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Musk company to build express transport

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport in mere minutes. Each electric vehicle in the proposed ...

AT&T win may herald mergers

By MARCY GORDON and MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T’s victory over the government’s attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and ...

Food trucks strategize as novelty wears

Small Talk By Joyce M. Rosenberg The Associated Press NEW YORK — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food ...

Retail sales boom in May, but inflation is lurking

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose by the most in six months in May, a sign that confident consumers are leading a strong economic rebound after a slow start to the year. Yet with high gas prices and inflation eating away at income gains made ...

Buying local fish? It may not be true

MONTAUK (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had ...

Republicans risking backlash over immigration

By STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press NEW YORK — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To ...

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for U.S. asylum

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and ANITA SNOW The Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their ...

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes

By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian ...

Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

PARIS (AP) — An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for $289,460. Auction house Artcurial said the offering topped the sale Saturday of 49 autographed works by ...

Four-way tie for lead at U.S. Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON — The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau ...

Fans turn out early for World Cup party in San Jose

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — David Habashy and his friends were set up in their chairs on the lawn at Avaya Stadium well before the crack of dawn. With his native Egypt set to play its first World Cup game in 28 years about 6,000 miles away in Russia, Habashy ...

World Cup Roundup: Technology helps France beat gritty Australia, 2-1

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday as the 1998 champions labored to beat a gritty Australia 2-1 in their opening game. The French team was given a controversial penalty kick, eventually converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute, after ...

Ronaldo looks to prove he can thrive at World Cup

By TALES AZZONI The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia — After conquering Europe with his club and his country, Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the world stage. The Portugal forward hasn’t been at his best in past World Cups, but his opening hat trick in Russia is ...

Brazil, Germany face high expectations

By BEN NUCKOLS The Associated Press MOSCOW — Brazil’s quest for World Cup redemption begins today. So does Germany’s title defense. The nations are forever linked by Germany’s 7-1 humiliation of host Brazil in the 2014 World Cup semifinals. This year’s Brazil squad is stacked ...

Tar Heels beat Beavers in CWS

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — It took nearly 4 1/2 hours in 95-degree heat to play the opening game of the College World Series. Time flew for North Carolina coach Mike Fox. He was having fun. The Tar Heels knocked out Oregon State ace Luke Heimlich during a ...

Moffitt claims hometown win

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Truck series race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, his hometown track. The 25-year-old Moffitt, from nearby Grimes, led 76 laps for his second victory of the season in the No. 16 truck. He started 16th, the lowest spot on the grid for a race ...

WNBA Roundup: Vivians leads Fever past Atlanta, 96-64

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored a career-best 21 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first game of the season, beating the Atlanta Dream 96-64 on Saturday night. The Fever (1-10) trailed 38-35 at halftime before outscoring the Dream 36-16 advantage in the third quarter. ...

Nordqvist, Pace share LPGA Tour lead

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace each shot 8-under 64 on Saturday to share the third-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. Nordqvist and Pace each birdied four of the first five holes and two of the last three — each making 20-footers on the par-4 18th — in ...

Severino sharp as Yankees top Rays, 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — In his latest peak performance, Luis Severino took matters into his own hands — and glove. Severino jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez while pitching eight sharp innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday. “He ...

MLB Roundup: Keuchel helps Astros get 10th straight win, 10-2 over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A.J. Hinch wiped the sweat from his brow after watching his Astros win their 10th straight game on Saturday, joking that he might get tossed early the next time out to avoid the Kansas City heat. The skipper hasn’t been sweating many outcomes lately. Houston’s ...