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  • FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

    DALLAS (AP) — Federal safety officials are recruiting pilots from airlines around the world to test changes that Boeing is making to the flight-control software on the grounded 737 Max jet, according to two people briefed on the situation. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking that some of the pilots have relatively little experience on […]
  • HP Inc.’s chief executive to step down in November

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — HP Inc. is losing the chief executive who has been leading the personal computer maker since it broke off as a separate company four years ago. The Palo Alto, California, company says CEO Dion Weisler will step down from the job Nov. 1 because of an undisclosed family issue. He will […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

    Stocks ended and up-and-down day mostly lower Thursday as losses for health care and technology companies offset gains in banks and other sectors. Remarks from two Federal Reserve bank presidents left investors less certain about the likelihood that the central bank will lower interest rates again next month. On Thursday: The S&P 500 fell 1.48 […]
  • BJ’s Wholesale, Keysight rise while L Brands, Retrophin fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc., up $3.87 to $26.42 The wholesale membership warehouse beat Wall Street’s second quarter profit expectations and maintained a solid forecast for the year. L Brands Inc., down 70 cents to $19.33 The owner of Victoria’s Secret and […]
  • Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

    GENEVA (AP) — International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a vote at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland. Thursday’s vote by a key committee makes it likely that the plenary session next week will uphold the prohibition of ivory sales. Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe had proposed they be […]
  • Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms. Government agencies that fail to keep reliable backups of their data could be forced to […]
  • Overstock CEO resigns after ‘Deep State’ comments roil stock

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he’d become “far too controversial” to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry. Patrick Byrne’s resignation Thursday came after the company issued a bizarre statement last week in which the former CEO referred to the “Deep State,” called federal agents […]
  • California legislator wants Facebook to dump shoving video

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator who was shoved by an anti-vaccine activist says Facebook is deliberately giving a platform to violence by not removing a video of the incident. Democratic Sen. Richard Pan was walking on a street near the Capitol on Wednesday when Kenneth Austin Bennett confronted him with a camera. […]
  • Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country’s state attorneys general say. It’s the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem . Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls from scammers, telemarketers, debt collectors and others every month. Parts of […]
  • FBI takes down Nigerian fraudsters in $46M case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. It ended with the woman $200,000 poorer and on the verge of bankruptcy after […]
  • Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn’t commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are feeling pressure […]
  • Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

    GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday’s vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for the measure’s likely approval by its […]
  • Apple wants people to know how to clean its new credit card

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple believes some of its zealous customers will treasure its new titanium credit card so much that they will spend time polishing its white finish. That’s why Apple has posted instructions on how to clean the card properly and warned that some materials might leave blemishes that are difficult to remove. […]
  • Last of its kind rocket puts GPS satellite in orbit

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket that’s the last of its kind delivered the newest, most powerful GPS satellite to orbit for the Air Force on Thursday. United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV medium-class rocket blasted into a hazy morning sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It was a fitting swan song for the […]
  • Russia sends robot into space to test out new booster rocket

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has sent a humanoid robot to the International Space Station as part of tests on a new rocket that is expected to replace the current vehicle. The Soyuz capsule, which typically carries a space crew, blasted off from the Russia-leased launch pad in Kazakhstan at 8.38 a.m. (0338 GMT) on Thursday […]