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    Backpackers tried to save 1 of 2 fallen hikers at Mount Hood

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Calls to 911 show backpackers tried to save the life of one of the two Portland women who fell to their deaths while hiking on Mount Hood last week. Recordings obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive ( ) show the hikers covered the woman in a reflective blanket for warmth, urged her to […]
  • The Academy Award-winner, Michael Moore, staring in the one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender," pose for a portrait Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the Belasco Theatre in New York. Moore's show frequently targets President Donald Trump and his administration. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.) Lifestyle

    Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks humor can win the day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Things may look bleak for Democrats these days, but Michael Moore thinks he knows how they can get back on top. “Humor is the non-violent weapon by which we’re going to help turn this around,” said the Academy Award-winning director of “Bowling for Columbine” who is currently starring in his one-man […]
  • FILE - -In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, construction of a timeshare resort goes on around the townhouse of Julieta Corredor in Orlando, Fla.   Corredor, an 81-year-old widow refused to sell her unit to one of the nations largest timeshare companies.  The timeshare company needs the Corredor's signature in order to get a county permit that would allow tenants to move into the timeshare units, and she's not giving it.  That has prompted the parent company of Westgate Resorts to sue Orange County, Florida, demanding that it issue the occupancy permit anyway.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) Lifestyle

    Widow won’t sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There’s a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway. In order to get a county permit for tenants to move into the new timeshare units, the […]
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    Texas woman in ID thefts gets 10 years in Nigeria cars scam

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman is going to prison for a $1.2 million scheme that stole identities to get tax refunds to buy and ship used cars to Nigeria. LaTonya Carson was sentenced Thursday to spend 10 years in a U.S. prison. The Dallas woman was convicted on several charges, including aggravated identity theft, […]
  • FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. U.S. stocks continued to skid early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, as industrial companies fell after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Lifestyle

    A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. A day before, stocks had taken their biggest loss in three months. They opened lower after retailers Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports gave […]
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    Bothell pet store closes after bird infection found

    BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Birds of the World pet shop has been closed temporarily following the discovery that a bird boarded there had a bacterial infection that can be spread to other birds as well as humans. The Daily Herald reports ( ) that a bird boarded there recently died of the infection. The disease […]
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Chairman & CEO William J. Rouhana Jr., center, rings the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite to mark his company's IPO, in New York's Times Square, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. With a total of 2,500,000 shares of Class A common stock sold at $12 per share, CSS Entertainment's offering is the largest exchange-listed IPO completed under Reg A+ and the first to list on the higher tier Nasdaq Global Market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Lifestyle

    Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

    NEW YORK (AP) — “These are the times that try men’s souls,” was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days. What better time then, for a little Chicken Soup for the Soul? The provider of positive vibes is […]
  • Undated handout photo provided Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 by the City of Tongeren In Belgium of Elke Vanbockrijck who was a victim in Thursday's deadly van attack in Barcelona, Spain. (TCity of Tongeren via AP) Lifestyle

    Barcelona’s victims include US man celebrating anniversary

    PARIS (AP) — The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city. Families, friends and government officials from Paris to Sydney, San Francisco to Berlin scrambled Friday to discover whether their […]
  • In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, a relative attends to a child receiving treatment at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Acute encephalitis syndrome is a catch-all term to describe patients suffering fever, vomiting, headaches and brain function issues such as confusion, trouble speaking and coma along with seizures. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File) Lifestyle

    Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis

    Dozens of children died last week in a decrepit government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame. Answers remain unclear, but doctors who have spent decades treating sick kids in the area say the incident is a symptom of a greater problem: Chronic mismanagement, corruption and outright […]
  • A woman and her child observe a memorial tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on the historic street of Las Ramblas one day after the terrorist attack, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday Aug. 18, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios) Lifestyle

    Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An ever-expanding jumble of flags, candles, teddy bears and flowers grew Friday at the base of Barcelona’s ornate Canaletes Fountain, where a local legend says that those who drink from the monument will fall in love with the city and always return. The makeshift memorial sprang up with others along the […]