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Venice officials defend day-tripper tax, but delay the decision on extending it

Venice city officials say the day-tripper tax netted 2.4 million euros during a test phase this summer, and that decisions on how to proceed would be made in the fall after a full analysis of the data
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FILE - Activists gather outside Venice's Santa Lucia train station, Saturday, July 13, 2024, to protest a day-tripper fee that they say has failed to dissuade visitors from arriving on peak days, as envisioned. Venice city officials said Friday, July 19, 2024, that the day tripper tax netted 2.4 million euros (2.6 million) during a test phase this summer, and that decisions on how to proceed would be made in the fall after a full analysis of the data. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry, File)
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CrowdStrike, Scholastic fall, Intuitive Surgical, SLB rise; Friday, 7/19/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: CrowdStrike, Scholastic fall, Intuitive Surgical, SLB rise
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Risk-averse organizations chose CrowdStrike for cybersecurity. Now its software is causing chaos

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches
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Delayed flight schedules are displayed on a screen at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday, July 19, 2024, after a faulty CrowdStrike update caused a major internet outage for computers running Microsoft Windows. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
2 hours ago

Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

Exactly one year to the date of last year’s severe flooding in Vermont, Joe’s Brook Farm in Barnet was flooded again by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl
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This photo provided by Matthew Linehan shows a flooded potato field at Sparrow Arc Farm in Guildhall, Vt., on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Farms in Vermont lost crops in last weeks flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, exactly a year after last July's severe flooding. (Matthew Linehan via AP)
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A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air
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A passenger looks at a departures monitor at the Des Moines International Airport, Friday, July 19, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
3 hours ago

CrowdStrike stock price plummets amid worldwide IT outage

Shares fell nearly 15% in early trading on Friday.
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Long queues of passengers form at the check-in counters at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, amid a global IT disruption caused by a Microsoft outage and a Crowdstrike IT problem, on July 19, 2024 in Manila, Philippines.
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Kenya president retains 6 former Cabinet ministers in first batch of appointments

Kenyan President William Ruto has appointed the first 11 members of his Cabinet
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Kenyan President William Ruto gives an address at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Kenyan President William Ruto said he won't sign into law a finance bill proposing new taxes a day after protesters stormed parliament and several people were shot dead. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
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Republicans at the RNC signaled support for unions. Experts are skeptical.

A union leader spoke at the Republican convention this week.
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Republican vice-presidential candidate Sen. J.D. Vance speaks during Faith & Freedom Coalition's God & Country Breakfast, July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee.
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How Russia’s espionage case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich unfolded

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was convicted on Friday of espionage charges in an unusually rapid trial in the country’s highly politicized legal system
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FILE - This combination of photos shows Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich at the Moscow City Court in Moscow and the Sverdlovsk Regional Court in Yekaterinburg, from top left to right, on April 18, 2023, Sept. 19, 2023, Oct. 10, 2023, and from bottom left to right, on Dec. 14, 2023, April 23, 2024, July 19, 2024. A Russian court convicted Gershkovich on espionage charges that his employer and the U.S. have rejected as fabricated. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison Friday, July 19, after a secretive and rapid trial in the country's highly politicized legal system. (AP Photo, File)
July 19

Former Trump executive Allen Weisselberg released from jail after serving perjury sentence

Retired Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg has been released from jail in New York City after serving a sentence for lying under oath
July 19
FILE - Allen Weisselberg, a former longtime executive in Donald Trump's real estate empire, arrives at the court in New York, Wednesday, April. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)
July 19

From a media perspective, it was a tale of two Trump speeches — and long enough for both

In the eyes of much of the media, Donald Trump failed to stick the landing with his acceptance speech at the Republican national convention
July 19
Fred Reese, owner of The Monroe Hotel restaurant and lounge in Butler, Pa., watches as Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention, Thursday, July 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 19

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing
July 19
FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in Miami, on May 9, 2023. The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing. The Associated Press obtained a copy of a letter sent Thursday to lawmakers. The letter single out a law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in May that says it would be an “unsafe and unsound practice” for banks to consider non-financial factors when doing business. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
July 19

