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Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

| | Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over.

  1. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Earth just broiled to its hottest month in recorded history, according to NASA.

  2. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Donald Trump called Monday for “extreme” ideological vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, vowing to significantly overhaul the country’s screening process and block those who sympathize with extremist groups or don’t embrace American values.

  3. | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    California wildfire destroys 4 homes as fire reaches town

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    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The mother of one of the Chibok girls kidnapped more than two years ago by Nigeria’s Islamic extremists on Sunday saw the first proof her daughter is alive — a video of her begging Nigeria’s government to exchange detained militants for the girls’ freedom.

  5. | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    MILWAUKEE — The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, as Wisconsin’s governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city’s mostly black north side.

  6. Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    California wildfire destroys 4 homes as fire reaches town

  7. | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    MARIKANA, South Africa — Mine worker Mziseni Zotyatha lives in a neat, one-room metal shack with plastic sheeting stretched above his bed to keep out the rain. He must go elsewhere for running water and a toilet.

  8. | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home — in a neighborhood that had never seen water before.

  9. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    BEIRUT — On the streets of Manbij, men chanted slogans against the Islamic State group or clipped their beards and women walked with their faces uncovered for the first time in over two-and-a-half years, hours after the militant group was pushed out of the northern Syrian city.

  10. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    ALTOONA, Pa. — The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.

  11. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:05am

    BERLIN — Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country’s northeast, wounding six people as well as himself.

  12. | Posted: Aug 13 2016 - 9:40pm

    The leader of the Islamic State branch that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike July 26 in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday. It was the U.S. military’s second killing of an anti-American Islamist militant leader in the region in the past three months.

  13. | Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:05am

    WARREN, Mich. — Her political fortunes flourishing, Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump’s claim to working-class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy — himself included.

  14. | Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses.

  15. | Posted: Aug 11 2016 - 12:05am

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The 10-year-old boy killed during a ride on the world’s tallest waterslide was decapitated in the accident, a person familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Authorities have yet to explain how it happened.