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Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia’s cruises and passengers

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can’t leave China. Japan’s health ministry has confirmed 174 cases of the COVID-19 virus aboard Carnival Corp.’s Diamond Princess, which ...

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Federal report faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on safety

Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said this week. The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on the ...

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Sentencing in fatal campus shooting little relief to victims

More than four years after gunshots rang out before dawn on a quiet college campus and stirred fears of a mass shooting, an Arizona man has been sentenced to six years in prison for killing a fellow student and wounding ...

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US regulators probing 5 tech companies’ acquisitions to 2010

Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to 2010. The Federal Trade Commission announced the move this week, issuing orders to ...

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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long nets. The ongoing roundup on wind-rippled Kentucky Lake, ...

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Analysis: Sanders win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the Democratic presidential nomination. On Tuesday, he won the state’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about ...

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Officer told to ‘tone down’ gayness settles suit for $10.25M

St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.” The agreement with Keith Wildhaber was finalized ...

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Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies

The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure this week on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight an election-year priority of President Donald Trump. Declaring ...

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Missouri senators OK new redistricting proposal

The Republican-led Missouri Senate this week passed a proposal to once again ask voters to change the state’s redistricting rules. Less than two years after voters approved a new redistricting plan, senators voted 22-9 in favor of another constitutional amendment ...

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Powell: Economy looks resilient despite risk of China virus

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy appears durable with steady growth and unemployment near a half-century low but faces risks from the deadly virus in China. Giving the Fed’s semiannual monetary report to Congress, Powell said Tuesday ...

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