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  • Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across the region. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Wednesday that emergency alerts in Riau and South Sumatra provinces on the island of Sumatra and West and Central Kalimantan on Borneo will make […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members […]
  • Australia helps Indian Ocean neighbors enhance rescue skills

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka are visiting the Australian Maritime […]
  • Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he pedaled into the tunnel, which […]
  • Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday. The investigation, which was conducted by outside lawyers at the Senate’s request, found Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza “more likely than not” engaged in […]
  • Ursula K. Le Guin wins posthumous prize for essay writing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin was among the recipients of literary honors presented Tuesday night by PEN America. The science fiction/fantasy author’s “No Time to Spare” won a $10,000 prize for best essay writing. Le Guin died last month at age 88 and her award was announced during a New […]
  • The Latest: Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An investigation has determined a California senator likely engaged in six instances of flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with female staff members and lobbyists in the past decade. Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza could face censure, suspension, […]
  • Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin’ Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air. Rival Hasbro, whose water-squirting game Toilet Trouble was a hit last […]
  • Doctors charged in West Virginia, Virginia pill mill case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ten doctors have been charged with overprescribing pain pills from clinics in West Virginia and Virginia, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Two of those patients died. Most of the 69-count indictment charges the owners, managers and physicians associated with Hope Clinic with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and other controlled substances that weren’t […]
  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending February 16: Fiction 1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto (Audible Studios) 2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton (Random House Audio) 3. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, narrated by Stephen Fry (Audible Studios) 4. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, […]