News

Kidsplaining: 7 ways to eat a slice of pizza

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The fine folks at Lucky Slice Pizza shared a video on “The 7 Styles of Eating Pizza,”...

Business

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don’t endorse a particular candidate. Ads coming from specific candidates have already included a disclosure label since...


Business

At least 1 dead after equipment explodes at Louisiana plant

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — At least one person is dead after an equipment explosion occurred at the Proctor and Gamble plant in central Louisiana that produces detergent Tide Pods. The State Fire Marshal’s Office confirms the equipment’s driver was killed Thursday morning inside the plant in Pineville....


Government

AP names Dustin Weaver as Congress news editor

AP Appointment Congress Editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Thursday named Dustin Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP’s Washington bureau. Weaver’s appointment was announced by AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace. “Dustin is a smart and savvy editor with a deep...


Government

Senate approves sexual harassment bill covering Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan effort now goes to the House, which has passed its own version of the legislation amid a widening national debate over sexual misconduct,...


Government

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...


National

Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada...


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Business

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

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BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the...


Business

Pfizer used charity to mask heart drug price hikes, US says

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Pfizer used a “purportedly independent” charity to help it sharply raise the price of a heart drug, shielding patients from the increase while Medicare picked up the higher costs, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday in a civil settlement announcement. Pfizer will pay...


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