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  • Walgreens, Google affiliate to test drone deliveries

    Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered. Snacks like Goldfish Crackers or gummi bears as well as aspirin for sick kids will be delivered starting next month in Christiansburg, Virginia, by a 10-pound drone flying as fast as 70 miles per […]
  • Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The refurbished Washington Monument is once again open for tourists. First lady Melania Trump, accompanied by local fourth graders, cut the ribbon Thursday morning as the monument opened to the public for first time in three years. The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 to replace the elevator and upgrade security […]
  • Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house’s sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices. The Millon auction house says a stone statue of an Aztec goddess had an estimated pre-sale price of 40,000 to 60,000 euros. It sold for 377,000 […]
  • Rose Garden setting for Trump’s second state dinner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’ll be an al fresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting Morrison for a state visit on Friday, including a pomp-filled arrival ceremony on the […]
  • US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory. The total number of illnesses is up from […]
  • Book of letters by Che Guevara coming out in English in 2021

    NEW YORK (AP) — A book of letters by Ernesto Che Guevara is coming out in English in fall 2021. “Letters 1947-67” will be released in the United States by Seven Stories, the publisher announced Thursday, and includes an introduction by daughter Aleida Guevara. The Spanish edition was recently published in Cuba. The late revolutionary’s […]
  • Russia, China veto UN resolution for cease-fire in NW Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China vetoed on Thursday a resolution backed by the vast majority of United Nations Security Council members that called for a cease-fire in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, the country’s last rebel stronghold. The resolution demanded that counter-terrorism activities comply with international humanitarian law. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told […]
  • AP Exclusive: US helping Venezuela’s Guaido track stolen art

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating the suspected looting of valuable European and Latin American artwork they believe is being quietly plundered by Venezuelan government insiders as Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain his grip on power. The U.S. Treasury in recent months has sought the cooperation of the FBI, Italian police and museum […]
  • How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple’s iOS 13 software update comes with plenty of privacy enhancements — but in some cases, only if you take the time to understand how they work. Among the changes: You’ll be able to sign in to third-party services with your Apple ID account rather than Facebook’s or Google’s. You’ll also […]
  • Books on border wall, Tribe Called Quest on awards longlist

    NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by chef Iliana Regan and Hanif Abdurraqib’s best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. The 10 books announced Thursday by the National Book Foundation feature authors mostly new to the National Book Awards, with subjects also […]