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NEW YORK - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on President Trump on Saturday, bashing his immigration policy as one that focuses on "ethnicity and racism." At her first town hall event in Queens since the president's weeklong bashing of her and three other minority congresswomen - Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts - that included ...

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CARACAS, Venezuela - A U.S. intelligence aircraft flew over Venezuelan airspace on Friday in "a clear provocation" and in violation of international treaties, officials with President Nicolas Maduro's defense ministry said. The alleged incident may further roil Washington-Caracas relations at a time Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting Latin America, and as a summit of so-called ...

A security camera captured a gas line explosion at a Murrieta, Calif., home on Monday that left a utility worker dead and 15 others injured. The video, captured on a neighbor's Ring camera and obtained by KABC-TV, shows the moment the blast rocked the Riverside County neighborhood. Wade Kilpatrick, 31, a construction technician for Southern California Gas Co., was killed. Another employee of ...

LONDON - Britain mobilized a diplomatic broadside - but no immediate military action - against Iran on Saturday in retaliation for its seizure of the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's top diplomat in London was summoned to the foreign office, while British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt expressed "his extreme disappointment" in a phone call to Mohammad Javad ...

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Lawmakers in Virginia are now sparring over Democrats' plans to boycott a major event at Jamestown later this month because President Donald Trump will be attending. Trump is expected to attend the celebration marking the 400th anniversary of representative government in America, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Saturday. The newspaper reported that "an individual familiar with the ...

The Fresh Market and Target are among the chains hit by a listeria recall of egg salad, tuna salad, Thai lobster salad and deviled egg sandwiches made Thursday and sold under various brand names or sold free form. A Friday night email from Fresh Market said the Thai Lobster Salad sold by the pound at the self-serve salad bar was included in the recall, as is the pre-packaged House of Thaller ...

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - It is supposed to be one of the happiest days of a major league baseball player's life, and that will be true again Sunday for five of the six players being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Harold Baines, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera, and Lee Smith will look out from a stage at waves and waves of adoring fans while previous Hall of Fame ...

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - During the rehearsal on Friday for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera raised his hand. "Can I ask a question," Rivera quipped. "Why do I always have to go last?" Former Oriole and Yankee Mike Mussina, who will be the first of the new inductees to speak on Sunday, had the answer. "You know why, Mariano," he replied, ...

Virtually on the eve of Ukraine's parliamentary elections, the Kremlin released comments by President Vladimir Putin, saying that the two countries will mend ties despite their five-year conflict. Putin went as far as to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. "We have many things in common, we can use this as our competitive advantage during some form of integration," Putin said, ...

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Golfer Kyle Stanley isn't being criticized for what he said - but for what he didn't. The controversy concerns something that happened during the second round of the British Open. First, Stanley accidentally struck a course marshal on the shin with an errant shot on No. 14. Then, on No. 17, Stanley hit a shot that sailed toward some spectators, and he only watched ...

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LONDON/TEHRAN - Britain and Iran's worsening row over seized oil tankers showed no sign of letting up on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats emerged from a phone call as adversarial as ever. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote on Twitter that he "expressed extreme disappointment" to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for not moving to de-escalate the situation. For his ...

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SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla claimed Randeep Hothi was a dangerous stalker who injured a security guard and endangered Tesla employees with his car. It asked a judge to slap Hothi with a restraining order. But Tesla dropped the suit Friday after the judge ordered the company to turn over video and audio evidence to prove its case. The company said it chose not to release the evidence to protect the ...

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Money awards to victims could be affected if Judge Kenneth Marra could throw out the non-prosecution agreement, lawyers say. Recent criticism of federal prosecutors' once-secret plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has already sparked a New York-based criminal investigation that led to fresh charges for the 66-year-old financier and forced the resignation last week of one of President ...

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Boxes of printers and office supplies lay scattered on the ground. Campaign staff sat on the floor in mostly unfurnished offices as they were just starting to occupy Joe Biden's Iowa headquarters in Des Moines after weeks of working remotely in coffee shops around the city. The delayed headquarters opening is just one of the many ways Biden is playing catch-up in the crucial first-caucus state ...

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NEW YORK - Hot, hot, hot summer day as NYC bakes in 90-plus temperatures, with forecasters predicting no immediate relief. The summer's first heat wave descended Saturday on a sweat-soaked city where New Yorkers kept their cool by splashing in sprinklers or sitting in air conditioning. The temperature hit 91 degrees before noon in Central Park, with the high mark threatening to reach 100 ...

