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  • Man thought to be likely last Golden Gate Bridge worker dies

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 98-year-old man who died Tuesday was likely the last living person who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1HCmYjr ) that Gus Villalta died at…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    US officials, civil libertarians disagree on possible consequences if surveillance laws lapse WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to…

  • Small clubs, youth teams feel victimized by FIFA scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren’t…

  • Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential

    FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. The federal government has allowed limited imports of…

  • Chris Gatling arrested in online credit card scam

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NBA All-Star Chris Gatling ran a massive online fraud scheme using credit cards of people from across the nation, Scottsdale police said Saturday. Gatling was released from jail after being…

  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who’ve long remained free may finally…

  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who’ve long remained free…

  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who’ve long remained free may finally…

  • Where they stand: O’Malley on some issues of 2016 campaign

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced his candidacy Saturday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here’s a look at where he stands on some issues: ___ ECONOMY O’Malley has cited income…

  • Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first…

  • Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won’t be sent abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won’t be taken abroad for care. Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious…

  • Turkey seizes bank associated with US-based Muslim cleric

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize…

  • Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who was accused of murder after confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of…

  • Carl’s, Hardee’s CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains’ parent company. “People watch for the ads,…

  • Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing’s South China Sea moves

    SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won’t expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international…