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DuPont beats Street 2Q forecasts

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:10:34 -0500

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $862 million.



Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:53:06 -0500

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked to 18 deaths around the world.



Global shares mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:36:22 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — Share benchmarks rose in Europe early Tuesday, buoyed by reports showing an improved economic outlook, as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns…


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Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:05:07 -0500

LONDON (AP) — American fashion brand Michael Kors has bought luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds).






GOP sets Senate health care vote buoyed by McCain return

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:01:43 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama's health care law, buoyed by the near theatrical return to the Capitol of the ailing Sen. John McCain.


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Business owned by governor candidate's family faces lawsuit

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:01:19 -0500

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A group of farmworkers is suing a company owned by the family of a New Mexico Democratic candidate for governor.



14 Ways to Save at World Market

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:34 -0500

It's easy to overspend at World Market but with these ways to save, you can breathe a sigh of relief when checking your receipt.



German business confidence reaches new record high

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:09:26 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — A survey shows that business confidence in Germany has risen to another record high as managers' view of both their outlook and their current situation brightens.



Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:32:19 -0500

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc — 1,500 workers who are Nissan employees today, but were initially hired through contract…


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Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:41:04 -0500

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her younger sister in California.


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South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:09:59 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new administration is shifting gears to achieve a fair and labor-friendly economy after decades of export-driven growth led by big businesses left many behind in economic prosperity.


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US safety board to detail findings of deadly NY train crash

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:25:35 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York suburbs, a day after…


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Oil company to spend $20M in safety upgrades in wake of fire

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:57:38 -0500

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. and state regulators have reached a settlement related to a 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery that will require the company to spend about $20 million on safety improvements, officials announced Monday.



McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:40:23 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's…


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Asian stock indexes mixed amid caution on earnings, politics

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:24:37 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a…


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Supporters, foes clash over underwater oil pipeline's future

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:12:06 -0500

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An engineering company's report on the future of twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac is flawed and biased in favor of continuing the existing system, critics said Monday. A business coalition said keeping…


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Maker of panels in London fire says builders control usage

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:42:29 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high-rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company…


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Alphabet posts 2Q profit

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:18:14 -0500

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $3.52 billion.



Alphabet beats Street 2Q forecasts

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:18:15 -0500

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.52 billion.



Supporters, foes clash over underwater oil pipeline's future

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:54:31 -0500

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An engineering company's report on the future of twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac is flawed and biased in favor of continuing the existing system, critics said Monday. A business coalition said keeping…



No Fox apology in fight with New York Times about raid story

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:39:56 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel on Monday clarified but didn't apologize for a weekend segment that The New York Times said falsely accused the newspaper of revealing intelligence information that enabled Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to…



In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:22:54 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it's taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of the European regulatory…


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House rejects bill to fix VA's budget gap after vets protest

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:45:23 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House rejected Monday a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans'…


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Poultry mogul Bo Pilgrim dies at age 89

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:58:05 -0500

PITTSBURG, Texas (AP) — Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, who grew a one-time feed store into the world's largest poultry producer before losing the company in bankruptcy, has died at 89.


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Eastbound drivers leaving Lambert's Terminal 2 departures drive face a detour

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:45:00 -0500

Construction work is preventing motorists leaving the departures area from turning left on Lambert International Boulevard. The work is expected to be done within two weeks.


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Shareholders meeting marks Packers season's unofficial start

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:09:44 -0500

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Training camp has yet to begin and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy is already looking forward to the end of the season.


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Company: New particleboard plant could ultimately employ 770

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:01:49 -0500

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An Austrian company that supplies wood products for the furniture, construction and flooring industries plans a particleboard-manufacturing plant expected to employ 400 workers within six years.



4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:52:53 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, disclosed in a statement to members of Congress four distinct interactions with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition period. The 11-page statement provides his first detailed account of meetings over…


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Rates rise on US Treasury bills to highest since late 2008

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:45:19 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels in more than eight years.



New roller coaster coming for Harry Potter theme park

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:38:02 -0500

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a little more thrilling at Universal Orlando Resort.



