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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...

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

Nov. 13, 2018 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York's Long...

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

Nov. 13, 2018 11:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia. Even with MainOne's explanation, there was speculation that Monday's 74-minute data hijacking might...

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

Nov. 13, 2018 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company announced Tuesday...

Wagerers crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for sports bets

Nov. 12, 2018 12:18 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home. The 39-year-old man from New York City's Staten Island runs his own business selling advice on which teams to bet on. But when he wants to take his own...

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Tennessee Board of Regents appoints presidents of 2 colleges

Nov. 14, 2018 6:40 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents says it has appointed presidents at Northeast State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville The board said in a news release Tuesday that Bethany H. Flora will be the next president of Northeast State in...

Insurer cutting about 80 jobs from Des Moines office

Nov. 14, 2018 6:21 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nationwide insurance intends to eliminate the jobs of about 80 workers at its Des Moines office as it cuts 1,100 positions across the country. Nationwide spokesman Joe Case says the workers affected were told Tuesday that their jobs will be ending in March. The employees will...

Planned Illinois River dam projects will stall barge traffic

Nov. 14, 2018 5:47 AM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning several repairs projects for Illinois River dams that could interrupt barge traffic for much of summer 2020. The six projects announced by the Corps of Engineers extend from the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet to the LaGrange Lock and...

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

Nov. 14, 2018 1:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...

Space company applies for license for first Kodiak launch

Nov. 14, 2018 12:38 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Arizona-based Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the company has applied for a launch license, aiming to test its Vector-R rocket by April 2019. Shaun...

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...

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

Nov. 13, 2018 11:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia. Even with MainOne's explanation, there was speculation that Monday's 74-minute data hijacking might...

Asian shares lower after Wall Street falls over oil concerns

Nov. 13, 2018 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.1 percent to 21,779.22 in early trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.3...

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...

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after...