Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinos

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America’s tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse. Casino bosses everywhere have ways of making...

Uber hits roadblocks in Brazil’s biggest city and capital

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Uber ride sharing service is facing roadblocks in Brazil’s biggest city and in Brasilia, the country’s capital. The Sao Paulo city council voted 48-1 late Tuesday to prohibit the use of smartphone-based ridesharing applications like Uber in...

Documentary film about Market Basket dispute nears release

BOSTON (AP) — One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a new documentary film. Director Jay Childs says “Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket” should be released in the fall. The film’s first...
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‘Ballers’ looks at humor, drama in the lives of pro athletes

AP Photo/Jeff Daly MIAMI (AP) — Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on “CSI: Miami,” but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida. “It was Miami at the best time to be in Miami: In the winter, which is just the...

Man pleads not guilty in Fostoria couple’s crash deaths

A Findlay man pleaded not guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court this afternoon to charges that he drunkenly drove a pickup truck and caused the deaths of a Fostoria couple on a motorcycle in May. Daniel D. Betts, 37, was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated...

Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The team investigating last year’s crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments. The Dutch Safety Board announced Wednesday it...
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Kindertransport organizer Nicholas Winton dies at 106

AP Photo/Petr David Josek LONDON (AP) — Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label “Britain’s Schindler,” has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said...
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Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

AP Photo/Will Kincaid NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson’s calendar, it’s also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of...

Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world’s largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion. Heinz’ owners, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway...

Jim Caviezel to receive award from Jimmy Stewart Museum

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Jim Caviezel is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. Caviezel stars in the TV series “Person of Interest” and became widely known for his role in the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” He will...