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Nestle to invest $550M to expand Georgia pet food factory

CITY OF HARTWELL, Ga. — Pet food manufacturer Nestle Purina will invest $550 million to expand a recently completed factory in northeast Georgia, with plans to expand its workforce to a total of 370.

Google, Amazon fined $163 million by French privacy watchdog

PARIS — France’s data privacy watchdog said Thursday it has fined Google 100 millions euros ($121 million) and Amazon 35 million euros ($42 million) for breaching the country’s rules on advertising cookies.
Biden taps Rice as domestic policy adviser, McDonough for VA

Biden taps Rice as domestic policy adviser, McDonough for VA

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is naming Susan Rice as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, giving her broad sway over his administration’s approach to immigration, health care and racial inequality and elevating the prominenc

Dutch intelligence says it's uncovered 2 Russian spies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch intelligence agency said Thursday that it has uncovered two Russian spies who were targeting the Netherlands’ science and technology sector, a move likely to further strain tense relations between the two countries.
AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'

AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'

NEW YORK — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the songs can be found here ): 1. Keedron Bryant, “I Just Wanna Live": During times of turmoil and unrest, people respond differently. Some protest.
Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child, her husband announced Wednesday.
China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong

China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong

BEIJING — China is imposing restrictions on travel to Hong Kong by some U.S. officials and others in retaliation for similar measures imposed on Chinese individuals by Washington, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. U.S.
Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for
Trump's election fight puts embattled Texas AG in spotlight

Trump's election fight puts embattled Texas AG in spotlight

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit that President Donald Trump is now calling “the big one” in his effort to overturn the outcome of the presidential election is helmed by an embattled Texas ally who is likewise trying to reverse his own skidding fortunes.
Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III says greed hinders aid to poor

Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III says greed hinders aid to poor

WASHINGTON — Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III used his farewell speech from Congress on Wednesday to deride the “great lie of our times” that the government lacks the resources and will to help people in need.