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America Ferrera to depart NBC comedy 'Superstore'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:52pm

“Superstore” is losing its manager — star America Ferrera says she’s departing the NBC sitcom after its current season.

Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets

Jonathan Lemire and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:36pm

As global markets plunged amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies pulled from a familiar playbook Friday and blamed others for the slide. It's a challenging sell for a president who has lashed his fate to Wall Street like no other.

Grounded cargo ship leaking oil off Brazilian coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:27pm

A cargo ship grounded off the coast of Brazil has begun leaking oil, the country's environmental enforcement agency said Friday.

Mass killings database: Workplace shootings remain rare

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:20pm

the mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, last year — authorities remain uncertain what set off the gunman.

Many Venezuelans struggle to put food on the table in crisis

Jorge Rueda and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:12pm

For Yeri Guerra, getting by during hard times in Venezuela means sometimes skipping meals so her two young boys still at home can eat before heading to school.

Stocks fall again in another wild day, leaving Wall Street with its worst week since October 2008 as virus fears spread

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:03pm

Stocks fall again in another wild day, leaving Wall Street with its worst week since October 2008 as virus fears spread.

Brewery gunman accused of punching woman, gun crime in 90s

Gretchen Ehlke and Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:26pm

The man police say killed five co-workers at one of the nation's largest breweries before killing himself was accused of pointing a gun at an SUV and punching a woman in the face in the early 1990s, court documents show.

Autopsies set for 2 more inmates from Mississippi prison

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:17pm

Autopsies will be done on two more inmates who died in a Mississippi prison that is under U.S. Justice Department investigation.

Cruise lines, passengers scramble to respond to coronavirus

Adriana Gomez Licon and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:11pm

Being trapped aboard a ship with thousands of people as the new coronavirus spreads around the world isn’t the kind of serene vacation envisioned by most travelers, many of whom are delaying or canceling planned cruises at a time when bookings should be at their busiest.

Friends, family remember victims of brewery shooting

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:03pm

just the way he liked them — when he stopped by after work.

Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:39pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pledged Friday that the Fed will “use our tools" to support the economy, an effort to ease fears over the viral outbreak and a strong signal of a likely rate cut, perhaps at its next meeting March 17-18.

Fed Chair Powell pledges to 'use our tools' to support economy from coronavirus outbreak that poses 'risks'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:30pm

Fed Chair Powell pledges to 'use our tools' to support economy from coronavirus outbreak that poses 'risks.'

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:03pm

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday and were on track for their worst week since October 2008 as the spreading coronavirus threatens to derail the global economy.

Judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:47am

A federal judge has cancelled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining bird species greater sage grouse, in a ruling that said the Trump administration illegally curtailed public comment.

FCC proposes fines for phone companies that shared user data

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:47am

U.S. regulators have proposed fining the four major U.S. phone companies more than $200 million combined for improperly disclosing customers' real-time location to other companies.

Chicago police boost mass transit presence amid crime spike

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:57am

A spike in crime on Chicago's rail system and some recent high profile outbursts of violence has prompted the city's police department to put 50 more officers in trains and on platforms and assign four detectives to investigate nothing but Chicago Transit Authority crimes, officials announced Friday.

New York rail tunnel repairs could mean more rider headaches

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:56am

The news that Amtrak will ramp up repairs to its century-old Hudson River rail tunnel while a project to build a new tunnel languishes likely will translate into more headaches for already beleaguered commuters.

EU launches antitrust probe into Italy loan to Alitalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:55am

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog said Friday that it has launched an investigation into a loan of 400 million euros ($440 million) from the Italian government to national airline Alitalia to establish whether the money is illegal state aid.

House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:52am

Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House approved a bill Friday to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.