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Ole Miss to begin selling beer at Saturday’s football game

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Beer will begin being sold inside a Mississippi college’s football stadium at a game this weekend. The Oxford Eagle reports the first shipment of beer was delivered to Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway stadium on Thursday. The match against Texas A&M on Saturday marks the first time in […]

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UMaine’s manufacturing center slated for upgrades

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

ORONO, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine’s manufacturing center is upgrading its equipment and facilities as part of a drive to bring new kinds of industry to the state. The university says its Advanced Manufacturing Center is receiving $2.5 million toward the effort. Part of the funding is a […]

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New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV’s struggles

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can’t be found. The move also raises the possibility the country of 5 million people could […]

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PG&E executives to appear before California regulatory board

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Top executives of California’s largest utility are expected at an emergency meeting Friday to answer hard questions by state regulators about a massive pre-emptive power shutdown last week that has been criticized as poorly executed and unacceptable. The meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission in […]

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The Latest: PG&E chief pledges to improve communications

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on Northern California power outages (all times local): 7:15 p.m. California’s largest utility pledged Thursday to improve communications. But it said the difficult decision to pre-emptively cut off power last week could have prevented catastrophic wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Bill Johnson said […]

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San Onofre nuke plant demolition approved

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) – The California Coastal Commission has approved a plan to dismantle much of the San Onofre nuclear power plant that was closed six years ago. The commission on Thursday unanimously approved the plan by Southern California Edison that includes removing most “visible elements” of the coastal […]

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Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling “substantial” financial losses because of the Chinese reaction […]

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Connecticut economist warns employment high could change

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut Department of Labor report shows the gain of 3,600 jobs, making September the 15th consecutive month of year-over-year growth. The Hartford Courant reports the state reported nearly 1.7 million jobs Thursday. The new high is just shy of the mark reached in 2008, several […]

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of October 16, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL […]

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Cubs shake up player-development operation

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed. Dorey, Chicago’s director of amateur scouting the past six years, was previously a scout for the Boston Red Sox […]

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Home health cares in Iowa, South Dakota ordered to pay

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A federal judge has ordered five home health care facilities in Iowa and South Dakota accused of filing fraudulent Medicare claims to pay more than $3.1 million. A complaint filed earlier this month in Cedar Rapid’s federal court accused Sergeant Bluff Healthcare and Elk Point […]

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FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The size of your seat and how much legroom you’ll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that cramped […]

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California Senate panel to investigate PG&E power shutoff

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The leader of the California Senate asked a committee Thursday to investigate a utility company’s decision to cut off power to more than 2 million people to prevent wildfires. Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins directed the Senate Democratic Caucus to “begin investigating and reviewing options […]