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NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:15pm

A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom.

Court fight erupts over care of media mogul Sumner Redstone

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:12pm

A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health and mental state.

Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:50pm

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:40pm

Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town — even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.

Ads featuring Nazi imagery pulled from New York City subway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:01pm

An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system.

US stocks wobble into Thanksgiving break in light trading

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:52pm

Stocks wobbled on Wednesday and finished little changed before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.

Number of people in latest E. coli outbreak expected to grow

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:51pm

The number of people sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad will likely grow over the next few weeks, even though the product has been removed from store shelves, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Ill waterpark owner fails to find investors, descends tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:51pm

The owner of a New Hampshire waterpark who chained himself to a slide tower 17 days ago to try to prevent the park's auction has ended his quest because of failing health and the lack of a financial savior.

Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:01pm

Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:01pm

Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.

Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:00pm

In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.

Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:51pm

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.

Court revives Oregon suit over 'phantom recall' of Motrin

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:00pm

A lawsuit over Johnson & Johnson's buyback of defective Motrin pills has been given new life by the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Jobless rates keep dropping in Nevada metro areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:30pm

Unemployment rates continue to fall in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.

Appeals court: EPA chief doesn't have to give deposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:20pm

A federal appeals court says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy doesn't have to give a deposition in a coal company's lawsuit over the impact of regulations on jobs.

UT report lays out options for boosting road funding

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:01pm

A new University of Tennessee study is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund for new money.

FDA approves booster-enhanced flu vaccine for seniors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:00pm

Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind flu vaccine that contains a booster to help protect seniors vulnerable to the virus.

Grain mostly higher and livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:51pm

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

New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:51pm

Catfish and other ray-finned fish species will undergo a new inspection process starting in March.