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Trump's Afghanistan huddle ends without decisions announced

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump said decisions have been made, but none have been announced so far on the future U.S. role in Afghanistan following an hours-long retreat Friday at Camp David. More than a dozen members of the president’s defense and foreign policy teams made the case at...


Business

Nestle's Poland Spring is common groundwater, new suit alleges

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Nestle’s Poland Spring Water unit has duped American consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that’s pumped from some of Maine’s most populated areas, rather than from natural springs as the company advertises, according to a lawsuit. While Poland Springs...


State

Utah police officer charged with misuse of public money

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A Hurricane police evidence control officer is facing a felony charge of misusing public money. Charging documents state 54-year-old Kurt Tanner is accused of giving evidence to a company owned by his daughter last September to be sold on eBay. Charging documents state money...


Business

Zimbabwe and South africa ground flights in permit dispute

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. All eight South African Airways flights between Harare and Johannesburg were canceled on Saturday when the Zimbabwe government demanded a foreign operators permit, a day after an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded in the South African city for similar reasons. The decisions to...


Government

Bannon exit won't end White House chaos coming from the top

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Stephen Bannon’s ouster rids the White House of someone who fed off chaos, obsessed over his own image, and sowed conflict among top aides to the president. The problem is that many of Bannon’s most-damaging traits were merely an amplification of the man who continues to sit in...


Government

Bannon exit won't end White House chaos coming from the top

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Stephen Bannon’s ouster rids the White House of someone who fed off chaos, obsessed over his own image, and sowed conflict among top aides to the president. The problem is that many of Bannon’s most-damaging traits were merely an amplification of the man who continues to sit in...


Business

How Trump, of all people, ushered in the end of the amoral corporation

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. When corporate executives this past week decided to resign en masse from two highly visible White House advisory councils, it was not only another marker in Donald Trump’s fall into political and policy irrelevancy, although it was surely that. More significantly, it...


Government

Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out to her on Wednesday, the day of Heather Heyer’s funeral. But she’s since...


State

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

Tribes Solar Eclipse

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves....


Business

`Smokey and the Bandit' charm fades as truck driver hiring lags

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. It’s been 30 years since Burt Reynolds starred in “Smokey and the Bandit” and made driving a rig on the open highway seem like a cool way to make a living. That same year, only “Star Wars” sold more tickets. These days, “Star Wars” still fills theaters but trucking no longer...


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