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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer asked U.S. environmental regulators Friday to work with Canadian officials to stop the city of Montreal from dumping 2 billion gallons of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.Montreal Mayor Denis Coderr ...more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio sent a forceful letter to Washington on Friday asserting that the state believes it can obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas without violating any laws.The letter t ...more

Reuters News - 15 mins ago

(Reuters) - The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after failing to make the postseason during his two seasons in charge, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday. McClendon had raised hopes of a Seattle turnaround after ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individu ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Over a prosecutor's objection, bail has been set at $2 million for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations Assembly behind bars.A magistrat ...more

Reuters News - 21 mins ago

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delaware judge on Friday said Boston Scientific should only have to pay $10 million to a woman originally awarded $100 million by a jury who found she was injured by transvaginal mesh, a device that is th ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say an officer killed a man who confronted him with a knife outside a home.Howard County police say in a written statement that it happened in Columbia after a caller reported around 10:40 a.m. Friday that ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of older wood and concrete apartment buildings that would be vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake would get costly upgrades under sweeping retrofitting rules passed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council.The ...more

Reuters News - 30 mins ago

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in a region that has ...more

AP News - 31 mins ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $1 million in income last year, according to tax returns released by the New Jersey governor's office Friday.The returns show the Christies made $970 ...more