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2 hours ago

French soccer tournament celebrates diversity, fights racism

An amateur soccer tournament in France aimed at celebrating ethnic diversity is attracting talent scouts, sponsors and increasing public attention by uniting young players from low-income neighborhoods with high-profile names in the sport
2 hours ago
Players wait before entering the field prior to the final women's game of the national cup of working-class neighborhoods betwwen a team representing players with Malian heritage against one with Congolese roots, in Creteil, outside Paris, France, Saturday, July 2, 2022. This amateur tournament aims to celebrate the diversity of youth from low-income communities with high immigrant populations, areas long stigmatized by some observers and politicians as a breeding ground for crime, riots, and Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
4 hours ago

Despite potential, Midwestern farms struggle to market fish

Although fish and seafood consumption is on the rise in the U.S., the number of Midwest aquaculture farms is declining, and many fish producers say they face challenges getting their produce to consumers
4 hours ago
Trout, approximately 12-months old, are checked of size at a trout farm in Seymour, Ind., Wednesday, June 29, 2022. White Creek Farms of Indiana produces about 18,000 pounds of trout annually. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
1 hour ago

Russian diplomats to depart Bulgaria amid soaring tensions

A Russian diplomat says two airplanes are set to depart Bulgaria with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent relations soaring between the two historically close nations
1 hour ago
A Russian plane lands at Sofia's Airport, Sunday, July 3 2022. Two Russian airplanes were set to depart Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations, a Russian diplomat said. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
July 03

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet
July 03
FILE - Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 21, 2021. The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet. Under Chair Khan, the FTC also has widened the door to more actively writing new regulations in what critics say is a broader interpretation of the agency’s legal authority. (Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner via AP, Pool, File)
July 02

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics and other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies
July 02
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 02

Hard Rock deal ends casino strike threat in Atlantic City

The casino reached agreement with Atlantic City’s main casino workers union.
July 02
Clouds pass behind the guitar sculpture at the entrance to the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on June 28, 2022. On Saturday, July 2, 2022, Hard Rock reached agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union, ending the last possibility of a strike during the busy July Fourth weekend. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 02

Tesla's 2Q sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

Tesla’s sales from April through June fell to their lowest quarterly level since last fall as supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions in China hobbled production of its electric vehicles
July 02
FILE - In this April 26, 2020 photo, the company logo shines off the rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla’s sales from April through June 2022 fell to their lowest quarterly level since last fall as supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions in China hobbled production of its electric vehicles. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 02

Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience

The Vatican didn’t announce the audience or provide any information about it.
July 02
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Musk has used Twitter to announce he had met with Pope Francis. Musk used the @Pontifex handle in tweeting that he was “honored” to meet with Francis on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)
July 02

From AM to PM, the fickle force of government is with you

The Supreme Court's ruling on carbon emission controls on power plants this past week has cast light on the world of federal regulation
July 02
July 02

Regulator urges Germans to prepare for possible gas shortage

Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany’s regulatory agency for energy is calling on residents to save energy and to prepare for winter, when use increases
July 02
File-File photo shows view of pipe systems and shut-off devices at the gas receiving station of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL (Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungsleitung - Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) long-distance gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, June 21, 2022. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP,file)
July 02

South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

South Africans are struggling in the dark to cope with increased power cuts that have hit households and businesses across the country
July 02
FILE - A coal-fired power station in Witbank, South Africa , Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. South Africans are struggling in the dark to cope with increased power cuts that have hit households and businesses across the country. The rolling power cuts have been experienced for years but this week the country’s state-owned power utility Eskom extended them so that some residents and businesses have gone without power for more than 9 hours a day. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
July 01

Biden offshore drilling proposal would allow up to 11 sales

The Biden administration is proposing up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska over the next five years
July 01
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2011, file photo, shows the Perdido oil platform located about 200 miles south of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. The Biden administration is proposing up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska over the next five years. The announcement on Friday, July 1, 2022, said fewer lease sales or even zero could occur, with a final decision not due for months. (AP Photo/Jon Fahey, File)
July 01

