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Cargo ship with 12 crew capsizes in Black Sea

MOSCOW — The Tass news agency says a cargo ship carrying grain from southern Russia to Turkey has capsized during a storm in the Black Sea with 12 crew members on board. Tass, citing the emergency services, says one crew member has been rescued and a search for the others is underway. The Russian marine …

Ivanka’s brand prospers as politics mixes with business

SHANGHA –Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and the company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. The commercial engine of the first daughter’s brand is stronger than ever even as she builds a …

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

NEW YORK — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like “Liv and Maddie,” “Jessie” and “The Lodge” on her laptop, iPad and phone. “Sometimes I watch TV in the car,” she says. “I have ballet every day, so I …

Sushi stress: Fishermen not catching many baby eels

PORTLAND –The chilly rivers of Maine are causing trouble in the world of sushi. The state’s brief, annual season for baby eels is off to a slow start because of a cold spring that has prevented the fish from running in rivers. The baby eels, called elvers, are an important piece of the worldwide sushi …

Prince George, Princess Charlotte to be in Pippa’s wedding

LONDON –Look for Prince George and Princess Charlotte to steal a few hearts when their aunt Pippa Middleton marries next month. Kensington Palace said Monday that George, 3, and Charlotte, 1, will be page boy and bridesmaid at the May 20 nuptials of Middleton and financier James Matthews. They are the children of Prince William …

Dog attacks on mail carriers hit 6,755 as online sales boom

WASHINGTON — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and consumers increasingly demand seven-day-a-week …

Report: Las Vegas draws more millennial, first time visitors

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. gambling mecca’s efforts to draw millennials and new visitors are paying off. A third of Las Vegas tourists last year were millennials — those between 18 to 35 — up from less than a quarter in 2015, according to a report commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority …

Woman who helped launch outdoor retailer REI dies at 107

SEATTLE –Mary Anderson, a climbing enthusiast who helped start the outdoor retailer REI that has become the nation’s largest consumer-owned retail co-operative, has died at 107. REI said she died March 27, the Seattle Times reported Tuesday. Anderson and her husband, Lloyd, along with 21 other mountaineering friends, started the consumer co-operative in 1938 out …

What do Panera and Krispy Kreme have in common?

St. LOUIS –Panera is being acquired by Europe’s JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal made in North America in at least decades. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee Co., Stumptown …

Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

CHICAGO –Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests. Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in patients whose weight changed the most over four years. For some, weight changes might have reflected yo-yo dieting, which some previous studies have suggested may be unhealthy for people without …

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