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'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned over housekeepers

South Korea Korean Air Rage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines. Cho Hyun-ah on Thursday bowed and apologized for “causing...


Business

California high court to rule on social media access

Social Media Access Defendants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants. The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies against public...


Business

Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

Tommy Chong At 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they...


State

1st sex assault trial set for ex-Utah State football player

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A trial for a former Utah State football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women has been set for January. The Herald Journal reports that 24-year-old Torrey Green appeared in court Tuesday, where attorneys established a plan for trial. The seven cases charged against...


Business

Bethel's only liquor store shut down by Alaska alcohol board

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Bethel’s only operating liquor store has been shut down by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. KYUK-AM reports that the board voted Tuesday to not renew the license for AC Quickstop’s liquor store. The board’s decision will go into effect immediately. The license...


Business

DXC Technology's new IT center dedicated in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new information technology center that is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to New Orleans over the next five years has been formally dedicated. Gov. John Bel Edwards joined New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell for the ceremonies Wednesday at the DXC Technology Digital Transformation...


Business

Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

Southeast Asia Ride Hailing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers. Go-Jek, which currently only operates in Indonesia, said it...


Government

For North Korea summit, human rights an afterthought

Trump North Korean Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump’s focus has been on stagecraft, the will-they-won’t-they drama and visions of a legacy-defining nuclear deal. The human rights woes of North Koreans have been more of an afterthought. Eager to...


Government

Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia...


Business

'Dreamers' are getting law degrees, and taking on the system

Immigration DACA Law Students

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can...


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