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Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:30pm

In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.

Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10pm

Australia's treasurer says his government will never sell Australia's largest cattle empire to foreigners.

Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination

Julie Pace and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10pm

In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:01pm

A Massachusetts college student is launching a new line of dolls intended for boys of color.

Ohio House to vote on $2.6 billion construction budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:51pm

A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings and roads statewide is slated for a vote by the Ohio House.

Ohio House panel OKs bill striking labor hiring mandate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:41pm

Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities could no longer require the use of local unionized labor on construction projects under a bill set for an Ohio House vote.

Pig attacks, injures 2 people at Massachusetts farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:21pm

A pig attacked and seriously injured a man less than two hours after the same animal attacked a woman at a Massachusetts farm.

The Latest: Hawaii OKs bills on mental health, prison, guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:11pm

The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline (all times local):

'Happy Together' copyright dispute in NY top court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:51pm

New York's highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles' 1967 hit "Happy Together" against Sirius XM Radio.

The Latest: Democrats' effort to adds KidsCare fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:31pm

The Latest on Arizona's budget (all times local):

Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:01pm

Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness — among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet.

Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:22pm

Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use.

Company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:12pm

A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.

Arizona House, Senate advancing budget after K-12 agreement

Bob Christie and Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:11pm

The Arizona Legislature on Tuesday was on track to finally enact a spending package for the state budget year beginning July 1 after a week spent wrangling over additional funding for K-12 schools that wasn't included in the initial budget agreement.

Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:11pm

A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Tampa Bay Times buys Tampa Tribune, ends decades-old rivalry

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:51pm

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry.

Hawaii's $13.7B budget funds housing, health, schools

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:20pm

Hawaii lawmakers have passed the state's $13.7 billion budget for 2017, providing funding for affordable housing development, new classroom facilities and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Court rules former coach's lawsuit against Texas can proceed

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:50pm

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

AP sources: Takata recall could more than double in size

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:41pm

U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what already is the biggest auto recall in American history, three people briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

72-hour wait time for abortions in La. nears final passage

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:40pm

A proposal to triple the wait time for an abortion in Louisiana is nearing final legislative passage, winning support from an overwhelming number of state lawmakers in both the House and Senate.