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A customer scans his Amazon Go cellphone app at the entrance as he heads into an Amazon Go store, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. The store, which opened to the public on Monday, allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave. The online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and automatically charges their Amazon account. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — No cashiers, no registers and no cash — this is how Amazon sees the future of store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday in Seattle, which lets shoppers take milk, potato chips or ready-to-eat salads off its shelves and just walk out. Amazon...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 22, 2018 - 1:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn't profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Today, after a year in which...
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This undated image provided by Amazon shows an Amazon Go store in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Amazon via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store? More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. The store on the bottom floor of the company...
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January 21, 2018 - 2:02 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 4 cents nationally over the past two weeks to $2.58. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is due to higher crude oil costs. The current gas price is 22 cents...
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This undated image provided by Philip Morris in January 2018 shows the company's iQOS product. The device heats tobacco sticks but stops short of burning them, an approach that Philip Morris says reduces exposure to tar and other toxic byproducts of burning cigarettes. This is different from e-cigarettes, which don’t use tobacco at all but instead vaporize liquid usually containing nicotine. (Philip Morris via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the proposal from the Food and...
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January 19, 2018 - 11:30 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety. The new rules would allow hog...
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A tourist walks with her suitcase in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump drew cheers from a Cuban-American crowd last summer when he announced that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 19, 2018 - 12:03 am
HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up...
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This December 2017 photo provided by Mark McBride shows what Oklahoma state Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, says is a tracking device that he removed from his truck in Oklahoma. McBride wants to know who put the contraption there and is one of at least five Oklahoma state lawmakers who in recent months asked a prosecutor to investigate claims they have been followed or threatened. (Mark McBride via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 7:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his truck to spy on him. Oklahoma Wind Coalition Executive Director Mark Yates said in a statement Thursday that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, unclaimed baggage sits at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport after a water pipe burst following several days of weather-related delays in the wake of a powerful winter storm. Over a week after winter weather woes snowballed into a long weekend of dysfunction at the airport, some passengers are still waiting for their baggage. The still-missing luggage is a fraction of the thousands of unclaimed bags that accumulated during the chaos. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a snowstorm at New York's JFK Airport (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The agency that runs New York's Kennedy Airport is asking airlines, terminal operators and baggage delivery companies to beef up their efforts to reunite travelers with lost baggage...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, buildings and a tour boat are reflected on the mirror behind an Apple logo during a preview event at a new Apple Michigan Avenue store, in downtown Chicago. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...
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