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California DOJ to unveil website with law enforcement data

By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Set to be announced Wednesday by Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office, the database is the culmination of months of work aimed at improving transparency and government accountability after law enforcement interactions with the public sparked a national dialogue on police practices over the last year. Continue reading

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to have contract extended to 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech. Continue reading

South Africa hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa (AP) — One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter went alone after his closest friend, who was going to join him, died shortly before their date of departure from the United States Continue reading

Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

By CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God’s grace. Continue reading

Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer’s, migraine treatment

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience treatments for illnesses and ailments like Alzheimer’s disease and migraine headaches. A Novartis statement released late Tuesday said that as part of the deal, Amgen will make initial payments and cover some research and development costs at the start with regard to the BACE inhibitor program for treatment of Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions

HELSINKI (AP) — Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand in the first half of the year, resulting in good growth in profits and revenue and an upbeat outlook for the full year. Net profit in the first six months of 2015 was up 30 percent at 3.6 billion kroner ($543 million) while sales grew to 14.1 billion kroner from 11.6 billion kroner a year earlier Continue reading

African migrant under bonnet of car driven to Spain ‘would have died within minutes’ from fumes

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Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden may get an early glimpse of his presidential prospects at the start of a three-state trip as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries. Biden is appearing at a Miami college Wednesday and headlining a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Florida as he mulls a potential challenge to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Interest in a Biden campaign has intensified as Clinton has struggled with what some Democrats consider a lackluster start to her campaign and scrutiny over her use of a private email account and server as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state Continue reading

Obama visit puts spotlight on rough plight in rural Alaska

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It’s a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket. The five-gallon drums serve as makeshift toilets in large swaths of rural Alaska, where residents empty the waste-filled buckets into nearby sewage lagoons. Obama’s historic visit to the Alaska Arctic on Wednesday will shed a rare spotlight on the plight of Alaska Natives and others who live in more than 200 far-flung Alaskan villages under conditions unimaginable in most of the United States Continue reading

Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Continue reading