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  • Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, […]
  • Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

    TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index was up 0.2 percent at 22,855.98 and […]
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO LAYS LOW IN ALA. ELECTION RUNUP Scarred by sexual misconduct accusations, GOP candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the campaign trail ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. 2. ‘THERE’S TOO MUCH AT […]
  • The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar then settle after debut

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local): 03:40 a.m. Bitcoin futures have fallen back slightly from their overnight high. At 3:40 a.m. central time (0940 GMT) on Monday, the futures contract that expires in January was trading at $17,600. It opened at 5 p.m. CST at $15,000 […]
  • More private university chiefs top $2M as pay keeps climbing

    BOSTON (AP) — Presidents at America’s private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report , with several of them topping $2 million in total earnings. The average chief received total compensation of nearly $570,000, including salary, bonuses and benefits, according to a survey of 500 schools released […]
  • Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a “stain on America.” In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes as “false and defamatory stories” by the “Fake News Media.” “They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. […]
  • Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January surged more than $3,000 to $18,580 eight hours after trading launched on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The contract opened at […]
  • Qatar buys 24 Typhoon fighters as part of $8 billion deal

    LONDON (AP) — British aerospace company BAE Systems has agreed to sell 24 Typhoon fighter planes to Qatar as part of a 6 billion pound ($8 billion) deal with European defense contractors. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the deal after contracts were signed Sunday in Doha, the Qatari capital. The agreement also includes the […]
  • Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital

    DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in “immediate jeopardy” two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday. A Nov. 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services addressed to Timberlawn’s chief executive […]
  • Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day

    BERLIN (AP) — German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has experienced an embarrassing delay on the first regular day of operations for its new high-speed rail line connecting Berlin and Munich. A train from Munich to the German capital suffered technical trouble in Nuremberg on Sunday and had to be moved onto a slower line. It […]