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Voters won't decide in November whether to split California

Voters won't decide in November whether to split California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A measure that would divide California into three parts won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday, marking the latest defeat for a long-shot push to reimagine the nation's most populous state.

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman

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Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.
Jay-Z unhappy 'Made in America' leaving Philadelphia parkway

Jay-Z unhappy 'Made in America' leaving Philadelphia parkway

PHILADELPHIA — Jay-Z said Wednesday he's disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city's grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having "zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomen
Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet.

Pregnant Disney dancer claims gender bias in lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she was fired after she became pregnant with twins and went on an 11-month leave.
Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says.

'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

TUPELO, Miss. — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo.
Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls.

Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota State Fair announced dozens of new attractions Wednesday for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The fair runs from Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3.