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More than $140M available to return to Oklahoma agencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:20pm

Oklahoma finance officials say more than $140 million can be reallocated to state agencies because mid-year budget cuts that were ordered amid a revenue downturn were deeper than necessary.

Correction: Timber Town's Comeback story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:11pm

In a story July 27 about a rural Oregon town that has reinvented itself as a high-tech outpost, The Associated Press reported erroneously when Facebook came to Prineville to look for a site for a data center. It was seven years ago, not 15.

Robbery suspect shot by police, dies in senior care center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:01pm

Police in suburban Phoenix shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect and say the man later died after barricading himself at a senior care center.

Some French media ban IDs of attackers to stop "hero" effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:51pm

Some leading French media outlets say they will stop publishing the names and images of attackers linked to the Islamic State group to prevent individuals from being inadvertently glorified.

Mercedes-Benz Vans breaks ground on $500M US plant

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:31pm

Prompted by growing North American demand for its vans, Mercedes-Benz Vans broke ground Wednesday on a new $500 million U.S. assembly plant in South Carolina.

Kaine's mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:01pm

Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is facing pressure to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Whole Foods says key sales figure falls again

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:52pm

Whole Foods saw a key sales figure fall for the fourth straight quarter as it fights to distinguish itself from a growing number of competitors that it says may offer "good enough" alternatives that are more convenient.

Drug developer Kadmon skids following weak demand for IPO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:51pm

Shares of drug developer Kadmon Holdings tumbled Wednesday after its initial public offering priced far below the company's estimates.

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:51pm

Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.

Most Idaho lawmakers receiving state health care coverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:41pm

Idaho lawmakers are eligible for the same health care benefits as full-time state employees even though they are considered part-time workers.

Moody's: Atlantic City likely to default Monday without loan

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:33pm

Atlantic City is likely to default on $3.4 million worth of debt — and become more likely to go bankrupt — if a loan promised by the state isn't received by Monday, a Wall Street firm said.

SABMiller suspends integration work for beer merger

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:32pm

SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews AB InBev's sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.

Gas company deploys crews restore service after Vegas fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:21pm

A gas company official says crews are deploying door-to-door in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood to restore service cut off to quell a fire sparked by a backhoe operator digging in the street.

Fed's more upbeat tone suggests rate hike as early as Sept.

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:13pm

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September.

Board of Metropolitan Community College asks leader to quit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

The board of a community college in Omaha has voted to ask its chairman to resign.

Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

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Investment banker blames father at NY insider trading trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

An investment banker defending himself against insider trading charges blamed his father Wednesday, saying through his lawyer that his father triggered over $1 million in illegal stock trades after hearing him talk about upcoming mergers and acquisitions.

Appeal filed in copyright case of Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

Lawyers have appealed a jury decision that cleared Led Zeppelin of accusations it lifted a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven."

Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention.