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WASHINGTON | US consumer confidence slips in November but is still strong

WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer confidence slipped this month but remains strong. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 135.7 in November from October’s 18-year high 137.9. The index measures consumers’ assessment of current economic conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Their evaluation of today’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US consumer confidence slips in November but is still strong

NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin’s lawyer: Video will clear him in parking clash

NEW YORK — Video will vindicate Alec Baldwin after he was accused of slugging a man in the face in over a parking space, the actor’s lawyer said Monday. Baldwin himself said nothing as he was arraigned on a misdemeanor attempted assault charge and a charge of harassment, a violation, in the latest of his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin’s lawyer: Video will clear him in parking clash

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR’s title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender once his Team Penske … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

TOKYO | Global shares dip amid growing worry over US-Canada trade

TOKYO  — Global shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will continue negotiating this week. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was virtually unchanged at 5,409.04 in early trading, while Germany’s DAX lost nearly 0.2 … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares dip amid growing worry over US-Canada trade

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Alaska’s elections director said she’s confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday’s primary. The issue stems from the implementation of a 2016 ballot initiative during which the state updated some voter registrations using … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

SINGAPORE | Pompeo says US ‘confident’ North Korea will denuclearize

SINGAPORE— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that while there’s “still a ways to go,” the United States remains “confident” in North Korea’s commitment to denuclearize. Pompeo is attending an Asian security forum with North Korea’s foreign minister. His comments Friday in Singapore came after the White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump had … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Pompeo says US ‘confident’ North Korea will denuclearize

Tiger Woods confident his back will hold out this time

SAN DIEGO/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Tiger Woods is more confident than ever that his return to the PGA Tour will be different this time. It’s not so much how he plays, but rather for how long. “I have no more pain in my back,” Woods said Wednesday. That wasn’t the case a year ago. … Continue reading Tiger Woods confident his back will hold out this time

Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything

NASHVILLE, Tenn./January 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out. Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating. As a group of teammates mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their first playoff victory … Continue reading Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything

Adviser: Trump confident in FBI director despite attacks

WASHINGTON /December 24,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Donald Trump has full confidence in his new FBI director despite a series of attacks on the impartiality of his soon-to-retire deputy, a White House adviser said Sunday. Trump is “very pleased” with Director Chris Wray and “the changes that are taking place,” legislative affairs director Marc Short told … Continue reading Adviser: Trump confident in FBI director despite attacks