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10 Things To Know for Today


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS "LONG-TERM SNAP DECISIONS"

Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk…


US Postal Service to unveil Mister Rogers postage stamp


PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp.


10 Things to Know for Friday


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. HOW MARKETS REACTED TO TRUMP'S PLAN ON TARIFFS FOR CHINA

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.


Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry


BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs.

Stocks dive on trade war fears


Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest…


Weather Channel sold to independent studio, distributor


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weather Channel is under new ownership.


Viewpoint: Use caution, not hysteria, with driverless car policy


The following is from a San Jose Mercury News editorial: It was inevitable: A self-driving car killed a pedestrian.

Will Cynthia Nixon team up with a fellow progressive insurgent?

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While Cynthia Nixon's announcement that she was launching a Democratic primary against Gov. Andrew Cuomo gained worldwide attention this week, she's not the only insurgent taking on his administration this year.

Video shows woman's fatal shooting by Elgin police officer


ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A compilation of police body-camera and dash cam footage released Thursday shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by an Elgin officer along a Chicago-area interstate.

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Judge allows questioning of ICE director in California suit


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday granted California's request to question the nation's top immigration enforcer in a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration over California laws to protect immigrants in the country…

Meredith to remodel Iowa offices, transfer New York jobs


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A day after announcing major job cuts, magazine publisher Meredith Corp. said it plans a $21 million remodel of its corporate headquarters in Iowa to accommodate 41 jobs it's transferring from New York.

Confusion, relief, anger in 911 calls during missile scare


HONOLULU (AP) — Some of those who called 911 during the confusion after a cellphone and broadcast alert mistakenly warned of a ballistic missile headed to Hawaii were relieved there was no danger, while others were angry about the scare,…


New York, New Jersey airport workers to see wage hikes


JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at New York-area airports will see their wages nearly double after the agency that operates the airports approved a series of hikes through 2023, bringing to a close years of protests.

Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown


NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.

Algae leads to 'impaired' designation for western Lake Erie


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio for the first time is designating the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water and closed beaches in recent years, officials said Thursday.

Alabama 3rd state to allow execution by nitrogen gas


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will become the third state to authorize the untested use of nitrogen gas to execute prisoners, under legislation signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kay Ivey.


Markets Right Now: Trade worries send stock market plunging


NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 4 p.m. Stocks plunged, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and…

Rep. Cramer's son dies at Minnesota hospital


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer's son has died at a Minnesota hospital after suffering from failing liver and kidneys.

Environmentalists seek to block New Mexico border wall work


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environment groups is seeking to stop work to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico.


CNN chief Jeff Zucker says Fox News is propaganda machine


NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker sharply attacked the network's rivals at Fox News Channel on Thursday, saying that it has become a propaganda machine that is "doing an incredible disservice to the country."

Texas company settles Oklahoma pollution lawsuit


DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A Texas-based oil field service company has settled a lawsuit with more than 100 southern Oklahoma residents who allege their homes and businesses were damaged by groundwater contamination caused by the company.

Woman's ex-husband seeks protection from Missouri governor


ST. LOUIS (AP) — The ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is seeking an order for protection from the governor.


Gulf Coast meteorologist will lead US hurricane center


MIAMI (AP) — A meteorologist who aided emergency response efforts along the Gulf Coast after the 2010 oil spill has been tapped to lead the U.S. government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami.


Capital Region added 5,400 private sector jobs over past year

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The Capital Region added 5,400 private sector jobs, mainly in education and health services, and leisure and hospitality, over the past year, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. The total number of jobs stood at 467,600, a record…

Judges, Ohio prison system at odds over bed reduction plan


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges and the state prison system are at odds over a new law meant to lower Ohio's inmate population by limiting the amount of time behind bars for low-level offenders who commit minor probation violations.

Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to Congress


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to…

Ex-police sergeant gets 120 years in Florida child porn case


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police sergeant was sentenced to 120 years in federal prison for making and possessing child pornography, including images downloaded on his patrol car's computer.


Price Chopper/Market 32 to stop accepting competitor coupons

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Price Chopper/Market 32 will stop honoring competitor coupons after April 22.