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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.Speaking with Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview published Wednesday that he thinks …
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama.Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it's beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally.The company's "enhanced detection processes" will apply to new applicants and existing drivers, Lyft …
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.The European Union said Google's practices …
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.The Supreme Court ruled the 1.5-cent-per-ounce (per 28 grams) levy is aimed at distributors and …
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before.The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, …
DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more …
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the head of an energy services company that does business with the agency.Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall said in a letter Wednesday to …
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it.Emerald Performance Materials says it evacuated the plant in Akron and notified the fire department after the Wednesday afternoon explosion. It says …
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 21 percent from a year ago, as the credit card giant saw more customers spending on its namesake cards and a much lower tax rate.But it had to set aside more money to cover potential bad loans, and saw its …
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway's stock price jumped more than 5 percent Wednesday after it eased restrictions on buying back its own shares.The Omaha, Nebraska, conglomerate led by Warren Buffett said that after it posts earnings on Aug. 3, it will begin allowing Buffett to buy stock …
CINCINNATI (AP) — The state law that police cited in porn star Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club should not be enforced, an Ohio city attorney said. Future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted, Columbus city attorney Zach Klein wrote on Wednesday in a memo to the …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking U.S. companies and trade associations to sign onto a pledge to give students and workers more job training and skills development opportunities in the face of impending automation.Trump is signing an executive order Thursday to bolster …
DETROIT (AP) — An investigation has found that the U.S. government's highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous Takata air bag inflators.A report by the Transportation Department's Inspector General also found that …
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines had its best day on the stock market in two years — pulling other airlines along in its slipstream — after saying it can cover most of the increase in fuel prices.Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. rose $6.38, or 8.8 percent, to close …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having started a trade war with China and enraged U.S. allies with steel tariffs, President Donald Trump is primed for his next fight. He is targeting a product at the heart of the American experience: cars.Trump's latest plan is to consider slapping tariffs on imported …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover.Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump second …
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:CSX Corp., up $4.56 to $69The railroad's profit surpassed Wall Street estimates as it continue to cut costs and improve its operations.United Continental Holdings Inc., up $6.38 to $79The airline said demand for …
Big gains for banks and for transportation companies like airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Wednesday. Other parts of the market didn't move much.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index picked up 6.07 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,815.62.The Dow Jones Industrial Average …
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — A newspaper that has published every week since its founding in 1853 but recently lost its office in a fire has vowed it will publish this week's issue, too.Vermont Standard president and owner Phil Camp Sr. said Wednesday that production was running one day behind …

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