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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Powerful quake rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Powerful earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, destroying houses and killing at least one person. An official said widespread damage was expected and urged people to stay outdoors because of the danger of strong aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the strongest quake had a magnitude of 7.5 and … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Powerful quake rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia

SPANISH FORK, Utah | Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah— A raging Utah wildfire driven by high winds in dry terrain has the potential to decimate hundreds of homes if firefighters cannot get a handle on it in the next couple of days, the governor said Friday. Gov. Gary Herbert, who spoke at the fairgrounds in Spanish Fork after getting a briefing … Continue reading SPANISH FORK, Utah | Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

Pass It On: Booking.com CEO promotes diversity, taking risks

Back in 2002, when she was working in traditional hotels, Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans saw the potential for the internet to upend the travel business. Sixteen years later, she’s the head of one of the biggest disruptors. Booking.com rivals Airbnb for the most listings of rentable homes and apartments. It also lists rooms for hotels, … Continue reading Pass It On: Booking.com CEO promotes diversity, taking risks

DARLINGTON, S.C. | The Latest: Wait is on for start of Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Sunday (all times EDT): ___ 6:45 p.m. The wait is on for the start of the Southern 500. It looked like the potential for bad weather had cleared the area right about the time of the race’s schedule start of 6:15 p.m. start. … Continue reading DARLINGTON, S.C. | The Latest: Wait is on for start of Southern 500

NEW YORK | Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK— Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That is certainly the most intriguing section of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

BEIJING | Global stocks steady as US and China hike tariffs

BEIJING  — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Thursday after the United States and China imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods in an escalation of their battle over Beijing’s technology policy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was steady at 12,383 while London’s FTSE 100 was more or less unchanged at 7,574. … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks steady as US and China hike tariffs

The Latest: Investors should beware potential ‘reckoning’

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Stock markets around the world are flying high amid a synchronized global upturn but a leading U.S. investor is warning of a potential “reckoning.” Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of Blackstone, told an audience at the … Continue reading The Latest: Investors should beware potential ‘reckoning’

If Winfrey runs, CBS News faces potential conflict

PASADENA, Calif./January 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —In an odd twist, fellow hosts of “CBS This Morning” turned to their colleague Gayle King — famous friend of Oprah Winfrey — for an interview Tuesday about whether her pal would run for president. If a Winfrey candidacy moves beyond idle chatter, one of the leading figures on a … Continue reading If Winfrey runs, CBS News faces potential conflict