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World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s...

New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law’s effects found...

Museum exhibits pirate artifacts found by treasure hunter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine museum is playing host this summer to a traveling collection of pirate artifacts discovered by an underwater explorer trying to shake off criticism that cast him as a reckless treasure hunter. The “Real Pirates” exhibit brings...

‘Like bombs’: Bankrupt company’s air bags still out there

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows at the beginning of a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of...

Town limits councilman’s broadcast of taps over loudspeaker

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity. The Glen Rock Borough Council voted Wednesday to restrict Councilman Joshua Corney’s broadcast of the song to Sunday nights...

Philando Castile’s family reaches $3M settlement in death

FILE – In this Friday June 16, 2017, file photo, Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, speaks about her reaction to a not guilty verdict for Yanez at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. Valerie...

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his...

Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

In this Sunday, June 25, 2017 photo provided by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety an alien figure sits in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was pulled over north of Atlanta, Ga. (Alpharetta Department of Public Safety via AP) ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a...

Judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they’re kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave...

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe

BOSTON (AP) — A man was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shores of a Boston Harbor island. Michael McCarthy, 37, was charged in the 2015 killing of Bella Bond, his...