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Wednesday, Feb 21


To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

DETROIT (AP) — The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.

Sunday, Feb 18


Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital. Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, The Carter Center said in a statement.…

Friday, Feb 16


McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

Thursday, Feb 15


Traffic deaths fell slightly in 2017 after 2-year spike

DETROIT (AP) — Traffic deaths on U.S. roads fell slightly in 2017 after two straight years of big increases, but a leading safety organization that compiled the numbers says it's no cause for celebration.

Wednesday, Feb 14


Markets Q&A: Stocks stabilize, but can investors relax?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it safe to come out now?


Fries, not flowers: Fast-food chains try to lure valentines

NEW YORK (AP) — Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine's Day.


Sam's Club to offer free shipping for premium members

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers.


Official: Flight lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover


HONOLULU (AP) — A United Airlines flight landed safely Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California, the airline said.

Passengers describe fear during California plane evacuation


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small fire that broke out on a Southwest Airlines plane at a Southern California airport led to a confusing and sometimes chaotic evacuation, with some fearful travelers pushing each other to reach the exit, passengers…


Is inflation rising as investors fear? 5 ways to keep track

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation — or the fear of it — is back.

Tuesday, Feb 13


'Captain' is new top dog at New York governor's mansion


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's first family has a new first dog.


'Adios Amazon': Tech giant sparks Georgia Capitol debate

ATLANTA (AP) — With Atlanta among the 20 cities on the short list to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters, the corporate giant's name has become a contentious rallying cry inside the conservative Georgia Capitol.


Mattel doubles down on Uno with a new card game called Dos

NEW YORK (AP) — What's next for Uno? Dos, of course.

Monday, Feb 12


Markets Right Now: Stocks surge; Dow industrials gain 400

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 4 p.m. Stocks are surging on Wall Street as the market claws back some of its massive losses from last week. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 400 points.


APNewsBreak: Long-stalled Vegas casino-resort gets new life

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas.


3 dead, 4 rescued after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

PHOENIX (AP) — Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the bodies…

Saturday, Feb 10


Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

Friday, Feb 9


Even 'safe' bond investments falter as markets tumble

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio, have faltered, too.


This week in odd news: Lettuce lizard; Dog and pony show



Family blames movie executive's suicide on Weinstein scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jill Messick, who served as a producer on films such as "Frida" and "Baby Mama," has taken her own life, her family said in a statement Thursday. The mother of two died Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 50.


Markets Right Now: China share benchmark falls 5.5 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 10:00 p.m. China's stock market benchmark has fallen as much as 5.5 percent after the sharp sell-off on Wall Street.

Thursday, Feb 8


Retail group: Annual retail sales to rise 3.8 to 4.4 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — An improving economy and tax changes should help retail sales increase 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent this year, an industry trade group said Thursday.


Wynn case raises question: When do investors need to know?

NEW YORK (AP) — When should a company have to tell investors that a top executive is facing sexual misconduct allegations?


Review: Eastwood's '15:17' recreates a thwarted attack

In his latest film, "The 15:17 to Paris," Clint Eastwood has taken his famously no-frills filmmaking further than ever before. Having already dispensed with many of the typical accoutrements of Hollywood filmmaking — lengthy development, a…


Judge sides with Florida House instead of Emeril TV producer


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to step into an ongoing tussle between a television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows and the Florida House of Representatives.

Wednesday, Feb 7


Why investors' fear of high inflation is probably overblown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The past week's stomach-churning stock market losses were ignited by a sudden and contagious fear of surging inflation and higher interest rates. Many investors worried that inflation would send borrowing rates up and sap…


More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

NEW YORK (AP) — A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly older ones.


Ben & Jerry's latest to go low-calorie to take on Halo Top

NEW YORK (AP) — The competition among low-calorie ice creams is heating up.


Asian shares mirror Dow comeback, dollar steady

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares saw a broad rebound on Wednesday, mirroring the bounce-back rally on Wall Street, though gains were in a modest range and most benchmarks gave up some gains after opening sharply higher.


Markets Right Now: Asian markets recouping losses early

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 10:20 p.m. In Asia, Japanese and Korean benchmarks recouped losses from the day before in early Wednesday trading, mirroring a similar "correction" rally…