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  • Trump right and wrong on French wine tariffs

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France’s “big tariffs” make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. Right because American tariffs are […]
  • Congressman shot at baseball practice talks about new book

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After crisscrossing the country to bolster fellow Republicans, a Louisiana congressman who was shot at a congressional baseball practice last year squeezed in a publicity tour for his new book about his survival and recovery before returning to work in Congress. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise did a flurry of television interviews about […]
  • As design element, ode to passion, big books are great gifts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whether as a design element or an ode to a passion or hobby, coffee table books have it covered, especially as holiday gifts. Splashy, special interest books are in abundance this time of year and may seem extravagant when self-purchased. That’s exactly why wrapping them up and handing them over to […]
  • Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Juul said it stopped filling store orders Tuesday for mango, fruit, creme and cucumber […]
  • Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever — $200 million. The Rochester-based medical center announced Tuesday that its School of Medicine will be named for the philanthropist, Jay Alix, of Birmingham, Michigan. He also has been named to the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. Alix […]
  • State says permit for refinery near national park justified

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and Meridian Energy Group are asking a state judge […]
  • Disney World blocks man who displayed Trump signs

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who displayed signs supporting Donald Trump is permanently not permitted at all Walt Disney World properties for violating the rules. Don Cini returned to Disney World last week after he was reminded he had violated park rules by displaying a Trump banner in the Magic Kingdom in September. The […]
  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending November 11, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books 1. Past Tense by Lee Child – 9780399593529 – (Random House Publishing Group) 2. The Reckoning by John Grisham – 9780385544160 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 3. Nine Perfect Strangers by […]
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 11, 2018: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6,Ninja Kiwi 7. NBA 2K19, 2K 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Limited 10. […]
  • More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

    NEW YORK (AP) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it. This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, […]