09-25-2017  11:50 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Porsche Cars North America said Thursday it plans to consolidate several of its U.S. operations at a new $100 million complex being planned in the Atlanta area, where it already has headquarters.
The German luxury automaker said the complex, to be built near the new International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, will include a road course allowing potential customers to take luxury cars for a spin.


New director, new songs give hope for disasterous first run

NEW YORK (AP) -- Taking a page from the comics, producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man" musical are hoping their battered hero can somehow return from the dead.
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Broadway's most expensive and audacious show, emerges from a three-week hiatus on Thursday night with what the creative team and producers say is a cleaner story, tighter music and more love story.
About a dozen people were waiting for the box office at the Foxwoods Theatre to open to buy tickets Thursday morning and, in a sign that demand may be softer than when the musical first opened its doors in November, tickets for the reimagined show were available for that night's performance.


Ethics panel finds his actions do not violate judicial code of conduct

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal bankruptcy judge's membership in a country club that has no women or blacks as full-fledged members does not violate the judicial code of conduct, an appeals panel has narrowly ruled.
Several judges strongly dissented, saying it is improper for Judge George Paine II to belong to Belle Meade Country Club because it has a clear record of discrimination.


Endeavour - making its 25th and final journey - will fly to the International Space Station and deliver a $2 billion science experiment.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's countdown clocks began ticking again Friday for the next-to-last space shuttle launch, delayed two weeks ago by an electrical problem aboard Endeavour.


Early treated patients were 96 percent less likely to spread HIV to uninfected partners

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major study finds that treating HIV patients early, before they're too sick, dramatically lowers their chances of spreading the AIDS virus to a sexual partner.
The nine-country study confirms what scientists have long believed, that HIV medicines don't just benefit patients' own health but act as prevention by making those people less infectious. Earlier treatment meant patients were 96 percent less likely to spread HIV to their uninfected partner.


Prosecutors had alleged the 53-year-old Rajaratnam made profits and avoided losses totaling more than $60 million from illegal tips

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former Wall Street titan was convicted Wednesday of making a fortune by coaxing a crew of corporate tipsters into giving him an illegal edge on blockbuster trades in technology and other stocks - what prosecutors called the largest insider trading case ever involving hedge funds.


The plant – the second biggest in the United States – was shut down the day after a killer tornado swarm devastated the surrounding region

ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal regulators ordered in-depth inspections Tuesday at a nuclear power plant run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in northern Alabama after deciding the failure of an emergency cooling system there could have been a serious safety problem


The mega-corporation said it will marry Skype's functions to its Xbox game console, Outlook email program and Windows smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history.


He was charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man who pounded on the cockpit door as an American Airlines flight from Chicago approached San Francisco on Sunday evening has no clear or known ties to terrorism, police said on Monday.


The former House speaker disclosed his bid on Twitter and Facebook on Monday and urged followers to tune into Fox News on Wednesday

ATLANTA (AP) -- Newt Gingrich is running for president. The former House speaker disclosed his bid on Twitter and Facebook on Monday and urged followers to tune into Fox News on Wednesday.


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