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More than 400 businesses back LGBTQ rights act

More than 400 companies __ including Tesla, Pfizer, Delta Air Lines and Amazon __ have signed on to support civil rights legislation for LGBTQ people that is moving through Congress, advocates said Tu...

A paper cowboy rides out his quarantine in Australian hotel

By Day 3 of being confined to his Australian hotel room for quarantine, David Marriott was getting bored. He'd watched a few seasons of “The Sopranos” and his eyes were getting tired f...

NCAA tourney teams get concierge help to survive bubble life

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The order popped onto the screen, a request for a 16-gigabyte USB flash drive from someone inside the NCAA Tournament bubble. Time for Brad Bowman and his crew to...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield; Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. __...

Galaxy Entertainment Group Continues Expansion with The Development of The Legendary Raffles at Galaxy Macau

New All-Suite Tower at The Galaxy Resort Has Topped Off; Looks To Raise The Bar with Heritage Luxury Brand, Curated Digital Art, Bespoke Dining Experiences and Exclusive Entertainment MACAU SAR - Medi...

Marriott names Anthony Capuano new CEO, president

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Marriott International named a new CEO and a new president Tuesday, a little more than a week after its former leader died of cancer. Marriott said Anthony “Tony...

Asian markets offer mixed signals as investors juggle stimulus, pandemic

Asian markets pointed to a mixed open on Wednesday (Feb. 17), as investors juggle the prospects for an economic comeback and additional stimulus with continued pandemic concerns. Australia’s ...

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___ Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin continued with the cost of a single ...

Marriott CEO Sorenson, 62, dies of pancreatic cancer

Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson, who grew the company into the world’s largest hotel chain and steered it through a global pandemic that has been catastrophic in the travel industry in the past...

US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon announced plans Thursday to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in bombings in...

Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are worried that a corporate backlash stirred by the deadly Capitol insurrection could crimp a vital stream of campaign cash, complicating the party’s prospects of retaki...

Airbnb to block, cancel reservations in D.C next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb says it will be blocking and cancelling reservations in the Washington, D.C. area during the week of the presidential inauguration. The decision, announced We...

Airbnb banning rioters, hate groups ahead of inauguration

Airbnb said Monday that it’s reviewing reservations in the Washington, D.C., area ahead of next week’s presidential inauguration and will bar any guests associated with hate groups or violent activity...

Indonesia frees radical cleric linked to Bali bombings that killed 202

Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, walked free from prison on Friday (Jan. 8) after serving 10 years for setting up ...

Indonesia to release radical cleric linked to Bali bombings

A radical Islamic cleric with links to the deadly Bali bombings is set to be released from an Indonesian prison on Friday. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, is considered to be one of the most notorious extremis...