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Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. New York is considering whether to join a growing number of states that give pet dogs legal entree, if not actual entrees, at open-air eateries. Dog lovers and...
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Oregon community takes unusual approach to sea lion problem

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — An Oregon community is bringing in some unusual help to try to fix their sea lion problem. They’re hoping a fake killer whale from Bellingham, Washington, will do the trick. KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/AJ81iw ) that Terry Buzzard of Island...
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Man sentenced for stabbing of bar doorman over bad drink

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for a 2013 assault that prosecutors say stemmed from his anger over a botched drink. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1Fv0nXL ) that Jovan Felix was sentenced Friday for...
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AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s refugee agency says borders must be “open to Syrians everywhere,” including in Europe, and that the world must do more to support Middle Eastern countries hosting Syrian refugees. Antonio Guterres spoke...
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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party’s pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year’s elections. It’s not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for...
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Cannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish ‘Macbeth’

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Cannes hailed the...
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Final preparations begin for Eurovision Song Contest

VIENNA (AP) — Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest – except for the weather. As organizers test stage installations and make other final preparations for Saturday’s event, cold and rain are...
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Report: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets. Television station RTL says the three boys and a girl were born by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday. RTL said in a statement that the four newborns stood a...
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Americans’ new defense will be in attack mode when possible

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Meghan Klingenberg figured she could go above and beyond to further build team camaraderie, and it involved a box of beautiful gourmet doughnuts for her teammates before a recent World Cup tuneup. Such gestures mean a lot for...
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Goldschmidt’s clutch HR, Ahmed’s hit gives Arizona win

AP Photo/Matt York PHOENIX (AP) — Heroics are expected from Paul Goldschmidt. From Nick Ahmed, not so much. Both had their moments in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 13 innings on Friday night. Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run...