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A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:32:14 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.Full Story

Democrats block Pentagon funding bill as Senate leaders feud
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:34:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud by the chamber's leaders over the rules of engagement fo...  Full Story

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:07:51 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results.

The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in...  Full Story

Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:29:45 -0500

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray.

In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn cri...  Full Story

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:07:18 -0500

OREM, Utah (AP) — Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.

State Divis...  Full Story

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:28:49 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are telling Congress they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media pl...  Full Story

Comcast tries to bolster streaming gadget by dropping fee
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:46:01 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — As big entertainment companies prepare to launch new streaming services, Comcast is trying to bolster its Flex streaming TV device by giving it away.

As with Apple TV, ...  Full Story

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:25:27 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures rel...  Full Story

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu's political future in doubt
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:32:56 -0500

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly i...  Full Story

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:25:27 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures rel...  Full Story