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Monday, Jun 26


Q&A: How air bag recalls are impacted by Takata bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., leaving consumers to wonder about the status of the recall of about 70 million defective air bag inflators in the U.S. and another 30 million worldwide.


Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at…

Sunday, Jun 25


Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. Among the attendees…

Friday, Jun 23


CEOs recall when teens like them actually worked summer jobs

Today's youths are more likely to enroll in summer school, do volunteer work or pursue extracurricular activities, especially to improve their prospects for college admission.


US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

(AP) — Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Thursday, Jun 22


Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana…


American Airlines flight diverted due to mechanical problem


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American Airlines international flight originating in North Carolina had to be rerouted due to a mechanical problem.

Wednesday, Jun 21


The Latest: Animal rights group says Tyson effort not enough


Animal rights groups say they are pleased that Tyson Foods wants to improve conditions at its farms but that the company's plans don't go far enough.


Ex-Chicago politician, labor unions bid for Sun-Times

CHICAGO (AP) — An investor group headed by a former Chicago city council member and labor unions has submitted a bid to buy the Chicago Sun-Times — a move that, if successful, would prevent the paper's biggest rival from purchasing it.

Monday, Jun 19


Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees (49 Celsius) as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning.


Yellowstone takes measures to prevent mussels' spread


(AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials are installing barriers in front of boat launches in an attempt to prevent invasive mussels recently discovered in Montana from spreading to the park and into the Columbia River Basin.

Thursday, Jun 15


This is peak investing: Stocks, bonds and concerns are up

The volatility index that traders use to measure fear in the U.S. stock market hit its lowest, as in calmest, level last week since 1993.

Wednesday, Jun 14


How Fed hike will affect US consumers and overseas economies

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The Latest: Yellen says she hasn't asked Trump for 2nd term

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): Reaction was muted on financial markets to the Federal Reserve's latest rate increase, which was widely expected by investors.


3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

The job market — with unemployment at a 16-year low of 4.3 percent — has improved to such an extent that the Fed is thought to feel it's time to modestly raise its benchmark rate again.

Tuesday, Jun 13


Verizon takes over Yahoo to complete $4.5 billion deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a $4.5 billion deal that will usher in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet's best-known brands.


Tests find that most midsize SUVs' headlights are unsafe

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that either didn't light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers.


Immelt shook up GE's business model, but not its stock price

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's Jeff Immelt is stepping down after 16 years as CEO of the iconic conglomerate, having succeeded in repositioning the company as a producer of large industrial products but failing to fully revive its…

Monday, Jun 12


Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture

Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture


A mix of pride and anger at LGBT rights marches across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation's capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump. The…

Sunday, Jun 11


Arkansas execution autopsies don't end debate over drugs


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' chief medical examiner says nothing in autopsy reports suggest that four inmates put to death in April suffered while they died. But that won't end the debate over whether the state's three-drug execution…

Saturday, Jun 10


Medical marijuana dispensaries, patients wait through delays

HONOLULU (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries are beginning to open in Hawaii, but they're not allowed to sell their products. Instead, the leafy medicinal greens they've harvested are sitting on a shelf unsold because nearly a year after…

Friday, Jun 9


APNewsBreak: Sneak peek at Hard Rock plans for Taj Mahal


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Poolside and restaurant gambling, skill-based slots, fantasy sports betting and hidden VIP gambling rooms are among Hard Rock International's initial plans for their remake of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino. A…

Wednesday, Jun 7


Aircraft damaged in 'minor incident' at Boston's Logan


BOSTON (AP) — An aircraft scheduled to make a trans-Atlantic flight was damaged when a piece of ground equipment struck an engine in the gate area of Boston's airport, forcing passengers to spend the night on cots in a terminal.

Tuesday, Jun 6


Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

People who have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer card, used for programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, or food stamps, will pay $5.99 per month for the Amazon Prime benefits like free shipping and unlimited…


UN population agency chief Babatunde Osotimehin has died


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. population agency, Babatunde Osotimehin, who was a global leader in promoting public health and sexual and reproductive rights and services for women and girls, died at his home, the agency…

Monday, Jun 5


10 Things to Know for Monday


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHERE AN ARAB RIFT HAS ISOLATED A NATION Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar over its relations with Iran and support of…

Sunday, Jun 4


In US exile, Kremlin watcher sees Russia draw closer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Russian analyst and journalist scrutinizing her home country from thousands of miles away, Kseniya Kirillova works out of an impersonal Oakland apartment that she deliberately keeps bare of mementos, except for a…

Friday, Jun 2


Jobs data could signal shortage of qualified workers to hire

"Given reports that job openings are near all-time highs, it suggests that businesses are struggling to fill these positions," said Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist for S&P Global Ratings.


Puerto Rican nationalist to march, but not as parade honoree

NEW YORK (AP) — A Puerto Rican nationalist recently freed from prison will still march in a Manhattan parade — even though he has stepped aside from a formal role as "Procer de la Libertad" — National Freedom Hero. It's unclear whether…