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Plaques honoring Lee removed; governor wants streets renamed


NEW YORK (AP) — Plaques honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee were removed from a church property in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and the governor called on the Army to remove the names of Lee and another Confederate general from the streets of a nearby…

Wednesday, Aug 16


Passengers sue Boeing for 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai


CHICAGO (AP) — Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft's electronics.


Wingtip of Delta Air Lines plane clips another plane

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say the wingtip of a Delta Air Lines plane clipped an American Airlines plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.


Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried…

Tuesday, Aug 15


Correction: Economy-Jobs Report story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner.


Big tree falls in Central Park, injuring woman and 3 kids


Police and fire officials say rescuers were called midmorning Tuesday to Central Park West near 62nd Street in Manhattan.

Monday, Aug 14


Trump attacks exec for quitting council over Charlottesville

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the CEO of the nation's third-largest pharmaceutical company after he resigned from a federal advisory council, citing the president's failure to explicitly rebuke the white…

Sunday, Aug 13


Alabama Senate race a fight to the finish


HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) — Wearing an NRA baseball cap and newly armed with an endorsement from President Donald Trump, Alabama Sen. Luther Strange on Saturday strolled by the sausage vendors and rodeo ticket booths at a rural county fair,…


Hawaiian Airlines flight to Los Angeles diverts safely


HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Kauai to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Hilo because of smoke in the cockpit.

Friday, Aug 11


Santa Fe show features 2 of Picasso's rare silver platters


Martindale and others have been busy for the last couple of days setting up as dozens of exhibitors position their wares throughout the maze of booths and makeshift gallery spaces that make up the annual show.


For electric cars to take off, they'll need place to charge

Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3.


Department stores — except Nordstrom — see sales metric drop

Macy's, Kohl's and Dillard's all said Thursday that a key sales figure fell again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly shop online, at discount stores and elsewhere.

Wednesday, Aug 9


The Latest: Wisconsin Senate leader: Foxconn votes unknown


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's $3 billion incentives plan for Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't know if he…

Monday, Aug 7


Another milestone for stocks: Most boring market in decades

as central banks start to wean markets off the stimulus they've injected into the global economy, many money managers say they're preparing for a bumpier ride ahead.


Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort


BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Carolyn Nistler is at the forefront of a boom in a resource that plays a key role in the management of American wildlife: bear teeth. Nistler, owner of a Montana lab, and others are sorting through a windfall of…

Friday, Aug 4


Farms drawing diners who eat near fields that produced food

(AP) — What was once a smattering of farms offering expensive dinners within view of the fields where the food was raised has sprouted into popular summer and fall events that run the gamut from multicourse dinners to weekly burger nights…


Another hot day scorches Northwest, affecting transit, games

Smoke from dozens of fires burning in British Columbia has snaked into Washington and Oregon, causing authorities to issue burn bans and creating breathing problems for people with asthma.

Thursday, Aug 3


Nissan workers in Mississippi vote on whether to unionize

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s Mississippi assembly plant voted Thursday to decide whether to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The voting by 3,700 assembly and maintenance workers began before dawn…


Global shares fall as Apple's glossy earnings effect fades

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets mostly fell Thursday as the rally from news of Apple's strong earnings that spurred record highs for the Dow Jones industrial average faded.


Data: Jet as low as 59 feet in near miss at SF airport

The Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway next to it and flew their jet to just 59 feet (18 meters) above ground before pulling up to attempt another landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board information…


New data show how close jets came to crashing at SF airport

The Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway next to it and flew their jet to just 59 feet (18 meters) above ground before pulling up to attempt another landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board information…

Wednesday, Aug 2


Dow bull session: What does 22,000 points mean anyway?

The blue chip index rose to its latest milestone without much excitement or drama as aerospace giant Boeing and a few other companies did most of the work.


Markets Right Now: Dow has its first close above 22,000

The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 22,000 points for the first time, driven by a big gain in Apple on an otherwise mixed day for the market.


Durkan takes early lead in primary to replace Seattle mayor

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters cast ballots Tuesday to start choosing a new mayor for the booming liberal city that is adding thousands of highly paid workers drawn by tech giants such as Amazon but also confronting fears the poor and…


Pro-Trump mayor of sinking island questions Al Gore on CNN


TANGIER, Va. (AP) — An enthusiastic supporter of the president who is mayor of a Virginia island that's sinking into the Chesapeake Bay got a chance to challenge former Vice President Al Gore on climate change during a town hall Tuesday…

Tuesday, Aug 1


Did Alexander Hamilton hold this coin?

coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the United States — one likely held by the most en vogue of Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton.


The Latest: Storm outages mostly in 2 Florida counties

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Emily (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Florida's Division of Emergency Management says 7,800 homes and business remain without power because of a tropical system, and that they are mostly in Manatee…

Monday, Jul 31


AP Analysis: Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags

DETROIT (AP) — A government effort to speed up recalls of more than 21 million of the most dangerous Takata air bag inflators is falling short, according to an analysis of completion rates by The Associated Press.


FAA probes near miss between drone and jetliner at airport


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a drone was spotted as a jetliner approached New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

Sunday, Jul 30


Communities banking on mega youth sports complexes


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Youth sports travel is scoring big as communities across the United States build multisport complexes crammed with state-of-the-art fields, rinks and courts in hopes of drawing not only tournaments for kids crazy about…