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Maui water board to study buying water diversion system

Jul. 21, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The governing authority for Maui's water utility plans to study the feasibility of buying and maintaining an irrigation system that diverts stream water from east Maui and delivers it other parts of the island. The county Board of Water Supply voted Thursday to establish a...

Consumers urged to review policies ahead of storm season

Jul. 21, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is urging homeowners to review their insurance policies before the upcoming tropical storm season. Peak hurricane season in Connecticut begins in mid-August and runs through late October. Mais says policyholders should discuss with an...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of heat and humidity in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck, Pennsylvania firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and police departments from New York City to suburban Boston implored residents to...

'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever

Jul. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. "Avatar" has held onto the record for a decade at...

Correction: Brexit story

Jul. 21, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story July 19 about Brexit, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote in the 14th paragraph. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments, not British Prime Minister Theresa May. A corrected version of the story is below: UK lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in...

'The Lion King' rules and 'Endgame' scores all-time record

Jul. 21, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept past...

Hotels become latest battleground over immigration detention

Jul. 21, 2019 1:05 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. The U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels for...

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote

Jul. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote.

Utah children test their business skills at downtown market

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Homemade slime, pancakes and wands were just some of the goods for sale at a downtown Logan entrepreneur market where kids hone their business savvy. Kids ages 5 to 16 lined the street July 13 as part of The Libertas Institute's second annual Children's Entrepreneur Market, The Herald...

New Mexico farmers thankful for extra moisture

Jul. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

RAMAH, N.M. (AP) — Parts of western New Mexico are benefiting from the extra moisture received over the winter and spring as a result of a favorable weather pattern. The Gallup Independent reports Ramah Lake was almost filled to capacity, allowing local farmers to irrigate with water from the lake. This...