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Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Feb. 01, 2023 15:34 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While...

'Dances With Wolves' actor to be charged with sex assault

Feb. 01, 2023 13:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of leading a cult could be facing multiple felonies and life in prison after police said he sexually assaulted young Indigenous girls and took multiple wives during a period spanning two decades, court records show. ...

Apple embraces potential of sports streaming with MLS deal

Feb. 01, 2023 11:46 AM EST

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — After taking its first dip into sports streaming last year, Apple is now immersing itself. The tech giant kicked off a 10-year partnership with Major League Soccer on Wednesday with the launch of Season Pass on Apple TV+. "This is very...

Spectator dies after melee at middle school basketball game

Feb. 01, 2023 11:35 AM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A brawl broke out among spectators at a middle school basketball game in northern Vermont, and a 60-year-old man who participated in the fight died, police said. State troopers were called to the Alburgh Community Education Center just before 7 p.m. Tuesday...

'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

Jan. 31, 2023 22:42 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former “Dances With Wolves” actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated...

HarperCollins to cut North American workforce by 5%

Jan. 31, 2023 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers plans to cut its workforce by 5% in the U.S. and Canada by the end of June, citing increased costs and lower sales in a statement released Tuesday. The announcement comes the day before HarperCollins and the union representing some 250...

Pope taps Chicago native in Peru to lead bishops' office

Jan. 30, 2023 07:00 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday named an American-born missionary in Peru, Bishop Robert Francis Prevost, to take over the Vatican’s powerful bishops’ office from the retiring Canadian who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct. Prevost, a...

'Hurricane Hazel,' mayor of Mississauga into her 90's, dies

Jan. 29, 2023 12:47 PM EST

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Hazel McCallion, who led one of Canada’s largest cities into her 90′s, died Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of feisty advocacy and more than three decades of nearly unchallenged leadership. She was 101. Known affectionately as “Hurricane Hazel,”...

Eileen Gu takes a bad crash in practice, misses Winter X

Jan. 29, 2023 09:56 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Olympic freestyle skiing champion Eileen Gu crashed during practice for the Winter X Games and said she suffered a bad ligament strain in her knee that forced her to miss the contest. Gu, who took two gold medals and one silver at the Beijing Games last year,...

Officials: 6 die, 3 injured in crash in upstate New York

Jan. 28, 2023 17:23 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Six people died in upstate New York when a freight truck and an express bus carrying more than a dozen people collided Saturday near the U.S.-Canada border, state police said. Three others were injured, including one in critical condition. They were being...