Long before his arrest, US reporter lamented that many friends in Russia were being locked up

In early 2022, Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal wrote on social media that “reporting on Russia is now also a regular practice of watching people you know get locked away for years.”
July 19
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands listening to the verdict in a glass cage of a courtroom inside the building of "Palace of justice," in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Friday, July 19, 2024. A Russian court convicted Gershkovich on espionage charges that his employer and the U.S. have rejected as fabricated. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison after a secretive and rapid trial in the country's highly politicized legal system. (AP Photo)
July 19

Cardmember spending drives American Express second-quarter profits soaring 39%

American Express said Friday second-quarter profits jumped 39% as the credit card company benefitted again from a broad increase in cardmember spending as well as more of its customers carrying a balance
July 19
FILE - An American Express card is shown on Jan.18, 2024, in Atlanta. American Express reports earnings on Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
July 19

Everton's proposed sale to Texas-based Friedkin Group has fallen through

The proposed sale of Premier League club Everton to the Texas-based Friedkin Group has fallen through, both parties said in a joint statement
July 19
FILE - Everton players warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at the Goodison Park stadium in Liverpool, Britain, on April 24, 2024. The proposed sale of Everton to the Texas-based Friedkin Group has fallen through, both parties said in a joint statement on Friday. July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
July 19

Nigeria more than doubles the minimum wage for government workers after strikes and negotiations

Public sector workers in Nigeria on the minimum wage will see their salaries double after the government reached an agreement on Thursday with labor unions that have been threatening further strikes as the cost of living spirals
July 19
July 19

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said an issue that has caused major disruptions is not a security incident or cyberattack

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said an issue that has caused major disruptions is not a security incident or cyberattack
July 19
July 19

Internet outage latest | Airlines, businesses hit by global technology disruption

A major internet outage affecting Microsoft is disrupting flights, banks, media outlets and companies across the world
July 19
Passengers gather near check-in counters at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo Friday, July 19, 2024, after a technology outage. A widespread Microsoft outage disrupted flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world on Friday. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 19

Germany's chancellor praises lithium deal with Serbia that could reduce Europe's dependency on China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has praised a tentative deal between the European Union and Serbia that paves the way for the disputed excavation of lithium
July 19
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic leave after a press conference at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 19, 2024. Scholz visits Serbia to discuss a tentative deal with the Balkan country for the controversial excavation of lithium, a critical substance in making batteries for electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
July 19

Russia seeks 18-year prison term for US reporter Evan Gershkovich, on trial on spying charges he and US deny

Russia seeks 18-year prison term for US reporter Evan Gershkovich, on trial on spying charges he and US deny
July 19
July 19

A widespread technology outage is disrupting flights around the globe on a busy summer travel day

A widespread technology outage is disrupting flights around the globe on a busy summer travel day
July 19
July 19

Global tech outage caused by software update disrupts air travel, health care and shipping

A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers
July 19
Travelers wait in line at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)
July 19

A global internet outage is affecting airlines, banks, media and offices from the U.S. to Australia

A global internet outage is affecting airlines, banks, media and offices from the U.S. to Australia
July 19
July 19

Stock market today: Wall Street slips as S&P 500 heads for its worst week since April

U.S. stocks are slipping, as businesses around the world scramble to contain the effects of a disruptive technology outage
July 19
FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown on July 16, 2024, in New York. Shares have fallen in Asia on Friday, July 19, 2024, after a broad washout across Wall Street dragged U.S. stocks lower. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
July 19

Court in Russia says closing arguments begin in trial of US reporter Evan Gershkovich on spying charges that he denies

Court in Russia says closing arguments begin in trial of US reporter Evan Gershkovich on spying charges that he denies
July 19
July 19

Russia convicts US journalist of spying in a trial widely seen as politically motivated

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been convicted of espionage charges that his employer and the U.S. vehemently reject
July 19
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, second left, stands listening to the verdict in a glass cage of a courtroom inside the building of "Palace of justice," in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Friday, July 19, 2024. A Russian court convicted Gershkovich on espionage charges that his employer and the U.S. have rejected as fabricated. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison after a secretive and rapid trial in the country's highly politicized legal system. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 19

