Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.
05/02/2016 - 06:54 PM
Dodgers' pitcher Ravin given 80-game drug suspension
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under Major League Baseball's drug program.
05/02/2016 - 06:53 PM
CSX: Most cars that derailed in Washington back on tracks
WASHINGTON (AP) — CSX says train cars that derailed in the nation's capital over the weekend have largely been put back on the tracks, and workers on Monday finished offloading liquids from two of the cars.
05/02/2016 - 06:59 PM
The Latest: Amtrak also affected Tuesday by CSX derailment
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local):
05/02/2016 - 06:46 PM
The Latest: More protesters heckle Cruz in IN
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race on the eve of Indiana's primary (all times EDT):
05/02/2016 - 06:42 PM
US Supreme Court to consider cheerleader costumes
Can a cheerleader uniform be copyrighted? The US Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would take up the issue in a case that may end up redefining the scope of copyrights in the United States. In a surprise decision, the venerable judges on the country's highest court said they would include in their schedule a seemingly trivial case between cheerleader uniform manufacturers Star Athletica and Varsity Brands Inc.
05/02/2016 - 06:36 PM
Ex-girlfriend can get video deposition of Sumner Redstone in upcoming trial: judge
Media mogul Sumner Redstone can be deposed at his home in a short videotaped session ahead of a trial to resolve his ex-girlfriend's lawsuit over his mental competence, a California judge ruled on Monday. The recording of Redstone, the controlling shareholder of media companies Viacom Inc and CBS Corp , will not be seen by the public, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cowan said. Lawyers for Redstone's former companion, Manuela Herzer, had requested that the 92-year-old billionaire be called as a witness in the trial, which starts on Friday.
05/02/2016 - 06:30 PM
Authorities: Slaying suspect later shot at family's car
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Deputies shot and wounded a suspect in the weekend killing of a man in a suburban Milwaukee apartment and the wounding of a woman hours later while she was traveling home to Illinois with her family on a busy highway, authorities said Monday.
05/02/2016 - 06:29 PM
Pietrangelo logs heavy ice time in Blues' playoff run
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo is used to playing a lot — especially this time of year. The St. Louis Blues linchpin defenseman plays with a high motor and appears to have no issues piling up the ice time.
05/02/2016 - 06:24 PM
NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: U.S.
The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia. The Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - which joined NATO in 2004, have requested greater presence of the alliance, fearing a threat from Russia after it annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Carter acknowledged NATO deliberations included the deployment of the four battalions to the Baltic states and Poland.
05/02/2016 - 06:20 PM
George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth's 'Helga' works, dies
CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — George Weymouth, a museum founder, conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits, has died.
05/02/2016 - 06:13 PM
AIG profit misses again as weak hedge fund returns weigh
American International Group Inc , under fire from investors to improve its performance, reported a lower-than-expected profit for the third straight quarter as poor returns from hedge funds hurt its investment income. AIG has been scaling back investments in hedge funds, which have borne the brunt of excessive market volatility in the past year. Big-name hedge funds favored by pension funds and the ultra-wealthy for their track record of stellar returns took a battering in the first quarter of 2016, with some posting their worst ever start to a year on record.
05/02/2016 - 06:13 PM
Ackman defends Valeant, hints at more changes
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday mounted a vigorous defense of Valeant Pharmaceuticals , ruling out any sale of the drug company's "crown jewel" assets but saying price cuts and even a new name may be in its future. Ackman, whose Pershing Square Capital Management owns 9 percent of Valeant, predicted the company would turn around with the help of its new chief executive officer and by selling greater volumes of products instead of just raising the price of its drugs.
05/02/2016 - 06:07 PM
Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she's proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency.
05/02/2016 - 06:03 PM
Man who served 10 years for '64 NYC killing cleared of crime
NEW YORK (AP) — A Virginia man who spent almost 10 years in prison for a New York City slaying he was pressured to plead guilty to over 50 years ago was back in court on Monday — to hear a judge finally vacate the conviction.
05/02/2016 - 06:02 PM
A year later, could Mayweather and Pacquiao do it again?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — They met a year ago this week in a fight that was the richest ever, even if it disappointed most of the millions who watched it.
05/02/2016 - 05:56 PM
Leicester's amazing year from impending doom to unimagined glory
By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - In April last year Leicester City were seven points adrift at the foot of the Premier League and seemingly going down. Leicester lose 4-3 at Tottenham Hotspur to find themselves bottom, seven points adrift. Jamie Vardy scores - his second goal of a season that eventually produced five goals in 37 appearances.
05/02/2016 - 05:52 PM
Leicester wins English title for 1st time in its 132 years
LONDON (AP) — Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements Monday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time.
05/02/2016 - 07:07 PM
Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Remo Belli, a musician who pioneered the synthetic drumhead in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, has died in California.
05/02/2016 - 05:48 PM
Clinton courts Appalachian voters to counter Trump on trade
By Amanda Becker and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON/CARMEL, Ind. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with coal and steel workers in the Appalachian region on Monday in an effort to win over blue-collar voters in a part of the country with strong support for Republican Donald Trump. The real estate mogul made his own pitch on Monday to voters in areas struggling from the loss of industry, telling a crowd in Indiana he would create "clean coal" jobs. Clinton has increasingly turned her attention beyond the Democratic Party nomination fight with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and is making early moves to try to siphon support from Trump ahead of a possible match-up in the Nov. 8 election.
05/02/2016 - 05:47 PM
Nearly 2 million sign on for Maduro recall: opposition
Venezuela's opposition presented reams of signatures to election authorities Monday calling for a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for the country's crushing economic crisis. Venezuelans fed up with food shortages, soaring inflation and now a paralyzing electricity crunch have flocked to sign a petition for a recall referendum, according to the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD). It said it had presented 1.85 million signatures -- more than nine times the number needed to launch the referendum process -- to the National Electoral Board.
05/02/2016 - 05:44 PM
Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws
BOSTON (AP) — Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.
05/02/2016 - 05:34 PM
Snyder expects expanded Medicaid coverage in Flint next week
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding receives final legislative approval, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday.
05/02/2016 - 05:32 PM
Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit
MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick.
05/02/2016 - 05:31 PM
Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.
05/02/2016 - 05:25 PM
Warriors still hopeful to have Stephen Curry back for Game 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope he could be ready to return for Golden State's Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday at Portland.
05/02/2016 - 05:21 PM
How little Leicester pulled off the seemingly impossible
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leicester has pulled off the seemingly impossible and won the English Premier League.
05/02/2016 - 05:13 PM
Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls
HARTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings — with the help of students and staff — to safely get to a nearby pond.
05/02/2016 - 05:11 PM
Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds
NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.
05/02/2016 - 05:11 PM
Puerto Rico government bank misses payment, talking with creditors
SAN JUAN/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank, the main funding source for the U.S. commonwealth's public agencies, said it reached a tentative restructuring deal with some major creditors hours after declaring it would skip a $422 million debt payment. The agreed framework is "a vital first step" that needs both restructuring legislation from the U.S. federal government and participation from all of the GDB’s creditors in order to work, the bank said in the statement issued late on Sunday. Puerto Rico overall faces $70 billion in debt, a staggering 45-percent poverty rate and a shrinking population as it enters the most dire stretch of its fiscal crisis.
05/02/2016 - 05:04 PM
White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
05/02/2016 - 05:04 PM
Chronic insomnia? Docs urged to try behavior therapy first
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia should be cognitive behavioral therapy — a way to condition your body to slumber again.
05/02/2016 - 05:03 PM
'The Jungle Book' tramples competition at the US box office
Los Angeles (AFP) - Three movie releases failed to best Disney's "The Jungle Book," which trounced the competition at the US box office during its third weekend with $43.7 million, industry data showed Monday.
05/02/2016 - 05:01 PM
Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons' voting rights
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.
05/02/2016 - 05:01 PM
Bitcoin's creator unmasks himself _ well, maybe
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he?
05/02/2016 - 04:59 PM
Box office top 20: 'The Jungle Book' tops newcomers
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Jungle Book" extended its box-office reign to three weeks, easily besting a handful of newcomers that made little impact.
05/02/2016 - 04:56 PM
A confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indiana
OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) — Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
05/02/2016 - 04:50 PM
Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention.
05/02/2016 - 04:44 PM
Convicted sex offender pleads guilty in ID theft case
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A decades-long ordeal ruined a Texas man, but his life might start to get better now that the convicted sex offender in Kansas who stole his identity has pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number.
05/02/2016 - 04:43 PM
US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.
05/02/2016 - 04:43 PM
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