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  • 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 […]
  • Ex-Rep. Dingell is out of the hospital after heart attack

    DETROIT (AP) — Former longtime Rep. John Dingell is out of a Detroit-area hospital eight days after suffering a heart attack. The 92-year-old former congressman was released Tuesday. His wife, Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, said he had been released in a statement that also confirmed he had suffered a mild heart attack on Sept. 17. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Alaska judge targeted after giving no jail time for assault

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to a single count of felony assault in a deal with prosecutors and […]
  • Hearing on Kavanaugh allegations puts #MeToo to the test

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — No matter what ultimately happens to Brett Kavanaugh and the women who accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, the Senate hearing on the allegations will offer a historic test of the #MeToo movement, which began only a year ago. Since it coalesced around accusations against Harvey Weinstein, the movement […]
  • 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 […]