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Futuristic NY pier project pits billionaire vs billionaire

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:03am

A battle between two New York billionaires has been holding up a plan to replace a crumbling pier on Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront with an avant-garde park on pilings rising above the riverbed.

Scarce rain, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:40am

Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing starting later this week.

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:10am

Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia at the start of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.

Uber's airport service in Madrid under attack from town hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:10am

The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws.

5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:12am

There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:22am

Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.

US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:40pm

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.

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

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:21pm

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.

Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary goes awry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:51pm

A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on.

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.

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.

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.