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New rally called while Phoenix police chief promises change
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:40:57 -0500

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix police chief promised change in her department after being booed by people gathered to discuss the video of officers who pointed guns and shouted obscenities at a b...  Full Story

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:35:44 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restr...  Full Story

Press isn't dwelling on past miss against Sweden
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:12:30 -0500

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — A devastating missed penalty kick by Christian Press in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of her career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining...  Full Story

Review: The Raconteurs venture to new places on 3rd album
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:01:21 -0500

The Raconteurs, "Help Us Stranger" (Third Man Records)

Often a band is defined by its strongest member. A lead vocalist pushes to the front while the rest of the group fades behind.Full Story

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:31:04 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go "time-free" and have more flexible school and working hours to make the...  Full Story

'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:37:40 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compen...  Full Story

US said in late stages of YouTube kids' video investigation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:08:33 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the compan...  Full Story

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:49:00 -0500

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad:

Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to h...  Full Story

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:35:05 -0500

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months...  Full Story

The Latest: EPA chief expects new coal-fired plants to open
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:02:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

The Trump administration expects new coal-fired power plants...  Full Story