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Kansas lawmakers fail to override veto of income tax hikes

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:35pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut and his allies prevented the Legislature from overriding him, setting up future confrontations over balancing the state budget.

The Latest: Police arrest protesters at Dakota Access camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:30pm

The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.

Hawaii bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermen

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen.

LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it.

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They're the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa's Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history.

In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators.

Paramount Pictures CEO leaving after 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey is leaving the movie studio after 12 years at the helm.

The Latest: David Bowie awarded British album of the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local):

T.J. Maxx parent steps up expansion, plans new home chain

Anne D'Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:45pm

Department stores just got a double dose of bad news.

US charges 10 in steroid ring linked to Miami gym operator

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:45pm

Ten people have been charged with operating a $10 million steroid distribution ring allegedly overseen by a Miami man who co-owns a popular bodybuilding gym called Iron Addicts, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Newmont and Papa John's dip; Bristol-Myers and Garmin rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:37pm

Stocks that opened substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

David Bowie, Emeli Sande among winners at Brit Awards

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:35pm

Britain's music industry saluted chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday's Brit Awards, where nominees included Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie.

Pentagon: Military child care cuts may have been mistakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:16pm

The Pentagon said Tuesday that cuts to military child care programs at two Army bases may have been unnecessary.

Remnants of pipeline protest camp go up in flames

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:16pm

Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as opponents of the project set fire to makeshift wooden housing as part of a leaving ceremony ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower, Dow edges higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:10pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:05pm

Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong.

Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:58pm

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:48pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.