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  • President Trump welcomes French President Macron to White House, praises strength of alliance

    Above: Live video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Praising the strength of America’s oldest alliance, President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Tuesday with a pomp-filled ceremony on the South Lawn, opening a day of talks on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the crisis in Syria. Trump said the partnership he forged with Macron at the start of his presidency was a testament to the “enduring friendship that binds our two nations.” He thanked […]

  • Amazon will now deliver packages inside your car

    SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon’s latest perk … free delivery to your car. The Seattle company on Tuesday began offering delivery in 37 cities to Amazon Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The company will expand the number of locations as well as eligible vehicle makes and models going forward. Amazon has steadily expanded its reach into places long considered no-go zones for most people outside of the immediate family, starting with smart speakers in the home […]

  • New memorial in Alabama remembers thousands of lynching victims

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2 meters) tall, the height of a person, and made of steel that weathers to different shades of brown. Viewers enter at eye level with the monuments, allowing a view […]

  • Baby giraffe escapes from Fort Wayne zoo, eludes zookeepers for more than 2 hours

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Workers at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo needed a couple hours to get an escaped giraffe back into its enclosure. The 7-month-old female giraffe got loose Monday from the zoo’s African Journey exhibit. Zoo spokeswoman Bonnie Kemp says the giraffe didn’t get off the property. Staffers were able to corral the giraffe in a fenced parking lot in a non-public area of the zoo. Zookeepers worked on calming the animal before returning it to the enclosure. […]

  • Facebook outlines for the first time what you can and can’t post about

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact. So please don’t make credible violent threats or revel in sexual violence; promote terrorism or the poaching of endangered species; attempt to buy marijuana, sell firearms, or list […]

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson announces birth of third daughter

    NEW YORK — The Rock has his third Rockette. Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram on Monday to show off his chest full of tattoos and his new baby girl in a hospital skin-to-skin contact moment. “Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” he wrote. “Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar.” Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring […]

  • Josef Newgarden wins in Alabama for 3rd time

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden banked on the rain at Barber Motorsports Park, and it was a pretty safe bet. The defending series champion started on the pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and led almost the entire way, winning the rain-delayed race on Monday for the third time in four years. IndyCar had pushed back completion of the race because of heavy rain Sunday. With a sizable lead and showers starting anew, Newgarden made his second […]

  • CenterPoint paying $6 billion for Vectren

    NEW YORK — CenterPoint Energy Inc. is paying just under $6 billion for rival Vectren in a move that will expand the utility operator’s reach. The combined company will serve more than 7 million gas and electricity customers in eight states and will hold about $29 billion in assets. CenterPoint will pay $72 per share cash for Vectren and assume the company’s debt. Houston-based CenterPoint has natural gas operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. It has delivers […]

  • Internship perk: A free Harley-Davidson motorcycle

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They’ll keep their bikes at the end of the 12-week internship. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker says it will teach the interns how to ride, compensate them for their work and travels, and let them keep […]

  • Man auctioning off collection of 16 pace cars from the Indianapolis 500

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man plans to sell his collection of Corvette Indy 500 pace cars. Keith Busse, 74, is auctioning off the 16 cars next month during Mecum Auctions’ spring sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, The Journal Gazette reported. “When I made the decision to sell them all, I couldn’t sleep that night,” Busse said. “There’s 30 years of collecting there, but when you make the decision, you can’t look back.” The collection includes cars […]