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Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NEW YORK (AP) — Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too. As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes...

What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has begun flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes’ efforts to stop the project. The 1,200-mile pipeline is capable of moving half of the oil produced in North Dakota to a...

Petition would seek reduced sentence for Pamela Smart

AP Photo/Jon Pierre Lasseigne CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Advocates for Pamela Smart, who’s serving a life sentence for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband, say they are planning to file a petition seeking a reduced sentence. Dr. Eleanor Pam, a legal advocate...

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by...

Veteran homelessness: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

AP Photo/Steven Senne PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say....

Veteran homelessness: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nonprofits and local officials say the push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The council coordinates...

City leaders defy White House threat on “sanctuary” policies

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities” despite the financial...

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime. Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime...

Screams alert residents to fire that killed 2 in Oakland

AP Photo/Ben Margot OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Awakened by screams of “fire,” Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and...

Ex-Phoenix sheriff wants his campaign talk banned at trial

PHOENIX (AP) — For nine years, Joe Arpaio enjoyed solid popularity as the sheriff of metro Phoenix by locking up immigrants in the U.S. illegally and regularly telling news reporters that no one would stop his crackdowns. The former lawman who made his fight against illegal...