Shipping

This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in...
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November 15, 2017 - 4:54 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A government witness has testified that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam "loved it" when the sales team ripped off customers at the trucking company controlled by his family. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot Flying...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela, at her home in Riverton, Utah. Wealthy businessman Wilmer Ruperti, a politically-connected shipping magnate, is paying the legal fees for Joshua Holt, at the same time he’s underwriting the defense of President Nicolas Maduro’s two nephews in a similarly high-profile U.S. narcotics trial. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 14, 2017 - 7:17 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Utah man's hopes for being freed from a Venezuelan jail, where he's lingered for more than a year in declining health, now lie with a wealthy shipping magnate closely linked to the country's socialist government. Just why Wilmer Ruperti is funding the defense of former...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:28 pm
___ Senate GOP insisting on Obamacare repeal for tax overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans said Tuesday they are intent on a repeal of the Obama health care law requirement that Americans get health insurance, as a way to pay for cuts in corporate taxes and individual rates. The surprise...
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This cover image released by Harper shows "Future Home of the Living God," a novel by Louise Erdrich. (Harper via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 9:47 am
"Future Home of the Living God" (Harper), by Louise Erdrich Evolution runs amok in Louise Erdrich's new novel, "Future Home of the Living God." Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-foot wingspans. Few women survive childbirth because of a fatal autoimmune response, and because...
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FILE - This May 5, 2016, file photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. The giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires but grounded by U.S. officials during much of this year's fire season could be aloft much more next year. The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, sided with Global SuperTanker Services in its protest against the U.S. Forest Service. The Colorado-based company challenged the Forest Service's 5,000-gallon (19,000-liter) limit on air tankers that kept the 19,000-gallon (72,000-liter) Boeing 747-400 idle until late August. After that it flew only in California. (Hiroshi Ando/Global Super Tanker Services LLC via AP, File)
November 09, 2017 - 5:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to be an especially destructive U.S. fire season, but it could be flying much more next year. The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday sided...
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November 08, 2017 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross plans to completely divest from a shipping company that counts a Russian gas producer with ties to the Kremlin among its major customers. A commerce department spokesman says Ross plans to sell all his shares of Navigator Holdings. That company ships...
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November 07, 2017 - 4:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, has fallen to a quarterly loss due partly to the cost of a cyberattack. The Copenhagen-based group reported Tuesday a $1.5 billion loss for the third quarter, from a profit of $429 million a year earlier...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an echo of the Red Scare that consumed the nation for generations, business relationships once seen normal now appear tainted if they are connected at all to Russia. A shipping company partly owned by Ross, President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, is one of the few in the world that can transport liquefied petroleum gas in cold and icy conditions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2017 - 4:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport liquefied petroleum gas in cold and icy conditions. Russia is known for its brutal winters as well as its giant, state-controlled oil and gas producers. So...
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