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US maple syrup production up despite shorter season

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:13am

U.S. maple syrup production increased slightly this year, even though the sap-collecting season was shorter than last year's, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Mexico: 791 migrants found packed in 4 tractor-trailers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:09am

Mexican authorities say they have intercepted four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

Argentina, Uruguay work to restore power after major failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:33am

Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, after a massive power failure left large swaths of the South American countries in the dark.

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:43am

A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night.

Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:44am

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police.

The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:51am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:38am

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two oil tankers traveling near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital trade route for Arabian energy exports to Asia.

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:35pm

New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:55pm

A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day.

Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:38pm

The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.

Ohio hospital faces lawsuits over Legionnaires' outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:25pm

Two people who say they contracted Legionnaires' disease at newly opened Ohio hospital have sued the facility and its health system.

The Latest: Yemen's Houthi rebels launch Saudi drone attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:23am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:18am

Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran. .

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:42am

President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area.

North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state's rail rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:52am

North Dakota plans to ask the Trump administration to intervene in a dispute over Washington state's new safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail.

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:21am

Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election.

'Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

Mitch Stacy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:19am

The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm.

11 killed, 25 hurt as explosions rock Somalia's capital

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:59am

A pair of explosions rocked Somalia's capital and left 11 people dead, the country's police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

Passengers subdue chaotic man on board Turkish Airlines jet

Suzan Fraser and Hussein Malla, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:59am

Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window before pushing flight attendants aside and rushing toward the cockpit.

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

Jon Gambrell and Fay Abuelgasim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:42am

Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.