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  • Russian space chief: No ‘2nd-tier status’ with NASA outpost

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s space agency chief said Saturday that it wouldn’t accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but Roscosmos spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is still staying in the project. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that Russia wouldn’t […]
  • Top political donor to GOP says he’s no longer a Republican

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The billionaire CEO of the Ohio-based company behind Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works is no longer a Republican. L Brands founder Leslie Wexner said at a Sept. 13 gathering on civility that he’s become an independent. The Columbus Dispatch reports Wexner said he “won’t support this nonsense in the […]
  • Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman, Ashley Waxman, was […]
  • Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury’s still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of a deep-pocketed savior — […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s errant claims on Kavanaugh, economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Juggling a suddenly hot-potato Supreme Court nomination and midterm-election jousting, President Donald Trump flubbed facts across a broad front over the past week. His comments about nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser betrayed a misunderstanding of how the process works. His claim to be in the league of George Washington when it comes to […]
  • After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured wind and storm surge losses for Florence between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion. The exact financial impact will become apparent over […]
  • After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    As homeowners in the Carolinas recover from Florence, it’s important they know how insurance may or may not help. Damage to a property from wind is covered under a standard homeowners policy. Damage from flooding covered by a separate policy, typically purchased from the federal government. Many homeowners’ policies can help cover costs beyond damage […]
  • Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

    MOSCOW (AP) — For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government’s plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady […]
  • UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit ‘abyss’

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to “step back from the abyss” and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May’s “sensible, concrete proposals actually […]
  • Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with once-marching Revolutionary Guard soldiers as […]