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The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

Biden plans temporary halt of oil activity in Arctic refuge

Jan. 20, 2021 10:16 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced plans Wednesday for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich'in. The plans,...

Trump administration issues leases in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Jan. 19, 2021 7:43 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday said it has issued leases covering nearly 685 square miles (1,770 square kilometers) in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a move denounced by critics in the waning hours of the Trump administration. Lesli Ellis-Wouters, a...

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Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

Jan. 15, 2021 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89. In a career that spanned 63 years, Smith worked in...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, stone sculptures adorn the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are pulling lower again on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021,  after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Stocks fall as economic pain deepens, rally runs out of gas

Jan. 15, 2021 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its first losing week in three with another drop on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P 500 fell 27.29, or 0.7%, to 3,768.25, with stocks of companies that...

McKee promises seamless transition during virus fight

Jan. 14, 2021 4:14 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, who will take over as governor if Gina Raimondo is confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden's commerce secretary, said Thursday his top priority will be continuing the state's fight against the coronavirus. But the Democrat said at a news conference at a Warwick...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Intel appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York.  Intel is replacing its CEO after two years. The computer company said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021,  that Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO, effective Feb. 15. He takes over for Bob Swan, who became CEO in January 2019.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Intel replaces its chief executive after a rocky stretch

Jan. 13, 2021 4:20 PM EST

Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years in what had been a rough stretch for the chipmaker. Bob Swan, who became the company's chief executive in early 2019, will be replaced in mid-February by tech industry veteran Pat Gelsinger. The choice of Gelsinger, who started his career as an Intel engineer...

SAS CEO leaves airline after 10 years at the helm

Jan. 12, 2021 5:49 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The CEO of Scandinavian Airlines, Rickard Gustafson, said Monday he is leaving the company after 10 years at the helm to take up a job with one of Sweden’s largest industrial groups. In a statement, the 56-year-old Swede said: “time has come for me to pass on the baton." It...

This combination photo shows Fox News senior national correspondent John Roberts at the CBS News Republican presidential debate in Greenville, S.C. on Feb. 13, 2016, left, and CNN news anchor Jake Tapper at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York on May 15, 2019. Both Fox and CNN announced schedule changes on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. CNN'sTapper and Fox's Roberts are among those taking on new roles. Roberts will co-anchor a daily news show from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern with Sandra Smith starting Monday. Tapper's daily news show will increase an hour, running from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (AP Photo)

Fox News shuffles daytime lineup; CNN makes changes

Jan. 11, 2021 3:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is shuffling its daytime lineup and adding a new hourlong opinion show at 7 p.m. Eastern to replace that hour's current anchor, Martha MacCallum. Both Fox and CNN announced lineup changes Monday, as is often the case for news organizations with a new president about to take...

Arts agency member resigns after vulgar comment about Harris

Jan. 8, 2021 6:23 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An appointee to the Ohio Arts Council resigned Friday after making a vulgar comment on social media about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that also supported President Donald Trump’s false claims that he won the election. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said he accepted Susan...