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  • Race track settles with feds for manure, urine discharges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owners of the horse racing track in New Orleans have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for letting horse manure and urine into the city’s drainage system for at least six years and to spend twice that on ending the discharges, federal prosecutors say. The U.S. Justice Department described […]
  • Caesars Entertainment buys bookmaker William Hill for $3.7B

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed at binding its casinos ever closer to the fast-growing legal sports betting industry in the U.S. Caesars said it is interested in the the company’s U.S. assets, and indicated it would […]
  • Caesars Entertainment buys bookmaker William Hill for $3.7B

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed at binding its casinos ever closer to the fast-growing legal sports betting industry in the U.S. Caesars said it is interested in the the company’s U.S. assets, and indicated it would […]
  • Grits maker Geechie Boy Mill changes its name amid backlash

    Geechie Boy Mill, a South Carolina maker of heirloom grits and other products, is changing its name to Marsh Hen Mill after critics charged it with appropriating Black culture. “After many days of prayer and countless bowls of grits, we are excited to announce our new company name: Marsh Hen Mill,” owner Greg Johnsman said […]
  • Grits maker Geechie Boy Mill changes its name amid backlash

    Geechie Boy Mill, a South Carolina maker of heirloom grits and other products, is changing its name to Marsh Hen Mill after critics charged it with appropriating Black culture. “After many days of prayer and countless bowls of grits, we are excited to announce our new company name: Marsh Hen Mill,” owner Greg Johnsman said […]
  • FAA chief tests changes to Boeing’s grounded 737 Max

    The head of the Federal Aviation Administration began a test flight of Boeing’s revamped 737 Max jetliner on Wednesday as his agency considers whether to allow the plane to return to flight after two deadly crashes. FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, a pilot who flew for the military and Delta Air Lines, was expected to sit […]
  • FAA chief will test changes to Boeing’s grounded 737 Max

    The head of the Federal Aviation Administration began a test flight of Boeing’s revamped 737 Max jetliner on Wednesday as his agency considers whether to allow the plane to return to flight after two deadly crashes. FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, a pilot who flew for the military and Delta Air Lines, was expected to sit […]
  • Actors in drag march to highlight virus threat to UK theater

    LONDON (AP) — As much of Britain’s economy emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, its theaters stayed dark, with performers and staff unwillingly idled. So they made a song and dance about it. Scores of actors, technicians and theater workers led by pantomime “Dames” — male actors in fabulously eccentric drag — marched through London’s West […]
  • Hot, dry conditions stoke devastating California wildfires

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather and officials said wind-whipped flames led two firefighters to deploy the emergency fire shelters they carry. The firefighters were assigned to the Glasser fire burning in wine country north of San Francisco Sunday […]
  • Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation by a group of state attorneys general. Anthem said it […]