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1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Jul. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot...

Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

Jul. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair. The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare....

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The chants began even before baseball's greatest closer stood to make his speech. "Mariano! Mariano! Mariano!" The former New York Yankees reliever paused and smiled. "I don't understand why I have to always be the last," Mariano Rivera joked at his Hall of Fame induction Sunday....

Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19

Jul. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and five women who have died after drinking adulterated liquor since...

The Latest: Mariano Rivera inducted into Baseball HOF

Jul. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. Mariano Rivera has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Taking the podium last as he predicted, the former New York Yankees star reliever had to wait for the chants of his name to stop...

Taste of the Tour: A signature dessert in Kirk Douglas' wake

Jul. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SAINT-SAVIN, France (AP) — It's a Tour de France dilemma: When you've found a gem of a hotel with a knockout restaurant along the race route, do you greedily keep the precious address to yourself? Then again, a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled, and Le Viscos in the picture-postcard village of...

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Jul. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. For decades, the U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in...

Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

Jul. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. But don't call it coddling. The...

Military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses

Jul. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green Beret...