September 20th, 2019

From The Newsroom

Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

NEW YORK – Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton’s exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a retirement home in Philadelphia, Hoyt said. Boyd spent ... Read More »

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2 Federal Reserve officials highlight deep divisions

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Two Federal Reserve officials who dissented from this week’s quarter-point rate cut on Friday highlighted the current deep divisions at the central bank. Eric Rosengren, head of the Fed’s Boston regional bank and one of two officials who opposed the rate cut, said Friday that the additional stimulus was not needed. He said ... Read More »

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Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM’s birthplace

By Jeff Karoub And Mike Householder, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

FLINT, Mich. – The birthplace of General Motors has been on an economic roller-coaster ride for more than a century as the automaker rose, crashed and retooled for changing markets. Now, the city of Flint is again steeling for economic impact amid a nationwide United Auto Workers’ strike against the automaker. Workers seeking job security ... Read More »

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Stakes high for Toronto FC’s game Saturday night at Los Angeles FC

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

The stakes are high Saturday for Toronto FC’s first-ever visit to Banc of California Stadium to play league-leading Los Angeles FC. A win and Toronto FC (12-10-9) clinches a playoff berth. A Toronto loss, coupled with a NYCFC draw or loss in Dallas on Sunday, will earn LAFC (19-4-7) the Supporters’ Shield – good for ... Read More »

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23 states sue Trump to keep California’s auto emission rules

By Adam Beam, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California and 22 other states sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking the authority of the nation’s most populous state to set emission standards for cars and trucks. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a day after it issued a regulation designed to pre-empt ... Read More »

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Fredericton latest Canadian city to grapple with drive-thru woes

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

The City of Fredericton will spend $40,000 to direct motorists around a busy Tim Hortons in the latest move by a Canadian municipality to curb traffic headaches and other concerns caused by restaurant drive-thrus. At a transportation committee meeting this week, councillors approved the plan to construct a “traffic circle” at the end of the ... Read More »

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Trump says he hosted Otto Warmbier’s parents over weekend

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump hosted the family and friends of former hostage Otto Warmbier at the White House last weekend. The president says 25 people were invited last Saturday to honour Warmbier. His parents say their son was tortured by North Korea after being convicted of trying ... Read More »

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Robert Indiana’s home transferred to Star of Hope Foundation

By David Sharp, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine – Four properties owned by the late pop artist Robert Indiana are now in possession of the foundation that intends to transform his Star of Hope island home into an art museum, the foundation’s chairman said Friday. The Vinalhaven properties, assessed at $1.4 million, include Indiana’s Victorian house, along with a large building ... Read More »

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Chris Sullivan of ‘This is Us’ takes risks on the red carpet

By Brooke Lefferts, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

NEW YORK – Chris Sullivan may or may not win at this weekend’s Emmy Awards, but it’s a sure bet that when he strikes a pose on the red carpet, his unconventional attire will make a statement. At past events, Sullivan has donned a top hat and cane, brightly colored flowered pants and suits with ... Read More »

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Ex-Rangers, Lightning D Dan Girardi retires after 13 seasons

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 ratings. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference Finals and one Stanley Cup ... Read More »

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