Owner to close struggling Wisebird Bookery in Ogden

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Owner Tia Varni says owning a bookstore was hard, but she wouldn’t change a moment of the...


Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

Britain Lightning Storms

LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists say up to 20,000 lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport is reporting flight disruptions after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said Sunday that a lightning strike had...


6 air fields cited as 'Airport of the Year' by IDOT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Six air fields have been selected as winners of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Airport of the Year for 2018. Honors were given this past week by Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Illinois Aviation Conference in Springfield. Honorees this year are MidAmerica St. Louis...


8 finalists selected in Midtown design strategy competition

DETROIT (AP) — Eight firms have been selected as finalists in a competition to develop an urban and landscape design strategy connecting the 12 educational and cultural institutions in Detroit’s Midtown. Public presentations in the DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections competition will be made...


Coal industry praises Northam decision to sign tax credit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A decision by Gov. Ralph Northam to reinstate a tax credit for certain coal producers is drawing praise from an industry group and lawmakers in southwest Virginia, who say it could spur economic growth. But environmental groups say the bill is a useless corporate giveaway. The...


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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport Court: Gov’t violated privacy law for defrauded students Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply Trump...


Plans to arm teachers may face big roadblock

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Kansas has a problem: It has a law allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, but almost no schools are using it because insurance companies refuse to provide coverage if they do. As EMC Insurance, the largest insurer of schools in Kansas, explained in a letter...


Armed groups threaten Canadian-owned mine in northern Mexico

Mexico Mine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers at a Canadian-own silver and gold mine in northern Mexico say they are afraid to leave the mine encampment because of threats by armed groups. A worker told The Associated Press that supposed members of an organized crime group have set up checkpoints at access points to...


Little Rock airport considers $450M in updates over 20 years

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A reconfigured passenger terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field that includes an arrival hall is the centerpiece of $450 million in capital improvements that officials at the state’s largest airport envision building over the next 20 years. The...


Court: Gov't violated privacy law for defrauded students

Student Loans For Profit Colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated...


Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...

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