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Feinstein's opponent seizes on her role in Kavanaugh fight

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is facing criticism from both Republicans and her Democratic re-election opponent over her handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Feinstein received a letter earlier this summer from a constituent accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party more than thirty years ago. The allegations didn't begin to surface publicly...
McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters while a plane flew overhead with a banner reading, "McDonald's: Stop Sexual Harassment." In New Orleans, current...

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by contacting inactive voters to remind them to update their registration. "It's something we must do if we're serious about outreach," Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said in announcing what he called the first-of-its-kind program...
Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay raise in nine years. The bill also approves spending for Health...

LA Times Beijing bureau chief quits after sex investigation

The head of the Los Angeles Times' Beijing bureau has resigned four months after the newspaper suspended him following sexual harassment complaints brought by two women. Jonathan Kaiman has left the newspaper, Los Angeles Times spokeswoman Hillary Manning confirmed Tuesday. Kaiman was suspended last May after the Times launched an investigation into the allegations made by a former Wall Street Journal...
Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria hit nearly a year ago. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that the lawsuits aim to prevent companies from dropping claims because they have allegedly expired. He said insurance companies believe they can drop a claim if clients do not sue within a year. The...
Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

Two shark attacks on Cape Cod this summer are underscoring the need for better cellphone service at some of the region's most secluded beaches. Local officials say the issue is among their top priorities as they prepare to gather later this week in the aftermath of the attacks, including one Saturday that was Massachusetts' first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years. Beachgoers reported having...
Mattis dismissive of news reports of tension with Trump

Mattis dismissive of news reports of tension with Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday dismissed recent news reports that tensions between him and President Donald Trump point to his exit soon. Asked by a reporter whether such reports should be taken seriously, he replied, "No. I wouldn't take it seriously at all. It's like most of those kind of things in this town" that he said are fanned by baseless rumor. "Somebody cooks up a...

US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fight

Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue in the decision by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a federal law that allows an employer to pay workers who receive tips as little as $2.13 an...
Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

The Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule meant to curb climate-changing pollution on Tuesday, easing restrictions on energy companies that allow huge volumes of natural gas to escape after drilling it from U.S. lands. The move rescinds much of a 2016 rule adopted under President Barack Obama that forced energy companies to capture methane, a key contributor to climate change. The replacement...
1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer. Sanderson Farms said Tuesday the losses occurred at independent farms that supply its poultry processing plants. The company said its facilities suffered no major damage, but supply...
Woman accused of offering hit man earrings, cash to kill husband

Woman accused of offering hit man earrings, cash to kill husband

A Jacksonville mother is accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her husband. Police say Crystal Ely offered an undercover officer money and jewelry in exchange for killing her husband. She gave the hit man a detailed diagram of the interior of his place of business, the report said.  The suspect the remains behind bars at the Duval County Jail after police say they stopped...
EU optimistic about Brexit border compromise

EU optimistic about Brexit border compromise

European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier said Tuesday that his team is studying ways to carry out checks on goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations, on the eve of a summit of EU leaders. Brussels and London are struggling to come up with a solution that would keep the border open between EU member Ireland and the U.K.'s Northern Ireland, just...

Carter backs Abrams in Georgia, 48 years after his election

Former President Jimmy Carter is campaigning Tuesday in Georgia alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams, bringing together the state's past and its potential future. Their appearance in the tiny town of Plains highlights how much the state has changed since the 93-year-old Carter was elected governor in 1970, three years before Abrams was born. The 44-year-old Atlanta attorney would...
Deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in mosquito in metro Atlanta

Deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in mosquito in metro Atlanta

The DeKalb County health department announced Tuesday that a mosquito tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus. >> Read more trending news  Humans rarely become infected and cases are uncommon in Georgia, Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb Board of Health, said. However, 33 percent of people who are infected with EEE die and others...
Man accused of taking wife with dementia to fair on leash, 'yanking' it when she wandered

Man accused of taking wife with dementia to fair on leash, 'yanking' it when she wandered

A Maryland man was arrested Saturday at a Pennsylvania fair after witnesses said he yanked a leash attached to his mentally impaired wife’s neck so hard it caused her head to snap back and left red marks around her throat, police said.  Walter William Wolford Sr., 66, of Hagerstown, is charged with simple assault. He was released Sunday on $5,000 unsecured bail, court records show...
Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday confirmed Trump's travel plans to North Carolina, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. Days after the hurricane rolled through, the region is dealing with massive flooding. In Wilmington, residents lined up by the hundreds for free...
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's best-selling drugs, Humira, despite its potentially deadly complications, a California official said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit by the state's insurance commissioner accuses the company of a far-reaching kickback scheme that led doctors to write more prescriptions for the...
Can drinking whole-fat milk, eating dairy lower heart disease risk?

