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Edmunds: 7 used car tech features that might surprise you

Aug. 21, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

Automakers have introduced a flurry of new automotive safety and convenience technology features the past few years. Close-to-new vehicles with these features are now increasingly showing up on dealership lots as used vehicles. The upshot: You don't have to buy a new car to get modern convenience and safety...

Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding claimed by the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has risen to 80, an official said Wednesday, as a U.S. envoy was set to resume talks with the Taliban on ending America's longest war. The initial toll in Saturday's blast...

Thousands interested in Dutch idea for Brexit beach party

Aug. 21, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the deadline for Britain to quit the European Union approaches, thousands of people are expressing interest in a Brexit beach party in the Netherlands to say a fond farewell. By Wednesday morning, nearly 10,000 people had signed up on Facebook to attend the proposed event...

Olson, Canha hit back-to-back HRs to lead A's past Yanks 6-2

Aug. 21, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics wasted little time responding to an early blow from the New York Yankees. Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to lead the A's over the New York Yankees 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. "I feel like we've...

Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas closing for Virgin rebrand work

Aug. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas has scrubbed plans to remain partly open and will close completely next year for renovations and rebranding as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the hotel east of the Las Vegas Strip will shut down in February, just after Super...

Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'

Aug. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. In a country where contraceptives are in short supply, word in the shantytown on the...

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Aug. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in "good health" and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua (kay-ah-lah-kay-koo-ah) Bay on...

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

Aug. 20, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said Tuesday. Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported the...

Migrant children programs report drivers harassing buses

Aug. 20, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say drivers have been following and harassing buses transporting the children of seasonal and migrant farmworkers for early childhood education programs in Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "Migrant...

It's no joke, mom: Florida teen arrested in school threat

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school. Volusia County Sheriff's officials interviewed the boy and his mother outside their home near Daytona Beach last...