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Autonomous car tester offers guide for first responders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 11:06pm

Google spinoff Waymo is trying to educate emergency responders on how to deal with its autonomous vehicles.

China raises estimate of economy’s size following census

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 9:56pm

China’s economy was 2.1% bigger than earlier estimated, the government said Friday, revising the gross domestic product for 2018 to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.1 trillion) based on results of a census.

US calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:36pm

As the internet slowly is being revived across Iran after a dayslong, government-imposed shutdown amid demonstrations, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Iranians to send the U.S. videos “documenting the regime’s crackdown on protestors.”

Jet with flaming engine returns safely to LA airport

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:44pm

A Philippine Airlines jet with flames spurting from one engine returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport just after takeoff Thursday.

Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:59pm

Agrochemicals company Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014, prosecutors said.

Restaurant group sues over Berkeley’s natural gas ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:58pm

Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region’s reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants.

Police: ‘At risk’ man charged in fatal California attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:47pm

The suspect charged Thursday with fatally stabbing a man who tried to stop a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train was considered a “missing person at risk” because he walked away from a hospital, but authorities said that label didn’t mean he was considered a threat.

Japan court allows Nissan ex-chair Ghosn to talk with wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:33pm

Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, awaiting trial in Japan on financial misconduct charges, has received permission from a Tokyo court to talk for one hour in a video call with his wife.

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in Democratic primary

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:02pm

Former President Barack Obama is warning Democrats against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and alienating voters needed to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election.

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:46pm

Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage.

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:17pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. reports strong results for the third quarter of 2019

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:15pm


Records pile up for S&P 500, Nasdaq in milestone run

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:01pm

Wall Street is enjoying its third record-setting run of this year, with the major stock indexes delivering a string of all-time highs in recent weeks.

Gold, silver fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:33pm

The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1463.10 an ounce -- down $10.20.

Iran net outage first to effectively isolate a whole nation

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:32pm

such as Ethiopia’s — have imposed longer internet shutdowns. And Russia is exerting more central control over its internet. But nothing to date equals Iran’s shutdown in logistical complexity, the experts say.

Crude rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:31pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.57 cents -- closing at $58.58 a barrel.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:29pm

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

US approves expanding Delta venture with European airlines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:25pm

The Transportation Department is letting Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic expand their joint venture on flights between the U.S. and Europe without worrying about violating antitrust laws.

US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:03pm

The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.”