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^As fatal truck crashes surge, U.S. government won't make an easy fix<


Yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the federal regulatory agency responsible for protecting us from danger on the nation's roads, has not mandated changes that over the past two decades might have averted thousands of rear-end truck crashes.

3650 (with trims) by Mike Hendricks in Kansas City, Mo. MOVED


^More than 1 million homes planned for high-risk fire areas in California<


The population under threat is rapidly growing. As many as 1.2 million new homes will be built "in the highest wildfire risk areas" of California between 2000 and 2050

2050 (with trim) by Ryan Lillis and Ken Carlson. MOVED


^Household incomes rise to new high, but rate of health coverage flattens<

CENSUS-INCOME:LA _ With unemployment steadily declining and more people working full-time in year-round jobs, household incomes in the United States rose moderately last year, and the poverty rate fell to the lowest point in more than a decade, according to new federal government data.

But in another important measure of economic well-being, the share of Americans without medical insurance remained unchanged in 2017, ending a three-year trend of improving health coverage that was largely the result of Obamacare.

300 by Don Lee in Washington. (Moved as a Washington story.) MOVED



^Minnesota farmers consider asking for government help as trade war worsens downturn that started years ago<


Many are reluctantly preparing to take what they consider a distasteful step: turning to the government for help.

1100 by Adam Belz in Marshall, Minn. MOVED


^Citrus disease could kill California industry if Congress slows research, growers warn<

FARM-CALIF-CITRUS:WA _ A disease called citrus greening has devastated Florida's citrus industry since its discovery in 2005. Agriculture officials are hoping they can stop it before the same thing happens in California.

550 by Kate Irby in Washington. MOVED


^Boeing 737 problems have grown despite company's reassurances<


900 by Dominic Gates. MOVED


^Walt Disney banned alcohol, but now theme parks say 'drink up'<

DISNEY-ALCOHOL:OS _ For the first time, Disneyland will break its prohibition on alcohol and begin selling drinks to the general public, the California theme park recently announced.

It's a departure from the philosophy of the man behind it all, Walt Disney, who was against alcohol at his parks. He told the Saturday Evening Post in 1956: "No liquor, no beer, nothing. Because that brings in a rowdy element. That brings people that we don't want, and I feel they don't need it."

850 (with trim) by Gabrielle Russon in Orlando, Fla. MOVED


^Amazon's business-to-business unit turns into a $10 billion business<


950 (with trim) by Matt Day. MOVED

^'Googley' does not mean 'young,' Google claims in age-bias lawsuit<


The search and digital-ads behemoth has been engaged in a pitched legal battle since 2015 over allegations that it denied jobs to hundreds of workers because they were too old. A judge certified the lawsuit, brought by plaintiffs Robert Heath and Cheryl Fillekes, as a class action, but Google for the second time is now trying to get that certification removed.

"Plaintiffs argue that Googleyness or culture fit are euphemisms for youth and Google interviewers use these to intentionally discriminate on the basis of age," Google said in a recent filing in U.S. District Court in San Jose.

300 by Ethan Baron. MOVED


^A major bank is offering payday-style loans. Will others follow suit?<


The Minneapolis institution, the nation's fifth-largest commercial bank, said its checking account holders will be able to quickly borrow $100 to $1,000, enough to cover many emergency expenses, through its Simple Loan offering. Borrowers have three months to repay, at a cost of $12 for every $100 borrowed _ equivalent to an annual interest rate of about 71 percent.

950 by James Rufus Koren. MOVED




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^Tech Q&A: What to do when a home Wi-Fi extender falls short<


550 by Steve Alexander. MOVED

^Tech review: There's more than one way to control an Apple TV<


I'm very happy with how the Apple TV fits into the TV-watching experience, especially with the small Siri-enabled remote control that has a touchpad on top. The Apple TV ships with one Siri remote.

As my wife and I fought over the remote, it became obvious that we needed a second Siri remote so we could each use one.

450 by Jim Rossman. MOVED


Not moving this week.


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