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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:41pm

Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:21pm

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

Northbound Golden Gate Bridge lanes to close during marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:17pm

For the first time, northbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed during the San Francisco Marathon because of terrorism concerns.

NTSB assessing whether to probe NYC seaplane hard landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:01pm

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's determining whether to investigate a seaplane mishap on New York's East River.

Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:48pm

Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients.

California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:52am

A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission.

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:31am

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:11am

Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize.

Russian spies' New Jersey home heading for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:51am

A New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading for sale.

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:21am

Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming.

Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:11am

The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.

Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

Garance Burke, Bernard Condon and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:21am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:22am

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

Garance Burke, Bernard Condon and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:04pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:40pm

The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to win an all-but-impossible 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions in the measure, Democrats said late Friday.

Historian asks Australian court to reveal Queen's letters

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:34pm

A historian is going to court this month in an attempt to force Australian authorities to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's shocking scheme to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago.

Suit filed over new income tax for wealthy Seattle residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31pm

As expected, attorneys have filed a lawsuit challenging Seattle's new ordinance to tax high-income earners.

Scaramucci: NYC financier turned Trump communications chief

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:33pm

He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.

US seeks dismissal of charges in 'London Whale' case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:00pm

The U.S. government said Friday it is seeking dismissal of criminal charges against two ex-traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a scandal that caused over $6 billion in losses after a trader known as the "London Whale" became an unreliable witness.