How bootcamps are helping to address the historic gap in internet access on US tribal lands

A bootcamp on a California ranch could help improve internet access on U.S. tribal lands
July 19
Christopher Mitchell, a co-founder of the Tribal Broadband Bootcamp, stands on a rail next to spools of cables during the Tribal Broadband Bootcamp in Aguanga, Calif., Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 19

EA Sports College Football 25, among most anticipated sports video games in history, hits the market

EA Sports College Football 25, among the most highly anticipated sports video games of all time, has flooded the market as gamers who waited more than a decade for the franchise’s next installment rush to play
July 19
FILE - Texas quarterback Arch Manning (16) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Rice in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. Manning announced Tuesday, July 9, 2024, his likeness will be used in EA Sports College Football 25 following reports he had declined the game developer's offer to be featured in it. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 18

15 months after his firing, Tucker Carlson returns to Fox News airwaves with a GOP convention speech

Tucker Carlson was back on Fox News Channel airwaves Thursday
July 18
Tucker Carlson speaks during the Republican National Convention Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 18

Nebraska governor seeks shift to sales taxes to ease high property taxes. Not everyone is on board

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has announced a broad tax plan for an upcoming special legislative session billed to cut property taxes in half
July 18
July 18

Yoga, meditation and prayer: Urban transit workers cope with violence and fear on the job

Transit workers around the country are managing their fear and anxiety over a rise in violent crime on subways and buses
July 18
Transit Workers take part in a guided relaxation class Friday, May 17, 2024, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The class, held at a union hall for New York City transit employees, has emerged as one of several ways in which transportation workers around the country are trying to manage their fear and anxiety over a rise in violent crime on subways and buses. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 18

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 3 cents $82.82 per barrel Thursday
July 18
July 18

Netflix's subscriber and earnings growth gather more momentum as password-sharing crackdown pays off

Netflix’s subscriber and earnings growth accelerated in its latest quarter as the video streaming service benefits from a crackdown on freeloading viewers, an expansion into advertising and an acclaimed programming lineup
July 18
FILE - Awards, including an Emmy, are displayed at Netflix headquarters Los Gatos, Calif. on March 7, 2024. Netflix reports earnings on Thursday, July 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Mike Liedtke, File)
July 18

Netflix's quarterly subscriber and earnings growth accelerates as the streaming service widens its lead over rivals

Netflix's quarterly subscriber and earnings growth accelerates as the streaming service widens its lead over rivals
July 18
July 18

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 7/18/2024

A widespread washout across Wall Street dragged U.S. stocks lower
July 18
July 18

Long Beach breaks ground on $1.5B railyard expansion at port to fortify US supply chain

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other officials paid a visit to the port of Long Beach to break ground on a $1.5 billion railyard expansion project that will more than triple the dock’s rail cargo capacity
July 18
The American Endurance, a chemical/oil products tanker is docked at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, July 18, 2024. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the Port of Los Angeles for the groundbreaking ceremony of a $1.5 billion rail project dubbed "America's Green Gateway" that will greatly expand service to get goods from ships across the US by train versus diesel-powered trucks that can be more polluting. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 18

Stellantis tells owners of over 24,000 hybrid minivans to park outdoors due to battery fire risk

Stellantis is telling owners of more than 24,000 plug-in hybrid minivans to park them outdoors away from buildings, and to stop charging them due to the possibility of battery fires
July 18
FILE - The Stellantis sign is seen outside the Chrysler Technology Center on July 19, 2021, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Stellantis said Thursday, July 18, 2024, that it's recalling certain 2017 through 2021 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrids, mainly in North America. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 18

Boeing case puts a spotlight on plea agreements involving corporate defendants

Prosecutors are expected to give new details next week about Boeing's plea deal in a case stemming from two deadly crashes of 737 Max jetliners
July 18
FILE - Boeing 737 MAX airplanes are shown on the assembly line during a media tour at the Boeing facility in Renton, Wash., June 25, 2024. After deadly crashes involving two new airplanes, a 2021 settlement that included a fine failed to have the desired effect of improving safety compliance at Boeing.(Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool, File)
July 18

