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  • Auriemma offers to forego pay in education budget battle

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Geno Auriemma has weighed into Connecticut’s budget battle, offering to go unpaid next year in response to criticism over high salaries at UConn. Connecticut still has no state budget, more than two months into the fiscal year, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, has vowed […]
  • The Latest: Panel votes against cheaper solar panel imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a trade commission vote on solar imports (all times local): 11 a.m. A U.S. trade panel has found that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to U.S. solar manufacturers. The unanimous vote Friday by the International Trade Commission sets up the possibility […]
  • Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place new rules that require nursing homes and […]
  • The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing Sen. John McCain for opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Trump is calling McCain’s opposition “sad” and “a horrible, horrible thing” for the Republican Party. McCain declared his […]
  • Showtime making series of Clinton-Patterson thriller

    NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime has won a bidding war to develop former President Bill Clinton and powerhouse author James Patterson’s upcoming thriller, “The President is Missing,” into a television series. The network announced the deal Friday, months away from the book’s publication next June. In the collaboration with Patterson, Clinton provides an insider’s perspective […]
  • LL Bean publishes outdoors ad only visible in the sunlight

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see L.L. Bean’s new ad, you’re going to have to step outdoors. The company took its mission to get people outside to a new level Friday by publishing an ad in The New York Times in ink that can only be seen when the newspaper is taken […]
  • Fire damages 3 dump trucks at New York DOT site near Albany

    VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged three vehicles at a New York Department of Transportation facility in suburban Albany is considered suspicious. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was reported around 5 a.m. Friday at the DOT site in the village of Voorheesville (VOOR’-eez-vihl). When emergency crews arrived, three […]
  • NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex passed within 10,711 miles (17,237 kilometers) of the home planet early Friday afternoon — above Antarctica. It used Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to put it on a path toward […]
  • Energy leads US stocks indexes to a mostly higher finish

    A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the latest Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Real estate and utilities companies […]
  • JC Penney to hire 40,000 for holidays, the same as last year

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney says it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year. The Plano, Texas-based department store operator said Friday it is looking for cashiers, workers to restock its stores and beauty consultants to work at in-store Sephora makeup shops. Retailers tend […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks struggled to a mostly higher finish on Wall Street as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies made up for losses elsewhere. The Dow Jones industrial average was held back by a loss in Apple. Other indexes closed […]
  • The Latest: EU’s Brexit chief welcomes ‘constructive’ speech

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The European Union’s Brexit negotiator is welcoming Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on leaving the bloc but says its content must be turned into action. Michel Barnier said in a tweet that May’s Brexit speech was […]
  • Mazda 6 recalled; wiring short can knock out power steering

    DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling more than 60,000 midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada because a wiring problem can knock out power-assisted steering and the passenger air bag. The recall covers Mazda 6 sedans from 2015 and 2016. The company says in documents posted by the U.S. government that wires under the front […]
  • Rapper Chief Keef pleads not guilty to South Dakota charges

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls airport, where officials say marijuana was found in his carry-on bag. He had been in the city performing at an anti-bullying […]
  • Timeline: Uber’s trouble in London caps rough year

    LONDON (AP) — London’s decision to not renew Uber’s license extends a run of bad news for the company this year. There have been lawsuits, allegations of sexual harassment and a profanity-laced outburst by its CEO that was caught on video. Here’s a timeline of Uber’s troubles so far this year. — Feb. 19: A […]