Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma battled blazes that have killed at least two people.

  • Written by By KEN MILLER , Associated Press

Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing.

  • Written by By KRISTEN DE GROOT and JOSEPH PISANI , Associated Press

US factory output ticked up just 0.1 percent in March


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output edged up a slight 0.1 percent in March, as strong production gains in motor vehicles and electronics were partially offset by declines in food and textiles.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers.


  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0.

Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.

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  • Written by By JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press