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Japan's Nikkei stock index breaks its 1989 record and surges to an all-time high

Feb. 22, 2024 01:43 AM EST

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged Thursday past the record it set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst, ushering in an era of faltering growth. The index closed Thursday at 39,098.68, up 2.2%. It had been hovering for weeks near 34-year highs. Its previous record was...

New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt

Feb. 22, 2024 00:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the amount is going up $87,502 each day until he pays. New York Attorney...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:07 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Legislative maps obscure instability Gov. Tony Evers’ signature on the new legislative maps was hardly a surprise. The maps the Legislature passed were his own proposal, after all. Failing to sign in hopes of...

Federal judge affirms MyPillow's Mike Lindell must pay $5M in election data dispute

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell in favor of a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell said proves China interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and tipped the outcome to...

Jimmy Carter becomes first living ex-president with official White House Christmas ornament

Feb. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name. The 99-year-old is the first of the U.S. presidents to be honored with an official White House Christmas ornament while still living. The ornament was unveiled Wednesday and is the latest in an...

Election officials in the US face daunting challenges in 2024. And Congress isn't coming to help

Feb. 21, 2024 14:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With election season already underway, some state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has yet to allocate federal money they have come to rely on to help cover the costs of securing their systems from attacks, updating equipment and training staff. ...

Biden is boosting cybersecurity at US ports, where online attacks can be more ravaging than storms

Feb. 21, 2024 11:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order and created a federal rule aimed at better securing the nation's ports from potential cyberattacks. The administration is outlining a set of cybersecurity regulations that port operators must comply with...

McLaughlin, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks to host Coward and the Eastern Washington Eagles

Feb. 21, 2024 04:08 AM EST

Eastern Washington Eagles (17-9, 11-2 Big Sky) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (12-15, 5-8 Big Sky) Flagstaff, Arizona; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Trenton McLaughlin and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks host Cedric Coward and the Eastern Washington Eagles in Big...

CoStar: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 20, 2024 16:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — CoStar Group Inc. (CSGP) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $96.4 million. The Washington-based company said it had net income of 24 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, were 33...

For Black ‘nones’ who leave religion, what’s next?

Feb. 20, 2024 16:06 PM EST

(RNS) — When Black Americans leave religion, it’s rarely a clean break. Take Rogiérs Fibby, a self-described agnostic, atheist and secular humanist who grew up in the Moravian Church. The head of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Black Secular Collective, Fibby also considers...