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  • 66 cats, 1 dog rescued from a foreclosed Pennsylvania home

    SNYDERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A group of volunteers rescued more than 60 animals from the same home where humane officials found 122 cats two years ago. Volunteers from Camp Papillion animal shelter and the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe took 66 cats and one dog from the home. The Pocono Record reports (http://bit.ly/2w8zr3V ) the […]
  • FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    Yawkey foundation ‘disheartened’ by efforts to rename street

    BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its “disheartened” its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments. The Yawkey Foundations said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that Jean and Tom Yawkey’s philanthropy was “color blind” and their […]
  • In this photo provided by HBO, Kit Harington portrays Jon Snow in a scene from the seventh season of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it’s street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk. Separately from HBO’s recent run-ins with hackers, upcoming “Game of Thrones” episodes have leaked several times, and it is TV’s most pirated show. (Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO via AP)

    Hollywood’s hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it’s street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk. The reputational risk from leaked email is much more […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former Uber CEO Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed late Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in response to a lawsuit filed against Uber a week earlier by one of its major investors and a former Kalanick supporter, Benchmark Capital. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed late Thursday in response to a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit […]
  • FILE - These undated images provided by the United States Postal Service shows the Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, more than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices in or near the path of totality of the U.S. solar eclipse are offering special postmarks. (USPS via AP, File)

    US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday’s total solar eclipse. The post offices are in or near the path of the full eclipse, which cuts across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Spokesman Mark Saunders says the postmarks will be unique in some […]
  • In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, photo, the Foot Locker logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of sporting goods stores plummeted Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales. Both companies also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A sports rout on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can’t shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter. Both also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. Sporting goods retailers […]
  • FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a white-nationalist rally. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies’ efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google’s Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple’s store, though it remains accessible on the web. The banishments come in the wake of the deadly clash at a […]
  • FILE - -In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, construction of a timeshare resort goes on around the townhouse of Julieta Corredor in Orlando, Fla.   Corredor, an 81-year-old widow refused to sell her unit to one of the nations largest timeshare companies.  The timeshare company needs the Corredor's signature in order to get a county permit that would allow tenants to move into the timeshare units, and she's not giving it.  That has prompted the parent company of Westgate Resorts to sue Orange County, Florida, demanding that it issue the occupancy permit anyway.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Widow won’t sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There’s a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway. In order to get a county permit for tenants to move into the new timeshare units, the […]
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    Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

    ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington. Tillerson is condemning hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values the U.S. was founded on and promotes abroad. In his most extensive comments on race and diversity since last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., Tillerson on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, called racism “evil.” He said freedom of speech is sacrosanct but that those who promote hate poison the public discourse and damage the country they claim to love. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also lamented a lack of diversity in the U.S. diplomatic corps and pledged to increase minority hiring. In his most extensive comments on […]
  • FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for July. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    11 US states added jobs in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. They fell in 15 states and rose in 23, but many of the changes were statistically insignificant. The jobs […]
  • FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. U.S. stocks continued to skid early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, as industrial companies fell after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. A day before, stocks had taken their biggest loss in three months. They opened lower after retailers Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports gave […]
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Chairman & CEO William J. Rouhana Jr., center, rings the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite to mark his company's IPO, in New York's Times Square, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. With a total of 2,500,000 shares of Class A common stock sold at $12 per share, CSS Entertainment's offering is the largest exchange-listed IPO completed under Reg A+ and the first to list on the higher tier Nasdaq Global Market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

    NEW YORK (AP) — “These are the times that try men’s souls,” was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days. What better time then, for a little Chicken Soup for the Soul? The provider of positive vibes is […]
  • Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

    LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family. Terence Naphys, of West Deptford Township, had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with three family members in his vehicle on Aug. 1. The bridge […]
  • Markets Right Now: Health care, retailers weigh on US stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street after a midday rally ran out of gas. Health care stocks and retailers fell more than the rest of the market Friday. Foot Locker plunged 28 percent after reporting a weak quarter. […]