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Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:07pm

People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices Wednesday.

Fed likely to cut rates a 2nd time as economic threats loom

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:05pm

The Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for a second time Wednesday to help extend the economic expansion in the face of global weakness, President Donald Trump's trade war with China and geopolitical risks such as the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:57pm

South Korea has gone through with plans to drop Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade in a tit-for-tat reaction to a similar move by Tokyo to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute.

Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:57pm

Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing made an emergency return Tuesday to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire.

Sanders-Biden feud ramps up in front of key union audience

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:32pm

A feud between two leading Democratic presidential candidates — Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders — is intensifying in the high-stakes fight for organized labor.

House panel asks Boeing CEO to testify about grounded plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:44pm

A congressional committee investigating the grounded 737 Max is asking Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg to testify at a hearing next month.

Pike and Susan Sullivan Foundation Rebrands to Pharos Foundation to Better Reflect Commitment to Quality Education, Families

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:23pm

and our country — by ensuring all students receive a quality educational experience at an early age, and families have the freedom to choose from a variety of educational opportunities throughout their child’s academic career.

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:20pm

Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents.

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:44pm

Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations.

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:26pm

A state health panel has approved an emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York.

Health officials approve emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York, citing safety concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:23pm

Health officials approve emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York, citing safety concerns.

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:18pm

A judge has cleared the way for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed over the opioid crisis.

Football carries television networks until start of season

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:10pm

The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim.

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:50pm

Facebook says it expects to name the first members of a quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The board will rule on thorny content issues, such as when a Facebook or Instagram post constitutes hate speech.

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:58pm

Duke Energy says it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030.

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:50pm

The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government can regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.

Faire Leadership Team Grows with Announcement of Lauren Cooks Levitan as CFO

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:30pm

more locations than any other North American retailer. Faire recently opened its third office in Salt Lake City and has grown its total headcount across the U.S. and Canada to 155 people.

Suit seeks to block gondola linking Lake Tahoe ski resorts

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:12pm

A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long (3.5-kilometer-long) gondola through a national forest to connect the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics with a neighboring one at Lake Tahoe.

Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parks

Jennifer Brown and Kevin Simpson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:43pm

Jeff Morehead's cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead's mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and shade trees.

Utah legislators pass bill to help stores sell heavier beers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:32pm

Utah legislators have passed a measure to make it easier for businesses to prepare to sell higher-strength beer ahead of the Nov. 1 effective date.