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Ambassador expected to testify key assurance came from Trump
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:08:55 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine was based sol...  Full Story

The Latest: Macron congratulates French Nobel prize winner
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:00:21 -0500

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local):

3:00 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes "the magnificent Nobel prize" of French econom...  Full Story

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:42:23 -0500

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles.

With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face...  Full Story

New stories of an aging Olive in 'Olive, Again'
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:45:07 -0500

"Olive, Again," Random House, by Elizabeth Strout

It should come as no surprise that Olive Kitteridge does not mellow with age.

The large, gruff woman who was the propelling for...  Full Story

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:34:17 -0500

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.

A law saying schools can give food scra...  Full Story

Ambassador expected to testify key assurance came from Trump
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:08:55 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine was based sol...  Full Story

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:54:24 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook's Libra project, a major setback to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency.

Al...  Full Story

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:32:32 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. ...  Full Story

Economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:11:31 -0500

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty.

Banerjee...  Full Story

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 07:07:26 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple.

A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't ...  Full Story