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FDA food testing finds contamination by 'forever chemicals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery … more

U.S. aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to … more

Uber to boot riders from its app if they repeatedly misbehave

By The Associated Press If you misbehave repeatedly while getting a ride from Uber, you could get booted off the app. The company said that starting Wednesday, riders with a rating from drivers that's significantly below average could lose … more

Snake slithers out of toilet, bites man on arm

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm. Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot snake bit him when he … more

Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school … more

Trump gets pushback on promise of new Mexican tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump doubled down Friday on his threat to slap a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America's … more

Computer algorithm helps reopen dozens of Chicago cold cases

CHICAGO (AP) - The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been strangled or suffocated. Authorities think many … more

Pilot pleaded for training weeks before Ethiopian crash

NEW YORK (AP) - Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be … more

Trump says he was not involved in keeping ship out of sight

President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to do with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House, Trump … more

Major Hollywood studios start to weigh in on heartbeat bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix blinked first, and now other major Hollywood studios say they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the state's abortion law goes into effect. The state is known for its lucrative tax incentives for filming. WarnerMedia, … more

After several quiet years, tornadoes erupt in U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the … more

No end in sight for residents as Mississippi flood enters month 4

HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) - Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi … more

China's tech giant Huawei asks court to rule U.S. security law unconstitutional

SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Fighting to maintain its access to major markets for next-generation communications, Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. law that limits its sales of telecom equipment. Huawei's chief … more

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries in … more

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation … more

Know how retirement legislation impacts you

Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures to address that. There are a few retirement-related bills of note making their way through Congress. One in particular, the Secure Act, … more

U.S. beefing up forces in Middle East to counter Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests … more

Grave gardeners: Volunteers tend to old cemeteries

The cemeteries of yore existed as much for the living as for the dead. People would picnic and relax there as they would in a park today. Now, a handful of 19th century graveyards are restoring the bygone tradition of cemetery gardening, … more

Last U.S. slave ship discovered among alligators, snakes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The old wooden ship hull didn't look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator … more

Tornado hits Missouri capital, killing at least 3

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service … more
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