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June 12, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Many of us have made the short trek to Chicago, and visited one of the most famous buildings in the U.S. The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) has dominated the skyline of Chicago since 1973 and was the tallest building in the world for 25 years. But, a few unlucky tourists got quite a spook...
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This undated product image provided by Volvo Cars shows the Volvo XC90 SUV. Uber is teaming with Volvo Cars to launch its newest self-driving vehicle. The ride-hailing company said Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that it can easily install its self-driving system in the Volvo XC90 SUV. (Volvo Cars via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a...
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In this May 15, 2019, photo, Jonathan and Beth Dow stand in their backyard in Bennington, Vt. The couple recently moved to Vermont from Colorado through a Vermont program to attract new residents. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
June 12, 2019 - 7:44 am
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there. Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with...
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June 10, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan. The Fire Department said in a tweet Monday that the helicopter appears to have crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller...
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June 03, 2019 - 5:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct. Senior U.S...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday, May 13, 2019, delivered Monsanto's third such loss in California since August. Alva and Alberta Pilliod claimed they used Roundup for more than 30 years to landscape. They were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Monsanto owner Bayer said it would appeal. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
May 13, 2019 - 9:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August...
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May 08, 2019 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report: 10:40 a.m . House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump's assertion of executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller's report is a clear escalation of his...
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May 02, 2019 - 10:13 am
With Attorney General William Barr deciding not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, a Democratic Congressman from Tennessee decided to throw some shade at Barr. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, started eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken at 9 a.m. while lawmakers and...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., walk over to speak with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about infrastructure, at the White House, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. From left, House Ways and Mean Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Pelosi, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Schumer. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work together on a $2 trillion infrastructure package — but put off for later the difficult question of how to pay for it. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there was "good will in the meeting...
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