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Millions of DirecTV subscribers lost access to CBS programming late Friday after talks over a new distribution deal collapsed. CBS Corp. and AT&T Inc., which owns DirecTV, failed to reach an agreement by an 11 p.m. Pacific deadline. Without a contract in place, AT&T no longer had authorization to include CBS station signals in its television packages in more than a dozen cities, including Los ...

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President Donald Trump said he received assurances from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that detained American rapper A$AP Rocky would be "treated fairly" after promising to "personally vouch" for the bail of the hip-hop artist. The leader-to-leader phone call came after recording artist Kanye West lobbied Trump to help secure the release of the musician on Friday, after a Swedish judge ...

WASHINGTON - Even if you follow Congress, you might not realize that Sen. Marco Rubio is the chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. But the Florida Republican has been active with that part of his portfolio too, this week unveiling a chairman's mark for what would be the first full reauthorization and overhaul of the Small Business Administration in almost 20 years, and ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's mandate that boards of directors overseeing public companies include women is catching fire as states including Illinois, New York and New Jersey, as well as lawmakers in Washington, consider similar rules to promote diversity, government officials told CQ Roll Call. But efforts to establish requirements for other underrepresented groups such as African ...

SINGAPORE - Along pristine Cambodian beaches, past parades of elephants in its largest national park, sits an area half the size of Singapore that is raising alarm bells among military strategists in the U.S. and beyond. Dara Sakor, a $3.8 billion China-backed investment zone encompassing 20% of Cambodia's coastline, is unlike any other in the developing Southeast Asian nation. Controlled by a ...

CHICAGO - Cubs radio announcer Pat Hughes deserves to receive the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, the sport's highest honor for a broadcaster, when it's handed out at this time next year. Certainly, no one is better than Hughes, a distinction that might even be enough to snag it for him. You never know. The man is a consummate professional who has studied and honed his craft ...

MIAMI - They could close the summer ledger right now and claim victory. The Miami Heat won the NBA offseason - no, not on the top tier, where Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant were changing uniforms, but on the lower level of teams that did the most with nothing. What was supposed to be a dead summer in South Florida for Heat activity ended up delightfully noisy. Pat Riley somehow ...

SEATTLE - What's the rudest thing you can say to people that have already invested hundreds of millions more dollars into a project than expected? That they better keep the money coming. But that's the advice for the NHL Seattle ownership group when it comes time to build a team. And that's what this hockey-hungry fan base should expect of them. Thursday, Hall of Fame center Ron Francis was ...

SEATTLE - One week after perhaps the most imperfect start of Mike Leake's career, he flirted with perfection. Leake retired the first 24 batters he faced, Daniel Vogelbach hit a pair of three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 on Friday night at T-Mobile Park. They were the same Angels that seven days earlier had no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 win, with ...

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Step through the Cinder Lake Crater Field roughly 12 miles outside Flagstaff, Ariz., and you might encounter a white crystal-filled rock that has absolutely no business being there. The chunks of anorthosite weren't deposited there by nature - they were trucked in from the mountains around Pasadena, Calif. And the craters were carved not by meteors, but by fertilizer and dynamite. Before the ...

There is just about every shade of politics you can imagine represented by the people who run for president. There is Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate who wears a boot for a hat and wants to give everyone free ponies. Or 89-year-old Mike Gravel, a former senator from Alaska who allows two teens to run his antiwar candidacy. And there's Seven the Dog, whose principal campaign committee ...

The Scullery, a Greenville, N.C., diner had a good night Wednesday, serving more than 500 customers and bringing in more than $5,600 in sales. Visitors to the Scullery were met with a sign explaining where those sales proceeds would be going. It read, "100% of today's sales will be donated to American Immigration Council in order to help with the immigration crisis at our southern border, and ...

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The seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the latest example of how tensions between the U.S. and Iran have spilled into one of the world's most strategic and vital waterways for oil. Since May, Iran has been accused of harassing and attacking oil tankers in the strait. As the British government continues to investigate Friday's ...

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WASHINGTON - Iran's detention of two British-owned oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz sharply escalated tensions with London and Washington on Friday, increasing the odds that the two allies would undertake new military steps to protect shipping in the strategically important Middle East waterway. Naval forces from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the British-flagged tanker Stena ...

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LOS ANGELES - Police officers in Los Angeles wrongly ticketed motorists on streets with expired speed limits, violating a law that bans the use of speed traps in California cities, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit, which is seeking class action status, says the Los Angeles Police Department used electronic devices to write speeding ...