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How to beat Trump? Dems divided as he rams race onto ballot

Jul. 19, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump's "racist" taunts at a rally the night before. "This is about dividing the country," the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race , told...

David Crosby opens up in new documentary 'Remember My Name'

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Crosby has turned down no fewer than four biopics about his life. None of them captured the scope of his turbulent life. But he said yes when director A.J. Eaton proposed a documentary. At 77, in relatively poor health yet creating some of the best music of his career, Crosby was...

Passengers on Southwest flight get Nintendo Switch

Jul. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane. They received a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of the "Super Mario Maker 2" game to enjoy as Flight 2246 traveled from Dallas to San Diego on...

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

Jul. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000 raffled off free cameras in a partnership with the camera manufacturer....

Pacquiao has plenty to say while he prepares for Thurman

Jul. 19, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A fighter who once kept most conversations short...

Bumgarner shines, Giants top Mets in 16 for 6th in a row

Jul. 19, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You bet Madison Bumgarner pleaded to Bruce Bochy to start the 10th inning. And of course the big left-hander remained a little irked afterward considering he didn't get the chance. "I didn't try to make it much of a conversation but he wasn't having it. Usually if I really want to I...

Springer, Bregman propel Astros to 6-2 victory over Angels

Jul. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bregman and Houston stumbled out of the All-Star break, dropping four of six games, but the Astros have looked more like themselves the past two nights. Bregman and George Springer homered while Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the AL West leaders beat...

Forget 'manmade': Berkeley bans gender-specific words

Jul. 19, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "human-made." And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join "collegiate Greek system residences" rather...

The Latest: New mid-engine Corvette starts under $60,000

Jul. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the introduction of the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette: (all times local): 12:10 a.m. GM President Mark Reuss says the new 2020 version of the Chevrolet Corvette will start under $60,000, 7% more than the current car's base price of $55,900. Prices of other versions...

Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

Jul. 18, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for others and can produce its own hits, such as "Lucky Star," ''K-On!" and the "Haruhi Suzumiya" series. The...