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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: Jul 28 2016 - 11:35am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.

  2. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU (AP) — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who’s injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need.

  3. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that fuels the nation’s democracy and warning against the “deeply pessimistic vision” of Republican Donald Trump.

  4. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    KRAKOW, Poland — As he began his first official visit to Poland, Pope Francis on Wednesday said “the world is at war,” and he challenged the conservative governments of Central and Eastern Europe to soften their resistance to migrants seeking refuge.

  5. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Donald Trump reversed himself on a major policy plank Wednesday as he told reporters he now backs a $10-an-hour federal minimum wage, breaking with years of Republican orthodoxy and his party’s own platform.

  6. | Posted: Jul 27 2016 - 12:22pm

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago’s South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

  7. | Posted: Jul 27 2016 - 11:33am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

  8. | Posted: Jul 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Philadelphia — Hillary Clinton was nominated Tuesday as the first woman to run as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, after a gesture by former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders to declare her the nominee that was meant to signal party unity.

  9. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:09pm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. Tuesday, the 6-year-old lived that fantasy: riding shot gun in a booster seat through Sacramento in a truck labeled “Ethan’s Garbage Truck.”

  10. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 10:54am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions.

  11. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 10:44am

    SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.

  12. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 10:42am

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general are refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

  13. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 10:40am

    SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police.

  14. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 10:36am

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense’s argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

  15. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 10:20am

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.