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AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220M

Apr. 25, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states in danger of losing at least $220 million in annual lottery profits that they use to fund college scholarships, senior citizen services and a variety of other programs. The states are anxiously waiting on a...

Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

Apr. 25, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, far more than the number announced earlier by the U.S.-led coalition, Amnesty International and a London-based watchdog...

Deere agrees to pay Iowa $1M for air-quality violations

Apr. 25, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa attorney general's office says Deere & Co. has agreed to pay $1 million for violating air quality standards at its Cedar Falls facility. A news release said Thursday that Deere has agreed in a consent decree to annual third-party environmental audits for at least three...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does this mean people should just...

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Apr. 25, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates. The Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the...

The Latest: France's Macron vows to cut middle-class taxes

Apr. 25, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's solutions to quell the economic anger of yellow vest protests(all times local): 6:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to cut income taxes for middle-class workers. Macron made the vow Thursday during a planned speech outlining...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does this mean people should just...

Anchorage hires consultants to review Port of Alaska project

Apr. 25, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage officials have hired consultants to help determine the best path forward for the stalled modernization project of the Port of Alaska. The Anchorage Assembly's Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee approved a $45,000 contract last week for the project management firm...

UPS falls short of forecasts on bad weather, costs

Apr. 25, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. reported Thursday that first-quarter profit fell 17% as revenue was flat from a year ago and the package-delivery company ran into higher spending to cope with a series of winter storms. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the shares tumbled in...

Algeria takes action against corruption, questions tycoons

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities are embarking on a "Clean Hands" campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons and current and former government officials. Corruption is a major complaint of the masses of protesters who helped drive longtime leader Abdelaziz...