Trump social media firm subpoened by feds, stock regulators

Donald Trump’s social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from a federal grand jury in New York and securities regulators
July 01
FILE - In this July 24, 2021, file photo former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a gathering in Phoenix. The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business disclosed Monday, June 27, 2022 that it has received subpoenas from a grand jury in New York. Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp. dropped 7% in morning trading Monday as the company reported that the subpoenas and related investigations by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission could delay its acquisition of the maker of Trump’s Truth Social app. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 01

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

A full recovery from two years of COVID-19 could last as long as the pandemic.
July 01
Tourists take a selfie in front of the Trevi Fountain, in Rome, Monday, June 20, 2022. Summer travel is underway across the globe, but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself. In Italy, tourists — especially from the U.S. — returned this year in droves. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 01

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings

Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities
July 01
FILE - A truck arrives at the Amazon warehouse facility on the Staten Island borough of New York, April 1, 2022. Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
July 01

As holiday weekend starts, airport crowds top 2019 numbers

The fireworks are still days away, but travel for the weekend is booming.
July 01
A Delta Air Line plane flies in to Salt Lake City International Airport Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions caused by thunderstorms that slowed air traffic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 01

Biden offshore drilling proposal would allow up to 11 sales

The Biden administration is proposing up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska over the next five years
July 01
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2011, file photo, shows the Perdido oil platform located about 200 miles south of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. The Biden administration is proposing up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska over the next five years. The announcement on Friday, July 1, 2022, said fewer lease sales or even zero could occur, with a final decision not due for months. (AP Photo/Jon Fahey, File)
July 01

Biden offshore drilling proposal would allow up to 11 sales

The Biden administration is proposing up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska over the next five years
July 01
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2011, file photo, shows the Perdido oil platform located about 200 miles south of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. The Biden administration is proposing up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska over the next five years. The announcement on Friday, July 1, 2022, said fewer lease sales or even zero could occur, with a final decision not due for months. (AP Photo/Jon Fahey, File)
July 01

Wall Street closes higher but still ends week in the red

Stocks shook off a morning slump and ended higher Friday, but not enough to erase their losses for the week
July 01
A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rate at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 1, 2022. Asian benchmarks were mostly lower on Friday, echoing a decline on Wall Street, after a quarterly report by Japan’s central bank rekindled worries about the world’s third largest economy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 01

Will Apple see a wave of unionization like Starbucks?

A union victory at a store last month may lead to other wins, experts said.
July 01
The Apple Store signage is seen at Grand Central Station on April 18, 2022 in New York City.
July 01

How major US stock indexes fared Friday 7/1/2022

Stocks shook off a morning slump and ended higher Friday, but not enough to erase their losses for the week
July 01
July 01

Micron, Kohl's fall; NextEra, Teleflex rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Micron, Kohl’s fall; NextEra, Teleflex rise
July 01
July 01

Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry
July 01
A line of cars are for sale at the Potamkin Hyundai dealership used car lot, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Miami Lakes, Fla. U.S. new vehicle sales were expected to tumble more than 20% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to vex the industry. Yet demand continued to outstrip supply from April through June 2022, even with $5 per gallon gasoline, rampant inflation and rising interest rates. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
July 01

Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales

The global semiconductor shortage is still vexing the auto industry
July 01
A line of cars are for sale at the Potamkin Hyundai dealership used car lot, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Miami Lakes, Fla. U.S. new vehicle sales were expected to tumble more than 20% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to vex the industry. Yet demand continued to outstrip supply from April through June 2022, even with $5 per gallon gasoline, rampant inflation and rising interest rates. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
July 01

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
July 01
July 01

As holiday weekend starts, airport crowds top 2019 numbers

The fireworks are still a few days away, but travel for the July Fourth weekend is off to a booming start
July 01
Delta Air Lines planes are shown at their gates at Salt Lake City International Airport Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions caused by thunderstorms that slowed air traffic.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 01

