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‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation record with $180 million Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will cost China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish Asian markets down as trade war heats up Trump to nominate OMB...


Government

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry...


Lifestyle

Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair

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MILAN (AP) — Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer. While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved...


Business

Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. To understand why it’s so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about B.F. Skinner’s pigeons. In the 1950s, Skinner began putting the birds in a box and training them to peck on a piece of plastic whenever they...


State

Utah man shares story of opioid battle with youth groups

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A once promising baseball player at the University of Utah who became addicted to heroin after an injury is now sober, and he’s sharing his story with youth groups to help prevent others from getting sucked in as he did. Derek Larsen, who had a scholarship to play baseball,...


Government

FBI agent removed from Russia probe is willing to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he is willing to testify before Congress. A lawyer for Peter Strzok (STRUCK) told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in a letter Sunday that his client...


Business

Autonomous Waymo vehicle involved in 5-car crash in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a self-driving Waymo vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told Mesa police that the car was not in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday night’s crash....


Government

Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump’s pick to head the government’s consumer watchdog agency. The California Democrat says she believes Kathy Kraninger, currently an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, lacks the required...


Government

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller’s work wraps up, if he believed they were treated “unfairly.” Until then,...


Business

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

Casinos Back to Work

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Revel, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business. Turns out she didn’t need to worry: She’s been rehired for her human resources job now...


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