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Florida could extend time for NCAA on student-athlete pay

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:05pm

Florida lawmakers sought to delay when college athletes can begin striking endorsement deals, and agreed to extend the game clock on Monday for the NCAA on its own to address the issue of compensation for the 450,000 student athletes under its purview.

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:31pm

the once-trendy supplier of home goods like papasan chairs and throw pillows — filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after years of sliding sales.

Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:54pm

Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a collection that spanned everything from classic and ladylike to sexy, preppy and street-smart.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:46pm

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.

Tech-starved government seeks industry's best, brightest

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:35am

In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists:

US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:34am

No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters, turning U.S. opposition to Huawei into a bipartisan effort.

Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:28am

Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse and unleash a tsunami that will devastate the coast.

Refinery fire extinguished in south Texas, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:27am

A Monday morning fire at a Citgo refinery in in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extinguished with no injuries, according to the petroleum company.

UK govt adviser quits amid furor over comments on IQ, race

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:43am

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned on Monday amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid “a permanent underclass.”

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

Danica Kirka and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:41am

Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed victim.

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:38am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence.

Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:25am

Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding in 2017 overwhelmed power systems at Arkema Inc.’s chemical plant in suburban Houston, eventually causing organic peroxides made at the facility to catch fire and explode, sending noxious black smoke into the air.

Macao casinos allowed to reopen after anti-virus closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:02am

The Chinese territory of Macao will allow casinos to reopen Friday after a 15-day closure imposed to help block the spread of China's virus outbreak.

French pension reform embarks on heated debate in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:51am

French lawmakers on Monday started debating President Emmanuel Macron's divisive plan to overhaul the pensions system, expected to be a several-month-long, fierce parliamentary debate.

Europe's busiest airport hit by a second day of disruptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:49am

Europe’s busiest airport suffered the knock-on effects Monday of technical issues that disrupted travel over the weekend.

Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:12am

Port operator DP World said Monday it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks.

French TGV maker Alstom in talks to buy Bombardier rail unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:05am

French train maker Alstom has announced an multibillion-euro offer to buy the rail business of Canadian engineering firm Bombardier, as it tries to bulk up to compete with big rivals, particularly from China.

Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:49am

Automakers are reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus controls as they try to reverse a sales slump in their biggest market.

Stocks mostly rise but Japan skids on stark economic data

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:15pm

Global stocks mostly rose Monday, with Shanghai's benchmark jumping over 2% after the central bank rolled out support for the economy amid a virus outbreak that has infected over 71,000 people globally. Japan's market slumped, however, on weak economic growth figures.