As holiday weekend starts, airport crowds top 2019 numbers

The fireworks are still a few days away, but travel for the July Fourth weekend is off to a booming start
July 01
Delta Air Lines planes are shown at their gates at Salt Lake City International Airport Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions caused by thunderstorms that slowed air traffic.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 01

As holiday weekend starts, airport crowds top 2019 numbers

The fireworks are still a few days away, but travel for the July Fourth weekend is off to a booming start
July 01
Delta Air Lines planes are shown at their gates at Salt Lake City International Airport Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions caused by thunderstorms that slowed air traffic.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 01

Chip shortage leaves 95K GM vehicles incomplete in storage

The chip shortage has vexed automakers across the globe since 2020.
July 01
The General Motors logo is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership on Aug. 4, 2021 in Burbank, Calif.
July 01

Kohl's sale falls apart in shaky retail environment

The potential sale of the Kohl’s department store chain has fallen apart in a shaky retail environment of rising inflation and consumer anxiety
July 01
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021 file photo a woman arrives at a Kohl's store in West Des Moines, Iowa. Kohl's board has nixed a deal to be bought by Franchise Group, Friday, July 1, 2022, citing a poor retail environment caused by rising inflation that has consumers pulling back on spending. Wisconsin-based Kohl's was in exclusive talks with Franchise Group, the owner of Vitamin Shop and other retail outlets, on a deal worth about $8 billion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
July 01
Melissa Gates, a disabled woman, spent 20 years searching for a federal job before finally landing her job with NASA.
July 01

Vatican closes London property sale at a loss after scandal

The Vatican has finalized the sale of a London property that is the focus of a criminal trial in the Vatican courts
July 01
July 01

Russia seizes control of partly foreign-owned energy project

The oil and gas project was partly owned by Shell and two Japanese firms.
July 01
July 01

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Turkey’s media watchdog has banned access to the Turkish services of U.S. public service broadcaster Voice of America and German broadcaster Deutsche Welle
July 01
July 01

Inflation in 19 countries using euro hits record 8.6%

Inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro currency hit a record 8.6% in June, pushed higher by a steeper strong increase in energy costs fueled partly by Russia’s war in Ukraine
July 01
FILE - A customer pays for vegetables at the Maravillas market in Madrid, on May 12, 2022. Inflation figures for Europe will be released Friday, July 1, 2022, as Russia's war in Ukraine has worsened the worldwide surge in consumer prices. For months, inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro has risen at the fastest pace since record-keeping for the currency began. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
July 01

Volvo to build $1.25 billion electric car plant in Slovakia

The plant is expected to produce some 250,000 electric cars a year.
July 01
A Volvo XC40 electric vehicle is shown on, Dec. 13, 2021. Sweden's luxury car maker Volvo Cars will built its new European plant in Slovakia. Slovakia's Economy Minister Richard Sulik said Friday that the plant will be located in eastern Slovakia near the second largest city of Kosice. The investment is worth some 1.2 billion euros ($1.25 billion) . Volvo will receive about 20% of the investment as support from the Slovak government. The plant will make electric cars only. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 30

Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

The main union for Atlantic City casino workers has reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos, avoiding a threatened strike
June 30
Union members picket outside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on June 1, 2022. The main casino workers union is threatening a strike against at least 5 casinos in July if new contracts are not reached by then, and on Wednesday, June 22, the City Council of Atlantic City called on the casinos to avert a strike by paying workers more and hiring more of them. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 30

Asian shares mostly lower after pessimistic 'tankan' survey

Asian benchmarks are mostly lower, echoing a decline on Wall Street, after a quarterly report by Japan’s central bank rekindled worries about the world’s third largest economy
June 30
Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, May 5, 2022, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street Thursday, June 30, 2022 continuing a dismal streak that brought on a bear market earlier this month and has the S&P 500 on track for its worst quarter since the early days of the pandemic at the beginning of 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)
June 30

