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  • The Latest: San Francisco becomes largest US city to ban fur

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on fur sales ban in San Francisco (all times local): 2:25 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have unanimously approved a ban on fur sales, making San Francisco the largest city in the country to have the prohibition. The legislation voted on Tuesday goes into effect January 1, but retailers have […]
  • Arizona death brings calls for more autonomous vehicle rules

    DETROIT (AP) — The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations. But advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t needed. Police in Tempe, Arizona, say the female pedestrian walked in front of the Uber SUV Sunday night. Neither the automated system […]
  • Trump tariffs set off industry scramble for exemptions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s strong-armed trade policies are setting off an intense scramble among industry groups, companies and foreign countries seeking exemptions from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The trade concerns come ahead of an upcoming round of new tariffs expected to be slapped on China by the end of the week. […]
  • Montana pipeline protester avoids jail, must pay restitution

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon climate change activist has avoided jail time and been ordered to pay $3,775 after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline in Montana. State District Judge Daniel Boucher (boo-SHAY) sentenced Leonard Higgins on Tuesday to a three-year deferred sentence and restitution for damages. Court clerk […]
  • FedEx beats profit forecasts, raises 12-month outlook

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tax reduction, higher rates and strength in its ground-shipping business helped boost FedEx’s profit during a stellar holiday gift-shipping season. The delivery company is also raising its forecast for earnings in the fiscal year that ends in May. FedEx Corp. said Tuesday that it earned $2.07 billion in the December-through-February quarter, […]
  • Utility investigates coal silo failure at New Mexico plant

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One of the units at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers in the southwestern United States has been taken offline as officials investigate a structural failure in one of its coal silos. Public Service Co. of New Mexico confirmed Tuesday that the failure over the weekend at the San Juan […]
  • The Latest: US DOT to audit ill-fated Florida bridge project

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at a Florida university (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is ordering her department’s inspector general to audit a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida last week, killing six people and injuring 10. The Department of Transportation said […]
  • Nielsens illustrate the popularity of political shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of “entertaining” opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans. The Nielsen company said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on […]
  • 2 states demand answers from Facebook over users’ data

    BOSTON (AP) — The top prosecutors in Massachusetts and New York have sent a letter to Facebook demanding the social media giant protect its users’ private information. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched a joint investigation Saturday after reports that British data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica captured information […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    Stocks bounced up and down Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index picked up 4.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,716.94. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 116.36 points, or 0.5 percent, […]
  • Nielsen’s top programs for March 12-18

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 12-18. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.27 million. 2. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.88 million. 3. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.18 million. 4. “This is Us,” NBC, 10.94 million. 5. “Bull,” CBS, 10.64 million. 6. “60 Minutes,” CBS, […]
  • DOJ shares painkiller sales data amid opioid lawsuit talks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has shared some federal data about prescription painkiller sales to help with settlement talks between local governments and drug companies targeted in hundreds of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic. The department previously agreed to release certain data on the grounds it not be circulated publicly and be […]
  • BlackBerry and SandRidge climb while Facebook dips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Oracle Corp., down $4.90 to $47.05 Analysts were disappointed with the software maker’s third quarter sales and its fourth-quarter forecasts. SandRidge Energy Inc., up 17 cents to $14.26 The energy company rejected a buyout offer from Midstates Petroleum but said it will consider […]
  • Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. There’s just one problem: There isn’t much of anywhere else to go. Facebook has weathered many such […]
  • Craft brewers sue over NC law that takes away sales control

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Once a North Carolina brewer sells about enough beer to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in any given year, state law says it must hand over distribution to another company. Attorneys for two growing craft breweries argued Tuesday that’s unconstitutional. Lawyers for Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Noda Brewing Co. filed a […]