Can drinking whole-fat milk, eating dairy lower heart disease risk?

Many health conscious grocery shoppers tend to flock toward low-fat milk and dairy products, but new research suggests whole-fat dairy may be better for your heart than you think. >> Read more trending news  An analysis of 136,384 individuals across 21 countries and five continents found that higher intake of whole milk and yogurt was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular events...
Watch: Man goes on destructive rampage in Target store

Watch: Man goes on destructive rampage in Target store

Surveillance video obtained by KIRO appears to show a 41-year-old man going on a 15-minute destructive shoplifting spree wherein he terrorized Target workers and customers last month. Authorities said he returned to steal from the store twice more over the next three days before he was arrested by police. According to King County court documents, Jason L. Lewis entered the downtown store Aug. 17....
Wright-Patt would be central to proposed Air Force expansion

Wright-Patt would be central to proposed Air Force expansion

Military leaders want to grow the Air Force dramatically by 2030 to tackle increasing international threats and that could mean more jobs and investment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The high cost of upping the Air Force’s air power may force it to turn to Wright-Patterson for its technical and security expertise to keep costs down, an analyst told the Dayton Daily News. The Air Force...
Julie Chen leaves 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS

Julie Chen leaves 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS

Television host and producer Julie Chen is leaving “The Talk,” CBS’s daytime talk show, following her husband Les Moonves’s resignation as CEO of the television network, according to multiple reports. Update 3:10 p.m. EDT Sept. 18: Chen confirmed her departure in a pre-recorded video aired Tuesday on “The Talk.” “I need to spend more time...
JUST IN: Local vacant Elder-Beerman attracts new At Home store

JUST IN: Local vacant Elder-Beerman attracts new At Home store

Home decor store At Home has plans to open a store inside the vacant Elder-Beerman location in Huber Heights sometime in early 2019, a city councilman confirmed today. Councilman Richard Shaw said the store has submitted plans to the Huber Heights planning commission for the store at 8221 Old Troy Pike. Shaw said he met with councilman Glenn Otto and property management company JLL on Aug. 31, the...
Day care owner charged after children found bound by necks, strapped into car seats

Day care owner charged after children found bound by necks, strapped into car seats

A Texas day care owner was arrested Saturday after police searched her home Friday and found several of her charges bound by the neck and strapped into car seats. Investigators also said in an arrest affidavit that Rebecca Anderson, 60, of Mesquite, drugged the children to keep them quiet, NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.  Anderson, who owns Becky’s Home Child Care, is charged...
Sleep-deprived drivers more likely to cause car crashes, study finds

Sleep-deprived drivers more likely to cause car crashes, study finds

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in the Sleep journal, to determine the relationship between sleep deprivation and motor vehicle crashes.  &ldquo...
Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in the north African country where it will be liquefied for export, Egypt's oil minister said Tuesday. Tarek el-Molla said that under the terms of the agreement, gas off Cyprus could also be used for Egypt's domestic needs. "So it is really...

Reality show doc, woman charged with California drug rapes

A California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show and a woman co-defendant have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be many more victims. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (ruh-KAH-kuhs) announced charges Tuesday against 38-year-old orthopedic surgeon Grant W. Robicheaux (roh-bih-shoh) of Newport Beach and 31-year-old...
Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained. Federal lawsuits were filed Monday, a year to the day after the Sept. 17, 2017, downtown protest. It was among several demonstrations that followed the acquittal of white...
European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs

European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs

Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent's carbon emissions. Energy officials from 25 countries pledged Tuesday to increase research into hydrogen technology and accelerate its everyday use to power factories, drive cars and heat homes. The proposal, which was included in a non-binding agreement signed in...

SeaWorld, ex-execs must pay $5M to settle 'Blackfish' claim

SeaWorld and two former executives on Tuesday agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle federal fraud claims that they misled investors about the negative impact the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" had on business. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the complaint in federal court in New York as well as the proposed settlements, which are subject to court approval. The SEC's...
In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground. And while he said a decision remains months away, the former Democratic National Committee chairman touted his term as governor as a model for his party nationally...
White House sets 'new direction' in biodefense strategy

White House sets 'new direction' in biodefense strategy

The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. The goal of the strategy, which was required by Congress, is to more effectively prevent, prepare for and respond to biological threats, which the document said are "among...

