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Man who admitted to concert scam wants to take plea back


A North Carolina man who admitted to defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by lying about being able to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraiser concert now wants to take … Click to Continue »

US stocks on pace to snap two-day losing streak


U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher Thursday after a two-day losing streak. Industrials and technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the rally. Energy companies also notched solid gains … Click to Continue »

CBS names Margaret Brennan as 'Face the Nation' anchor

In appointing Margaret Brennan as moderator of "Face the Nation" on Thursday, CBS News gets the first person with day-to-day experience covering the Trump administration as host of a Sunday … Click to Continue »

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan


A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called "Medicare Extra … Click to Continue »

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Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seas


Scientists tag sharks to see where they roam in the high seas, but until now they couldn't track the seas' biggest eater: Humans. By using ships' own emergency beacons, researchers … Click to Continue »

Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas


Alabama has moved closer to approving the use of nitrogen gas in executions - a method so far untested in the United States. The Alabama Senate approved a bill Thursday … Click to Continue »


Eyewear website operator sentenced to 2 more years in prison


An eyewear website operator who was convicted of threatening customers with rape and murder and served time in prison has been sentenced to two more years by an angry New … Click to Continue »


Brit Awards give top honors to Dua Lipa, Stormzy

In a story Feb. 21 about the Brit Awards, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Dua Lipa song. It is "New Rules," not "No Rules." The AP … Click to Continue »

The Brexit effect: UK economy grows at 5-year low in 2017


The British economy grew at its slowest rate in five years during 2017 as consumers and businesses were held back by factors directly related to Brexit. Armed with more information … Click to Continue »


German court defers ruling on banning diesel cars in cities


A German court has deferred a decision on whether to allow a ban on diesel cars in cities to lower air pollution, a move that could have drastic consequences for … Click to Continue »


Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles


On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy rifles … Click to Continue »


Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case


Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on … Click to Continue »

Worries about US rate hikes return to stalk markets


Global stock markets tracked Wall Street lower on Thursday after the minutes to the last meeting of the Federal Reserve policy meeting rekindled fears about the pace of interest rate … Click to Continue »


Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties


Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision … Click to Continue »


Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. Lawyers … Click to Continue »

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal


Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. … Click to…


Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency


Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" during a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name … Click to Continue »


'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents


Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from … Click to Continue »


Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes


Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest … Click to Continue »

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. Commissioner Adam Silver said the … Click to Continue »

Wednesday, Feb 21

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in … Click to Continue »

Mexican network fires producer after actress' allegation

Mexico's largest television network said Wednesday it has severed ties with independent producer Gustavo Loza after actress Karla Souza said she was raped early in her career by a producer … Click to Continue »

NBC's Lindsey Vonn Show takes home Olympic bronze

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: THE LINDSEY VONN SHOW: NBC identified Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White as its two stars of the Olympics going in, and with … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. About 500 Leon High School students and parents waited for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School … Click to Continue »

Tuesday, Feb 20

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India


"Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald … Click to Continue »

Ranger Alex Claudio returns to Puerto Rico after Maria

Shortly after becoming the first person from this hillside industrial town 40 minutes from San Juan to reach the major leagues, Rangers reliever Alex Claudio searched online for a tattoo … Click to Continue »

Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove


An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. Auctioneer Christie's is selling hundreds of artworks including … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long guns


The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11 p.m. A law enforcement official says the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high … Click to Continue »

Monday, Feb 19

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act


The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Norway wins 2 gold, Canada and Germany share 1


The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Canada set up yet another gold medal game against the United States in women's hockey, and had to share … Click to Continue »

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran


An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Wallace overcome with emotion after historic run


The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 7 p.m. Darrell Wallace Jr. sobbed in his mother's arms after he posted the best finish for a black driver in … Click to Continue »

Sunday, Feb 18

Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe


Latvia's top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off … Click to Continue »

What’s going into the old Fisherman’s Galley? A combination you might not expect

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At first glance mixing a seafood place with an Indian restaurant might seem like a stretch. But that doesn’t take into account the more than 4,600 miles of coastline that … Click to Continue »

What a dry 2018 will mean to Stanislaus County farmers and homeowners

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Irrigation season was delayed in 2017 as storm after storm kept farm and garden soil moist. Fast-forward to 2018, which has started out very dry and brought calls to fill … Click to Continue »

Saturday, Feb 17

Christopher Bailey's Burberry farewell tops London shows


Christopher Bailey's final show as Burberry creative director dominated London Fashion Week on Saturday. Bailey is leaving the popular brand later this year after a 17-year stint that helped it … Click to Continue »

Why Seneca Foods is closing its Modesto plant, leaving hundreds out of work

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Seneca Foods Corp. announced Friday that it will close its Modesto plant, which has 265 full-time employees. A news release from the Marion, N.Y.-based company said, "Production operations at this … Click to Continue »

Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. The … Click to Continue »

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race


In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden … Click to Continue »