Sports retailer stocks fall as Hibbett posts gloomy outlook

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:11:47 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — More bad news for sporting goods retailers: Hibbett, a chain with more than 1,000 stores, said it expects a key sales figure to fall due to a "challenging" retail environment.


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Hasbro profit rises, but revenue misses expectations

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:06:28 -0500

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Toy maker Hasbro said its second-quarter profit jumped 30 percent, thanks to rising sales of Transformers action figures and Monopoly board games. But its revenue was slightly lower than what Wall Street analysts expected, and it…


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Hasbro and Hibbett sink as WebMD and Nektar climb

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:01:46 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:



Utah city names 1st Hispanic Pioneer Day parade marshals

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:53:10 -0500

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah couple dubbed "modern-day pioneers" have been named the first Hispanic grand marshals of Ogden's parade on the holiday honoring Mormon pioneers who trekked across the country in search of religious freedom.






How major US stock market indexes fared on Monday

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:52:43 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks mostly fell on Monday, and broad indexes pulled back modestly ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Technology stocks, though, added to their big gains for…



'Game of Thrones' actor who played Hodor DJs in Las Vegas

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:44:21 -0500

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The actor who played a gentle giant named Hodor in the HBO show "Game of Thrones" has made his Las Vegas pool party debut.






Navajo Nation eyes possible purchases of Colorado ranchland

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:12:49 -0500

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has created a committee to look into buying Colorado ranchland that's home to cattle, bison and two mountains the tribe considers sacred.



Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower, except for tech

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:12:00 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):



Russia calls for tighter compliance with oil output cuts

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:08:13 -0500

MOSCOW (AP) — Major oil producers need to show greater discipline in sticking to output cuts aimed at raising the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Monday.


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Gilbert: 'We screwed up' on mostly-white crowd in Detroit ad

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:05:47 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company's controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says "See Detroit Like We Do" with an image of a mostly-white crowd.


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Health officials: Norovirus likely caused Chipotle illnesses

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:51:21 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials said that norovirus is believed to be what caused dozens of people to report becoming ill after eating at a Chipotle in suburban Washington, D.C., earlier this month.


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Grain lower, livestock lower

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:37:36 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.



Grain lower, livestock lower

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:37:36 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:29:40 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Monday



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:29:39 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Monday



Get Started: Demand for small businesses remains strong

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:11:21 -0500

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5 injured in ammonia leak at Dallas bakery company

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:05 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five people have been hurt in an ammonia leak at a Dallas bakery that supplies bread to restaurants and supermarkets.



Bigger ships carry Georgia ports to record cargo volumes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:42:22 -0500

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bigger ships arriving through an expanded Panama Canal pushed cargo volumes at Georgia's seaports to record levels in fiscal 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday.



Bigger ships carry Georgia ports to record cargo volumes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:59:27 -0500

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority says bigger ships using an expanded Panama Canal pushed its cargo volumes to record levels in fiscal 2017.



Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:55:31 -0500

HELSINKI (AP) — A security leak in Sweden in 2015 is causing reverberations in the Scandinavian country two years later with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying it was "a disaster," exposing the nation to harm.


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German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:52:31 -0500

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.


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Riding the rails: Touring Rhode Island on a rail bike

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:16:56 -0500

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — There's a new way to ride the rails in Rhode Island: by pedaling a rail bike beside picturesque Narragansett Bay.


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Rhode Island gas prices down a penny

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:41:55 -0500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has risen by a penny in the past week.






IMF warms to eurozone economy amid lower political risks

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:23:43 -0500

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated and risks to its outlook abated.


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Fed will likely focus on low inflation but leave rates alone

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:41:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has already achieved one of its two mandates: With the unemployment rate at just 4.4 percent, the Fed has essentially maximized employment.


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Rhode Island home sales boom shows no signs of slowing down

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:04:12 -0500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down.



