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Hurricane Irma delivers serious punch to Florida agriculture

Florida fruit growers and farmers have just barely begun to assess the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on the state’s citrus, sugar cane and vegetable crops – but they expect it will be significant. With power and communications still out across much of Florida,...

Lawyer: 'Pharma Bro' joking about bounty for Clinton's hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli says his caustic social media rants shouldn’t be taken so seriously. The attorney for the convicted ex-biotech CEO argued in court papers filed Tuesday that his client’s recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for securing a lock of...

Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV's narrow ethnic view

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday’s ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it’s a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for...

US updates self-driving car guidelines as more hit the road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars aimed at clearing barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road. The new voluntary guidelines announced by U.S....

Highlights: Apple unveils $999 phone, new Face ID technology

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Here’s a rundown of the announcements. — IPHONE...

After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in 'mother!'

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis NEW YORK (AP) — When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky’s script for “mother!” she had an understandable initial reaction. “I thought: What the hell is this?” recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky’s film is...

Investigators cite Tesla Autopilot limits in fatal crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Design limitations of the Tesla Model S’s Autopilot played a major role in the first known fatal crash of a highway vehicle operating under automated control systems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board said the direct...

Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by...

The Latest: Analysts notes potential for iPhone X features

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Apple event at its headquarters in California (all times local): 1 p.m. Gartner analyst Brian Blau says the iPhone X’s augmented reality features will change the way people use apps and give app...

Kid Rock to open Detroit arena amid protest, Senate talk

AP Photo/Terry Renna DETROIT (AP) — The political aspirations of musician Kid Rock could be laid bare Tuesday night before thousands of screaming fans when the rocker performs the first of six concerts at a new sports arena in Detroit. For much of the summer, the...