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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, center, and her attorney Steven Silverman, right, arrive for a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pugh pleaded guilty in 2019 to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
February 27, 2020 - 8:27 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in a lucrative, years long scheme that sold her self-published children's books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. Pugh, 69, pleaded guilty to federal...
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In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo snow blowers are lined up at a Home Depot store location in Boston. On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Commerce Department releases its January report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2020 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods dipped in January, pulled down by decreased demand for cars, auto parts and military aircraft. The Commerce Department said Thursday that orders for durable goods slipped 0.2% last month after climbing 2.9% in December...
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A worker in overalls screen for fever at the entrance to a supermarket in Beijing Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. South Korea and China each reported hundreds more virus cases Thursday as the new illness persists in the worst-hit areas and spreads beyond borders. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 27, 2020 - 4:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Small, mostly private companies that are the engine of China’s economy are back to operating at one-third of normal levels after anti-virus controls shut factories, shops and restaurants, regulators said Thursday, and they promised more low-cost loans and other aid. The ruling...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Shares fell in Asia on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 26, 2020 - 10:54 pm
Shares fell in Asia on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 2.1% to 21,951.78, while in Australia, the S&P ASX/200 dropped 0.8% to 6,653.50. In South Korea, where 334...
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Police work outside the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, after reports of a possible shooting. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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February 26, 2020 - 10:30 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — An employee opened fire Wednesday at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said. The assailant who attacked the Molson Coors complex was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-...
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Officials wearing protective attire work to diagnose people with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The number of new virus infections in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the U.S. military reported its first case among its soldiers based in the Asian country, with his case and many others connected to a southeastern city with an illness cluster. A sign reads "Emergency Medical Center." (Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 5:08 pm
Delta Air Lines is reducing flights to South Korea while Hawaiian Airlines will suspend them entirely, as airlines deal with growing concern about the spread of the new virus beyond China. Delta said Wednesday that it will suspend flights between Seoul and Minneapolis after Saturday and running...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo sales associate Bob Henriques, of Framingham, Mass., moves items at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. Lowe's Cos. delivered weaker-than-expected sales for the fiscal fourth quarter and offered an annual forecast that came below Wall Street expectations. The report, issued Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, sent shares down in early morning trading. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 26, 2020 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported weaker-than-expected sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and offered an annual forecast that came below Wall Street expectations. During a call with analysts, Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison blamed the sales shortfall on the timing of its marketing...
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This Jan. 28, 2020 photo shows the Tower theatre located in downtown Bend, Ore., where the population in the early 1990's was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. Demographic shifts are helping push the Republican Party into a nosedive along the West Coast. The last Republican presidential candidate that California went for was George H.W. Bush. For Oregon and Washington, it was Ronald Reagan. Now, Republicans in the three states are even struggling to hold seats in Congress, statehouses and city councils. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
February 26, 2020 - 10:07 am
BEND, Ore. (AP) — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon's high-desert country. Today, the lumber mill is an REI outdoor recreation store. The population has quadrupled. And for the...
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FILE- In this July 1, 2013 file photo, is the exterior of the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals office in St. Louis. The generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt has a tentative $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis, it announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The deal is intended to end hundreds of lawsuits faced by the company over opioids. (Whitney Curtis/AP Images for Mallinckrodt, File)
February 26, 2020 - 12:07 am
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted “President's Club” award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico. The company...
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In this Feb. 21, 2020 photo, a worker pushes a cart inside an Amazon Go Grocery store set to open soon in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Following the opening of several smaller convenience-type stores using an app and cashier-less technology to tally shoppers' selections, the store will be the first Amazon Go full-sized cashier-less grocery store. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 25, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets. It's the latest sign that Amazon is serious about...
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