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Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black Friday

Nov. 26, 2021 16:07 PM EST

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. Members...

Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Strahan wonders why Giants took so long to retire 92 jersey

Nov. 24, 2021 17:22 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan is looking forward to seeing his No. 92 jersey retired by the New York Giants, and wondering why it took so long. The never-shy Strahan on Wednesday took a swipe at the team's ownership for lateness...

NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

Nov. 23, 2021 10:47 AM EST

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month. Strahan, who turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, on the Dec. 9 mission aboard the New Shepard, a spacecraft named after her...

Bezos makes gifts to Obama foundation and NYU medical center

Nov. 22, 2021 16:52 PM EST

Former President Barack Obama’s foundation said Monday it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos that it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date. Separately on Monday, NYU Langone Health, a medical center...

Trump photo book 'Our Journey Together' coming next month

Nov. 19, 2021 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's first post-White House book will be, like so much else about him, a departure from other former presidents. Trump is publishing a hardcover collection of hundreds of photographs from his administration, featuring his own captions, some...

Q&A: Binance CEO on bubbles, meme coins and crypto's swings

Nov. 17, 2021 07:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, doesn't try to explain why some cryptocurrencies that started purely as a joke have surged so much in price. He also doesn't want to say if the exuberance for meme coins like Dogecoin is...

Fraudsters siphon $830,000 meant for homelessness nonprofit

Nov. 13, 2021 17:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Fraudsters siphoned more than $830,000 that the city of Seattle intended to send to a family homelessness nonprofit, The Seattle Times reported. The newspaper said it obtained emails by public records request showing that nine payments sent between...

Man who went to space with Shatner dies in plane crash

Nov. 12, 2021 16:36 PM EST

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man who traveled to space with William Shatner last month was killed along with another person when the small plane they were in crashed in a wooded area of northern New Jersey, according to state police. The one-time space tourist Glen...

Foundations commit billions to fight climate change

Nov. 11, 2021 14:39 PM EST

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which was postponed a year because of COVID-19, has promoted a series of announcements from foundations and individuals attempting to pour money into efforts to fight climate change, an area many think philanthropy has neglected. ...