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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

Lifestyle

The Latest: So far, lava has destroyed 82 Hawaii structures

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 3 p.m. Hawaii County officials say the number of structures lava has destroyed on the Big Island is now 82. County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press Friday that the number...


Lifestyle

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

Hawaii Volcano Ash-1

HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala’s gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash...


Business

Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

School Shooting Publix Protest

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in “die ins” at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain’s support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association, as the company announced a suspension of political contributions. The...


Lifestyle

Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

Yellowstone-Gold

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife. The ruling released Friday means the Montana Department of Environmental...


Business

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...


Business

Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...


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Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

Alaska Mine Fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...


Business

Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

Arctic Shipping Lanes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The International Maritime Organization, an arm of the United Nations, accepted routes proposed by the United States and...


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Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses. U.S. crude oil sank 4 percent after multiple reports indicated that Russia and OPEC could...


Business

Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who...


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