• Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

    Updated: 8 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of...

  • Orlando's not the only hot spot: theme park fun around US

    Updated: 22 min ago

    Orlando, Florida, often gets the spotlight when it comes to theme parks. This year is no exception with the openings of Disney World's Pandora-World of Avatar and Universal's Volcano Bay water park. But plenty of new attractions are opening elsewhere, from interactive rides that offer...

  • Same sex couple says Southwest discriminated against them

    Updated: 24 min ago

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says a Southwest Airlines employee refused to let him board a flight as a family with his husband, their three children and a grandparent. Grant Morse tells USA Today (https://usat.ly/2qTGTgk ) he was in the family boarding area at the gate at the...

  • Longtime Trump attorney set to aid president amid probe

    Updated: 25 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has enlisted his longtime attorney Marc Kasowitz in a still-forming outside legal team that will represent him in the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Kasowitz, who has a history of working on Trump's most...

  • Parent company of DeVry University changing its name

    Updated: 46 min ago

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — The company that owns one of the nation's largest for-profit college chains is changing its name. DeVry Education Group, which owns DeVry University, announced Wednesday that it will now be called Adtalem Global Education. Company CEO Lisa Wardell said the...

  • $100M gift to create University of Chicago health institute

    Updated: 47 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area family is giving University of Chicago Medicine its biggest ever donation — $100 million to establish an institute devoted to improving health and preventing disease by optimizing the body's own defenses. The gift announced Wednesday will create The...

  • Western-themed convenience store chain preparing to ride into Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Maverik, a Utah-based convenience store chain, will open its first two Colorado Springs-area stores in the fall as it moves ahead with plans to expand into the Pikes Peak region. The chain, which operates in the western United States, has started site preparation for a store at...

  • Lowe's weak quarter stands in stark contrast to retail rival

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A hefty charge cut into first-quarter sales at Lowe's and investors were unimpressed by the retailer's profit, sending shares down sharply in early trading. The contrast was even more stark for Wall Street, given the upward trajectory of Lowe's rival, Home Depot Inc....

  • 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    These are the 10 highest-paid women CEOs for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. ___ 1. Virginia Rometty International Business Machines Corp. $32.3 million Change: Up 63 percent ___ 2. Marissa Mayer Yahoo Inc. $27.4 million...

  • Markets brush aside China rating downgrade

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday, with investors brushing aside Moody's decision to cut China's debt rating. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.3 percent at 7,506 while Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to...

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