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A rare peek at how Walt Disney World Resort shows are made

Walt Disney World showed the Associated Press what it takes to put their shows together, offering a rare peek behind the curtains of the fantasy.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Walt Disney World, The Associated Press, Walt Disney World Resort


Hyundai, Kia recall 168,000 vehicles due to increased fire risk

Hyundai and Kia have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation. About 168,000 vehicles have the fuel pipe problem.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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AP source: Diamondbacks sign Wilmer Flores to 1-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with former New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal includes a $6 million club option […]
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Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

By COREY WILLIAMS and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT — Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he does not resign amid criticism of comments he made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, trustees said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press that “the votes are there” to force Engler out at a special board meeting scheduled Thursday at the school in East Lansing. Chairwoman Dianne Byrum stopped short of confirming tha...
Tags: Health, News, Media, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Michigan, Detroit, Rick Snyder, The Associated Press, David Eggert, Michigan State, MSU, Forsyth, Bill Schuette


Falcons' McKinley with family after evaluation

Takkarist McKinley is with a family member in Oakland, California, after undergoing a mental evaluation. An Atlanta Falcons spokesman told The Associated Press that McKinley was "in a good spot."
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'El Chapo' allegedly paid $100 million bribe to ex-Mexican president, witness says at trial

Trafficker Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to President Enrique Pena Nieto during his testimony Tuesday in Guzman’s trial in New York.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: New York, News, Enrique Peña Nieto, Associated Press, El Chapo, Guzman, The Associated Press, Alex Cifuentes


EPA Hits 30-Year Low In Taking Criminal Action Against Polluters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.” But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in the last fiscal year is the lowest number since 1988, when Ronald Reagan was president and 151 cases were referred, according to Justice Department data obtained by ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Ap, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, The Associated Press


In The White House’s Backyard, The Shutdown Hits Hard

WASHINGTON (AP) — No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation’s capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level — touching everybody from garbage collectors to young parents, prospective newlyweds to aspiring Eagle Scouts. The current partial shutdown , now in a record fourth week, has also provided a quiet boon for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s government, which rushed into the void to claim unprecedented new powers while ma...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Ap, Smithsonian, National Mall, National Park Service, Nps, The Associated Press, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dupont Circle, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, Eleanor Holmes Norton


Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's 'The Upside' upsets 'Aquaman' with $19.6M box-office debut

Surprise! Fans won't see Kevin Hart hosting the Oscars, so they checked out his movie 'The Upside' instead. 'Aquaman' sinks to second place.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, The Associated Press


Permit refused for concert set to be hosted by R. Kelly in Illinois amid allegations

Illinois officials say a concert that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the star.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Lin-Manuel Miranda reprises 'Hamilton' role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his role in the musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, The Associated Press, Lin Manuel Miranda


Missy Elliott, Cat Stevens join 2019 class of Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes Cat Stevens.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, The Associated Press, Missy Elliott, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Cat Stevens, Missy Elliott Cat Stevens


Bulgaria's oldest city honored as European Capital of Culture for 2019

Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian town honored as a European Capital of Culture, the most prestigious cultural initiative of the European Union.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, European Union, Bulgaria, Associated Press, The Associated Press, Plovdiv


AP Source: Kubiak not returning to Broncos staff

Gary Kubiak won't return to run the Denver Broncos offense after all for new head coach Vic Fangio, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions, said it became apparent over the last 24 hours that Kubiak wasn't the right fit because of philosophical differences over scheme and staff. Kubiak had wanted to bring back some of the assistant coaches who have fo...
Tags: News, Denver Broncos, The Associated Press, Broncos, Gary Kubiak, Kubiak, Vic Fangio


DeSantis, Florida cabinet pardon black men, known as Groveland Four, accused of 1949 rape

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a state cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: Florida, News, Associated Press, The Associated Press, Ron DeSantis, Groveland


How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

Government data on home construction and retail sales won’t be released next week because staffers who compile those reports have been furloughed.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Catalan separatists threaten to nix Spanish govt budget

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government’s bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia’s separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in a recent interview that the representatives of Catalonia’s […]
Tags: News, Catalonia, Nation, The Associated Press, Barcelona Spain, Quim Torra


AP source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Lowrie is a […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Mlb, New York Mets, The Associated Press, Lowrie, Jed Lowie, Jed Lowrie Mets


Calif. surfer survives shark attack: 'I'm happy to be alive'

A surfer said he is 'happy to be alive' after suffering leg bites from a shark attack on California’s Central Coast.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Lessie Brown, the oldest living person in the U.S., dies at 114

Lessie Brown, a 114-year-old Ohio woman who was believed to be the oldest person in the United States, died Tuesday, her grandson said.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, United States, Ohio, Associated Press, The Associated Press, Lessie Brown


Fiat Chrysler to pay around $650M in emissions cheating case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will pay more than $650 million to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests involving more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks, a person with the knowledge of the settlement told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Italian-American automaker will be required to pay around $311 million […]
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National Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown

One watchdog said it raises questions "about whether this property that intersects with the president’s business is getting special treatment."            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Nation Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown

One watchdog said it raises questions "about whether this property that intersects with the president’s business is getting special treatment."            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Trump, The Associated Press


Poland shuts down 13 escape rooms after 5 teens killed in fire

Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws after five teenage girls were killed in a fire.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Heavy snow in Germany and Austria causes chaos for travelers

Munich Airport, Germany’s second biggest, said 120 flights were canceled while workers cleared runways of snow and removed ice from planes.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Escape room fire kills 5 teen girls celebrating birthday in Poland

The bodies of the 15-year-old victims were found Friday in northern Poland. Prosecutors said carbon monoxide inhalation was likely the cause of death.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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AP source: Georgia QB Fields visits Ohio State, may transfer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Georgia quarterback Justin Fields may be getting closer to transferring to Ohio State. The overall No. 2 national prospect in the 2018 recruiting class was expected to visit the Ohio State campus on Friday, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity […]
Tags: News, Sports, Georgia, Ap, College sports, Ohio State, The Associated Press, Justin, COLUMBUS Ohio


AP sources: West Virginia, Troy’s Neal Brown close to deal

West Virginia and Troy’s Neal Brown are completing a deal to make him the next coach of the Mountaineers, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The people spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet final. Brown would replace Dana Holgorsen, who this week […]
Tags: News, Sports, West Virginia, Ap, The Associated Press, Brown, Mountaineers, Dana Holgorsen, Neal Brown


AP source: GOP Sen. Roberts of Kansas won’t seek re-election

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas will not seek re-election in 2020, ending a decades-long career in Congress and setting up an intense political scramble to replace him. A person with knowledge of the 82-year-old senator’s decision told The Associated Press that Roberts will make the announcement Friday. The person […]
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7 killed, 8 injured in crash, explosion on Florida highway

By KELLI KENNEDY FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people and injured at least eight others, authorities said. The wreck happened on southbound Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons of diesel, authorities said. Authorities initially said six had died but late Thursday night revealed a seventh v...
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