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Uber tests drone food deliveries, launches SUV

WASHINGTON — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company’s Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald’s and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers ...

Bank, technology stocks drag market to second straight loss

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Wednesday, handing the market its second straight loss. Banks and technology companies accounted for much of the slide as investors shifted money into U.S. bonds, precious metals and other holdings considered safe havens after more than a week of ...

Recall

Ford vehicles Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems. The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011-17. Ford said a rear suspension toe link can break if the suspension ...

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Businesses unhappy with Trump’s trade policies Business groups, already uncomfortable with Trump’s attempts to stem immigration, are struggling to figure out where to stand in the fast-shifting political climate. They have happily supported Trump’s corporate tax cuts and moves to ...

States sue to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile merger

NEW YORK — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster ...

Opioid company files for bankruptcy

CHANDLER, Ariz. — An opioid manufacturing company whose founder was convicted of racketeering conspiracy for bribing doctors to prescribe its highly addictive fentanyl spray has filed for bankruptcy protection. Chandler, Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition ...

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Wholesale prices blip up 0.1% in May U.S. wholesale prices rose just 0.1% in May, another sign that inflationary pressures are under control. The Labor Department said the increase last month in its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, was ...

Flag carried by black troops up for auction

DENVER — A flag that was carried into battle by a black Union regiment during the Civil War and hand-painted by an acclaimed African American artist is going up for auction in Pennsylvania. The 127th United States Colored Infantry Regiment’s flag depicts a black soldier waving goodbye to ...

AP: Video shows fatal crash

CHICAGO (AP) — Surveillance video obtained exclusively by The Associated Press shows two fast-moving Chicago police vehicles with their emergency lights on colliding at an intersection, then crashing into another car and killing an 84-year-old retired teacher. The video was provided to the ...

Helicopter crashes on NYC roof

NEW YORK — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, after an erratic trip across some of the nation’s most restricted airspace. Authorities said they did not suspect terrorism. The ...

House Dems to see Mueller files

WASHINGTON — The House expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller’s report soon, after a sudden shift by the Justice Department as Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. It’s unclear if the deal, announced just moments ...

Challenge to gun silencers rejected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment in turning away appeals from two Kansas men who were convicted of ...

Vatican rejects gender change

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make babies. The document, published during LGBT Pride Month, was immediately denounced by ...

Mexico denies Trump’s claim of secret concessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what’s in it. Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection ...

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Missouri Small plane crash leaves one dead BUTLER — Authorities said a pilot has been killed after a small plane crashed into a grain silo in western Missouri. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna C425 departed from Vero Beach, Florida, and was headed to the Butler ...

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Vietnam Chinese companies using fake labels HANOI — Vietnam’s government said it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal “Made in Vietnam” labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United States on Chinese goods. The customs ...

Made in China? Iceland’s sweater-knitters unhappy

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Trouble is rattling one of Iceland’s most distinctive industries: the production of the thick, hand-knitted “lopi” sweaters adored by tourists and worn with pride by locals. The individually produced, very warm sweaters have become a symbol of Iceland. But local ...

Court sides with Alabama company

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute. The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That’s the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a system that uses barcodes, ...

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Cellphone-focused video service Quibi planned There’s yet another new streaming service coming in the next year. Quibi’s twist is that it’s focused on short videos for cellphones. Spokeswoman Gina Stikes confirmed Monday that Quibi will launch in April 2020 and cost $5 a month with ...

Area youth baseball results

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