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  • Flood warnings issued amid heavy rain in Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forecasters issued flash flood warnings Monday throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California as downpours swelled creeks and rivers in the already soggy region. The National Weather Service said heavy rain could persist into the evening and was expected to cause flooding on the Carmel River in Monterey County and Coyote Creek ...
  • The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Authorities say a parolee who allegedly shot and killed a Whittier policeman had slain another man and stolen his car only hours earlier. Veteran Officer Keith Boyer was shot and his partner, Patrick Hazel, ...
  • Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance. They aren’t deterred by the threat of flooding, nor by declarations from state and federal authorities that they must leave by Wednesday or face possible ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump’s weekends in Florida include work and golf

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work, he has dined with family and friends, attended parties — and played plenty of golf. Not that long ago, Trump took issue with President Barack Obama for doing much the same. ...
  • H.R. McMaster

    Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and said McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” Sitting next ...
  • Deshaun Watson plans to fully participate in NFL combine

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — National championship quarterback Deshaun Watson plans to participate in every aspect of the NFL’s scouting combine. Watson said Monday before the Davey O’Brien Award presentation that he will do everything he’s asked to do at the combine, which begins next week in Indianapolis. That will include throwing and running before his pro day prior to ...
  • Rafael Correa, Lenin Moreno, Jorge Glas

    Ruling party candidate on top in Ecuador’s presidential vote

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa held an easy lead Monday in Ecuador’s presidential election, though authorities said it might be a few more days before they determine if he won enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival. With more than 90 percent of polling stations reporting late in the day, ...
  • San Francisco’s Summer of Love concert hits major hurdle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aging rockers from Jefferson Starship led a protest on the steps of City Hall to send a message to San Francisco officials: We built this city on free rock and roll. Thursday’s protest and a hearing inside City Hall that followed marked the latest twist in a battle with the city to hold a free concert ...
  • Florida House attacks ‘handouts’ championed by Gov. Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What started out as a disagreement over taxpayers footing the bill for a version of Pitbull’s “Sexy Beaches” video is now turning into a full-blown public relations war between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-controlled Florida House. The two sides are at odds over whether Florida should spend money on tourism marketing and luring businesses ...
  • Spotify to relocate US headquarters to 4 World Trade Center

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is relocating and expanding its U.S. headquarters to 4 World Trade Center. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the move Wednesday, saying the streaming music service will create 1,000 new jobs. The company will occupy 378,000 square feet in the new Fumihiko Maki-designed building owned by Silverstein Properties. The governor says the relocation will make it the ...
  • Justin Bieber

    In new report, man claims Justin Bieber punched him in June

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon claims in the report filed Tuesday with Cleveland police that the pop star took Cannon’s sunglasses inside a hotel after a Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game on June 8. He says in ...
  • Metallica, Lady Gaga, James Hetfield

    Metallica’s James Hetfield ‘livid’ over Grammy mishap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says lead singer James Hetfield was “livid” over the technical mishap that left him without a working microphone for the band’s Grammy duet with Lady Gaga. Hetfield’s verses weren’t audible for the first half of the Sunday performance of “Moth Into Flame.” He eventually moved over to share Gaga’s microphone for the ...
  • 400 NYC public school teachers to see Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers in New York City have landed tickets to the hottest show on Broadway. Some 400 teachers from schools in all five boroughs will attend Wednesday night’s performance of the sold-out, Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.” The teachers were selected by the city’s Department of Education and via a lottery held by Teach ...
  • Joey Mantia

    Music! Wifi! Olympians impressed with Pyeongchang perks

    The first impression some members of the USA Luge team got regarding how the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will operate came on the bus ride from the airport to the mountain resort where they’re staying. Sensing the athletes were weary after long flights, the bus stopped for lunch. Whether it’s the South Korean volunteers learning all the names of athletes, offering ...
  • David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss. The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.” Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial ...
  • Conan O'Brien

    Hot sauce and hope for Conan O’Brien in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The towering U.S. television host Conan O’Brien is drawing stares in Mexico, where he’s taping an episode of his show in a bid to “do something positive” about the tensions in U.S.-Mexico relations. O’Brien, who is 6-feet-4, arrived late last week and has spent part of his time in Mexico City strolling the streets, greeting people ...
  • Panel left to right: Malcolm Nance - Author, The Plot to Hack America, U.S. Counterterrorism, Intelligence Officer, Larry Wilmore - Producer/ Comedian/ Writer, Jack Kingston - Former Representative

    Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’

    NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off. It was later, during an online-only “Overtime” segment of Maher’s Friday night show, that two of Maher’s three ...
  • Warren Frost, Dr. Will Hayward on ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks” and appeared in dozens of other TV shows including “Matlock” and “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 91. Frost died Friday at his home in Middlebury, Vermont, after a lengthy illness, according to a statement from his son, “Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost. The nature of the ...
  • Stephen Colbert

    Colbert show to air live after Trump’s address to Congress

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert is going to have his say after President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. CBS said that “The Late Show” will air live at 11:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, the night of Trump’s scheduled speech. Josh Earnest, former press secretary for the Obama White House, and actress Lisa Kudrow will be Colbert’s ...
  • Adeiny Hechavarria

    Marlins’ Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria told a federal jury Friday he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer. Hechavarria testified in the trial of agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who are accused of conspiracy and alien smuggling. Hechavarria ...
  • C-SPAN survey lists top presidents: Lincoln, Washington, FDR

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. It’s C-SPAN’s third survey on presidents, and the first in which Eisenhower cracks the top five. In 2009, Eisenhower ranked eighth and in 2000 he ranked ...
  • Angelina Jolie

    Jolie hopes family will come out ‘stronger’ after breakup

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a “difficult time” since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they would come out “stronger for it.” The actress and filmmaker spoke briefly about her personal struggles during a recent interview with BBC World News. She has been ...
  • ‘Moonlight’ and ‘The Americans’ receive Writers Guild Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — The screenplay for “Moonlight” and the scripts for “The Americans” and “Atlanta” were among the winners of this year’s Writers Guild Awards. Barry Jenkins’ script for the Oscar-nominated “Moonlight” won the Guild prize for best original screenplay. Oscar nominee Eric Heisserer of “Arrival” won for best adapted screenplay. Best documentary screenplay went to “Command and Control,” ...
  • ‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Great Wall” was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, “The Great Wall” was intended to prove that the world’s no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran up $171 ...
  • Hungarian film ‘On Body and Soul’ wins Golden Bear in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — A Hungarian love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams won the top award Saturday at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. “On Body and Soul” by writer-director Ildiko Enyedi contrasts the harsh reality of the abattoir with the magical world of slumber. Enyedi was previously best known for her 1989 debut film, “My 20th ...
  • James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones, Donald Glover cast in ‘Lion King’ remake

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney’s upcoming remake of “The Lion King.” Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television’s “Atlanta,” will portray the adult Simba. Jones reprises the role of Simba’s father, Mufasa, which he voiced in the ...
  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film

    SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on the plight of young people in war zones today. “First They Killed My Father” is based on author and human rights activist ...
  • Hugh Jackman says he’s ‘fine’ after latest skin cancer bout

    BERLIN (AP) — Hugh Jackman arrived at the premiere of “Logan” with a small bandage on his nose after taking to Twitter to announce he had been treated for skin cancer once again. But Jackman insisted he’s OK. “It is fine, it is all done, all fixed, all out. Thank you for asking,” he said at the Friday night debut ...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos

    Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. Hours later, his publisher cancelled his book “Dangerous,” which had been scheduled to come out in June. The American Conservative Union founded and hosts ...
  • David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss. The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.” Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial ...
  • Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

    LONDON (AP) — Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain’s Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval. In a passionate debate that’s unlikely to change the British government’s position, Trump was labeled a misogynist, a bigot ...
  • Angelina Jolie

    Jolie hopes family will come out ‘stronger’ after breakup

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a “difficult time” since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they would come out “stronger for it.” The actress and filmmaker spoke briefly about her personal struggles during a recent interview with BBC World News. She has been ...
  • Tom Brady

    How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

    The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras. Nothing political about that, right? Not exactly. In a divided nation, everything is political. While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots ...
  • Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East 192-182

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that. At the defense-free dunkfest that now serves as the NBA’s All-Star Game, Davis scored a record 52 points and led the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference, 192-182 on Sunday night. He made 26 of 39 shots, ...
  • The Latest: Davis breaks Wilt’s record, West wins 197-182

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night’s All-Star game (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night. Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell Westbrook was gunning for his ...