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  • LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport

    LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airportNEW YORK (AP) — There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport.


  • Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

    FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A Clinton spokeswoman says the daughter of former President Bill Clinton, the founder of the family foundation, and the Democratic presidential nominee will stay on the foundation's board. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Chelsea Clinton would remain on the board of her family's foundation even if her mother is elected president, a spokeswoman said Thursday.


  • Phoenix police renew call for tips in serial killer case PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police renewed pleas to the public Thursday for information that could help catch a serial killer who has been stalking predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods.
  • Swimmer Lochte charged over false robbery claim

    US swimmer Ryan Lochte holding a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, two days ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 3, 2016US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday. The 32-year-old gold medal-winner risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted one police official as saying, although the judicial authorities had yet to confirm that. "Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime," police said in a statement, adding that the case had been referred to the courts.


  • Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.
  • Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Speedo announced Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, that they are dropping their sponsorship of Lochte. The swimsuit maker says that it doesn’t condone behavior that is counter to its values. Lochte fabricated a tale that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics. He later apologized. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


  • NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

    NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebrationNorth Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful — and potentially game-changing — submarine-launched ballistic missile ...


  • Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

    Lawyer John Henry Browne talks with reporters in Seattle, Wash, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, after his Russian client, Roman Seleznev, was convicted in U.S. District Court of hacking into U.S. businesses. Seleznev could face more than 30 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Martha Bellisle)SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.


  • Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

    FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) lines up against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a kickoff of an NFL game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the deal says the Browns are trading disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots. The sides agreed to the deal on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized. ESPN.com first reported the deal. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Barkevious Mingo never really fit in with the Browns.


  • Three die in crossbow attack in Toronto, man in custody: police

    25T195906ZThree people were killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Toronto's east end on Thursday and a man was taken into custody, a police spokesman said. Police also evacuated a building in Toronto's downtown core later in the day due to a suspicious package in an incident related to the crossbow deaths, Detective Mike Carbone told a news conference. In the initial incident, police responding to a call about a stabbing found three people who appeared to have been injured by crossbow bolts, said another police spokesman David Hopkinson.


  • Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Broadway opening night of "Hamilton" in New York. Parker said she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen. She has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.


  • Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands

    FILE - This handout photo, taken Aug. 17, 2005, file photo, provided by the US Geological Survey/Princeton University shows an American pika. A new study shows populations of the rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters habitat. The U.S. Geological Survey research unveiled Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, found ranges of the mountain-dwelling herbivore are decreasing in southern Utah, northeastern California and in the Great Basin that covers most of Nevada. (Shana S. Weber/USGS, Princeton University via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.


  • Hans Zimmer wins copyright case and receives an apology

    FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 file photo, Hans Zimmer arrives at the world premiere of "Kung Fu Panda 3" in Los Angeles. A composer who sued Zimmer for copyright infringement in January 2015 over the music to "12 Years a Slave" dismissed the case on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, from a Los Angeles federal court and wrote Zimmer an apology letter, saying he deeply regrets filing the case based on the recommendation of a music expert. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case — he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to "12 Years a Slave."


  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    World's first self-driving taxis debut in SingaporeThe world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Thursday through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous ...


  • Avalanche hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach

    Lake Erie Monsters hockey coach Jared Bednar watches during practice at the OBM Arena in Strongsville, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2015. The Colorado Avalanche have hired Bednar as their new head coach. Bednar replaces Patrick Roy, who abruptly stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations earlier this month. The 44-year-old Bednar won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship as coach of the Lake Erie Monsters last season. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer via AP)Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. He doesn't believe the Colorado Avalanche rushed their hire.


  • Catcher swap: Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies.
  • Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

    FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Marc Rzepczynski of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Athletics for minor league infielder Max Schrock. The A's also sent cash to Washington as part of the trade announced Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen.


  • Brazil's Senate begins Rousseff's impeachment trial

    The secretary of the Federal Senate reads the opening of the process during a final session of debate and voting on suspended President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial in BrasiliaBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate began the trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday after a lengthy impeachment process that has paralyzed the politics of Latin America's largest nation and is expected to culminate in her removal from office next week. Thursday's session, presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, heard witnesses for and against Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, who is charged with breaking budget laws. The leftist leader, whose popularity has been hammered by a deep recession and immense corruption scandal since she won reelection in 2014, will appear before the 81 senators on Monday to defend herself.


  • 'Dr. Drew on Call' to end 5-year run on HLN next month

    FILE - In this April 9, 2016 file photo, Drew Pinsky arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Burbank, Calif. Pinsky's show "Dr. Drew," has been canceled by the HLN network. His last episode will air on Sept. 22. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Drew Pinsky's series on the HLN channel is ending its run after five years.


  • Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights

    The Berry Fire burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., Thursday, Aug 25, 2016. Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected. The blaze in Grand Teton National Park shut down a route leading to Yellowstone's South Entrance, so visitors coming from the south through Wyoming had to take a detour into Idaho. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.


  • New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

    A memorial for a 10-year-old girl who police said was sexually assaulted, strangled then dismembered is seen at an Albuquerque, N.M., apartment building Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. On the day the girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead Wednesday in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police, her dismembered remains lying under a burning blanket. The girl's mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens, her 31-year-old boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and his 31-year-old cousin, Jessica Kelley, are facing charges. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.


  • Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

    Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday's earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.


  • Clinton says Trump is taking far-right hate groups 'mainstream'

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada on August 25, 2016Hillary Clinton will paint her White House rival Donald Trump as the candidate of the far right Thursday, claiming "a radical fringe" has taken over the Republican Party. After releasing a hard-hitting ad that tethered Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, Clinton will use a speech in Reno, Nevada to argue he has brought racism to the political mainstream. "From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton will say, according to excerpts released by her campaign.


  • Arizona sheriff's campaign questions contempt order timing

    FILE - This July 21, 2016 photo shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Arpaio's campaign manager has questioned a judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue a criminal contempt-of-court case against the lawman 10 days before he faces a primary election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite,File)PHOENIX (AP) — The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff on Thursday questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election.


  • Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

    People celebrate in a park as they listen to the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.


  • Gov sees flooded subdivision, city saved by sandbag wall

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, right, talks with Jessica Venable, left, and Nicole Sylvester, center, during his tour of damaged neighborhoods Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Edwards said afterward that like many other areas that flooded this month, people in Youngsville, La., were in areas that had never flooded and didn’t have to buy flood insurance. He says that insurance is designed to cover all damages, while help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot do that. He says he will ask Congress for more money to help the recovery. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.


  • Iraq forces retake key town south of Mosul

    Iraqi government forces and the elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) members drive through the northern town of Qayyarah on August 24, 2016, after they took key positions in the centre from Islamic State (IS) group jihadistsIraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the victory as a key step in the fight against IS but hours later suffered yet another political setback when lawmakers impeached his defence minister. Special forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, wrapped up a three-day operation to retake Qayyarah, a town located on the banks of the Tigris river.


  • Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape

    Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscapeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.


  • 2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone

    This undated photo provided by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth shows Sister Paula Merrill. Sister Margaret Held and Merrill, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi, were found slain in their home and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth via AP)DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.


  • Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins

    Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, for his appeal on a six-year ban on football related activities in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday Aug. 25, 2016. The court's verdict is expected within several weeks, and could be challenged in a further appeal to Switzerland's supreme court. The 80-year-old Blatter denies wrongdoing in authorizing a US$2 million payment to former FIFA vice president Michel Platini in 2011. They claimed it was for backdated and uncontracted salary for work Platini did in advising Blatter from 1999 to 2002. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for a marathon appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport


  • Housing aid theft: Probation for bounce artist Big Freedia NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bounce entertainer Big Freedia was sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 by a federal judge Thursday after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid.
  • Olympic champion Thompson stars as Bolt skips Diamond meet

    Elaine Thompson, left, from Jamaica, and Jenna Prandini from the USA, right, compete in the women's 100m race event at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday.


  • Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

    This photo provided by the National Park Service shows people on the National Mall in Washington, looking toward the World War II Memorial, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, creating a giant, living version of the National Park Service emblem. Participants used brown, green and white umbrellas to create the emblem. (Tim Ervin/National Park Service via AP)The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.


  • Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this ...
  • Santos orders ceasefire after Colombia seals peace deal

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the army Thursday to observe a definitive ceasefire with the FARC rebels after the two sides reached a deal to end their half-century conflictColombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a definitive ceasefire with the FARC rebels Thursday after the two sides reached a historic deal to end their half-century conflict. With Colombia now gearing up for a decisive referendum on the deal on October 2, Santos ordered a ceasefire from Monday, ending hostilities that have killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced millions to flee their homes. "The armed conflict with the FARC has ended," he said in an address from the steps of Congress to applause from a crowd waving large paper cutouts of white doves.


  • Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.
  • Correction: Missing Ship story JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about new information recovered from the sunken freighter El Faro's black box, The Associated Press reported erroneously when the captain ordered the crew to abandon ship. The order was given about 36 hours into its journey, not 10 hours.
  • Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby

    Police stand in front of a house in Scarborough, Ont., on Thursday, Aug. 25 , 2016, after three people were killed in a crossbow incident. Constable David Hopkinson said all three victims had what appeared to be crossbow wounds and a crossbow was found on the floor nearby. Constable Jennifer Sidhu says there were other "things" found in the area that could have been used in the incident. She declined to elaborate. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — Three people were killed in what Canadian police on Thursday called a homicide that may have involved a crossbow.


  • Clinton, Trump clash over who is best for U.S. minorities

    Dr. Carson, Republican presidential nominee Trump and Pierry Benjamin attend a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Amanda Becker and Steve Holland RENO, Nev./MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump on Thursday of fuelling America's "radical fringe" with racist rhetoric, even as her Republican rival sought to soften his image with an appeal to minorities. Clinton needs to retain support from black and Latino voters to win the Nov. 8 election, the same coalition that helped propel Democrat Barack Obama to the White House in 2008. Trump, whose support comes mainly from whites, is unlikely to be victorious unless he can cut into that support.


  • 2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

    FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Jerry DeLemus, of Rochester, N.H., sits with a group of self-described militia members camping on rancher Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nev. Delemus one of two defendants are set to become the first to plead guilty Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Nevada to federal charges stemming from an armed confrontation with U.S. land management agents near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two defendants became the first on Thursday to plead guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy's ranch.