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  • Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city. She has run El Buen Cafe for […]
  • Alabama ‘derserves’ Moore? Rival site grabs campaign ad typo

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Because of a misspelling, a bus-sized ad supporting Roy Moore in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary directed people to a Democratic candidate’s campaign website. The ad plastered on the side of a pro-Moore tour bus paid for by a group called the Great American Alliance promotes a website based on the phrase, […]
  • US rig count drops by 1 this week to 935

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by one this week to 935. That’s still up from the 511 rigs that were active a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 744 rigs sought oil and 190 explored for natural gas […]
  • GM to furlough 3rd shift at Tennessee plant as demand slows

    SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market. About 1,000 people work on the overnight shift, but not all will lose their jobs when it ends Nov. 27. Company spokesman Tom Wickham said GM […]
  • First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump, gardener. The former model and Manhattanite traded her stilettos for sneakers Friday to plant, harvest and wash vegetables in the White House kitchen garden with help from local children. “I’m a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body. I encourage you […]
  • Delta: Mysterious website tricks people who put pets on jets

    ATLANTA (AP) — A website is tricking people into thinking they’re dealing with Delta Air Lines when arranging for their pets to fly on jets, the Atlanta-based company maintains in a new federal lawsuit. The site — DeltaPetTransit.com — is designed to look like a Delta site and uses the airline’s logos and pictures of […]
  • Michigan lawsuit tossed in ‘halal pepperoni’ case

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Little Caesars Pizza that alleged that pork was sold as “halal pepperoni” at a restaurant in a Detroit suburb that has a large Muslim population. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Susan Hubbard on Thursday threw out the lawsuit filed by Dearborn resident Mohamad Bazzi against Little […]
  • Recalls this week: infant bib and bootie sets, lawn tractors

    A line of infant bib and bootie sets are being recalled because a piece poses a choking hazard. Other recalled consumer products this week include lawn tractors with potentially faulty transmissions. Here’s a more detailed look: INFANT BIB AND BOOTIE SETS DETAILS: Story Time bib and bootie sets for infants, ages 3 through 6 months. […]
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Extremely Racist Black ESPN Reporter Says ALL White People Are NAZIS THE […]
  • First airline flights land in Puerto Rico since Maria hit

    The first U.S. airline flights to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico have arrived, and more flights are expected over the weekend. Two American Airlines planes from Miami arrived at San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on Friday morning. Two JetBlue Airways planes with relief supplies — one of them also carrying New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]