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  • A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:24:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:33:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?.More \232a
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?.More \232a
  • Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M's top A's 2-0

    Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M's top A's 2-0

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:08:18 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:32:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon watches a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon watches a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
    Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.More \232a
    Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.More \232a
  • Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

    Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:28:12 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:32:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) and his teammates move to their next drill during NFL football training camp in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) and his teammates move to their next drill during NFL football training camp in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
    It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl...More \232a
    It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 win in Minneapolis.More \232a
  • BusinessMore>>

  • Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:10:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, ...
    U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.More \232a
    U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.More \232a
  • Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

    Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:15:08 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:54:03 GMT
    A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint...More \232a
    A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy.More \232a
  • Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

    Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:14:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:46:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). People line up at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.The Turkish lira has nosedived in value in the past week over concerns about Erdogan's economic policies and after the United States slapped s...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). People line up at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.The Turkish lira has nosedived in value in the past week over concerns about Erdogan's economic policies and after the United States slapped s...
    Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.More \232a
    Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.More \232a
  • TechnologyMore>>

  • Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:29 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:39 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More \232a
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More \232a
  • After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

    After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-15 15:57:25 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jack Hattendorf steers a road grader to repair a dirt path near Lakeport, Calif. Even as flames continue chewing through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair ...(AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jack Hattendorf steers a road grader to repair a dirt path near Lakeport, Calif. Even as flames continue chewing through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair ...
    Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.More \232a
    Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.More \232a
  • Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

    Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:11:59 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.More \232a
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.More \232a
  • NationalMore>>

  • Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration

    Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:10:12 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after a U.S. Supreme Court issued a limited ruling in his favor after he refused to make a wedding cake for ...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after a U.S. Supreme Court issued a limited ruling in his favor after he refused to make a wedding cake for ...
    The Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a limited ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court is suing the state over another discrimination allegation.More \232a
    The Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a limited ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court is suing the state over another discrimination allegation.More \232a
  • Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

    Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:30:54 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.More \232a
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.More \232a
  • Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:29 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:39 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More \232a
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More \232a
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:51:29 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.
    Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.More \232a
    Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.More \232a
  • US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:38:09 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:56:01 GMT
    America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people".More \232a
    America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people".More \232a
  • Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:13:58 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:55:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance...More \232a
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance with him.More \232a
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