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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, actor James Woods poses at the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out on July 20, 2018, that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:37 pm
(LOS ANGELES) -- California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, but our infatuation with single-use...
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September 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Apple's biggest and most expensive phones -- the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max -- went on sale on Friday, as some analysts wondered if the high prices will turn off customers. The cheapest new Xs model starts at $999 for 64GB in memory. The phone that Apple refers to as "affordable,"...
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September 21, 2018 - 12:06 pm
(LONDON) -- More than 100 Uber Eats couriers blocked roads in London on Thursday to protest what they said is a significant cut in pay by the company. The couriers, riding scooters and motorcycles, chanted "no money, no food" as they shut down traffic outside Uber Eats's London headquarters for the...
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Amazon
September 20, 2018 - 2:18 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Amazon is unveiling 70 new devices and features, the largest ever dropped in one day, the company said. Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices introduced the products in a surprise announcement at its headquarters at The Seattle Spheres, according to the company's live...
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FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 20, 2018 - 11:13 am
A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also above the peak it reached last month. A weaker dollar and a mix of mostly...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:05 am
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Sisters of the Valley, a group of self-styled "weed nuns," are putting their faith in the healing power of cannabis. Despite their moniker, this nonreligious sorority of radical feminists resides in Northern California farm country. The women grow cannabis on the sun-drenched...
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Facebook
September 19, 2018 - 7:02 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook allows employers to discriminate against women by targeting job listings toward men only — specifically in traditionally male-dominated fields, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU, along with employment law firm Outten & Golden and the Communications...
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