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33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history.
PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California utility that operated power lines that ignited several huge, deadly wildfires has agreed to pay $1 billion in damages to 14 local governments.
Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he'll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will resume talks before the leaders meet.
Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

NEW ORLEANS — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m.
Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager who lost a leg in a shark attack this month got a personal message Tuesday from the actor who plays "Iron Man" in Marvel's superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr.

Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

NEW YORK — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.
Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

CAIRO — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defence tea
France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

PARIS — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning.
Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.