EPA's top watchdog quits amid probes of agency's leadership

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog office announced his retirement Tuesday, leaving subordinates to pursue ongoing ethics probes involving former EPA chief Scott Pruitt and his team. Arthur A. Elkins Jr., inspector general for the agency since 2010, said in a statement he was leaving for an unspecified job outside of the federal government. The EPA Office of the Inspector...
The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he'd like the U.S. to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump. Trump says that he's considering the idea and that Poland has offered more than $2 billion to the U.S. to pay for such an effort...
Trump: FBI shouldn't investigate Kavanaugh allegation

Trump: FBI shouldn't investigate Kavanaugh allegation

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does not believe the FBI should investigate a decades-old sexual assault allegation levied against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. “I don’t think the FBI really should be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. “If they wanted to...
Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

The majority of Ohioans over the age of 50 say concerns about health care will affect their vote this fall. About 81 percent said health care is a “very important” issue when it comes to their vote for Congressional candidates this fall. About 80 percent said Social Security is a very important issue and 76 percent said Medicare is, according to a new poll by AARP and Politico. MORE: How...
Los Angeles takes step toward banning sale of fur products

Los Angeles takes step toward banning sale of fur products

Los Angeles, one of the world's major fashion centers and long a symbol of glitz and glamour, is taking steps to ban the sale of new fur products, a move that would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so. A proposal to ban the sale of fur products advanced in the City Council on Tuesday. The council voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance that will prohibit the manufacture...
Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

Update 11:29 a.m. EDT Sept. 18: Police have released additional details on the discovery of the body of Celia Barquin Arozamena. Police said her body was found in a pond with several stab wounds to the head, neck and upper torso, The Des Moines Register reported. Collin Daniel Richards, who is accused of killing Barquin Arozamena, appeared in court Tuesday morning.  Police said during...
Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

Tesla Inc. has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker confirmed Tuesday. The Palo Alto, California, company cooperated with the request and believes the matter should be resolved quickly once federal prosecutors review information they have received, according to a company statement. News of a...
Hurricane Florence: Coast Guard rescues beagles by boatful in floodwater

Hurricane Florence: Coast Guard rescues beagles by boatful in floodwater

Members of the United States Coast Guard rescued 10 furry friends from floodwaters that came during Hurricane Florence. USA Today reported that beagles were in cages as a trailer was underwater in Riegelwood, North Carolina. >> Read more trending news  The dogs’ owners, Josephine Horne and her husband, Jackie Horne, were rescued first, brought on board a 16-foot Coast Guard punt...
Blockbuster is back ... sort of

Blockbuster is back ... sort of

The ‘80s and ‘90s are alive and well in London, at least temporarily.  A Blockbuster video store has opened in London.  But as always, there is a catch.  It is only open on Monday and Tuesday, and there’s only one movie available, NME reported. The pop-up location opened to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of “Deadpool 2.” Those pack rats who...
Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

Poland's leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump." Polish President Andrzej Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House that focused heavily on the U.S. presence in Poland as the country faces Russia's...
Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents. Juan David Ortiz, who worked in the agency's Laredo sector, is accused of targeting women believed to be prostitutes in what prosecutors say is the work of a serial killer. The...
Texas 4-year-old finds, fires AK-47 after parents argue, dad stabs family cat to death

Texas 4-year-old finds, fires AK-47 after parents argue, dad stabs family cat to death

A Texas man is accused of killing his family’s pet cat and threatening to kill his girlfriend during a domestic disturbance in which the couple’s 4-year-old son found an AK-47 rifle and fired it, police said.  Mario Eduardo Salinas, 27, of Galveston, is charged with animal cruelty, making a terroristic threat to a family member and tampering with physical evidence, according...
Amazon adds website page to focus on small, medium businesses

Amazon adds website page to focus on small, medium businesses

Online giant Amazon is building more visibility for the 300,000 small- and medium-sized businesses selling on its website. The company recently launched “Amazon Storefronts,” a page on Amazon.com that features more than 1 million products from 20,000 of those businesses, according to a company release. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Amazon created the page so customers...
Local Aldi stores adding grocery delivery

