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In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 photo a Taunton Daily Gazette sign is attached to the exterior of the newspaper's offices, in Taunton, Mass. The newspaper is published by GateHouse Media New England, a division of GateHouse Media Inc. On Monday, GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, announced that it is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 05, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the largest U.S. newspaper companies have agreed to combine for roughly $1.4 billion, creating a new industry giant that hopes to manage the crisis of print's decline through sheer size. GateHouse Media, a fast-growing chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today...
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August 05, 2019 - 5:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former medical technology executive accused of stealing more than $5 million from his firm has been sentenced to up to 16 years in prison. Forty-four-year-old Hugh Johnson II was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to eight counts of obtaining property by false pretenses...
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File-This Sept. 8, 2019, file photo shows Afton Williamson attending the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews of "The Rookie" at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williamson, star of the ABC crime series “The Rookie,” says she is quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she experienced during the making of the show’s first season. In an Instagram post Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, Williamson outlined a series of claims against the show. She said she was sexually assaulted by the show’s hair department head, sexually harassed by a recurring guest star and suffered bullying from executive producers. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The head of ABC Entertainment says she's withholding judgment on the fate of "The Rookie" pending an investigation into misconduct claims made by co-star Afton Williamson. The actress posted online Sunday that she's quitting the ABC crime drama because of sexual...
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August 05, 2019 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Harland and Wolff, the Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, is facing administration. The shipyard is facing bankruptcy after its Norwegian parent company Dolphin Drilling failed to find a buyer. The shipyard was famed for constructing the doomed Titanic, which sank on its maiden...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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August 03, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett, says its second-quarter profit rose 17% as its gains from its investments rose. Berkshire owns several companies, including battery maker Duracell and underwear seller Fruit of the Loom. It also has major...
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Dozens of environmentalists block the main entrance of the coal-fired power plant in Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 3, 2019. People are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city in protest over the burning of fossil fuels. Mannheim police said about 40-50 protesters have been staging the blockade since in the early hours of Saturday. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 7:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city of Mannheim in protest over the burning of fossil fuels. Mannheim police said about 40-50 climate activists have been staging the protest since the early hours of Saturday. Police...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 02, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Investors rattled by President Donald Trump's latest escalation in his trade war with China drove another round of selling on Wall Street Friday. The latest losses, which eased somewhat in the final hour of trading, had the market on track to close out its worst week of the year just seven days...
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Protesters, including Carol Lorento, center, gather outside a courthouse on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Boston, where a judge was to hear arguments in Massachusetts' lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over its role in the national drug epidemic. Organizers said they wanted to continue to put pressure on the Connecticut pharmaceutical company and the Sackler family that owns it. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 02, 2019 - 1:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — They came bearing oversized images of the sons and daughters they lost to drug overdoses and signs demanding justice from the pharmaceutical company they hold most responsible. The parents and their supporters rallied outside a Boston courthouse Friday as a judge heard arguments in...
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