Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday.

  • Written by By LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered a disastrous five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters that began a year ago.



Hawaii geothermal plant plugs wells as lava flows nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out.

  • Written by By JAE C. HONG and SOPHIA YAN , Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

  • Written by By REGINA GARCIA CANO , Associated Press

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85


NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

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  • Written by By HILLEL ITALIE , AP National Writer