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  • Business

    Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling

    MATOAKA, W.Va. (AP) As the coal industry has fallen on lean times, fewer freight trains are rumbling through West Virginia.Some Appalachian towns, like Matoaka, no longer see the long chains of coal cars that used to come through every few...

    By Michael Virtanen, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35 years

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years.The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills, California, event featuring celebrity...

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  • Business

    Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said.Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a...

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  • Business

    The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local):2:30 p.m.Authorities say that the parents of ride-hailing company Uber's CEO were riding a boat on Pine Flat Lake when it hit a...

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  • Entertainment

    Judge blocks construction of airstrip by actor Bruce Willis

    HAILEY, Idaho (AP) A judge has blocked actor Bruce Willis' plan to build a private airstrip in central Idaho.The Idaho Mountain Express (http://bit.ly/2r6T4Gr ) reports that 5th District Judge Robert Elgee ruled that Camas County commissioners...

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  • Business

    US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fire

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question.The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los...

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  • Business

    Poor land deals pushed Dallas pension fund toward insolvency

    DALLAS (AP) Failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System approximately $100 million, officials for the system say.The deals account for a significant portion of the half-billion-dollar...

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  • Business

    California bills target private business to help immigrants

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration...

    By Sophia Bollag, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

    DALLAS (AP) Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise...

    By David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer|

  • Business

    Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.The effort is the latest chapter in a...

    By Dan Joling, Associated Press|

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