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Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas

AP Photo/Eric Gay DALLAS (AP) — Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high winds, virtually assuring gasoline prices will rise in the storm’s aftermath. Even before the...

OVI checkpoint set for Putnam County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office announced an OVI checkpoint Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Ohio Route 115 near Ohio Route 12 in Putnam County. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby patrols to combat...

Hot topic of next Fed chair not on program at Jackson Hole

AP Photo/Martin Crutsinger JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — This year’s gathering of the world’s central bankers had a theme as lofty as the Grant Teton Mountains which loomed over their meeting place – “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy.” But while...

Thousands in St. Louis likely to see wage drop with new law

AP Photo/Jim Salter ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of workers in St. Louis will likely see smaller paychecks starting Monday, when a new Missouri law takes effect barring local government from enacting minimum wages different than the state minimum. The law is drawing protests...

Chicago-area soda tax may carry political price for backers

AP Photo/Sara Burnett CHICAGO (AP) — When a local government leader passed the deciding vote on a penny-per-ounce soda tax, she said it would generate enough money to balance the county budget while making people in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs healthier. But so far,...

Hawaii scrambles to keep train project from going off rails

HONOLULU (AP) — Train tracks supported by concrete pillars snake through Oahu neighborhoods and across its lush scenery, ending abruptly in an empty, overgrown field. They’re part of a planned $9.5 billion rail transit project – one of the most expensive per...

Artist David Hockney gives close-up look at self in exhibit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The aspiring artist was 17 when he took pencil to paper in 1954 and sketched a stunningly mirror-like image of himself as a student at England’s Bradford School of Art. In the 63 years since, David Hockney has become world famous, not for...

Twitter retaliation: Stephen King blocks Trump from 'It'

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Stephen King is retaliating against President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter. In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the upcoming movie “It” or the currently showing television series...

American holds onto Air Guitar World Championship title

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Matt “Airistotle” Burns is the best when it comes to pretend playing guitar. The American successfully defended his title at the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland on Friday after competing in the finals against 15...

NYC calorie rule scrutinized in courts of law, and science

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — As a court fight simmers over New York City’s pioneering requirement for calorie counts on chain restaurant menus, scientists say the jury’s still out on whether giving people the numbers spurs them to eat healthier. The...