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Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

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Hotel to open in downtown Stillwater

Exchange Downtown Stillwater Hotel

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — When it came time for developer Corey Burstad to find a partner for his $13.5 million hotel project in downtown Stillwater, he knew a standard chain wouldn’t cut it. The space — the former Joseph Wolf Brewery block on South Main Street — was too historic and too unusual, he...


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Texas man continues family tradition crafting leather goods

Exchange Leather Craftsman

DENTON, Texas (AP) — It’s silent in the small studio on the corner of Bell and Oak streets in downtown Denton, except for the scraping of metal on stone. In the same spot where his grandfather hand-tooled saddles for four decades, Clint Wilkinson, 35, silently counts each stroke of a knife across...


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Tyler summer camp teaches students to pilot, program drones

Exchange Drone Camp

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Up, up and away! One Tyler Junior College summer camp is teaching students to fly. Drones, that is. The faces of seven little campers are set in stone as they concentrate. Their tablet’s Bluetooth connects to a small drone and the whir of propellers tells them they are ready to...


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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Gaming Disorder

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency...


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Apple's iOS 12 will automatically share location data when people dial 911

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Your iPhone will soon be able to share your location data automatically if you ever have to call 911, Apple announced Monday. The feature is designed to give first responders faster and more accurate information, helping to reduce the time it takes for emergency...


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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.


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Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in...


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Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

China Google JD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba’s main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google’s shopping service, giving JD.com access to...


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EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Decades of coal...


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