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  • Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:10:20 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance.

  • Fugitive's trail exposes Red Bull co-owners' offshore deals

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:42:31 GMT

    The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, including the posh London home where the clan's fugitive son was last seen.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:08:20 GMT

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  • Game of Thrones episode shown in Spain, Nordics by error

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:41:46 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — HBO said Wednesday that due to an error the sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season was shown a week ahead of schedule in Spain and Nordic countries.

  • Game of Thrones episode shown in Spain apparently by mistake

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:01:12 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — HBO in Spain has aired, apparently by mistake, the sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season a week ahead of schedule.

  • From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:54:48 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.

  • Baby, 2 women among 13 killed by tree on Portuguese island

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:49:49 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among the 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on an outdoor religious festival in Portugal's Madeira Islands, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Baby, 2 women among 13 killed by falling tree on Madeira

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:20:47 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities say a 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among the 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on an outdoor religious festival in Portugal's Madeira Islands.

  • Lawmakers weigh in on Trump's comments on Charlottesville

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:25:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are reacting to President Donald Trump's latest comments on the violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president said he believes "there's blame on both sides" for what transpired.

  • Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:24:34 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf.

  • Gonzalez allows 2 hits as Nationals snap Angels' streak

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:53:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gio Gonzalez allowed two hits in six scoreless innings, Howie Kendrick hit two solo home runs and the Washington Nationals snapped the Los Angeles Angels' winning streak at six with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

  • Helicopter that crashed amid violence was damaged in 2010

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:43:21 GMT

    The Virginia State Police helicopter that crashed, killing two troopers who were monitoring violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, was heavily damaged in 2010 when it lost engine power and was forced to make a hard landing, a state police spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

  • Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wife

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:38:16 GMT

    WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are investigating a restaurant where authorities say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had lunch before she died in a car crash.

  • Funeral announcements announced for Virginia troopers

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:36:57 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Funeral arraignments have been announced for the two Virginia State Police troopers who died in a helicopter crash after monitoring a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville.

  • Backlash over GOP bills to shield drivers who hit protesters

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:08:51 GMT

    Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they're facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally have been seen around the world.

  • Lawsuit: Rent in building owed by Kushner family is too high

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:02:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos. filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the business once run by Jared Kushner is charging too much rent in violation of state regulations.

  • The Latest: Death toll in Portugal tree fall rises to 13

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:01:46 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the fallen tree on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):

  • 13 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:59:31 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said.

  • 12 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:05:31 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials said.

  • The Latest: Portugal officials seek reason for tree's fall

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:24:53 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the fallen tree on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):

  • Police: 5 pedestrians not seriously hurt after hit by car

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:03:02 GMT

    CLEMENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say five pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle in New Jersey weren't seriously injured.