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    SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan. The big reveal on who it is — and when the flight to the moon will be — will be announced Monday at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. It’s not the […]
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    Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he’ll call it the Bezos Day […]
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    Utah ranks first in nation for equal distribution of income

    SALT LAKE CITY —¬†Utah is now the number one state in the nation for having equality of incomes, meaning residents are relatively equal when it comes to the distribution of income between low and high earners. “We don’t have a lot of really high earners, and we don’t have a lot of people on the […]
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    Virginia winery loses grape harvest in nighttime heist

    ELLISTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia winery has lost almost its entire crop of grapes in a nighttime theft, just hours before it was to be harvested. Firefly Hill Vineyards co-owner Allison Dunkenberger told The Roanoke Times on Wednesday that the more than 2 tons (1.8 metric tons) of grapes were worth up to $25,000, […]
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    GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 1.2 million big pickup trucks and SUVs mainly in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns. Such a failure increases […]
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    Evacuation underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines, China

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities were evacuating thousands of people from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north. More than 4 million people live in areas at most risk from the storm, which the […]
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    Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. Senators approved a $147 billion package Wednesday night to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. The bill […]
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    Federal regulators OK removal of strict oversight over Zions

    A panel of federal regulators has lifted the strict government oversight it had imposed on Zions, a big regional bank.
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    EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don’t take down extremist content within one hour. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new rules as part of efforts to step up the […]
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    Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year’s dramatically designed model , […]