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Florida to close wastewater reservoir with leak history

Apr. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida is moving to permanently close the leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir that poured millions of gallons of water into Tampa Bay while threatening to burst open and flood nearby homes and businesses, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. ...

Blair Godbout, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 66

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blair Godbout, a veteran Associated Press photo editor whose calm demeanor, attention to detail and warm, outgoing personality made him friends with arguably everyone he met in a business in which the rush to be first is often tense and competitive, has died at age 66. ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

Apr. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry. “We want to gather again, and we...

Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

Apr. 08, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. Authorities in some areas...

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

Apr. 08, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson’s attorney,...

Myanmar security forces attack town that resisted with arms

Apr. 07, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces on Wednesday stormed a town in northwestern Myanmar where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles to resist the military's February seizure of power, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring many others, local news reports said. ...

Israel's Netanyahu in court as parties weigh in on his fate

Apr. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as...

Tennessee's governor signs transgender athlete bill

Mar. 26, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law Friday banning transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports, making it the third state this year to approve a measure many critics warn would prompt costly lawsuits and hurt transgender youth. ...

The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article

Mar. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ___ 2:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative...

Japan's Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up

Mar. 24, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota, Isuzu and Hino said Wednesday they are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in electric, hydrogen, connected and autonomous driving technologies. Under the deal, Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s top...