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Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn’t help it dig out from a mountain of debt. The default was the largest in a se...
By Maricarmen Rivera The Associated Press FULL STORY
Advocates: High court signals it won’t stop $15 minimum wage
SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. The justices refused to hear a challenge to Seattle’s law, which franchise owners said ...
By Donna Gordon Blankenship The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wildfires cause dip in new California housing units
SACRAMENTO — The number of new housing units in California declined last year for the first time since the start of the economic recovery, due mostly to wildfires that scorched more than 2,000 homes, state officials reported Monday. California’s housing supply rose by 67,110 units last year, co...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man accused in killing of camper, yoga teacher pleads guilty
SAN FRANCISCO — One of three young transients accused of killing a Canadian who was camping during a music festival and a yoga teacher who was walking a dog pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday. Sean Michael Angold, 24, struck a plea deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ted Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout
OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz’s conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP’s primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican fron...
By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples The Associated Press FULL STORY
Donald Trump far behind in preparing for general election
WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential nomination may be in his sights, yet Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. The New York businessman has collected little information about tens of millions of voters he needs...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons’ voting rights
RICHMOND, Va. — Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans argue the governor has overstepped his constitutional authority with...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor’s signature. Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement that he disagreed with the bill for not allowing institutions “to ma...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Three planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star. A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it’s discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away. It’s ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from U.S. in decades
HAVANA — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Many watching the festive a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hungary aiming to drive Uber ride-hailing app out of country
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian government wants to drive out ride-hailing app Uber from the country while proposing new legislation to crack down on unlicensed passenger transport, officials said Monday. Taxi drivers have held several demonstrations against Uber and unlicensed drivers, slowing...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva
GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said “several proposals” aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo. Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and with the U.N. envoy...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Alleged street racer had 6-month-old in car
SAN DIEGO — Authorities have arrested a driver they say crashed his car in San Diego after street racing and leading authorities on a high-speed chase with his 6-month-old child in the back seat. KGTV-TV says nobody was seriously hurt in Sunday night’s escapade. Authorities say a Highway Patr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
OMG! Secretary of state says no selfies in the voting booth
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you’ll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it’s forbidden. Tennant said in a news release Friday that it’s illegal to ph...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Great Escape: 19 lab monkeys escape, all recaptured
YEMASSEE, S.C. — Nineteen monkeys made a break from a compound on the South Carolina coast, but freedom was fleeting. Local media outlets report the monkeys escaped from the Alpha Genesis center Sunday afternoon and six hours later all had been recaptured. Alpha Genesis operates two facilities n...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
One million goldfish dive into Tempe Town Lake near Phoenix
TEMPE, Ariz. — More than 1 million goldfish now have a giant fishbowl to call home in a Phoenix suburb. Tempe officials dumped roughly 1.2 million goldfish and minnows into Tempe Town Lake on Friday. They say the fish will serve as a natural insect control for midge flies’ larvae, which are at...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man charged after cop helps find his marijuana lost in yard
ALLIANCE, Ohio — An Ohio man who got a police officer’s help to find a bit of marijuana lost in his yard has been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse. The patrolman’s body camera video shows an intoxicated man admitting he lost the drug. The Alliance officer says he doesn’t want children t...
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