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Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or...

Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

Jun. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison. The East Oregonian reports in a story on Saturday that city attorney...

Off-duty LA cop discharged gun during deadly Costco shooting

Jun. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer among three people injured during a shooting inside a Costco Wholesale, killing one person, discharged his firearm inside the store, authorities said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who...

Illinois tax hikes may benefit Indiana gas stations, stores

Jun. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Gasoline tax hikes in Illinois will likely send more drivers looking for better prices in Indiana, but it's unclear if a higher levy on cigarettes will have the same effect, industry analysts said. Starting July 1, the Illinois gas tax will double from 19 cents to 38 cents per gallon,...

North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state's rail rules

Jun. 15, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota plans to ask the Trump administration to intervene in a dispute over Washington state's new safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told The Bismarck Tribune he plans to petition the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...

Correction: Oberlin College-Racial Dispute story

Jun. 15, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story June 13 about a $33 million jury award in a lawsuit against Oberlin College, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David Gibson and his son, Allyn, received punitive damages. It was David Gibson's father, also named Allyn Gibson, who was part of the award. The story...

Milk production ending in 2 Upper Peninsula counties

Jun. 15, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The closure of two dairy farms in the Upper Peninsula will end commercial milk production in two counties. The Johnson Dairy Farm in Baraga County stopped production last week, and the owners of Rolling Acres farm in Houghton County expect to sell all of their milking cows...

Rural county in uproar over new large-scale feedlot law

Jun. 15, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) — Many residents of a rural southwestern Missouri county are critical of a state law that restricts how much local authorities can regulate industrial feedlots and say they feel betrayed by their local representatives who backed the legislation. Speakers at a community meeting Wednesday...

German stunt pilot killed as plane plunges into Polish river

Jun. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A German pilot of a small stunt plane was killed Saturday after his aircraft plunged into the Vistula River during a performance at an air show in central Poland, firefighters said. Edward Mystera, a spokesman for firefighters in the town of Plock, said the pilot's body had been...

Organic fertilizer supplement maker to invest $8M, hiring 25

Jun. 15, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

SARDIS, Miss. (AP) — A Florida company that makes organic fertilizer supplements will open a north Mississippi factory, investing $8 million and hiring 25 people. Humic Growth Solutions says it has bought a building in Sardis and plans to begin making and distributing products there by February. The...