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Farms' thirst for water roils Wisconsin's central sands

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:36am

Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. He could look out from his deck at the blue water and scuba dive in the shallows.

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:36am

A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online.

Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:25am

Despite a cold wind and chilling temperatures, spring has come to Sweden. At least, spring for the milk cows.

EU leaders show firm united front ahead of Brexit talks

Raf Casert and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:14am

European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly."

The Latest: Belgian PM says beware of UK Brexit tactics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:31am

The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local)

AP FACT CHECK: Have Trump aides caught his exaggeration bug?

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:22am

The administration officials who gave President Donald Trump's tax plan a splashy debut in recent days seem to have caught the exaggeration bug from their boss.

Summit chairman says EU leaders unanimously adopt Brexit negotiating guidelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:40am

Summit chairman says EU leaders unanimously adopt Brexit negotiating guidelines.

Security scare briefly halts flights to, from Berlin airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:00am

Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday after police cleared a terminal to investigate a suspicious suitcase.

The Latest: Hollande: May 7 vote will gauge EU support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:40am

The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local):

Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:03am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday with an oblique swipe at Western governments, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional countries.

GOP health plan for pre-existing conditions spawns worries

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:03am

From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns.

Working with Congress hasn't been as easy as Trump predicted

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:03am

For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades, maybe ever," Trump predicted shortly after taking office.

Analysis shows declining engagement with Trump's tweets

Jonathan Lemire and Maureen Linke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:54am

His "FAKE NEWS" tweets don't rocket like they once did. His exclamation points (!) don't excite quite the same old way.

UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:03am

The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East.

US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:52pm

The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump's ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion.

Timeline: President Trump vs. North Korea

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:52pm

A North Korean missile launch Saturday is the latest development in an ongoing game of brinkmanship this year with President Donald Trump's new U.S. administration. A look at key moments this year:

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Casper company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:04pm

A woman accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a brake supply company in Casper over a 10-year span has pleaded guilty.

Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:50pm

Coca-Cola says Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city.

Mexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:22pm

Mexico's lower house overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico.