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Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 11:38pm

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word.

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:16pm

Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:26pm

Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure.

Student activists hold Florida bus tour after mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:42pm

Student activists from a high school that suffered a mass shooting have kicked off a March for Our Lives Florida bus tour, where they plan to visit all 27 of the state's Congressional districts.

Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:47pm

President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States.

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:28pm

Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country.

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Tom Krisher and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:12pm

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report.

Canadian company moves to mine on lands cut from monument

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:04pm

A Canadian company's plans to mine for copper and cobalt on Utah lands that were cut from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by President Donald Trump are angering conservation groups that are suing to keep the lands under monument protection.

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:50pm

Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs.

Police: Oregon toddler dies after being left in hot car

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:34pm

A toddler in Oregon died after being left alone in a hot car while her mother went to work as a family nurse practitioner, authorities said Friday.

Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:24pm

A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said.

The Latest: Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:54pm

The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local):

Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:36pm

Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees.

Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:34pm

Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.

From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

Paul Wiseman and Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:28pm

A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will last years. A motorcycle shop near Cologne, Germany, wonders if it even has a future.

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week.

Exxon Mobil and CarMax jump; Red Hat and Tesla tumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:52pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

The Latest: Lawyer pressing forward on Va. abuse claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:49pm

The Latest on a Virginia juvenile detention facility where immigrant teens claimed they were abused (all times local):

Utah city complains of pain from tax shift to fund homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:32pm

Officials in Logan say they were caught off guard by a new state law requiring places with no homeless services to contribute sales tax revenue to cities with shelters.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as energy companies surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:15pm

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