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Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died

Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died

BOSTON — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84.
Nik vs. the volcano: How Wallenda is prepping for new stunt

Nik vs. the volcano: How Wallenda is prepping for new stunt

NEW YORK — Intense heat, poisonous gasses, molten lava — the conditions for Nik Wallenda’s latest tightrope walk are downright hellish, and that’s just the way he wants it.
Factories expand despite virus, though deliveries slow

Factories expand despite virus, though deliveries slow

WASHINGTON — American factories expanded in February for the second straight month, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The winning streak, however, may prove short-lived.
Q&A: What's next for the Tokyo Olympics as virus spreads?

Q&A: What's next for the Tokyo Olympics as virus spreads?

TOKYO — The spreading virus from China has been reported in more than 60 countries and puts the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on July 24 — less than five months away. The Paralympics follow on Aug. 25.
Trump campaign looks to the skies to reach voters via blimp

Trump campaign looks to the skies to reach voters via blimp

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign is planning to fly a blimp over swing states to get its message out — and to collect reams of data.

Spielberg daughter arrested on domestic charge in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — An adopted daughter of film director Steven Spielberg was arrested in Tennessee in a domestic incident involving her boyfriend, police said. Mikaela Spielberg, 23, was charged with domestic assault causing bodily injury early Saturday.
‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

LOS ANGELES — The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller “The Invisible Man” rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spot atop the box office this weekend.
North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korean officials said, resuming weapons demonstrations after a months-long hiatus that may have been forced by the coronav
Biden fights for momentum in Democrats' shifting primary

Biden fights for momentum in Democrats' shifting primary

SELMA, Ala. — An emboldened Joe Biden tried to cast himself as the clear moderate alternative to progressive Bernie Sanders on Sunday as the Democrats' shrinking presidential field raced toward Super Tuesday.
Attacks on Indian journalists highlight growing intolerance

Attacks on Indian journalists highlight growing intolerance

NEW DELHI — Reporting in India has never been without its risks, but journalists say attacks on the media during last week's deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi show the situation is deteriorating.