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BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win.In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate will not take any action to block the suspension of an embattled county elections supervisor who drew fierce criticism during this year's contentious election recount, a leading state lawmaker said Thursday.Brenda Snipes, who had been in charge of …
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a South Florida woman 26 years ago during an apartment burglary was set to be executed Thursday evening.Fifty-five-year-old Jose Antonio Jimenez was scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the Florida State Prison for the October …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with …
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):11:15 p.m.European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have declared that the bloc's divorce agreement with Britain is "not open for renegotiation," despite a plea from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for changes to help her sell the …
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The man authorities say killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Tuesday in a shootout with police at the end of two-day manhunt, French authorities said.Paris prosecutor's office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Military police in the Netherlands have arrested a man armed with a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.Military police spokeswoman Joanna Helmonds said the man allegedly threatened passers-by on Thursday night before officers detained him. Nobody was …
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida execution (all times local):6:10 p.m.The planned execution of a Florida man convicted in a woman's 1992 stabbing death awaits a final ruling on a stay request by the U.S. Supreme Court.The scheduled 6 p.m. execution of 55-year-old Jose Antonio …
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon.But CNN released a statement Thursday saying Cuomo …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco.The California Academy of Sciences launched its holiday festivities Thursday by having a scuba diver dressed as St. Nick submerge into a coral reef exhibit while dozens of children …
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission president says British "still need to say what they want instead of asking us what we want" on Brexit.
SEATTLE (AP) — Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left onboard.The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, …
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders promise to work for speedy new trade deal with Britain to avoid triggering contentious Irish border guarantee.
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders at summit confirm that Brexit agreement with Britain 'not open for renegotiation' despite UK plea for change.
BOSTON (AP) — Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses.A Boston jury acquitted another employee, …
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.The company says it will offer delivery from 2,000 U.S. stores by next summer through a partnership with Uber Eats. It isn't yet saying which stores will …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.The ruling, however, may be short lived because the administration has adopted new rules on contraceptive …
PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international arbitration panel has ruled the Spanish-led consortium that built the expansion of the Panama Canal must repay $847 million in advances it received during the construction project.A panel under the International Chamber of Commerce says the consortium must …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times local):4:30 p.m.Airbnb says a proposal in New Orleans to ban short-term rentals of whole homes that are not owner-occupied would "devastate" some city residents who …

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