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NEW YORK | Cuomo cruises past Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to 1, seldom mentioned … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cuomo cruises past Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Thousands of North Carolina inmates evacuated

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Utility crews from as far away as California and Canada have been brought to North Carolina to respond to what could be millions of power outages following Hurricane Florence. As the crews gathered near the State Capitol in Raleigh on Thursday, … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Thousands of North Carolina inmates evacuated

WELLNGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand dairy giant posts loss after China stake sours

WELLNGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s largest company, which sells dairy products, said Thursday it will completely review its business investments after a disastrous financial year saw it post its first-ever loss. Fonterra lost hundreds of millions of dollars on its investments in China and also had to pay a large arbitration settlement following a … Continue reading WELLNGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand dairy giant posts loss after China stake sours

WASHINGTON | US plans to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant children

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Southwestern border illegally. The Homeland Security Department announced proposed regulations that would terminate the so-called Flores … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US plans to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant children

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Internal strife put aside as Miss America hopefuls arrive

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — The official arrival of the 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America went off Thursday without direct mention of the recent public tensions between the reigning titleholder and the pageant’s leadership. Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has feuded on Twitter with reigning Miss America Cara Mund after Mund said she’d been … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Internal strife put aside as Miss America hopefuls arrive

LOS ANGELES | Study: TV series hiring more diverse first-time directors

LOS ANGELES — A new study says that the TV industry’s hiring of first-time female directors and directors of color hit record highs for the second year in a row. According to a Directors Guild of America study out Thursday, women represented 41 percent of first-time TV episode directors in the 2017-18 season. That’s 8 … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Study: TV series hiring more diverse first-time directors

NAIROBI, Kenya | Britain’s May in Kenya to boost economic ties amid Brexit

NAIROBI, Kenya  — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday became the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa’s commercial hub and neighboring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the European Union in March. May met with … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Britain’s May in Kenya to boost economic ties amid Brexit

BERLIN | German unemployment low amid strong labor market

BERLIN  — The number of people without jobs in Germany dropped slightly in August as the labor market remained strong in Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Labor Office said Thursday that the number of unemployed dropped by 8,000 from July, according to seasonally adjusted figures, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 5.2 percent. In unadjusted … Continue reading BERLIN | German unemployment low amid strong labor market