Over 3M steam cleaners are under recall because they can spew hot water, cause burns

Some 3.3 million steam cleaners are being recalled across North America due to a burn hazard that has resulted in consumers reporting more than 150 injuries
July 18
This photo provided by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows the Bissell Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaner. Some 3.3 million steam cleaners are being recalled across North America due to a burn hazard that has resulted in more than 150 injuries reported by consumers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Thursday, July 18, 2024, select models of Bissell-branded “Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaners” can spew hot water or steam while the products are in use or being heated. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission via AP)
July 18

Kenney Grant, founder of iconic West Virginia pizza chain Gino's, dies

The founder and owner of the iconic West Virginia chain Gino’s Pizza and Spaghetti House has died
July 18
July 18

Biden administration cancels another $1.2 billion in student loans for public service workers

The Biden administration is cancelling an additional $1.2 billion in student loans for borrowers who work in public service through changes to an existing forgiveness program
July 18
FILE - New graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J, May 17, 2018. The Education Department announced Thursday, July 18, 2024, that it is cancelling an additional $1.2 billion in student loans for borrowers who work in public service. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 18

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

Federal health officials have authorized sales of Vuse Alto, the best-selling e-cigarette in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration made the decision Thursday, allowing Reynolds American to keep its reusable e-cigarette on the market for years to come
July 18
This illustration provided by Reynolds American in June 2024, shows packaging for the Vuse Alto e-cigarette. The U.S. The Food and Drug Administration authorized sales of Vuse Alto, the best-selling e-cigarette, on Thursday, July 18, 2024, allowing Reynolds American to keep its reusable e-cigarette on the market for years to come. (Reynolds American via AP)
July 18

Domino's Pizza, Beyond Meat fall; Chuy's, Warner Bros. rise; Thursday, 7/18/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Domino’s Pizza, Beyond Meat fall; Chuy’s, Warner Bros
July 18
July 18

Biden's vs. Trump's economy

ABC News business correspondent Alexis Christoforous breaks down the numbers for both candidates and their past standings.
July 18
VIDEO: Biden's vs. Trump's economy
July 18

Average rate on a 30-year mortgage drops to 6.77%, lowest level since March

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dropped this week to a four-month low, a welcome decline in borrowing costs for prospective homebuyers grappling with the challenge of record-high home prices and a dearth of properties on the market
July 18
A for sale sign is displayed in front of a home in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, July 2, 2024. On Thursday, July 18, 2024, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 18

Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year mortgage fell to 6.77% this week, the lowest level since mid-March

Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year mortgage fell to 6.77% this week, the lowest level since mid-March
July 18
July 18

Allegiant Air's parent company will promote its president to CEO, replacing longtime chief Gallagher

Allegiant Air is getting a new CEO, with longtime leader Maury Gallagher stepping down in September
July 18
FILE - Allegiant Air CEO Maurice Gallagher speaks at the 14th Annual Aviation Summit in Washington, March 17, 2015. The parent company of Allegiant Air announced Gallagher's replacement Thursday, July 18 2024. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 18

US announces $325 million in funding to boost Puerto Rico solar projects as power outages persist

The U.S. government says $325 million in federal funds will be available for solar and battery storage installations across Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles with chronic power outages
July 18
FILE - A brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 19, 2017. A federal judge overseeing a drawn-out debt-restructuring process for the power company ordered all parties to mediation on Wednesday, July 10, in the latest attempt to break an impasse that has sparked widespread anger and frustration. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
July 18

Amazon says this year's Prime Day was its biggest ever

Amazon says it had its best Prime Day sales event ever this week
July 18
An Amazon employee walks past load Amazon packages on a cart on the floor at Amazon's DAX7 delivery station during Amazon's annual Prime Day event on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, in South Gate, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 18

After crash that killed 6, NTSB chief says people underestimate marijuana impact

A horrific crash that killed six high school girls in Oklahoma two years ago has the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana
July 18
FILE - People embrace at a vigil in Tishomingo, Okla., March 25, 2022, for six high school students who died in a vehicle collision earlier in the week. The crash has the National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP, File)