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A customer scans his Amazon Go cellphone app at the entrance as he heads into an Amazon Go store, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. The store, which opened to the public on Monday, allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave. The online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and automatically charges their Amazon account. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — No cashiers, no registers and no cash — this is how Amazon sees the future of store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday in Seattle, which lets shoppers take milk, potato chips or ready-to-eat salads off its shelves and just walk out. Amazon...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. In a 4-3 decision, the Democratic-controlled court said the...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
ITALY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Officials say a 16-year-old suspect in a Texas high school shooting "engaged the victim" and fired several shots from a handgun before being confronted by a school district staffer and fleeing. Ellis...
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FILE - This Wednesday, July 8, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks are mixed, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after investors shrugged off the U.S. government shutdown. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
January 22, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are rising Monday, putting major indexes on track for more record high closes. Smaller companies reversed some early losses after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown. High-dividend stocks are also up as bond yields hold...
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The dome of the Capitol Building is visible at left of a closure sign that is posted outside of the Library of Congress during a government shutdown in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 22, 2018 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are frustrated over a political battle that put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo. The shutdown effectively cleaved the federal workforce in half...
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British musician Elton John delivers a speech during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards on the eve of annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for all leaders of society. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2018 - 3:37 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. President Donald Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, appears to be on. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that if "all things go as...
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A York County Sheriff's Honor Guard salutes the casket of Det. Mike Doty during funeral services at Calvary Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Doty died Jan.17 after being shot in the line of duty on Jan. 16. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 3:25 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's deputy who was killed last week in an ambush was known for walking around with a scowl most of the time. Despite his tough look, York County Det. Mike Doty had a passion for helping people, including addicts and teens who wanted to become police...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary, stand at a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Percoco is set to go on trial in New York, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on charges that he orchestrated a complicated bribery and extortion scheme involving deep pocketed lobbyists and developers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York's governor is being tried on charges he used their relationship to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection started Monday in federal court in Manhattan in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew...
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FILE - This Wednesday, July 8, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks are mixed, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after investors shrugged off the U.S. government shutdown. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise, and smaller companies reversed some early losses after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown. High-dividend stocks are also up as bond yields hold steady. Yields had...
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