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The Latest: Watchdog highlights dangers of pools, other toys

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a consumer watchdog group’s warning about 10 types of potentially unsafe summer toys (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A consumer watchdog group says the recent drowning of Olympic skier Bode (BOH‘-dee) Miller’s toddler daughter underscores how unsafe swimming pools can be....


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Saboteur or whistleblower? Battle between Elon Musk and former Tesla employee turns ugly,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Hours after Tesla had sued its former employee on charges he had stolen company secrets, and days after chief Elon Musk had called him a saboteur, the Silicon Valley automaker made a startling claim. The company had received a call from a friend of the employee,...


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Americans with disabilities are finding new leverage in a tight job market

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Colton Channon needed just 90 minutes each day. Every morning for about a month, in training designed for him, the high school senior with an intellectual disability practiced making steel brackets for trucks at a Des Moines, Iowa factory. The skill took more than a...


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Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

NerdWallet Puppy Expenses

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for routine costs....


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Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

Digging Woodstock

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi...


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Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

Airport Face Scans

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport...


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Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that speakers will include Till’s cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till’s 1955 abduction. The sign defaced last year stands near the...


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Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that speakers will include Till’s cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till’s 1955 abduction. The sign defaced last year stands near the...


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Groundbreaking held for auto parts processing center

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking has been held by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales for a $65 million automotive parts processing center near Flint. Detroit-based GM says Wednesday that the ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts warehousing and logistics facility will be on 141 acres (57...


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Germany's Daimler lowers 2018 outlook, cites tariffs, diesel

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China. The company said late Wednesday that it now sees fewer SUV sales and higher costs at its Mercedes-Benz Cars division than...


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