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Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — What a lip-smacking offer! Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reported the...

 

College grad says she found secret message in classic poem

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A recent Massachusetts college graduate believes she has discovered a secret message in the epic poem "Paradise Lost," by John Milton. The Boston Globe reports 23-year-old Miranda Phaal found what she believes to be an...

 

Chris Brown holds high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown held a high-end yard sale Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours to try to get a piece of the singer's stuff. Brown posted a flyer on his Instagram and...

 

Trump plows ahead despite fresh signs of trouble in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his supporters insisted on Wednesday that no course correction is needed despite stinging Republican defeats in battleground suburbs and a Democrat on the verge of victory in the governor's race in...

 

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opp...

 

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US

PARIS (AP) — When France's president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran's nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He flies to Beijing. President Emmanuel Macron...

 

Standing tall: Scientists find oldest example of upright ape

BERLIN (AP) — The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit suggest that humans' ancestors began standing upright millions of years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. An international team of researchers says t...

 

Impeachment going public: Hearings next week for all to see

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats announced Wednesday they will launch public impeachment hearings next week, intending to bring to life weeks of closed-door testimony and lay out a convincing narrative of presidential misconduct by Donald Trump. First...

 

Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin's cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico — too scared to leave after receiving a savage beating from two men three weeks...

 

Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in acid attack

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old white Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man's face will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Prosecutors...

 

A CGI James Dean is cast in new film, sparking an outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — James Dean hasn't been alive in 64 years, but the "Rebel Without a Cause" actor has been cast in a new film about the Vietnam War. The filmmakers behind the independent film "Finding Jack" said Wednesday that a computer-generated...

 

State Dept. undersecretary testifies in impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's third-ranking official testified Wednesday for more than six hours in the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry as they investigate President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. David Hale had been...

 

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