Local Aldi stores adding grocery delivery

Aldi announced today it will start offering online grocery delivery at its stores. Aldi delivery through Instacart will rollout across 35 states in 5,000 new zip codes by Thanksgiving, covering 75 major markets. Aldi’s Instacart website shows that several area zip codes will be on the list. Find out if your local store will deliver HERE. “Aldi is a pioneer and a leader in creating...
Black women exposed to toxic chemicals in hair products, study shows

Black women exposed to toxic chemicals in hair products, study shows

Black women are potentially exposed to dozens of hazardous chemicals through the products they use on their hair, according to a recent study from Silent Spring Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and breaking the links between environmental chemicals and women’s health. The study, which measured a range of hormone-disrupting chemicals in hair products marketed to black...
Here’s where to get FREE and cheap burgers in Dayton for National Cheeseburger Day

Here’s where to get FREE and cheap burgers in Dayton for National Cheeseburger Day

Tuesday is National Cheeseburger Day, and whether you like yours with “lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French-fried potatoes. Big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer,” or if your tastes are more simple, here are some deals on the American classic. 2nd and Charles: Get a free Bob’s Burgers cheeseburger at checkout as long as supplies last. The deal begins at 6 p.m. IHOP: Buy an...
Gas pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times higher than normal

Gas pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times higher than normal

The investigation continues into the deadly natural gas line explosion near Boston and the U.S. senators who represent Massachusetts have sent a letter to the executives of the utility company in charge of that area saying the pressure in the lines was 12 times higher than it should have been, The Associated Press reported. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey sent a letter to Columbia Gas...
Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes others on Tehran. While the firm FireEye says the so-called "spear-phishing" email campaign only involves hackers stealing information from infected...
Former Dayton reporter Julie Chen leaving 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS, reports say

Former Dayton reporter Julie Chen leaving 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS, reports say

A former Dayton reporter is leaving her national daytime talk show in the wake of controversy surrounding her husband, according to multiple media reports. Julie Chen is expected to leave CBS’ “The Talk,” following her husband Les Moonves’ resignation from his position as CEO of the television network.  Chen was a reporter at WDTN-TV in 1995. She discussed the racism she...
Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit

Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools. But U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss put his ruling on hold for 30 days, giving the Education Department and others a chance to respond. Moss had ruled last week that DeVos'...
The Latest: Trump feels 'terribly' for Kavanaugh

The Latest: Trump feels 'terribly' for Kavanaugh

The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he feels "terribly" for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a decades-old accusation of sexual assault. Trump says the judge "is not a man that deserves this." Trump spoke Tuesday at a joint press conference with the president of Poland. He...
Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

Visa and Mastercard said Tuesday they will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. Visa says it will pay $4.1 billion and Mastercard will pay about $900 million. The two companies say they've already set aside money to cover the payment. A group of 19 merchants and trade groups alleged Visa and MasterCard conspired to fix...
Latest: Suspect in golfer's slaying has history of violence

Latest: Suspect in golfer's slaying has history of violence

The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A homeless man charged in Iowa with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain has a history of violence and drug use dating to his teenage years. Court records show that since 2014, 22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with abusing a former girlfriend...
Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" report on Tuesday, urging for more comparable...
Stocks end higher as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Stocks end higher as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Once again, Wall Street's jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China proved to be short-lived. U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Tuesday as investors largely brushed off the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods. A swift response by China, saying it will increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, also didn't...
Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest this personality type processes social stimuli differently from extroverts, who don't mind frequent interaction. Introverts gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting, clinical psychologist and professor...
What’s killing Sears? CEO says pensions

What’s killing Sears? CEO says pensions

When traditional brick-and-mortar stores struggle to remain profitable, most people point their fingers at Amazon. While Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert said online retail has hurt Sears and Kmart, he blames the billions of dollars Sears spent on pension plans over the last several years. Sears Holdings has contributed almost $2 billion in the last five years, and $4.5 billion since 2005 when Sears...
The Latest: Trump to visit North Carolina

The Latest: Trump to visit North Carolina

The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump will have a firsthand look at the impact of former Hurricane Florence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump plans to travel on Wednesday to North Carolina, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. Days after the hurricane rolled through, the region is dealing with massive flooding. In Wilmington...
Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic hiring workers for holidays

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic hiring workers for holidays

Like many other retailers trying to get ahead of hiring this busy holiday season, Gap’s brands are planning to hire thousands of seasonal employees. The 65,000 workers Gap plans to hire will work at distribution and call centers, as well as Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Interested candidates can apply online and visit all locations...
With Enon ER, more health care options inch closer to Dayton market

