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NASA’s Asteroid Chaser Swings By Earth On Way To Space Rock

(AP) – NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock.  Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex will pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon. It will use Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to put it on a path toward the asteroid Bennu. If all […]

Mazda 6 Recalled; Wiring Short Can Knock Out Power Steering

(AP) – Mazda is recalling more than 60,000 midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada because a wiring problem can knock out power-assisted steering and the passenger air bag. The recall covers Mazda 6 sedans from 2015 and 2016. The company says in documents posted by the U.S. government that wires under the front passenger […]

After Equifax, Public Shaming But GOP Wary Of New Rules

(AP) – Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have strived to curb government’s influence on businesses, arguing […]

Off To Mexico? Prepare To Wait At Busiest US Border Crossing

(AP) – The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project presents a monumental headache for border businesses, workers, tourists. The expansion is believed […]

Solar Boom Or Bust? Companies Seek Tariffs On Solar Imports

(AP) – Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off most of […]

Baby Whose Mother Chose Giving Birth Over Chemo Has Died

(AP) – A relative says the baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forego chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died.  Sonya Nelson says her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving […]

Trump Targets North Korea In New Executive Order

(AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea.  Trump made the announcement Thursday during a working luncheon with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Trump said the measure would also […]

Food Group Aims To Cut Down On Confusing Food Label

(AP) – A group of 400 of the biggest consumer goods companies across 70 countries has agreed to simplify food labels that create confusion among shoppers and leads them to discard food to the tune of $29 billion a year in the U.S. alone. The goal: to streamline these labels, which includes “Sell by” and […]