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    Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill this year designed to prevent people from possessing or selling […]
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    Classified US spy satellite launched from California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the classified NROL-42 satellite lifted off at 10:49 p.m. PDT Saturday. All systems were going well when the launch webcast concluded […]
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    London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

    LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor said Saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip Uber of its license to operate in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself. “I have every sympathy with Uber drivers and customers affected by this decision, but their anger really should be directed at Uber,” […]
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    Evidence of invasive grass carp signals threat to Lake Erie

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers have fresh evidence that invasive grass carp are swimming and spawning near the mouth of a river that flows into Lake Erie. Their next step is figuring out how to stop it from gaining a foothold and devouring wetland plants along the shoreline and underwater vegetation in the lake that […]
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    World wonders: Could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan?

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn’t seen an above-ground, atmospheric nuclear test since an inland detonation by China […]
  • Lifestyle

    Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a better understanding of the ancient civilization that once inhabited the region. […]
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    Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of court fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the social media company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy. Zuckerberg had said in April 2016 that the plan for the […]
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    Amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep. The e-commerce giant said Friday that it is partnering with online ordering platform Olo, in a deal that could boost the number of restaurant chains on its Amazon Restaurants delivery service. Under the deal, restaurants that use Olo can list […]
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    Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The bill by Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota would try to fill what they call a […]
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    Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience? Walmart is testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you’re not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. “This may not […]
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    NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex passed within 10,711 miles (17,237 kilometers) of the home planet early Friday afternoon — above Antarctica. It used Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to put it on a path toward […]
  • Money

    Energy leads US stocks indexes to a mostly higher finish

    A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the latest Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Real estate and utilities companies […]
  • Lifestyle

    Miss Turkey dethroned over ‘unacceptable’ tweet on coup

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year’s failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she won the […]
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    Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks struggled to a mostly higher finish on Wall Street as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies made up for losses elsewhere. The Dow Jones industrial average was held back by a loss in Apple. Other indexes closed […]
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    Timeline: Uber’s trouble in London caps rough year

    LONDON (AP) — London’s decision to not renew Uber’s license extends a run of bad news for the company this year. There have been lawsuits, allegations of sexual harassment and a profanity-laced outburst by its CEO that was caught on video. Here’s a timeline of Uber’s troubles so far this year. — Feb. 19: A […]