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US Steel to invest $750M in Gary Works plant in Indiana

GARY, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel plans to spend at least $750 million to upgrade a century-old steel mill along northwestern Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Company and government officials said Thursday that the project will help preserve Gary Works’ nearly...

Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off early loss, turn higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. stocks are slightly higher in midday trading as a dip in bond yields sends high-dividend companies upward and strong sales from Deere help industrial companies. Deere rose 3.1...

The Latest: Italian mayor shuts down bridge as a precaution

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week’s bridge collapse in Italy’s Genoa (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A mayor in southern Italy has ordered the closure of a bridge designed by the same architect who created the collapsed Genoa highway bridge. The Italian...

Ohio’s unemployment rate rises slightly from June to July

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from June to July. The state’s unemployment rate rose from 4.5 percent in June to 4.6 percent last month. The rate stood at 5.1 percent in June 2017. The...

Current Miss America: Leadership bullied, silenced me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant’s current leadership including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out...

Versatility, depth help Tennessee rebuild its offensive line

Aug. 17, 2018 11:30 AM EDT KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson grew up in a family of home builders and sees plenty of parallels in what he’s doing now. “When you’re building an offensive line, you’ve got to do it just...

In a comeback season for Hollywood, a summer without bombs

NEW YORK (AP) — Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn’t been one major bomb. Usually by now, there would be blockbuster-sized craters left on the charred summer-movie battlefield, the...

Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO country. The lira dropped about 5 percent, to about 6.11 per dollar, after U.S....

Ohio clears 2 more medical marijuana processors, 2 more labs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Department of Commerce says it’s made additional progress in ramping up Ohio’s medical marijuana program. The state issued provisional licenses Friday to two more processors and two more testing labs. This brings to nine the number of...

Man admits to stealing grandparents’ ID, getting loans

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A 30-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to identity theft charges in Ohio and Pennsylvania has admitted to using his relatives’ IDs to steal more than $170,000 in cash and personal loans in his home state. The Citizen of Auburn reports that...