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AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

LAS VEGAS — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden.
Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views.
Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.

Police report: Ex-NFL star Rypien acknowledges hitting wife

SPOKANE, Wash. — Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien acknowledged to a police officer recently that he struck his wife during a domestic dispute, but said it was in self- defence .

After Trump request, Lockheed keeps helicopter plant open

COATESVILLE, Pa. — Lockheed Martin has decided to keep its Sikorsky helicopter plant in Pennsylvania open following a request from President Donald Trump.

Software engineer accused of taking trade secrets to China

WASHINGTON — A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

GUTHRIE, Okla. — Police in Oklahoma say they found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey during a traffic stop of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
Purl jam: Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championship

Purl jam: Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championship

JOENSUU, Finland — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland.
Judge approves new Weinstein legal team led by #MeToo critic

Judge approves new Weinstein legal team led by #MeToo critic

NEW YORK — A judge gave Harvey Weinstein the green light Thursday to shake up his defence team yet again — this time a mere two months before the disgraced movie mogul whose case inspired the #MeToo movement is due to stand trial in New York on sexua
Twitter investigating widespread outage that lasted more than an hour

Twitter investigating widespread outage that lasted more than an hour

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is investigating a problem that affected service to its users in the United States, Canada and Europe for more than an hour Thursday. The disruption began about 2:46 p.m Eastern Time, according to DownDetector.