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Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

Nov. 14, 2018 3:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon's decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section...

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

Nov. 14, 2018 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. The online retail giant held the promise of 50,000 jobs and the possibility of changing their fortunes. So the 20 finalists dangled tax incentives, showcased their...

Today in History

Nov. 14, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team...

Liberty cruises to 93-40 win over Trevecca Nazarene

Nov. 13, 2018 11:02 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Caleb Homesley grabbed 12 rebounds, scored 10 points and made six assists and Liberty beat Division II Trevecca Nazarene 93-40 on Tuesday night. Lovell Cabbil Jr. scored 13 points and Keegan McDowell and Elijah Cuffee added 11...

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

Nov. 13, 2018 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about home...

Georgia Tech flips disappointing season with 3 straight wins

Nov. 13, 2018 6:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was headed for a dismal season. Suddenly, it looks a lot more promising. The Yellow Jackets have ripped off three straight victories, locked up a bowl trip and could clinch a winning season with a victory Saturday over Virginia. "It's like I always tell the team, 'It's never as...

Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash

Nov. 13, 2018 6:44 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As he assessed his state's winning effort to lure 25,000 Amazon jobs to northern Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam said the key may not have been the hundreds of millions of dollars that were promised if the company delivered on its job-creation promises — indeed, many states...

Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb

Nov. 13, 2018 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for second...

University officials remove Confederate-themed exhibit

Nov. 13, 2018 5:25 PM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A private liberal arts university in Virginia says an exhibit that included depictions of Confederate statues has been removed after some students called the installation racist. News outlets report Mary Baldwin University administrators removed the exhibit titled "Relevant/Scrap" last...

NC recruiters had hope for Amazon jobs that went to NYC, DC

Nov. 13, 2018 5:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters say they heard from Amazon last month about the potential for the Raleigh area landing the tech giant's second headquarters and weren't told the 50,000 jobs would go instead to New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Officials with North Carolina's top...