In this Feb. 28, 2015, file photo, John Oliver speaks in New York.

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false...
Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in High Island, Texas.

[Updated] A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide

BY KEVIN McGILL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday,...
The casket of Otto Warmbier is carried from Wyoming High School followed by his father, Fred Warmbier, center, after the funeral, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio.

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

BY DAKE KANG WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in...
In this Oct. 6, 2016 photo, Outdoors School students gather for a lesson under a canopy in the forest at Camp Howard in Mount Hood National Forest near Corbett, Oregon.

County camp programs keep kids learning even while school is out

Wednesday may have been the first day of summer, but kids around Lee County have already been out of school for weeks. This summer, more...
This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan.

US stock indexes hold steady as oil’s dismal week eases

BY STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher in morning trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for...
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

BY VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia...
In this Friday, June 3, 2016, file photo, an American Airlines passenger jet takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami.

State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American

BY MICHELLE CHAPMAN NEW YORK (AP) — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust...

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically...