.htaccess, Google api and Cross-Origin Request Blocked



Still learning a bit so forgive me if I’m missing something. I’m attempting to use one of googles APIs on my site (Ive had no problem accessing flickr’s API) and keep getting the error Cross-Origin Request Blocked and from what I’ve learned I need to alter the .htaccess file in order to add Access-Control-Allow-Origin: settings for my site.
I can’t find the .htaccess file in my workspace even with it set to show hidden files and creating my own caused error’s

Anyone able to point me in the right direction