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Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV's narrow ethnic view

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday’s ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it’s a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for...

Without air conditioning, steamy Florida yearns for power

AP Photo/David Goldman TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on? Hurricane Irma’s march across Florida and into the Southeast triggered one of the bigger...

Patient slain inside hospital by relative, authorities say

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A patient was shot to death inside an intensive care unit Tuesday by a family member, leading to a lockdown at New Hampshire’s largest hospital, authorities said. No one else was injured. Authorities said a person was taken into custody shortly...

Edith Windsor, who helped end gay marriage ban, dies at 88

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Edith Windsor, a widow who brought a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal anti-gay marriage law and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide, died Tuesday. She was 88. Windsor died in New...

US updates self-driving car guidelines as more hit the road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars aimed at clearing barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road. The new voluntary guidelines announced by U.S....

Highlights: Apple unveils $999 phone, new Face ID technology

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Here’s a rundown of the announcements. — IPHONE...

After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in 'mother!'

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis NEW YORK (AP) — When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky’s script for “mother!” she had an understandable initial reaction. “I thought: What the hell is this?” recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky’s film is...

After Irma's destruction, stories of escapes, heartbreak

AP Photo/Claire Galofaro After days of warnings and a devastating trek up Florida, Irma’s assault finally ended. Those left in its wake emerged from homes and shelters to see what was left. For many, there was a measure of relief. Others faced questions that would take...

Seattle's mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim emerges

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man – one of his cousins – came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. Murray, who had already announced that he would not seek a second...

Investigators cite Tesla Autopilot limits in fatal crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Design limitations of the Tesla Model S’s Autopilot played a major role in the first known fatal crash of a highway vehicle operating under automated control systems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board said the direct...
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