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California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years.

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Broadband help passes on S. Carolina Legislature’s final day

The South Carolina General Assembly has wrapped up a most unusual 2020 session by passing a bill supporters said will help get high speed internet to hundreds of thousands of people in rural areas.

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Prada-Simons dialogue launches in virtual Milan preview

Milan designers skirted the line between the virtual and the physical, taking lessons learned in lockdown to create new collections that are relevant in a reshaped world.

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Secretary of state: GOP incumbent vs. Democratic lawmaker

Washington voters have elected a Republican secretary of state for more than five decades in a state mostly run by Democrats.

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US stocks rise as volatility continues to dominate

U.S. stocks are rising in Thursday afternoon trading, as volatility continues to be the dominant force in Wall Street’s tumultuous September.

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Apple’s smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores.

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Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat

Asian shares have fallen as caution again sets in following a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares.

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Breach at software provider to local governments, schools

A major provider of software services to local governments across the United States has told customers that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems.

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eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

Federal prosecutors say four former eBay employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in sending live spiders and cockroaches in an effort to intimidate a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site.

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DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb

As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country.

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Technology companies dragged U.S. stocks sharply lower Wednesday as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn.

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Asian shares take breather after Wall Street gains

Shares are mostly lower in Asia as investors keep a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the economic outlook.

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The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines.

National & International

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s next big bet rides on better batteries

Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says that will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge.

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World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Kept apart by a devastating pandemic, world leaders have convened electronically for an unprecedented high-level U.N. meeting.

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Pennsylvania launches new virus exposure notification app

Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus exposure notification app is now available on app stores.

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The Latest: Falcons and MLS Atlanta United to have some fans

The NFL’s  Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United will have some fans at home games in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, beginning with the Falcons’ home game against the Carolina Panthers next month.

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Public can weigh in on levee, floodwall projects in 7 states

The Army Corps of Engineers says planned levee and floodwall projects in seven states include 101 where levees are an average of 2 feet too low.

Nation & World

Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use.

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Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

President Donald Trump says he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company.