Tuesday, September 22, 2020


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Updated 6 days, 19 hours ago

Lingering smoke a concern in wine business: Grapes may, or may not, be affected

As smoke from wildfires blankets the West Coast, some Columbia Basin wine grape growers and makers are watching ...

Updated 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's next big bet rides on better batteries

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically l...

Updated 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevai...

Updated 3 hours, 13 minutes ago
California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one of Southern California's largest counties, as coronavirus infection ...

Updated 4 hours, 4 minutes ago
The Latest: Trump: 200,000 virus deaths milestone 'a shame'

WASHINGTON — Speaking to reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump said it was “a shame” that the U.S. had reached the grave milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths.

Updated 4 hours, 43 minutes ago
The Latest: Utah increases pandemic restrictions in 2 cities

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert will increase pandemic restrictions in two Utah cities as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state.

Updated 4 hours, 55 minutes ago
Nike shakes off pandemic blues with surging online sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike appears to have recovered from its pandemic slump, posting a solid quarterly profit driven by soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout apparel.

Updated 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
The Latest: At least 2 Oklahoma inmates die of COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Tuesday reported that two inmates have died due to COVID-19 and seven other deaths are possibly the result of the disease, which is caused by the coronavi...

Updated 5 hours, 49 minutes ago
Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable.

Updated 5 hours, 49 minutes ago
Feds: Fraudster blew $30K in Vegas with virus loan money

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A convicted bank robber from Rhode Island fraudulently obtained $600,000 in forgivable federal business loans and spent $30,000 in Las Vegas before being caught, federal prosecutors said T...

Updated 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
Facebook: Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US politics


Updated 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
Congress seeks to block goods from China over forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives ...

Updated 6 hours, 49 minutes ago
Wall Street steadies itself, halting 4-day losing streak

Stocks on Wall Street shrugged off an early slide and closed higher Tuesday, halting the first four-day losing streak since the market was selling off in the early days of the pandemic.

Updated 7 hours, 13 minutes ago
The Latest: British PM unveils rules as virus cases spike

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to a “spirit of togetherness” as he unveiled a series of new restrictions on everyday life to get on top of a dramatic spike in new coronavirus cases.

Updated 7 hours, 46 minutes ago
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose 29 cents to $39.60 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 28 cents to $41.72 a barrel.

Updated 8 hours, 7 minutes ago
China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.