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Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. U.S. District Judge William Conley for ...

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco ...

Three injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Producers ...

Boeing Max flights cancellation extended

United Airlines is canceling another month’s worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. United said Friday it has removed the Max from its schedule through Aug. 3 and will cancel about 2,400 flights in June and July as a result. It had ...

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state’s cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state. Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants ...

Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets buckle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary ...

NASA’s first-of-kind tests look to manage drone in cities

RENO, Nev. (AP) — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator’s line of sight as businesses look in the future to unleash the unmanned devices in droves ...

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn’t turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn’t just submit a couple of the devices — he delivered in person or shipped to Apple ...

Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

NEW YORK (AP) — Are the female voices behind Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world? The United Nations thinks so. A report released Wednesday by the UN’s culture and science organization raises concerns about what it describes as the “hardwired ...

BERT MOZENA

Bert L. Mozena, 75, of Weirton, WV, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center-University, Pittsburgh, PA. He was born October 1, 1943 in Martins Ferry, a son of the late Kendall R. and Mary June (Hanna) Mozena. He graduated from Martins ...

MGM Resorts reports ‘possible’ Vegas shooting settlement

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history. “The company believes it is reasonably possible that a ...

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. Department of ...

Uber, Lyft losses keep competitors at bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers. But in one way it has been good for investors who snatched up the newly public companies’ stock: The losses have scared ...

Uber shifts into lower gear and prices IPO at $45

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is about to embark on a wild ride on Wall Street with the biggest and most hotly debated IPO in years. The world’s leading ride-hailing service set the stage for its long-awaited arrival on the stock market by pricing its initial public offering at $45 per share ...

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature ...

Marathon Petroleum combines midstream operations for $9B

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion. MPLX and Andeavor Logistics are both master limited partnerships majority owned by Marathon, which raised the possibility that it might combine the ...

Lyft posts strong growth, big losses in first public quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft is reporting strong revenue growth but substantial losses in its first quarterly earnings report since its rocky stock market debut. The ride-hailing company posted revenue of $776 million during the first quarter of 2019, nearly doubling the amount it made the same ...

South Dakota governor, Oglala Sioux in protests standoff

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem are each waiting for the other side to make a move to resolve a disagreement over anti-protest legislation that led to the tribe banning the governor from one of the largest reservations in the country. The legislation ...

Lyft posts strong growth, big losses in first public quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft is reporting strong revenue growth but substantial losses in its first quarterly earnings report since its rocky stock market debut. The ride-hailing company posted revenue of $776 million during the first quarter of 2019, nearly doubling the amount it made the same time ...

South Dakota governor, Oglala Sioux in protests standoff

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem are each waiting for the other side to make a move to resolve a disagreement over anti-protest legislation that led to the tribe banning the governor from one of the largest reservations in the country. The legislation ...