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    Flash flooding prompts several vehicle rescues in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Bystanders have rescued a 70-year-old man from his submerged car after flash flooding swamped a northern Illinois city. The Monday evening storm dumped 3-5 inches (8-13 centimeters) of rain on Rockford in under four hours. Resulting floods submerged roads under feet of water. Authorities haven’t reported any injuries. The Rockford Register […]
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    Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat; small cos. rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day in a row and lost 287.26 […]
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    Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change isn’t a matter of faith,” she told an […]
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    Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to Massachusetts sent a letter to […]
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    New Jersey considers honoring chef Bourdain with food trail

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering honoring celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a food trail. The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series “Parts Unknown” killed himself nearly two weeks ago in a luxury hotel in France. The 61-year-old was born in New York, but grew up in the New Jersey […]
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    US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s construction gains came from a […]
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    CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home

    CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make home deliveries of other items, like allergy medicines, vitamins or household products. The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days. The drugstore chain said […]
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    Bruce Springsteen performs at benefit at bowling alley

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen helped rock a refurbished 1960s bowling alley-turned music venue near the Asbury Park boardwalk. Actor Hugh Jackman was in the house at the Asbury Lanes on Monday night as Springsteen jammed for about 30 minutes with Tangiers Blues Band. The four-song set consisted of Huey Smith’s “Rockin’ Pneumonia […]
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    UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

    LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told lawmakers cases like that of a 12-year-old epileptic boy denied […]
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    IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The new skills show that computers are getting better at mastering human language and speech. The computer made its case for […]