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Alligator blocks runway at Air Force base in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway.
Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from Trump

Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump.
Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls.
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to visit a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. De Blasio is scheduled to appear Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America.
Officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

Officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a Northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, state fire officials said Wednesday.

Woodstock 50 plans roll on; court nixes cancellation bid

NEW YORK — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now.

Upgrades done at popular music venue in time for '19 season

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A $1.75 million renovation project has been completed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in time for the start of the summer concert season later this month.

Toddler missing for 3 days in rural Kentucky is found safe

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say a 22-month-old boy has been found safe, almost three days after disappearing from his rural Kentucky home. State police said in a tweet the boy was found just before 2 p.m.
Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

CANNES, France — Julianne Moore says that for the movie industry to reach gender parity, it's necessary to implement quotas.
TV's Sandra Lee, NY Gov. Cuomo are selling house

TV's Sandra Lee, NY Gov. Cuomo are selling house

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. — Food Network star Sandra Lee says she and her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are selling their house in the New York City suburbs.