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Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

  • Mar 18, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half-century in 2018.The state's industry harvesting the fish-and-chips staple goes back centuries, and it once brought millions of pounds o

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Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

  • Mar 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.More than 419,000 Apple Watch users signed up for the unusual study, making

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Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

  • Mar 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn't on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls.Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas fo

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Correction: Chile-Floating Solar Island story

  • Mar 17, 2019

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — In a story March 15 about a floating island of solar panels in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the array is 1,200 square feet. The array is 1,200 square meters.A corrected version of the story is below:SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar panels

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Rules for disabled students exploited by exam cheaters

  • Mar 14, 2019

A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers. At least 50 people were charged in the scheme, which included not

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US stocks rise, led by technology and health care

  • Mar 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, powered by technology and health care companies, as the market pushes for its third straight day of gains. The broader market has been rebounding this week following its worst week since December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

  • Mar 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos.Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire's re

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Stocks fade as weak hiring adds to unease on global economy

  • Mar 09, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday following a surprisingly weak jobs report and more signs that the global economy is hitting the brakes.The S&P 500 was on track for its fifth straight decline, which would be its longest losing streak in nearly four months. It followed the lead of other markets arou

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Women's national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

  • Mar 09, 2019

Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts.The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup in France.The players allege that they

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