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Asian shares slip after US stock tumble amid trade tensions

Dec. 2, 2019 11:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Tuesday, following a drop on Wall Street amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade tensions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.7% to 23,379.05. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slid 2.0% to 6,725.30. South Korea’s Kospi declined nearly 0.5% to 2,082.45. Hong...

Markets Right Now: Tech companies lead stocks broadly lower

Dec. 2, 2019 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology companies led stocks broadly lower, getting the market off to a weak start for the month after a strong November. Adobe fell 2.2% Monday and Applied Materials gave up 2.1%. Traders were focusing on more...

This trooper almost captured a powerful cartel boss

Nov. 30, 2019 12:06 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Jason Gazzo's mission was to rid the Gulf Coast region of speeders. But in 2012, the third-generation trooper stumbled onto a Mexican cartel connection and nearly brought down its dangerous and elusive leader. Gazzo had never heard of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, better known...

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone climbing historic ladders

Nov. 29, 2019 3:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sara Boone never thought a question about fire extinguishers would change her life. A Marshall High School P.E. teacher in the early-90s, Boone was on her lunch break when a Portland fire inspector asked her where he could find the nearest extinguishers. The two struck up a...

US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses

Nov. 29, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday following a shortened trading session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday that left the market slightly below its record highs. Technology, health care and industrial stocks accounted for a big slice of the selling. Several big retailers also dragged the market lower as...

Asian shares mixed following Wall Street rally

Nov. 25, 2019 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed after an upbeat start Tuesday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% in morning trading to 23,431.74. Australia’s...

Dartmouth engineers prepare for project in Greenland

Nov. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Ask Mary Albert about the $2.6 million renewable energy project she’s preparing to lead in northwest Greenland over the next four years, and the Dartmouth engineering professor will tell you she’s not really the boss. Rather, she’s following the lead of the...

Penny runs for 129 yards, Seahawks beat Eagles 17-9

Nov. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashaad Penny stayed patient on the sideline, waited for an opportunity and made the most of it. Penny ran for a career-best 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, Russell Wilson threw one TD pass and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9 Sunday. A 2018 first-round...

Test turnaround: Oostburg schools now among Wisconsin elite

Nov. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OOSTBURG, Wis. (AP) — Kevin Bruggink knew something didn't add up. His small-town eastern Wisconsin school district had a reputation for talented teachers and strong community support. In his 12 years in Oostburg, he'd come to feel it was deserved. But they didn't have the test scores to show it. For five...

Funeral programs connecting African-American families

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — Volunteers across the state are combing through a large collection of old African American funeral programs to help families connect with distant relatives of the past. "It amazes me how many of these (funeral) programs include the mother's maiden name, places they've lived and...