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Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

Sep. 20, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat...

Data: Wichita's economy shrank in 2017

Sep. 20, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita was the only major metropolitan area in Kansas that didn't experience economic growth last year, according to new federal data. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released figures this week showing that the Wichita area's gross domestic product declined 1.4 percent in 2017,...

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late...

Alabama editorial roundup

Sep. 19, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 15 The Dothan Eagle on an evaluation of the Alabama Accountability Act: As Dothan school officials wrangle over strategies to reshape the city school system to make better use of the funds available for education, an interesting report has emerged from the...

Trail Blazers unveil jersey sponsorship

Sep. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have announced a multi-year jersey sponsorship deal with Performance Health, an Illinois-based company that manufactures products for the rehabilitation and sports medicine markets. A logo for the company's product Biofreeze will be featured on the left...

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

Sep. 18, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's Center for...

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Sep. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of...

Some Lyft drivers at Disney World put brakes on union

Sep. 18, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some drivers who transport Walt Disney World visitors around the theme park resort after being summoned by a Lyft app want to put the brakes on joining a union. A half-dozen of the drivers last month filed statements with the National Labor Relations Board saying they never sought...

Will flying cars take off? Japan's government hopes so

Sep. 18, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government's "flying car" project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways,...

Amazon launches small business shop

Sep. 17, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants you to shop small. The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The company says smaller companies can get lost among its millions of goods and it wants...