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Head of closed ski area resigns over reorganization plan

Jun. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The president of a now-closed private Vermont ski area has resigned, saying a proposed reorganization plan is "completely unworkable." The Bennington Banner reports that Harper Sibley sent a resignation letter to the Hermitage Club's founder on Monday, after nearly a year on the job....

Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns, could pursue politics

Jun. 19, 2019 3:59 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon said Wednesday he's resigning after seven years in the top job at the national carrier. Many people have speculated that Luxon has political ambitions, and that he would be a natural fit with the conservative National Party...

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create

Jun. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens of thousands of high-paid workers. The pledge announced...

Serpentine art CEO quits amid criticism of spyware firm link

Jun. 18, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries quit Tuesday amid what she called "toxic personal attacks" over her husband's involvement in an Israeli spyware firm. Yana Peel, who has overseen the two Serpentine galleries for three years, said the criticism was based on "inaccurate media reports...

Is Elon Musk closing troublesome Twitter account or teasing?

Jun. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after announcing he had deleted it. The mixed messaging began to unfold Sunday when Musk changed his Twitter...

Feenstra drops committee chairmanship, focuses on King race

Jun. 12, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Republican state senator who is challenging U.S. Rep. Steve King for the GOP nomination in Iowa's 4th Congressional District says he's stepping down as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Sen. Randy Feenstra said Wednesday he wants to spend more time on his...

CEO of Maryland technology development arm to step down

Jun. 12, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The CEO of Maryland's technology development arm is stepping down. The Maryland Technology Development Corporation announced Wednesday that George Davis will step down, effective July 31. In February, a state audit was critical of TEDCO for creating a three-member advisory committee...

HBO ending its nightly newscast produced by Vice Media

Jun. 10, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it is ending its weeknight newscast produced by Vice Media, concluding a seven-year partnership with the media company. Nina Rosenstein, HBO's executive vice president of programming, said Monday HBO had to make a decision about staying in business with Vice since its current deal...

McIlhenny Co. names descendant of Tabasco founder as CEO

Jun. 10, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana-based McIlhenny Co., which produces Tabasco sauce, has named the great-great-grandson of Tabasco creator Edmund McIlhenny as its new president and chief executive officer. News outlets report Monday that Harold Osborn will take over the company, popularly known for...