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Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.

Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.

Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, fun

Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:56am

In a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine. They've painstakingly acquired and installed thousands of nuts, bolts and used car parts to complete the creation.

Historic Manhattan cathedral activates eco-friendly power

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:56am

The historic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan has activated a geothermal plant — part of a series of environmentally friendly upgrades.

Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly hurts 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:44am

Officials are investigating an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition.

CSX railroad's top 2 executives retiring this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:40am

The top two CSX executives plan to retire this spring from the railroad that is in discussions with a hedge fund seeking to install the executive who led Canadian Pacific's turnaround.

NJ officer sues her department, claiming discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:25am

A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer.

Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

Colleen Barry and Maria Grazia Murru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:15am

From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.

Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:14am

The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain.

American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:06am

American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Markets Right Now: US indexes gain, remain at record highs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:00am

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort to be bought by Vail Resorts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:55am

Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont is being purchased by the Colorado-based Vail Resorts for $50 million.

US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:54am

Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as the market resumed its climb after a holiday break. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competition Unilever, but several other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead.

Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts boss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:54am

State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand.

Macron meets UK's May on electioneering trip to London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Tuesday — and said he hopes to lure skilled workers away from the U.K. after it leaves the European Union.

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:27am

Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.

EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:25am

European Union finance ministers agreed Tuesday to roll out further measures to prevent multinational companies from exploiting differences in tax rates between countries in the 28-country EU and those outside the bloc.

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:25am

Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin.

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:20am

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

Dutch lawmakers extend tolerance to cultivating cannabis

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

Dutch lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis, a move that could bring to an end a key paradox of the relaxed Dutch policy on marijuana and hashish.