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Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

By Michelle R. Smith The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government ...

U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

By Bassem Mroue The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — A number of U.S. service members were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention ...

Robert Durst murder trial set for September in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago. A judge on Tuesday scheduled the trial to begin on Sept. 3, the Los Angeles Times reported. "Sept. 3 is fine for ...

Netflix raising prices for 58M U.S. subscribers as costs rise

By Michael Liedtke AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. ...

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

By Larry Neumiester The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending that officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political ...

Suspect in Wisconsin killings, kidnapping due in court

By Todd Richmond The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A young man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding the girl against her will for three months is expected to make his first court appearance Monday, and charging documents could shed ...

‘Miracle’ flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 10 years, but there isn't anything Tripp Harris doesn't remember about the cold January day he cheated death on US Airways flight 1549. The jolt when the plane collided with a flock of geese and the engines stopped ...

Trade war’s wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. ...

Louisiana breweries impacted by federal government shutdown

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana breweries might have fewer seasonal offerings this spring because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. The agency responsible for approving licenses for new breweries and new labels for beer distributed out of state — the Alcohol and Tobacco ...

Family: Wisconsin teen in ‘good spirits’ post-kidnap, escape

By Jeff Baenen The Associated Press The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held her captive for three months said Sunday she's in "exceptionally good spirits." Jayme Closs on Thursday fled the cabin near ...

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

By David Warren The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ...

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the ...

DeWine to be sworn in at home, then statehouse

By Kantele Franko The Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican Mike DeWine is set to be sworn in as Ohio's 70th governor in a midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home. The former U.S. senator will take his oath in the small ceremony hours before his public inauguration Monday at the ...

Man who killed Calif. officer said he was hit by ultrasonic waves

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The man who shot and killed a rookie California police officer left a letter on the bed in the home where he lived claiming police bombarded him with ultrasonic waves, officials said. Police in the college town of Davis near Sacramento on Saturday made public the ...

Rosenstein, a frequent Trump target, will leave Justice Dept.

By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath for appointing special counsel Robert Mueller and defending his Russia probe, is expected to leave his position soon ...

U.S. orders refuges to staff for hunters despite shutdown

By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated ...

No break in shutdown talks as Trump stands by border demands

By Catherine Lucey and Lisa Mascaro The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure ...

Charleston eatery part of nonprofits fighting opioid epidemic

By Michelle James The Register-Herald SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A steeple rises up from the arched roof. Brightly colored stained glass adds a pop of color inside the window frames. Out front, a sign welcomes visitors with a new message each day. Today, it's grilled pimento ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ‘60 Minutes’ comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio's attorney general and governor-elect, along with two other lawyers, for statements they made in recent television ...

Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said. The southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the ...