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  • Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport. Officers shot the baboon named Dawkins with a tranquilizer dart. The ape got loose Monday afternoon shortly after arriving on an American Airlines flight from […]
  • Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

    PHOENIX (AP) — Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker. The rig fell over about 9:30 a.m. Monday during construction for the Sky Train guideway system. Airport operations aren’t affected by […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court’s five conservative members in the majority, […]
  • At Cannes, a #MeToo upheaval up and down the Croisette

    CANNES, France (AP) — Fifty years after filmmakers shut down the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Cote d’Azur extravaganza was again shook by upheaval. From the start to the finish, the 71st Cannes was dominated by protest and petition for gender equality, culminating in the extraordinary sight at the festival’s closing ceremony Saturday of Italian […]
  • Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

    DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency […]
  • General Electric, Alphabet and Micron Technology surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: General Electric Co., up 29 cents to $15.26 The conglomerate will get $2.9 billion as it combines its train engine business with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. LaSalle Hotel Properties, up $1.71 to $33.61 The real estate investment trust agreed to be bought by […]
  • Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans. Microsoft’s move means no matter where you […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world’s two biggest economies might be headed for a trade war. On Monday: The S&P 500 index picked up 20.04 points, or 0.7 percent, […]
  • Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education announced Daniel Greenstein will assume leadership of […]
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking […]