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Trail on trial: To York leaders, it’s a dream. To neighbors, it’s something else

Jul. 19, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

YORK, Neb. (AP) — It seemed, at first, like such a smooth ride. Two years ago, the federal government awarded the city of York $15.6 million to do a thing many smaller Nebraska communities fundraise for and dream of – add a walking and biking trail through town. ...

FDA OKs best-selling e-cigarette Vuse Alto, but only in tobacco flavor

Jul. 18, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday authorized sales of the best-selling e-cigarette in the U.S., Vuse Alto, allowing manufacturer Reynolds American to keep the vaping brand on the market for years to come. The Food and Drug Administration decision only applies...

The last cards have been dealt as the iconic Mirage closes its doors on the Las Vegas Strip

Jul. 17, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A final blast from The Mirage's signature volcano marked the passage Wednesday of an aging Las Vegas resort that wowed crowds when it opened in 1989 and went on to revolutionize the casino resort industry and reshape Las Vegas as a tourist destination. “What...

Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up critiques

Jul. 17, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cordoned-off perimeter around the Republican National Convention on Monday, hundreds of conservatives filed into the ornate home of the Milwaukee Symphony to hear a parade of luminaries talk policy and Project 2025. Project 2025 is the term for...

OpenAI whistleblowers ask SEC to investigate the company's non-disclosure agreements with employees

Jul. 15, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — OpenAI whistleblowers have filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and asked the agency to investigate whether the ChatGPT maker illegally restricted workers from speaking out about the risks of its artificial intelligence technology. A letter...

European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

Jul. 12, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk's X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc's new social media regulations took effect. ...

Pennsylvania authorizes regulations for carbon capture wells

Jul. 11, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania legislation aimed at helping the nation’s No. 2 natural gas-producing state attract carbon capture projects and enable federally funded hydrogen hubs was approved by lawmakers Thursday night despite criticism that the technology is unproven. ...

Government power in the US is a swirl of checks and balances, as a recent Supreme Court ruling shows

Jul. 11, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The delegates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention were trying to create a new governing framework for the fledging United States of America. They knew they needed SOMEONE to be at the helm of the federal government. Someone had to be in position to see that the...

Government fines Citigroup $136 million for failing to fix longstanding internal control issues

Jul. 10, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of government regulators slapped Citigroup with a $135.6 million fine on Wednesday, saying the bank has made insufficient progress in resolving longstanding internal control and risk issues. It's a major blow to Jane Fraser, the bank's CEO, who has staked her career on...

Seeking carbon-free power, Virginia utility considers small nuclear reactors

Jul. 10, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

Virginia's largest utility said Wednesday that it will explore the possibility of using small nuclear reactors to help meet growing electricity demands while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power has been emerging as an attractive option for states transitioning away from...