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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

U.S. stocks close mostly higher, led by tech, industrials

Jan. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Thursday, as gains in technology and industrial companies offset declines elsewhere in the market. The S&P 500 notched a small gain for the second straight day, while a modest pickup nudged the Nasdaq composite to an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin is interviewed in his office at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. An independent panel has approved raises for all 135 members of the Arkansas General Assembly and the state's seven constitutional officers for a total of more than $150,000 combined in payroll increases. Griffin, asked the commission not to increase his salary at all. Even so, the panel unanimously approved his pay raise.

Arkansas panel OKs pay raises for some elected officials

Jan. 23, 2020 1:52 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An independent panel has approved raises for all 135 members of the Arkansas General Assembly and the state's seven constitutional officers for a total of more than $150,000 combined in payroll increases. The Independent Citizens Commission approved the 2.5% bump on Wednesday,...

Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series, drama for

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Jan. 23, 2020 9:49 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of of Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Jan. 26: Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 85. Actor Scott Glenn is 81. Singer Jean Knight is 77. Actor Richard Portnow ("Trumbo," ''The Sopranos") is 73. Drummer Corky Laing of Mountain is 72. Actor David Strathairn is 71. Musician Lucinda Williams is 67....

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Asian shares are mostly higher as health authorities around the world move to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares higher despite growing impact of China virus

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as health authorities around the world moved to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. China and other nations have ramped up screenings for fever on aircraft and at airports in measures that...

Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe (0), center, fights Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0), right, and guard Darius Perry (2) for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 6 Louisville rallies, then survives Georgia Tech 68-64

Jan. 22, 2020 10:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malik Williams' latest stretch-run heroics for Louisville demanded athleticism, timing — and some resilience. Williams had 13 points off the bench and grabbed two late rebounds leading to three free throws in the final 23 seconds, helping the No. 6 Cardinals hold off Georgia...

Anti-government protesters throw stones at the riot police during ongoing protests in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  Lebanon's new government has held its first meeting a day after it was formed following a three-month political vacuum. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Cabinet faces multiple challenges, growing unrest

Jan. 22, 2020 6:56 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government made up of appointees nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt spiraling violence and economic and financial collapse. As the government...

Cold-stunned sea turtles wash ashore on North Carolina coast

Jan. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EST

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 sea turtles stunned by recent cold temperatures have washed up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the National Park Service said. The agency said on its Facebook page on Wednesday that approximately 95 green and Kemp's ridley turtles washed ashore on Tuesday on the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 22, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The Jacksonville Daily News on investing in alternative energy sources while maintaining safety for state military bases: Military bases are a vital part of life in eastern North Carolina. The sound of Freedom is not only overhead regularly, but the...

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 22, 2020 7:45 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SENATE APPROVES RULES FOR IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Opening arguments will now be spread over three days, but Republicans reject Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose President Trump’s...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, anti-government protesters smash a bank widows, during ongoing protests against the Lebanese central bank's governor and against the deepening financial crisis, at Hamra trade street, in Beirut, Lebanon. For years, many Lebanese have lived beyond their means, supporting their out-sized spending with loans and remittances from diaspora relatives. A severe financial crisis and unprecedented capital controls have put a stop to this, uniting rich and poor in anger against a banking system they accuse of holding their deposits hostage. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Facing humiliating controls, Lebanese focus fury on banks

Jan. 22, 2020 1:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Before picking up cash from a downtown bank in Lebanon's capital, Mey Al Sayegh mentally braces herself for what would have been a routine trip before the country's crippling cash crunch. For starters, it will be at least an hour's wait in line before her turn comes. And if she's lucky,...