Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

Sexual Harassment Conyers

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him. His office “resolved the allegations” ... “for an amount that equated to a reasonable...


S&P 500 tops 2,600; NAFTA progress boosts peso

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks hit a new high, while the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso scored gains after a report of progress in negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement. While the approaching Thanksgiving holiday gives traders a chance to pause, equities are heading into the...


Shoppers say fake Fingerlings were sold through big sites

Fake Fingerlings

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they’ve been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers on Amazon and The real Fingerlings, 6-inch multicolored monkeys, wrap around a finger, move, and make...


Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks. Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee, during the five busiest months of the year. At others, the...


Trump and Putin speak by phone about Syria, other hot spots

Russia Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour Tuesday by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called it a “great call” Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend...


A conversation with the NIH director: On overseeing medical breakthroughs, making music

Special to The Washington Post. Dr. Francis Collins, known for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, is the director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest and most prestigious biomedical research institution in the world. In an...


Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on the verge of more records Tuesday as most industries, including technology and health care companies, post solid gains. Solid quarterly reports are boosting companies including medical device maker Medtronic and construction services company Jacobs Engineering,...


Officials ask contractors to resolve Hot Springs pool issues

OURAY, Colo. (AP) — Managers of the newly renovated Ouray Hot Springs pool are working to keep the water temperatures hot. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports swimmers expecting to soak in the hottest pool at 104 to 106 degrees have found temperatures fluctuating from the mid-80s to the upper-...


Utah couple that won free groceries was facing theft charges

Grocery Winners-Theft Accusation-1

Authorities say a Layton couple that won $10,400 worth of groceries at a store-opening in Utah face felony charges alleging the theft of more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from another store.


Trump discounts allegations against Republican Roy Moore, says 'We don't need a liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump discounts allegations against Republican Roy Moore, says ‘We don’t need a liberal person in there‘

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