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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, food trucks beckon workers outside the new Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. The new $2.2 billion center opened earlier this month. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
August 22, 2018 - 12:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is welcoming a new $2.2 billion transit terminal to the city after eight years of construction. The San Francisco Transbay Terminal opened this month and is expected to accommodate as many as 45 million people annually. The transit hub spans three city blocks and...
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August 22, 2018 - 11:16 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree, finish a high school diploma or learn a new skill, the entertainment giant said Wednesday. As many as 80,000 hourly workers in the United States could be eligible for the...
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FILE- In this July 13, 2016, file photo a group of teenagers play "Pokemon Go" in downtown Hartselle, Ala. A study out Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children spend in front of screens, while more than a third expressed concern about their own screen time. (Crystal VanderWeit/The Decatur Daily via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents lament their teenagers' noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits. A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children...
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Resident Engineer Steve Sherrill, with the US Army Corps of Engineers, talks about the project to raise some of the levees and seawalls in the area Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas. As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 22, 2018 - 10:19 am
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo shoppers look through the updated cosmetic department at a Target store in San Antonio. Target Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 22, 2018 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported strong sales growth both at stores and online, helped by remodeled locations and new delivery services as well as a stronger economy. Like Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot, it also raised its outlook as retailers benefit from shoppers spending more freely. The...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home has a sold sign in North Reading, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 22, 2018 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold last month at a...
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This undated photo provided by Olive Garden shows their new annual pasta pass, top, and their eight weeks of unlimited access pasta pass. The passes go on sale starting at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at www.PastaPass.com. (Olive Garden via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 7:25 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Olive Garden customers who can't get enough pasta have a chance to enjoy unlimited servings for a year. The restaurant chain is offering its first annual pasta pass as part of its never ending pasta bowl promotion. The pass is available to 1,000 customers who pay $300. The 52-...
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People watch an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiments on Wall Street despite concerns about an ongoing trade dispute with China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 22, 2018 - 5:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiment overnight on Wall Street despite concerns about U.S. trade tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged 0.2 percent higher to 5,416.83. Germany's DAX was flat at 12,382.90. Britain's FTSE...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan talks during an interview in Hong Kong. The Singaporean government says that Kwan, author of the book that inspired the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians,” failed to register for national service as required. Kwan left Singapore when he was 11 and has lived in the United States since then. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
August 22, 2018 - 4:02 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's government says the author of the book that inspired the hit film "Crazy Rich Asians" failed to register for national service as required. According to his bio, writer Kevin Kwan left Singapore when he was 11 and has lived in the U.S. since then. There was no immediate...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018 file photo German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas smiles prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Maas is setting out proposals for what he calls a future “balanced partnership” with the United States that would include setting up channels for financial payments which are independent of the U.S. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop, file)
August 22, 2018 - 4:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister called for Europe to strengthen its financial independence from the United States and set up independent payment channels as he laid out proposals for a future "balanced partnership" with the U.S. Heiko Maas wrote in a piece for the daily Handelsblatt...
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