Prosecutors: Phony letter to judge sought leniency for Bountiful fraud convict

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A fired Bountiful bank manager who stole $565,000 and bought a house with the loot is now charged...


San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

Refugee Food Festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a...


Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

Russia Soccer WCup Iran Video Review

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes. In the past, the Portuguese was an outspoken proponent, but now he’s seeing...


Ovamba links African firms, investors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world’s prevailing financial institutions - banks, credit unions and equity markets - have mostly ignored sub-Saharan Africa. And “microfinance” organizations, while wildly successful in some parts of the Indian subcontinent, have had mixed results there. Could a...


'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs still rule the box office. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” surpassed expectations to open with $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn’t approach the record-breaking $208.8...


US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Seafood Deficit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data...


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US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year ‘Jurassic World’ sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs Xiaomi seeks...


Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

Germany Poland Climate

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin’s government district on Sunday ahead of...


UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a “no deal” Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60...


'Jurassic World's' latest evolution tops box office in first week

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” topped the box office with a $100 million-plus debut, only the second time ever that films have roared past that mark in back-to-back weekends. The fifth movie in the franchise based on a fantasy dinosaur theme park collected $150 million in...


Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production is due to improved technology, which has also led to...

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