Utah Lawmakers Stare Down Challenges of Growth and Drought

Utah Lawmakers Stare Down Challenges of Growth and Drought

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers began the 2023 legislative session Tuesday by describing the growing western state as one facing an unprecedented crossroads, with action needed to maintain rapid economic and population growth. “If we fail to lead courageously, our state will not continue its growth, future generations will have to find somewhere … Read more

United Airlines Posts $843 Million Profit, Bullish on 2023

United Airlines Posts $843 Million Profit, Bullish on 2023

United Airlines reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue higher than Wall Street expectations and gave a bullish 2023 forecast that assumes people will keep traveling despite inflation and concern about the economy. After the market closed Tuesday, United said it earned $843 million in the quarter. The Chicago-based airline said it is seeing strong demand for … Read more

Grocery Store With Items Made From Plastic Opening to Public

Grocery Store With Items Made From Plastic Opening to Public

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A grocery store that features thousands of products made entirely of discarded plastic opens to the public on Tuesday. The Plastic Bag Store is a custom-built public art installation and film experience designed to encourage visitors to think more about the enduring impact of single-use plastics. The store in Ann … Read more

Highway Marker Notes Former Slave Who Became Town’s Nurse

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BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire‘s latest historical highway marker notes the gravesites of two people in Barrington, including an African American woman who was enslaved as a child and who nursed the town’s sick residents during a severe epidemic. The marker on Route 9 notes the reinterred graves in Pine Grove Cemetery of two … Read more

Emerson Reveals $7.6 Billion Bid for National Instruments

Emerson Reveals $7.6 Billion Bid for National Instruments

NEW YORK (AP) — Emerson is going public with a $7.6 billion bid for National Instruments, saying the company has avoided serious buyout negotiations since early last year. Emerson bumped up its cash offer for the maker of scientific measuring equipment and software to $53 per share in November, up from a per-share offer of … Read more

Ukraine First Lady Headlines First Big Day at Davos Meeting

Ukraine First Lady Headlines First Big Day at Davos Meeting

Security teams fanned out and snowplows cleared streets as Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska and hundreds of government officials, corporate titans, academics and activists from around the world descended on the town billed as Europe’s highest for the traditional winter gathering in Davos. The COVID-19 pandemic torpedoed the snow-covered event each of the last two … Read more

Nepal to Send Data Recorder From Crash to France

Nepal to Send Data Recorder From Crash to France

POKHARA, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities on Tuesday began returning to families the bodies of victims of a flight that crashed Sunday, and said they were sending the aircraft’s data recorder to France for analysis as they try to determine what caused the country’s deadliest plane accident in 30 years. One body was found Tuesday, … Read more

Biden to Host Netherlands PM for Talks on Tech, Ukraine

Biden to Host Netherlands PM for Talks on Tech, Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to host Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for talks as the U.S. administration looks to persuade the Netherlands to further limit China’s access to advanced semiconductors with export restrictions. Tuesday’s wide-ranging talks are also expected to cover the countries’ efforts to thwart Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine … Read more

Cowboys Kicker Brett Maher Misses 4 Straight Extra Points

Cowboys Kicker Brett Maher Misses 4 Straight Extra Points

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed four straight extra points in Monday night’s NFC wild-card game against Tampa Bay, becoming the first player in NFL history to miss three or more in a playoff game. Maher’s misses were the only thing going wrong for the Cowboys, who led the Buccaneers 24-0. … Read more

Fight Over Guns Center of Annual Virginia Lobbying Day

Fight Over Guns Center of Annual Virginia Lobbying Day

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gun-control and gun-rights proponents rallied Monday at the Virginia Capitol during an annual day of advocacy, as lawmakers from both parties offered a tempered assessment about what’s possible on the issue during this year’s legislative session. Some Republicans and allied gun-rights groups hope to roll back measures enacted in recent years … Read more