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As with adults, no easy way to address weight with children

NEW YORK - Red, yellow, green. It's a system for conveying the healthfulness of foods and at the center of a debate about how to approach weight loss for children. This month, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers provoked a backlash when … more

Bailiff deemed local legend dies in crash

YORK (AP) - A South Carolina courthouse bailiff known for serving his community for more than 50 years has died in a car crash. York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said 77-year-old Charles "Doody" Dunlap died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash near the … more

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic appeared in court Friday on charges of sabotaging a flight because he was upset about stalled union contract negotiations and wanted to earn overtime … more

'Only animals can live here': Storm victims await evacuation

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off … more

Modest hiring enough to fuel sluggish but durable U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming … more

U.S. woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bag

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila's airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. They said … more

Hurricane Dorian rakes Carolinas as it moves up the coast as Cat 2

CHARLESTON - Hurricane Dorian raked the Carolina coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward the … more

Iran ratchets up pressure ahead of nuclear deadline

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian officials ratcheted up pressure Wednesday ahead of a weekend nuclear deadline for European nations to come up with a solution for Iran to sell its oil abroad in the aftermath of escalated U.S. sanctions. President … more

New Zealand gun buyback brings mixed emotions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Some New Zealand gun owners are upset they're being compelled to hand over their assault weapons for money. Others think a government-imposed ban on certain semi-automatics following a March shooting massacre is the … more

Pentagon defers 127 projects to fund border wall

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 … more

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating children's privacy law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million, and the company will pay … more

Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine." The Democrat … more

'We need help': Rescuers in Bahamas face ruined islands

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) - Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. A day … more

Miami's Bahamian ties inspire relief effort after Dorian

MIAMI - Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami's earliest settlers from the Bahamas. Floridians showed up … more

Weather-tested residents brace for storm across Southeast

FOLLY BEACH - Weather-tested residents along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas were using their experience with past storms to guide them Tuesday as they readied their homes for Hurricane Dorian and decided whether to heed evacuation … more

'We need help': Rescuers in Bahamas face a blasted landscape

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane … more

Neighbor: Texas gunman was 'violent, aggressive person'

ODESSA, Texas - The gunman in a West Texas rampage "was on a long spiral of going down" and had been fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, calling 911 both before and after the shooting began, authorities … more

No one found alive after dive boat fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Officials said Tuesday that 34 people died after a boat packed with scuba divers caught fire near an island off the Southern California coast, and they have called off search efforts for survivors. The Coast Guard and law … more

In California, a campaign idea gets a test run

STOCKTON, Calif. - Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, … more

Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul even as U.S. deal nears

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban on Tuesday defended its suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 people and wounded 119, almost all local civilians, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and … more
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