IMF upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:59:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund upgraded the economic outlook for Europe, Japan and China this year. But the fund left its forecast for global growth unchanged from an April forecast, partly because the United States is unlikely to…


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US home purchases slipped 1.8 percent in June amid climbing prices, declining number of homes for sale

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:59:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — US home purchases slipped 1.8 percent in June amid climbing prices, declining number of homes for sale.



Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:02:57 -0500

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags.


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Grain lower, livestock lower

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:56:15 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.



Prescription drug distributor opens central Indiana facility

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:22:37 -0500

WHITESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A major prescription drug distributor is opening a new distribution center in central Indiana.



Greece readies first foray into bond markets in 3 years

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:15:34 -0500

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is poised to tap international bond markets for the first time in three years in a move the government hopes will signal the country is ready to emerge from its bailout era.


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Grab builds out war chest in a fight for car-share dominance

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:53:18 -0500

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The taxi app Grab has been given an additional $2 billion in financing, revealing the intense competition among car services in Asia that have forced companies like Uber to take a back seat to rivals with…


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The Latest: Business groups defend Straits of Mackinac pipe

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:33:26 -0500

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on public feedback regarding a consultant's report on the Line 5 pipeline (all times local):



The Latest: Business groups defend Straits of Mackinac pipe

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:33:26 -0500

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on public feedback regarding a consultant's report on the Line 5 pipeline (all times local):



Global shares mixed as attention turns to Fed meeting

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:21:40 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week.


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Halliburton beats Street 2Q forecasts

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:03:29 -0500

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KKR's Internet Brands buying WebMD in $2.8B deal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:24:52 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion.



Mochi, Poke, Burgers, and More! How to Take Advantage of the New Options at Whole Foods

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:30:54 -0500

If you haven't been inside of Whole Foods lately, you'll be amazed by the new options they're offering — from mochi to fresh juice, they've got everything.



AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 5 cents

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:11:49 -0500

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 5 cents per gallon in the past week.



EXCHANGE: A.E. Staley's industrial empire celebrated

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:57:19 -0500

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The namesake company founded in Decatur by A.E. Staley Sr. 105 years ago extracted much more than food products from corn and soybeans: it managed to distill an enduring sense of loyalty from its employees.


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EXCHANGE: A.E. Staley's industrial empire celebrated

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:57:19 -0500

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The namesake company founded in Decatur by A.E. Staley Sr. 105 years ago extracted much more than food products from corn and soybeans: it managed to distill an enduring sense of loyalty from its employees.


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IMF cuts British growth forecast after weak first quarter

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:47:34 -0500

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has revised down its 2017 growth forecast for the British economy following a weak first quarter that suggested the country's exit from the European Union was starting to weigh on consumers and businesses.


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4 Credit Cards That Can Help You Save for a Car

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:30:19 -0500

Saving for a car can be much easier when you've got credit cards with major rewards and perks.



Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:03:48 -0500

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would…


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GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:23:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.


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Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:41:42 -0500

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.


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Asian shares mostly lower as attention turns to Fed meeting

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:13:46 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly slid Monday, with Chinese benchmarks countering the trend, as market attention turns to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japanese shares languished as the yen strengthened against the dollar.


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Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:09:40 -0500

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scott Blumstein's path to winning more than $8.1 million as the World Series of Poker champion started in the online poker rooms of New Jersey.


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New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:18:09 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired…



Correction: Chicago-Pokemon Go story

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:23:25 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 22 about the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago, The Associated Press misidentified one of the attendees as John Haberkorn. His name is Mark Haberkorn.


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Correction: Chicago-Pokemon Go story

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:23:25 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 22 about the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago, The Associated Press misidentified one of the attendees as John Haberkorn. His name is Mark Haberkorn.


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Victory for 'Dunkirk' and 'Girls Trip' at the box office

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:48:44 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's victory for "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively summer remains down from last year.


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Average US gas prices rise a penny, reversing 11-week trend

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:06:41 -0500

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose about a penny nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.



Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fire

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:12:07 -0500

HONOLULU (AP) — When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers.


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Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fire

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:12:07 -0500

HONOLULU (AP) — When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers.


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