With Enon ER, more health care options inch closer to Dayton market

Mercy Health is about to push deeper into the Dayton health care market than ever before with plans to open a freestanding emergency center in Enon and just outside the city of Fairborn. Mercy executives said while the immediate plan is to open the ER by October 2019, the long term goal is to explore building out other options like inpatient beds, surgery, oncology and physician offices. While...
The Latest: Trump says he's just getting started on trade

The Latest: Trump says he's just getting started on trade

The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending the nation's continuing trade deficits, arguing that he's only "just started." Trump is telling reporters at a joint White House press conference with the president of Poland that, "this is a process" and that "it takes a little time." Trump is also complaining...
ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and state discrimination laws. Changes Facebook made to its ads systems this year to prevent discrimination based on...
Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

Elizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison. In an interview Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," Smart says she believes Wanda Barzee remains a danger. Barzee is expected to be freed Wednesday after 15 years in custody because Utah authorities had miscalculated...
Lacking quality weed extract, US researchers turn to Canada

Lacking quality weed extract, US researchers turn to Canada

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced Tuesday the Drug Enforcement Administration has OK'd its plans to import...
Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sunday even as the storm had "weakened" further. People like Mills can be lulled into thinking a hurricane is less dangerous...
Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump. Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Tuesday that "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age...

Canadian gold mine owner seeks damages from Greece

Canadian gold mining firm Eldorado Gold is seeking 750 million euros ($875 million) in damages from the Greek state over delays in permits for mining work in the north of the country. The company said Tuesday the move through its Greek subsidiary, Hellas Gold, is a "good-faith attempt" to resolve the matter, and does not involve the initiation of court proceedings. The Greek environment...
Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

The Dutch economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent, the government said Tuesday as it presented its budget plans for the coming year. The projected sixth year of growth reflected an economy that has recovered strongly from the global financial crisis a decade ago. With the economy booming, the plans included extra spending on defense forces...
CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out Donald Trump Jr., debunks hurricane meme

CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out Donald Trump Jr., debunks hurricane meme

Atlanta-based CNN is often dismissed as "fake news" by President Donald Trump and his supporters. Seeking to prove their point, some right-wing meme creators found a photo of Anderson Cooper in waist-deep floodwater, claiming he was exaggerating and staging shots during Hurricane Florence.  But the photo was from 2008 during Hurricane Ike in Texas, and Cooper was demonstrating...
Heinz brings Mayochup to the US; Twitter vote for debut city

Heinz brings Mayochup to the US; Twitter vote for debut city

Americans will soon be able to try Heinz’s latest creation -- Mayochup. The ketchup company introduced the combination in Arab Gulf states earlier this year, but after being prodded to bring the product to U.S. store shelves, the company has decided to give its customers what they want and bring it to America.  All it took was a half million votes in favor (or is it flavor?) to bring the...
Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

Researchers say an increasingly notorious brand of Israeli surveillance software is being used further afield than previously known, with possible infections detected around the globe. The internet watchdog Citizen Lab says it has used an internet survey technique to identify suspected spyware infections linked to the Israeli company NSO Group in 45 countries, including the United States, Britain...
China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are based on theft of know-how and might erode U.S. industrial leadership. Exporters scrambled to replace lost orders after...
National Cheeseburger Day 2018: Deals and freebies on burgers Tuesday

National Cheeseburger Day 2018: Deals and freebies on burgers Tuesday

Tuesday is National Cheeseburger Day, and whether you like yours with “lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French-fried potatoes. Big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer,” or if your tastes are more simple, here are some deals on the American classic. 2nd and Charles: Get a free Bob’s Burgers cheeseburger at checkout as long as supplies last. The deal begins at 6 p.m. BurgerFi &ndash...
Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit

Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit

Citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world, a government-commissioned report recommended Tuesday. EU citizens now can live and work in the U.K. under the bloc's free-movement rules, but that will end after Britain leaves the EU in March. The government asked the Migration Advisory Committee for a report on the...
Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company over Thursday's explosions , which killed one person and injured more than two dozen in Lawrence...
670-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

670-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to Ohio. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created. The hyperloop is expected to transport pods of people and goods through a tube — moving at...
Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland

Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland

A Spanish court on Tuesday rejected a request to extradite a former HSBC employee to serve a five-year prison sentence in Switzerland, where he was convicted for leaking a massive trove of bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide. The ruling was the second time Spain's National Court refused to extradite Herve Falciani, a French-Italian computer expert who in 2008 disclosed tens of thousands...
11 former FedEx workers, 2 ex-USPS contractors accused of stealing mail

11 former FedEx workers, 2 ex-USPS contractors accused of stealing mail

A federal grand jury indicted 11 former FedEx Express employees and two former contractors for the U.S. Postal Service on allegations of mail theft. The indictments were announced Monday in a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. All 13 people from Memphis, Tennessee, are facing federal charges of mail theft.  According to the indictments, the defendants targeted mail &ndash...
Trucking firm growing, creating jobs at Springfield site

Trucking firm growing, creating jobs at Springfield site

A trucking firm with a growing presence in Springfield is planning to add close to 70 new jobs after securing a contract with GM as the sole firm to haul new medium-duty trucks being produced at Navistar’s Springfield facility. Wheeler Trucking, based in Flushing, Mich., opened a new location in Springfield last year after securing a deal with GM, which manufactures a cutaway van as part of...
Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard information and entertainment features. The change, which won't roll out until 2021, means that users will get Android features such as Google Maps, Waze and the hands-free Google Assistant, without having to connect a phone. They'll also...
Hurricane Florence: Trucker driving school bus rescues 64 dogs, cats from South Carolina

Hurricane Florence: Trucker driving school bus rescues 64 dogs, cats from South Carolina

A Tennessee truck driver is being hailed as a hero after he rescued 64 shelter dogs and cats ahead of Hurricane Florence. According to the Greenvale News, Tony Alsup, 51, from Greenback, Tennessee, drove a school bus to South Carolina last week as the deadly storm strengthened in the Atlantic. Once there, he stopped in Orangeburg, Georgetown, Dillon and North Myrtle Beach, picking up 53 dogs and 11...
Paving its future: Ferrari unveils wide-ranging new plans

Paving its future: Ferrari unveils wide-ranging new plans

Ferrari is paving its way to future growth with a look to its roots. The company's new CEO, Louis Camilleri, unveiled a new business plan Tuesday that includes reviving iconic models and embedding them with Formula One technology. Significantly expanding Ferrari's electric-gasoline hybrid powertrain offering and affirming plans to introduce a utility vehicle that hews to the brand's performance levels...
Global stocks shrug off Trump's latest tariffs on China

Global stocks shrug off Trump's latest tariffs on China

Global stock markets, particularly those in Asia, shrugged off the widely anticipated announcement of further U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: Following big gains in Asia, such as a 1.4 percent increase in Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average, the rebound stalled in Europe. France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,361, while the DAX in Germany rose 0.2 percent to 12,119. Britain's FTSE 100...
Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date — brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Korea's talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula. Kim gave the South Korean president...
EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and VW units Audi and Porsche held meetings to discuss clean technologies aimed at limiting car exhaust emissions...
Man dies after being crushed by machine at Georgia workplace

Man dies after being crushed by machine at Georgia workplace

A man was killed Monday when he was crushed by a machine at his job in west Georgia, a fire department official said. The incident occurred between 5:30 and 6 a.m. at DieTech Industries in the 100 block of Automation Drive, Carrollton fire Chief Jimmy Bearden told WSB-TV. >> Read more news stories  The man’s identity and other details were not released. Officials don&rsquo...
Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaku Maezawa's colorful and ambitious career: ___ FASHION BRAND Maezawa, 42, is the chief executive of Start Today Co., which...
Smartphone navigation apps could be causing more traffic backups, research suggests

Smartphone navigation apps could be causing more traffic backups, research suggests

If you use a navigation app on your smartphone to get to work quickly, you may be surprised to learn that new research suggests those apps can make traffic worse. Residents of a popular Atlanta neighborhood told WSB-TV that they have seen more traffic as navigation apps have increased in popularity.  >> Read more trending news  “It’s a very confusing neighborhood...
Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week. The tariffs will start at 10 percent, then rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1...
OPEC chief: Cartel must stay together as US sanctions Iran

OPEC chief: Cartel must stay together as US sanctions Iran

OPEC must stick together for the good of the global economy as founding member Iran faces renewed U.S. sanctions, the head of the cartel said Tuesday — though he did not address how an already-tight market will make up for the loss of Iranian supply. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo also said an agreement between OPEC and non-members that cut production and helped bring prices back up from lows of $30...
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