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Yellowstone looking at Wi-Fi upgrades for some buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:52am

The National Park Service is reviewing a proposal from a wireless network company that wants to install Wi-Fi in the developed areas of Yellowstone National Park.

Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:35am

The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks.

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:35am

“Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview, racing to a $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality.

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:44am

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:33am

A senior British business leader has raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union.

France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:30am

Yellow vest activists staged peaceful demonstrations across France on Sunday, a day after scuffles between Paris police and protesters marred the anniversary of their movement for economic justice.

White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:55am

The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.

Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:50am

The biennial Dubai Airshow has opened as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.

Venice braces for another exceptional tide, tourists flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:29am

Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records.

Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:19am

Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold.

Saudi Aramco to sell 1.5% stake, valuing company up to $1.7T

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:13am

Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Saudi Aramco is going to sell a 1.5% stake in its company on Riyadh’s stock exchange.

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:50pm

Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.

At least 7 die, 25 hurt in Bangladesh gas pipeline explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:50pm

At least seven people were killed and another 25 injured after a gas pipeline exploded in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, police said.

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:27pm

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed.

Cartel blockades, gunfire leave 1 dead in Mexico border city

Alfredo PeÑa, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:34pm

Gangsters have unleashed mayhem in the northern Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Texas, blocking major avenues, burning vehicles and engaging soldiers in shootouts that left one suspected gunman dead.

Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:23am

Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine.

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:12am

a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle — was marketed, with plaintiffs alleging Remington purposely used advertisements that targeted younger, at-risk males. In one of Remington’s ads, it features the rifle against a plain backdrop and the phrase: “Consider Your Man Card Reissued.”

Lebanese police to boost security near banks amid unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:39am

Lebanese security forces will boost measures near the country’s banks that have been closed for more than a week over fears by employees for their safety amid nationwide unrest.

Utah school from ‘High School Musical’ may get tourist boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:52am

Fans of the movie “High School Musical” have been coming to see the Utah school where the movie was filmed more than a decade ago. The trend could grow with the premiere of Disney’s new streaming service series based on the story.