Nation/World

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

Business , National

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ripple effects are likely to be felt if 50,000 workers employed at more than 30 world-famous casino-hotels in Las Vegas go on strike. Analysts declined Wednesday to weigh in on the financial impact that a strike could have on casino operators. But the casinos and hotels aren’t the...


National

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Trump Twitter Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a...


Business , National

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of...


National

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

Uber Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service’s robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb. The decision announced Wednesday means Uber won’t...


Business , National

Fed gives stocks a boost; technology and retailers rally

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it’s not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses. Stocks opened lower after a business survey suggested that the...


World

FBI may have disrupted major cyberattack on Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian hacking operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates. On Wednesday, network technology company Cisco Systems and...


World

Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women

Nepal Everest Woman Climber-1

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother when she scaled the 8,850-...


World

AP Top International News at 9:46 p.m. EDT

Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal NKorea says Pence remarks were ‘stupid,‘ willing to not meet Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning ‘slow, painful‘...


Business

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

Trump Businesses Foreign Favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...


World

Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siege

Philippines Marawi Siege Anniversary

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered a disastrous five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters...


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