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One of Europe’s last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed

One of Europe’s last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed

ALONG THE VJOSA RIVER (AP) – Under a broad plane tree near Albania’s border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia fills a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River’s many springs. “There is nothing else better…

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Bolivia says Morales near outright victory, unrest spreads

Bolivia says Morales near outright victory, unrest spreads

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities announced that a resumed vote count put the leader close to avoiding a runoff…

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U.S. prosecutes more Chinese on intellectual property theft charges

U.S. prosecutes more Chinese on intellectual property theft charges

A federal judge last week sentenced a Chinese national to nearly four years in prison for trying to steal U.S. space technology, the latest corporate spy snared by an FBI that has ramped up protection…

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Final ‘Rise of Skywalker’ trailer debuts

Final ‘Rise of Skywalker’ trailer debuts

NEW YORK (AP) – The final trailer for the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” debuted Monday, offering a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley’s Rey. The spot…

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California governor wants investigation of high gas prices

California governor wants investigation of high gas prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state’s gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are “misleading and overcharging customers”…

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Latest: Deliberate blackouts possible again in California

Latest: Deliberate blackouts possible again in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:05 p.m. With windy, dry weather in the forecast again, Pacific Gas & Electric says it’s considering shutting off power this week…

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Judge allows Nevada to amend suit over removal of plutonium

Judge allows Nevada to amend suit over removal of plutonium

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A federal judge agreed Monday to allow Nevada to amend its lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department as the state tries to force the agency to remove weapons-grade plutonium it secretly…

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Idaho lawmakers considering property tax changes

Idaho lawmakers considering property tax changes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A panel of lawmakers is examining property tax options amid complaints that taxes are going up with rising property values, while also hearing on Monday concerns from cities and counties that…

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Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together

Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have signed power forward Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension. Team officials completed the deal Monday, less than two hours before an NBA deadline would have allowed players…

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Pritzker: Illinois will double spending on roads, bridges

Pritzker: Illinois will double spending on roads, bridges

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois will double the amount of money it spends on road-building and repair in the next five years as part of a $45 billion statewide construction program approved last spring, Gov.…

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