that he’s an independent thinker. Gorsuch told senators that he found President Donald Trump’s attacks on the judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing” after Tru...
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Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears, concerns
OROVILLE — Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many stayed only long enough to pack valuables before fleeing an approaching storm that will test recently repaired spillways at the nation’s tallest dam. Authorities sa...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
New mosquito trap is smart enough to keep just bad bugs
WASHINGTON — A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. Whether it really could improve public health is still to be de...
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
State limits video-only visits for county jail inmates
SACRAMENTO — California regulators pushed back Thursday against what had been a growing movement to end in-person visits in county jails. Future jails must include space for face-to-face visits, the Board of State and Community Corrections decided on a 7-2 vote. Five of the state’s 58 counties...
By Don Thompson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack
RIVERSIDE — A California man who bought high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty on Thursday as the father of one of the victims angrily denounced the plea deal as a “slap on the wrist.” Enrique Marquez Jr. appeared in federal court in Riverside with his han...
By Amy Taxin The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Man dubbed ‘Porn’s New King’ sentenced to 11 years for fraud
NEW YORK — A Los Angeles man once dubbed “Porn’s New King” has been sentenced in New York to over 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud and other crimes. Jason Galanis was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors say the charges pertain to a manipul...
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Pepper spray prompts evacuation of Orange County hotel
GARDEN GROVE — Orange County authorities are investigating why somebody sprayed pepper spray at a Garden Grove hotel, prompting the evacuation of an entire floor. City Fire Captain Thanh Nguyen says the odor was so overwhelming that the first crews on the scene late Monday upgraded the call to a...
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Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won’t be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to sele...
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Idaho police: Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops burglary
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, has thwarted a burglary attempt. The Meridian Police Department says a juvenile entered a home last week and told police after later being arrested that a squirrel attacked him when he tried to break into a gun ...
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