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San Francisco weighs 1st US city ban on e-cigarette sales

Samantha Maldonado, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:14pm

San Francisco supervisors are considering Tuesday whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes as part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping.

Indiana attorney general's accusers set announcement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:40pm

The four women who accused Indiana's attorney general of drunkenly groping them during a party are holding a news conference with their lawyers.

Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in Maracaibo

Rodrigo Abd, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:04pm

Even the dead aren't safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela.

Watchdog to investigate Interior moves on Utah monument

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:02pm

A government watchdog will investigate whether the U.S. Interior Department broke the law by making plans to open lands cut from a Utah national monument by President Donald Trump to leasing for oil, gas and coal development, a pair of Democratic congress members said Monday.

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:59pm

The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure.

Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:14pm

A land swap with the federal government could allow a developer to install a natural gas pipeline that crosses the Appalachian Trail.

Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:08pm

The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven.

The Latest: US Steel restores pollution controls at plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:53pm

The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local):

Brazil's Odebrecht files for bankruptcy protection

Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:43pm

Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht filed for bankruptcy protection Monday to restructure $13 billion in debt, worn down after spending five years at the center of one of the world's largest corruption investigations.

Enbridge to begin rock, soil sampling in Straits of Mackinac

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:31pm

Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan's governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there.

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:07pm

In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf.

Sotheby's and Array soar while Align and Tyson Foods dip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:48pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Latest: Lawyer says officer attacked unexpectedly in Costco

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:33pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Southern California (all times local):

Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:29pm

The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation's population center shifts south and west, a report Monday on childhood well-being shows.

2020 candidate Castro targets affordability in housing plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:03pm

Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and ending veteran homelessness.

APNewsBreak: Ex-judge with anti-abortion ties named to panel

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:01pm

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed a former judge who has supported an anti-abortion pregnancy center — and been disciplined for publicly doing so — to an administrative panel that could handle a licensing dispute with the state's only abortion clinic. 

Florida effort to block election hacking gets extra $2M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:53pm

Florida's county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state's voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday.

AP Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets - are you?

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:19pm

The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea.

4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:33am

Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.

France vows to help Ukraine peace efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:14am

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to help Ukraine's new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia.