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Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans

A self-driving, 132-foot military ship sits at a maritime terminal Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego. The Pentagon's research arm is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)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

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)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

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)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

Members of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad dance on the sidelines during a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks on October 11, 2015 in Cincinnati, OhioCan 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

Redstone, executive chairman of CBS Corp. and Viacom, arrives at premiere of "The Guilt Trip" starring Streisand and Rogen in Los AngelesMedia 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

CORRECTS THAT POLICE WOUNDED THE SUSPECT NOT KILLED HIM - Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards speaks during a press conference at the Wisconsin State Patrol's DeForest Post in DeForest, Wis., Monday, May 2, 2016. On Sunday, a suspect in a suburban Milwaukee homicide was shot and wounded by police along Interstate 39/90/94 near DeForest. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)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 Blues right wing Troy Brouwer (36) celebrates scoring a goal with Alex Pietrangelo (27), Carl Gunnarsson (4) and other teammates on the bench during the first period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Dallas Stars, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)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.

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter testifies on operations against the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in WashingtonThe 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

The AIG logo is seen at its building in New York's financial districtAmerican 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

The headquarters of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. seen in Laval QuebecBOSTON/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

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Cate Blanchett arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Blanchett has been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)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

Paul Gatling listens during a court session as a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge exonerates him, Monday, May 2, 2016 in New York. The Virginia man spent nearly a decade in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering an artist in Brooklyn in 1963. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)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?

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao addresses supporters as he campaigns for a seat in the Philippine Senate, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at San Pablo city, Laguna province south of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao had few visible security escorts as he campaigned in Laguna province, shaking hands and allowing mobs of villagers to take selfies with him despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)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

Leicester City fans celebrate in the streets of Leicester after seeing their side crowned English Premier League soccer champions following Tottenham Hotspur's 2-2 draw against Chelsea. The match resulted in Leicester City winning the Premier League, Monday May 2, 2016. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (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

FILE - This May 18, 2012, file photo Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, left, Remo Belli, founder and CEO of Remo, Inc., center, and John Densmore, the drummer of the rock band The Doors, celebrate to the beat of "Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds," a giant drum circle event at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita, Calif. Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, died April 25, 2016. He was 88. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)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

A man marches with a cardboard cutout of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los AngelesBy 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

Members of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council during a meeting with members of the ruling party at the CNE headquarters in Caracas, on May 2, 2016Venezuela'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

King, who has been appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to succeed U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in WashingtonBOSTON (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

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder holds a news conference in Flint's Blackstone's pub on Monday morning, May 2, 2016. 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, Snyder said Monday. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP)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

Kimberlee Stevens, of Middlesex, Vt., holds Peep, a 3-year-old wood duck, at her home Monday, May 2, 2016. Stevens' dog found Peep when it was a chick and brought it home. Vermont wildlife officials tried to take Peep away from Stevens, but the state relented after a public outcry. Last week the state issued the family a permit to keep the duck. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)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

FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, students and other supporters protest on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, in support of raising the minimum wage for campus workers to $15 an hour. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, May 2, 2016, they will not hear a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage from franchise owners who say the law discriminates against them by treating them as large businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)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

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, standing from left, guard Stephen Curry and head coach Steve Kerr react during the second half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Warriors won 118-106. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)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

Leicester City's Wes Morgan celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester City, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Sunday May 1, 2016. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTMANCHESTER, 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

In a Thursday, April 28, 2016 photo, Vanessa the duck leads her offspring through the halls of the Village Elementary school in Hartland, Mich. to the outdoors. Vanessa has returned to the Village Elementary school courtyard to lay her eggs for the past 13 years, and the school has formed a close bond with the duck. Every year this momma duck nests in the courtyard of Hartland's Village Elementary, and once her eggs hatch, the school staff creates a safe passageway. Vanessa seems to understand, and leads her offspring through an open door of the courtyard, and through the halls to an exterior door. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITHARTLAND, 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

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)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

The Government Development Bank (GDB)in San Juan Puerto RicoSAN 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

Larry Wilmore, the guest host from Comedy Central, speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)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

Actors Lupita Nyong'o and Peter Nyong'o attend the Disney Premiere of "The Jungle Book" at El Capitan Theater, in Hollywood, California, on April 4, 2016Los 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

This framegrab made available by the BBC on Monday May 2, 2016 shows creator of the Bitcoin, Craig Wright speaking in London. Australian Craig Wright, long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin, has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. BBC News said Monday that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. (BBC News via AP)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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Indiana Theater, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Terre Haute, Ind. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)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

Palestinian journalists hold banners during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal, who was arrested by Israeli authorities over the weekend, outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)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

FILE - This photo provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections shows convicted child sex offender Fernando Neave-Ceniceros, who has been indicted by federal prosecutors and accused of stealing the identity of Marcus Calvillo. A decades-long nightmare that ruined Calvillo's life may ease a bit on Monday, May 2, 2016, when Neave-Ceniceros is expected to plead guilty to federal charges in Wichita, Kan. (Kansas Department of Corrections via AP, File)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

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Adm. John M. Richardson speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said Monday, May 2, 2016. “My hope is that we can stop this sort of activity,” Richardson told reporters at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)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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