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Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

Drought Bright Spot

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a...


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'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box...


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Microsoft makes inroads with US spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Microsoft has secured a potentially lucrative agreement that makes the full suite of the tech giant’s cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, executives said recently, moving agencies’ computer systems onto Office 365 applications and...


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Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big money

Baby Eel Record

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights. Fishermen in Maine search for the eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams every spring so they can...


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The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are “putting the trade war on hold” after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. Despite not getting China to agree to trim...


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Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold ‘Deadpool 2’ ends Avengers’ box-office reign, rakes in $125M Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019 Eels break...


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Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.” Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific...


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Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. The Trump administration missed an informal deadline last Thursday that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped North American Free...


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Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races

California Primary Education Spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the battle for the future of California’s schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors who support charter schools and education reform have poured more than...


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'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

Dinosaur Holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb. Horner, who...


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