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  • US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended without a decision on whether to investigate. Tuesday’s gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss whether tech giants are “stifling the free exchange of […]
  • Kavanaugh classmate who wrote of partying goes silent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, though, Judge’s memory has drawn a blank. Judge, identified by Christine Blasey Ford as an eyewitness to her claim that […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday as rising interest rates hurt shares of companies that pay big dividends and higher oil prices affected transportation and shipping companies. The S&P 500 fell for the third day in a row. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index slid 3.81 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,915.56. The Dow Jones […]
  • Sonic and Halliburton rise; Facebook and CenturyLink dip

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Facebook Inc., down 50 cents to $164.91 The co-founders of Facebook’s Instagram unit said they are resigning from the company. Sonic Corp., up $6.85 to $43.46 The drive-in restaurant chain agreed to be bought by the parent of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings […]
  • Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world says it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances. The organization will have an indoor venue next season for smoky days as an alternate to its award-winning outdoor […]
  • The Latest: Gas tax fans, critics spar over new initiative

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed California gas tax initiative (all times local): 1 p.m. Proponents of a ballot measure to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase say their next proposal would ensure California has a dedicated source of revenue for road and bridge projects. Conservative radio host Carl DeMaio said Tuesday […]
  • Judge upholds unemployment benefit denial for fired diabetic

    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A judge has upheld the denial of unemployment benefits for a diabetic worker fired by a Delaware poultry company. The judge on Monday affirmed a state board’s denial of benefits for Michael Briggs. Briggs worked as a box stacker for Allen Harim Foods. He was fired in December after taking an […]
  • 4th Circuit halts pipeline work in national forest land

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through stretches of national forest land. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday granted a request from environmental groups to stay National Forest Service decisions allowing construction on about 20 miles of the 600-mile route. Environmental groups […]
  • US-China tensions spilling over into the military arena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena. The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that China had canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy, and U.S. officials said China had denied a request for a U.S. Navy ship […]
  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending September 21st: Fiction 1. Emma: An Audible Original Drama by Jane Austen & Anna Lea, narrated by Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson & Morgana Robinson (Audible Studios) 2. The X-Files: Cold Cases by Joe Harris, Chris Carter & Dirk Maggs, narrated by David Duchovny, Gillian […]