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Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease

Aug. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Restrictions continued in much of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks. Soldiers manned nearly deserted streets and limited the movement of...

Lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

Aug. 18, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker who doesn't believe humans are causing climate change is nevertheless leading a push to ensure Nebraska farmers are better prepared for extreme weather like the blizzards and flooding that hit the state this year. The Legislature's Agriculture Committee will look for changes...

Feminist icon Steinem blasts Israel PM over travel ban

Aug. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called Israel's prime minister a "bully" and says she won't visit as long as he remains the country's leader. In a statement posted online Saturday, she said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar a visit by two Democratic congresswomen...

Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Aug. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of...

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Aug. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. Since...

Livingston voters to decide if town stays dry

Aug. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Buying anything stronger than beer in the Louisiana town of Livingston has been next to impossible for quite some time, but that could soon be changing. WAFB-TV reports voters started a petition to loosen some of the town's alcohol laws, and the town's board of aldermen recently...

NC agency taking comments about regulation of pesticide

Aug. 18, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top environmental agency is accepting public comments about the regulation of a chemical pesticide used in log fumigation through the end of August. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the use of methyl bromide came to the attention of the Department of Environmental...

Noodle Nook will be no more at National Cattle Congress

Aug. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — AMVETS Post 19 has been dishing up meals for the community for nearly 70 years at the Noodle Nook. But this year the stoves will go cold for good. "I'm gonna miss it," said John Mrzlak, a volunteer for more than 40 years. "But you know everything comes to an end at a certain time."...

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues...

House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad

Aug. 17, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving. It's not just President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is emerging as an alternative...