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Caretaker guilty of sexual abuse gets 25 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:20am

A former caretaker at a northern Idaho assisted living facility has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a 102-year-old woman.

Jim Beam fills 14 millionth barrel of bourbon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:20am

Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry.

'Happy Together' copyright dispute in NY top court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:20am

New York's highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles' 1960 hit "Happy Together" against Sirius XM Radio.

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:20am

The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.

Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10am

America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while Toyota broke a record for SUV and truck sales.

Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10am

When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart" before nearly 20,000 supporters at a riverfront re-election rally.

Court rules former coach's lawsuit against Texas can proceed

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10am

A state appeals court has ruled that a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney can proceed.

North Carolina man bitten by cobra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:00am

An Orange County man is being treated in a Chapel Hill hospital after he was bitten by a cobra snake.

Correction: Asbury Park-New Hotel story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:00am

In a story May 1 about a new hotel set to open in Asbury Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously on one of the reasons visitor Madeleine Berk loves the city. She cited the music scene, not the food.

Driver in fatal duck boat crash cited 10 times for speeding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:00am

The driver of an amphibious sightseeing vehicle that collided with a scooter in Boston, killing a woman, has a history of driving violations.

St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:50am

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who claims its talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer, the second such judgment against the manufacturer in three months.

Markets Right Now: US stocks sink in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:20am

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French parliament debates labor law after violent protests

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:20am

After a month of often violent protests, French lawmakers on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour workweek.

Colorado agriculture department awards fruit study grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:00am

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has awarded Colorado State University a $18,684 grant to help peach growers in western Colorado find ways control a canker disease that has hit productivity, profitability, and orchard health.

Ban on fetal tissue sales, donations nearing final passage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:50am

Louisiana's lawmakers are close to enacting a prohibition on collecting, selling, transporting or donating fetal tissue from an abortion.

Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

Afeni Shakur, the political activist mother of slain rap icon Tupac Shakur who inspired her son's work and strived to keep his legacy alive, has died. She was 69.

Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:30am

A northern Idaho city has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.

Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:30am

When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

Beyonce goes from 'Lemonade' to watermelon water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:01am

When life handed Beyonce lemons, she made ... watermelon water?