American offers to boost pilot pay 17% by the end of 2024

Airlines facing a pilot shortage are boosting pay
June 30
FILE -American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. Airlines facing a pilot shortage are boosting pay. The CEO of American Airlines said Thursday, June 30, 2022 that his airline has offered to raise pilot wages by nearly 17% through the end of 2024.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 30

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives
June 30
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters following a closed-door caucus lunch, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 30

Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

A California agency has cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to move forward with a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project
June 30
In this artists rendering provided by the Oakland Athletics is a home plate view of their proposed ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif. The San Francisco Bay and Development Commission are to vote Thursday, June 30, 2022, on the Oakland Athletics' application to remove Howard Terminal's port designation. A vote in favor would clear the way for designation as a mixed-use development site. (Bjarke Ingels Group/Oakland Athletics via AP)
June 30

Alabama bond sale for mega prisons falls $200 million short

Alabama officials said they are moving forward with plans to build two supersize prisons despite a bond sale falling more than $200 million short of expectations
June 30
June 30

Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

A California agency has cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to move forward with a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project
June 30
In this artists rendering provided by the Oakland Athletics is a home plate view of their proposed ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif. The San Francisco Bay and Development Commission are to vote Thursday, June 30, 2022, on the Oakland Athletics' application to remove Howard Terminal's port designation. A vote in favor would clear the way for designation as a mixed-use development site. (Bjarke Ingels Group/Oakland Athletics via AP)
June 30

Crypto rules to make Europe a global leader as prices plunge

Europe has moved to lead the world in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plunged, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny
June 30
FILE - An advertisement for Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on a street in Hong Kong, on Feb. 17, 2022. Europe is poised to take the global lead in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plunged, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny. European Union negotiators were set to hold talks on Thursday, June 30, 2022, to hammer out the final details in the bloc's sweeping package of crypto rules. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 30

Supreme Court decision may slow transition to cleaner energy

The Supreme Court ruling limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could have far-reaching consequences for the energy sector
June 30
FILE - Steam billows from a coal-fired power plant Nov. 18, 2021, in Craig, Colo. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 30

Spirit's delay allows airline bidding war time to play out

Shares of Spirit Airlines are rising after the budget airline postponed a vote on a merger with Frontier for the second time
June 30
FILE - Frontier Airlines jets sit at gates at Denver International Airport on Sept. 22, 2019, in Denver. Shareholders of Spirit Airlines will vote Thursday, June 29, 2022, on a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines, and the outcome could affect fares for millions of air travelers who depend on the budget airlines. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 30

From stocks to crypto, a punishing six months for investors

Americans with stock portfolios or retirement investment plans would likely prefer to forget the last six months
June 30
The New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Americans with stock portfolios or retirement investment plans would likely prefer to forget the last six months. The S&P 500, Wall Street’s broad benchmark for many stock funds, slumped TK% through the end of June after starting the year at an all-time high. It’s the worst start to a year for stocks in decades. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
June 30

Walgreens, Duck Creek fall; Spirit Airlines, Lindsay rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Walgreens, Duck Creek fall; Spirit Airlines, Lindsay rise
June 30
June 30

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday 6/30/2022

Stocks fell again on Wall Street Thursday, closing out the worst quarter for the market since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020
June 30
June 30

Delta pays $10.5 million to settle post office allegations

Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle charges it falsified information about deliveries of international mail, including mail sent to U.S. soldiers overseas
June 30
FILE - Delta planes sit at their gates on June 13, 2022, at Salt Lake City International Airport, in Salt Lake City. Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle charges it falsified information about deliveries of international mail, including mail sent to U.S. soldiers overseas. The Justice Department said Thursday, June 30, 2022, that Delta was under contract to the Postal Service when it falsified records about deliveries from 2010 to 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)