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Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 17 dead

Jun. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded boat carrying people home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families capsized off Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 and leaving four others missing, police said Tuesday. The Arim Jaya was traveling from Ra'as village on Madura island to...

'Yarn Bombers' use craft to make a statement

Jun. 18, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jessie Hemmons did her first public "yarn bombing" in 2009, crocheting a 12-inch cozy around a bike rack in downtown Philadelphia. It was small but colorful, tangible. She knows that most who walked past didn't notice it. Her more recent works in the city have been harder to miss: the...

The Latest: Trump says Florida re-election rally will rock

Jun. 18, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 a.m. "Wild" like a rock concert. That's how President Donald Trump envisions his campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night. To Trump, Republican enthusiasm is at an all-time high. But the political event is...

'Smokelore' is a tasty history of barbecue, food and culture

Jun. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America" (University of Georgia Press), by Jim Auchmutey A great deal could be written about barbecue, and much of it already has been. An online search for books about barbecue yields more hits than even the most fanatical barbecue enthusiast is likely to read in one...

China suspends imports from Canadian pork company

Jun. 18, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China will halt imports from a Canadian company after food safety issues were detected in one batch of pork, the Xinhua state news agency reported Tuesday, a move likely to fuel speculation that China is retaliating against Canada for arresting a Chinese tech executive. After Canada arrested...

State commission recommends online hunter training course

Jun. 18, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended changing current regulations to allow hunters to become certified through a free online course instead of requiring in-person training at a firing range. News outlets quote the commission as saying the proposed change would...

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Jun. 18, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open, or close it behind him and...

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

Jun. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement in Florida on Tuesday are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what they say is a juxtaposition of the president's policies. Organizers of the "Win With Love...

San Francisco weighs 1st US city ban on e-cigarette sales

Jun. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering Tuesday whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes as part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors will weigh a ban on the sale and distribution of...

Honolulu City Council courted by opposing rental interests

Jun. 18, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Debate over vacation rental bills has led to accusations that Honolulu City Council members have become targets for influence peddling. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that each side in the vacation rental debate says its opponents are trying to buy influence on the nine-member...