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  • UN: Global economy is growing at 3 percent _ best since 2011

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global economy is growing by about 3 percent — its highest rate since 2011 and a significant acceleration from last year, the United Nations said Monday. In its annual economic report and forecast, the U.N. said the upturn stems predominantly from faster growth in all major developed economies, with east […]
  • Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government safety panel on Monday urged the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until their operator can finish inspections and repair coating gaps, after some members expressed concerns over a recent deal between the state and Enbridge Inc. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board approved […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared on Monday

    Stocks ended modestly higher Monday, nudging the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average to record highs. Technology stocks accounted for most of the gains. Health care stocks also rose, making up for losses in banks and industrial companies. Traders also had their eye on bitcoin futures on their first day of […]
  • Spirit boots breast-feeding woman from plane

    A woman making a long-planned trip with her parents and young son says Spirit Airlines kicked the family off the plane when she didn’t immediately stop breast-feeding the 2-year-old, who was restless after a long delay. Mei Rui, a concert pianist and cancer researcher, says she asked for a few minutes to let her son […]
  • New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct. The magazine recently learned Lizza had “engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct,” a spokeswoman said. After reviewing the matter, it cut ties with the reporter. Lizza is also […]
  • Report: Firm buying Revel casino for $200M; Straub denies it

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street ratings firm said Monday that a Colorado company is buying Atlantic City’s former Revel casino for $200 million, but the mercurial owner of the shuttered casino insists there’s no deal. Moody’s Investors Service issued a report Monday saying the $2.4 billion casino will reopen in May under […]
  • Apple and Chesapeake Energy rise; Spark Therapeutics sinks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Bluebird Bio Inc., up $30.65 to $201.80 Bluebird and Celgene reported positive results from an early clinical trial of a multiple myeloma treatment. Apple Inc., up $3.30 to $172.67 The website Apple Insider said the company is delivering new iPhones to customers at […]
  • Waiting for Congress, Mnuchin makes 2nd emergency debt move

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he is making a second emergency move to keep the government from going above the debt limit while awaiting congressional action to raise the threshold. In a letter to congressional leaders, Mnuchin said he will not be able to fully invest in a large civil service […]
  • Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate. The president tweeted six attacks on what he calls “fake news” over the weekend, […]
  • Coffee shop wants to be Denver’s first legal marijuana club

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs, a step that comes more than a year after voters approved a bring-your-own pot measure. Dan Rowland, a spokesman for the Denver department that regulates marijuana businesses, said the city received […]
  • Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after the outdoor retailer told Americans that President Donald Trump “stole your land” in his move to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. The dispute pitting the GOP against a private company raised questions about use of taxpayer resources […]
  • Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon — and on to Mars. Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to “refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery.” The move, Trump said, “marks an important step in returning American astronauts to […]
  • Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

    MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A gas driller argued in court Monday that it’s entitled to monetary damages from a Pennsylvania homeowner who continued bad-mouthing the company after settling his water-contamination lawsuit against it more than five years ago. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his former lawyers tried to […]
  • Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple’s digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. The companies didn’t disclose the price of the acquisition announced Monday. Technology news site Recode previously reported Apple is paying about $400 […]
  • Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week. The president’s proclamation on Bears Ears National Monument also contained a little-known plan that changes the makeup of a tribal advisory commission for […]