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Bezos riding own rocket on company’s 1st flight with people

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VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos is about to soar on his space travel company‚Äôs first flight with people on board. ...

Amazon to end testing for COVID-19 at warehouses this month

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Amazon will stop testing workers for COVID-19 at its warehouses at the end of this month, citing the availability of vaccines and free testing....

Bezos’s comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

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NEW YORK — The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible. ...

California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

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SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme...

Rowers say Olympic coach threatened, verbally abused them

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OAKLAND, Calif. — As the Tokyo Games approach, US Rowing is awaiting the results of a months-long assessment commissioned by the U.S. Olympic &...

Unstable weather will continue to fuel huge Oregon blaze

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Dry, unstable and windy conditions will keep fueling a massive wildfire in southern Oregon, forecasters said, as the largely uncontained blaze...

NFL’s Richard Sherman charged with DUI, other crimes

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SEATTLE — Prosecutors in Washington state have charged former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman after police said he drunkenly crashed...

Key lawmaker quizzes airlines on delays, worker shortages

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WASHINGTON — A key senator is asking six U.S. airlines to explain the high rates of delayed and canceled flights this summer, and she's...

California blaze erupts near site of deadliest US wildfire

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PULGA, Calif. — A blaze that erupted near the flashpoint of the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history was heading away from homes on...

US requires more testing of warning system on Boeing 737s

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WASHINGTON — Federal regulators will require more frequent testing of switches on Boeing 737s that trigger warnings to pilots about a dangerous loss of...