Maine wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of claw meat.

  • Written by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

California lawmakers vote to raise smoking, vaping age to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation's most populous state on the brink of becoming only the second after Hawaii to bar teenagers from lighting up, dipping or vaping.

  • Written by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S. patents, but he's most interested in an invention for which he gets no credit: the Post-it Note, that ubiquitous sticky-back product made into a worldwide success by the 3M Company.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

At least 2 gunmen ambush Pennsylvania party, killing 5

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police searched Thursday for at least two gunmen who opened fire during a backyard party in suburban Pittsburgh, killing five people and wounding three others as they rushed toward the house to find cover.


Mom shot by 4-year-old apparent gun rights advocate

MIAMI (AP) — A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social media postings about gun rights.

  • Written by FREIDA FRISARO, Associated Press