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Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone Tuesday, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Middle East tensions remained high between Tehran and Washington. There were no immediate reports of ...

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction,” which turns a ...

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US home sales fell 0.4% in April amid limited supply WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales slipped 0.4% in April, as would-be homebuyers face affordability challenges and a limited supply of starter houses. The National Association of Realtors says that existing homes sold at a seasonally ...

Research on children’s health risks in doubt over EPA funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, ...

SPORTSBRIEFING STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Ohio stars needed GREENFORD—All former Penn-Ohio All-Star players and coaches are invited to attend practice on Tuesday, June 18th at South Range High School. A commemorative photo will be taken at 6:45 p.m.. Please RSVP to Larry Baughman on e-mail at coachclipsb1@aol.com. Include your ...

Beilein set to breathe life into rebuilding Cavs

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE— High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers’ basketball history stared the new coach in the face. He wants to make it richer. “Look at all those banners up there,” Beilein said, pointing ...

Ben ready to forget offseason

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH—Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le’Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all ...

Athletics thwart Indians

CLEVELAND — Brett Anderson left in the sixth inning with a cervical strain, and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Monday night. Anderson (5-3) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in six starts against the Indians. The ...

World Cup tickets not grouped together

Fans planning to attend the Women’s World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with ...

Unser Jr. arrested for intoxicated driving

AVON, Ind. — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge ...