September 20th, 2019

Business

Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada

By Rob Gillies And Ben Finley, The Associated Press on September 7th, 2019

TORONTO – Dorian’s powerful winds arrived on Canada’s Atlantic coast Saturday, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for more than 300,000 people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Residents of Nova Scotia braced for heavy rainfall and potential flooding along the coast, as officials in ... Read More »

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Opioid talks at impasse; Purdue bankruptcy filing expected

By Geoff Mulvihill And Mark Gillispie, The Associated Press on September 7th, 2019

CLEVELAND – Attempts to reach a nationwide settlement over the opioid crisis with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma have hit an impasse, and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy. State attorneys general for Tennessee and North Carolina have been leading the negotiations. They sent a message Saturday to other attorneys general saying the Sackler ... Read More »

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Dorian leaves North Carolina behind, aims wrath at Canada

By Ben Finley, The Associated Press on September 7th, 2019

NAGS HEAD, N.C. – Skies cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, leaving behind a muddy trail of destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian, which turned north and began lashing parts of eastern Canada. Dorian’s worst damage in the U.S. appeared to be on Ocracoke Island, which even in good weather is accessible ... Read More »

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Iran begins using more advanced centrifuges, violating deal

By Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on September 7th, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has begun using an array of advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal, a spokesman said Saturday, warning that Europe has little time left to offer new terms to save the accord. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran signal a ... Read More »

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Iran injects uranium gas into advanced centrifuges

By Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on September 7th, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a spokesman said Saturday. Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran made the remarks in a news conference carried on live television. He spoke from a podium with advanced centrifuges standing ... Read More »

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Desperate for leniency: Macy, Longoria go to bat for Huffman

By Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press on September 6th, 2019

BOSTON – Felicity Huffman and her lawyers pleaded Friday for probation, community service and a fine instead of jail time for her role in the college admissions scandal, buoyed by letters of support from her famous husband, William H. Macy, and her “Desperate Housewives” co-star Eva Longoria. Huffman, in a three-page letter filed Friday with ... Read More »

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Feds seek month in jail for Felicity Huffman in college plot

By The Associated Press on September 6th, 2019

BOSTON – Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman to a month in jail for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office recommended in filings Friday in Boston federal court that Huffman spend 30 days in jail because she acted “out of ... Read More »

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Trump challenges California power to control auto pollution

By Tom Krisher And Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press on September 6th, 2019

DETROIT – The Trump administration on Friday launched an all-out assault on California over automotive mileage rules, telling state officials that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. The assault began with the Justice Department opening an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers ... Read More »

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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

By David Koenig And Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on September 6th, 2019

MIAMI – An American Airlines mechanic appeared in court Friday on charges of sabotaging a flight because he was upset about stalled union contract negotiations and wanted to earn overtime fixing the plane. Federal officials say Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to tampering with a part that provides vital flight information to pilots. Pilots aborted ... Read More »

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Modest hiring enough to fuel sluggish but durable US economy

By Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press on September 6th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped – trends that should sustain the U.S. economy’s record-long expansion in the coming months. Yet with the economy still under threat from a weak global economy and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, Chairman Jerome Powell made clear ... Read More »

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