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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Are Americans getting a raw deal on sugar prices? President Donald Trump called a recent agreement on sugar with Mexico a “very good one” for both countries. But companies that make candy, cakes and other foods containing the sweetener say it will lead to Americans paying more...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. In an extraordinary denouncement of one of his...
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns and wafting smoky haze over the park’s landmark Half Dome rock face. The 4-day-old blaze nearly doubled in...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts community where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 unveiled a memorial to 19 of those victims on Wednesday, promising never to forget the tragedy. The ceremony came 325 years to the day when Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah...
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it. The South Euclid Police Department reported receiving a call Tuesday about a man storming into the Steak ‘n Shake...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is already a huge part of many people’s lives. And its $13.7 billion deal for the organic grocer Whole Foods will likely bind its customers even more tightly. The acquisition could easily hurt both Amazon’s existing rivals and future startups that might one day challenge...
Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2017. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 20, 1917, America’s World War I draft lottery began as Secretary of War Newton Baker, wearing a blindfold, reached into a glass bowl and pulled out a capsule...
In this May 11, 2014 file photo, a Saudi woman seen through a heart-shaped statue walks along an inlet of the Red Sea in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. A young Saudi woman has sparked a sensation online by posting a video of herself in a miniskirt and crop top walking around in public AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom’s strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage. The woman, whose name was not given, was detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, for wearing “...
In this photo taken July 12, 2017, Cynthia Guzman plays dominoes at her home in Napa, Calif. Guzman underwent a special kind of PET scan that can detect a hallmark of Alzheimer's and learned she didn't have that disease as doctors originally thought, but a different form of dementia. New research suggests those scans may lead to changes in care for people with memory problems that are hard to diagnose.  AP Photo/Eric Risberg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment. The findings, reported...

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