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February 15, 2019 - 6:23 pm
COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of...
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Police officers armed with rifles gather at the scene where an active shooter was reported in Aurora, Ill., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 6:22 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says law enforcement officers did a "great job" handling an active shooter situation at an industrial park in suburban Chicago. Police say the gunman killed five people...
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FILE- This Aug. 23, 2006, file photo shows a Payless store front is seen in Philadelphia. Paylesss ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have been shuttered in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and wind down its e-commerce operations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 15, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday...
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FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. State authorities in New Jersey have subpoenaed a host of financial records from the committee that organized President Donald Trump's inauguration, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 15, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion designer Gucci is announcing a major push to step up its diversity hiring following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. The company also says it will hire a global director for diversity and inclusion, a newly created role. Gucci also is...
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FILE - This June 2018 file photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:16 pm
The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... With blue chips leading the way, stocks finished the week on a very positive note. The Dow Industrials rallied 443 points, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 45. For the week, the Dow was up 3.1% and has now notched eight straight weekly gains. A good day and a good week for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, passengers check in for Delta Air Lines flights at kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers an option to identifying themselves as male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such as "Mx." or "undisclosed." American, Delta and United confirmed Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, that they are in the process of updating their booking tools to add such an option. They said the change will be made in the next several weeks. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:15 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such "undisclosed" or "unspecified." There could also be the...
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February 15, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — State authorities in New Jersey have subpoenaed a host of financial records from the committee that organized President Donald Trump's inauguration. The committee said Friday it is in contact with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office regarding a civil inquiry into the committee...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, smiles as she listens to a patron while visiting a coffee shop on Main Street in Concord, N.H., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Gillibrand visited New Hampshire as she explores a 2020 run for president. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 15, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California are visiting early voting...
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