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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 19-25

Aug. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("The Virginian") is 91. Actress Debra Paget ("Love Me Tender") is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75. Country...

Austin City Council delays MLS stadium vote until Aug. 15

Aug. 10, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Council put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season. The council met for several hours Thursday night to vote on a plan to let Crew owner Anthony Precourt build a...

Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

Aug. 8, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California utility reached a nearly $120 million settlement over a massive blowout at a natural gas storage field that became the nation's largest known release of climate-changing methane and forced thousands to flee their Los Angeles homes almost three years ago, officials...

Austin stadium vote could trigger Crew move to Texas

Aug. 8, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it. Anthony Precourt, owner of the Columbus Crew , has been pushing for months to move his team to Austin, the...

NYC enlists former gang members as 'violence interrupters'

Aug. 2, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Gaskin steps into the street armed with a bullhorn. Cars swerve. He glares. The former gang member raises the mic to his lips and preaches the message emblazoned on his T-shirt, on his orange baseball cap, on the rubber bands around his wrist and on his Adidas tracksuit: "Stop...

Aid group: Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing fighting

Aug. 2, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — About 3,000 Yemeni children are fleeing every day from the port city of Hodeida as fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's Shiite rebels continues to rage along the country's west coast, an international aid group said Thursday. Save the Children estimated that 6,238 people...

History, Hollywood and voodoo all in a New Orleans cemetery

Jul. 31, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you've heard about New Orleans' famous cemeteries with their above-ground tombs, chances are you've heard about the gravesite of the so-called voodoo queen. Her name was Marie Laveau and she is buried in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. But visitors looking to visit her grave need to know a...

Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean's plastic trash

Jul. 31, 2018 1:47 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo , all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore. There's a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles. The artwork, part of a project...

Hope grows as deadly Northern California blaze slows down

Jul. 29, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down Sunday after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as they announced the discovery of a sixth fatality. Meanwhile officials said a second firefighter...

Firefighters rescue 3 baby sea turtles from storm drain

Jul. 28, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in South Florida rescued three baby sea turtles that had been trapped in a storm drain. News outlets report that a good Samaritan noticed the newly hatched sea turtles Saturday evening in a Deerfield Beach grated storm drain across the street from the shore....