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OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


Business

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Net Neutrality California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker’s decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow...


Local

Ogden's proposed airport name change creates a stir in Salt Lake City

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Ogden Chief Administrative Officer Mark Johnson said the name change resolution was cut after Salt Lake City officials expressed unease with the idea in a Salt Lake Tribune story that published Friday.


Business

Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

TV Roseanne Spinoff

NEW YORK (AP) — Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don’t give up easily. Three current shows — “Roseanne,” ‘‘Transparent” and “House of Cards” — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars. “The bottom line is fundamentally money,” said Karen...


Business

Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company’s top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo...


Government

Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States. In an executive order, the president extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic...


Business

Facebook's battle against fake news now extends to Mexico

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife of the leading Mexican presidential candidate was the granddaughter of a Nazi ricocheted across Facebook and its messaging service, WhatsApp. The post, shared 8,000 times before it was disproved, was...


Business

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself...


Business

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Bourbon Warehouse Collapse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000...


Business

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in...


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