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Lawyers seek ‘Apprentice’ tapes in Trump immigration suit

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the ...

After cease-fire, Israel captures Gaza assailant

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it shot and captured a Palestinian who approached the Gaza perimeter fence and hurled grenades into Israel on Wednesday, in the first confrontation since Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days ...

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

By Candice Choi AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they're in. The dispute highlights the complex rules ...

Screen time tied to health issues

From Metro Creative Do you feel panicked if you leave home without mobile phone in hand? Do you find it difficult to sit in the house without browsing the internet on your devices? Are your children spending much of their classroom hours on tablets? Screen time has taken over most people’s ...

Does vaping make it harder to quit smoking?

From Metro Creative More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than any other drug, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smokers become dependent on cigarettes for various reasons, not the least of which is the addictive properties of nicotine. According to ...

Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

By Eric Tucker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department's own succession plan by elevating ...

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone

By Martha Mendoza and Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in ...

Four arrested in Rhoden family slayings

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two years ago, the first break in a case that left a community reeling and surviving family members ...

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

By Fares Akram and Josef Federman The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange ...

Some Southern California fire evacuations lifted

By Christopher Weber The Associated Press MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Some of the thousands of people who fled Southern California's huge wildfire were being allowed to return home, and traffic was flowing Monday on the major highway through the area after a closure of several ...

Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

By David McFadden and David Crary The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group's national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any votes on proposed new steps ...

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office

By Andrew Dalton AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — You're a mean one — and you're number one — Mr. Grinch. "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to ...

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

By Ivan Moreno The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers. The case has ...

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

By The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message "never again" but also exposed the globe's new political fault ...

Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

By Kelli Kennedy and Terry Spencer The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation dominated Florida's first day of recounting the vote for pivotal races for governor and Senate, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco. Much of the drama ...

Heart meeting features cholesterol news

By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other ...

Browns win it

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. "When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous," the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of ...

Number of wildfire deaths continues to climb in Calif.

By Gillian Flaccus, Paul Elias and Andrew Selsky The Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise on Sunday, loading the remains of at least one victim ...

Northern California wildfire nearly quadruples in size

By DON THOMPSON and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that moved so fast that firefighters couldn’t hope to stop it quadrupled in size Friday after destroying several thousand buildings and leveling much of a Northern California town of nearly 30,000 ...

U.S. astronaut will ride on Russian rocket to space station

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. astronaut said Friday she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps. Army Lt. Col. Anne McClain said spaceflight is never 100 percent safe and it’s coincidental that the ...