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No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...

Lyft drivers spread the Gospel with ride-hailing ministries

Nov. 20, 2022 09:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One is an ordained pastor in Brooklyn, the other a single mother and children’s book author in New Jersey. Both drive for Lyft. Both share the word of God as roving preachers. Pastor Kenneth Drayton and Tomika Reid try to inspire passengers through spiritual...

Man gets jail for joining Capitol riot after Tinder date

Nov. 19, 2022 14:42 PM EST

A Delaware business owner has been sentenced to 30 days of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol after seeing the riot erupt on a Tinder date's television and taking an Uber ride to join the mob's attack, court records show. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also on Friday...

Twitter risks fraying as engineers exit over Musk upheaval

Nov. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EST

Elon Musk’s managerial bomb-throwing at Twitter has so thinned the ranks of software engineers who keep the world’s de-facto public square up and running that industry insiders and programmers who were fired or resigned this week agree: Twitter may soon fray so badly it could actually crash. ...

Japan's SoftBank returns to profit as investments rebound

Nov. 11, 2022 04:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp. reported on Friday a 3 trillion yen ($21 billion) profit for the July-September quarter, a sharp reversal from its loss a year ago. After its 398 billion yen loss a year earlier, quarterly sales rose to 1.6 trillion yen...

Odds are good for sequel to California sports betting effort

Nov. 10, 2022 16:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The effort to legalize sports betting in California ran headlong into a typical challenge for competing ballot measures as each was battered in a torrent of negative advertising that doomed both to spectacular failure in the most expensive ballot race in U.S. history. ...

Big bet a bust in bid to allow sports gambling in California

Nov. 09, 2022 21:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most expensive ballot proposition gamble in U.S. history went bust Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected sports betting initiatives by Native American tribes and the gaming industry. About $460 million was raised in competing efforts to expand...

DoorDash defies U.S. delivery slowdown with strong Q3

Nov. 03, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

DoorDash defied an overall slowdown in U.S. restaurant delivery in the third quarter, saying its orders jumped 27% as it expanded overseas and added new grocery and retail offerings. The San Francisco-based delivery company reported 439 million orders in the July-September period....

EXPLAINER: Traveling to, around Qatar during FIFA World Cup

Nov. 03, 2022 02:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Some 1.2 million people are expected to pour into Qatar during the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup that begins this month. With fans coming from all over the world, reaching Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula, as well as getting around once there,...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday 11/1/2022

Nov. 01, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Stocks gave up early gains and ended lower on Wall Street after an unexpectedly strong report on the job market raised concerns that the Federal Reserve will need to keep the pressure on inflation with aggressive interest rate increases. Those high rates are intended to slow the...