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Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:51am

Federal investigators say the driver who was killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was speeding just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer.

Nigeria's central bank hikes interest rate to 14 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:51am

The Central Bank of Nigeria has raised its benchmark interest rate to 14 percent, a 10-year high, as the naira currency continues its free-fall and the West African oil producer heads into recession.

Fiat Chrysler revises sales, shows streak ended in 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50am

Fiat Chrysler's existing streak of 75 straight months of sales gains should have ended in 2013, according to revised sales figures released Tuesday by the automaker.

Feds: Senate cafeteria workers will get $1 million back pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50am

Hundreds of cafeteria workers who help feed senators and others in the Capitol and nearby office buildings will get back pay totaling more than $1 million because their private employers illegally underpaid them, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

In break from Trump, Paul Ryan defends NATO, trade deals

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:41am

House Speaker Paul Ryan vigorously defended the role of NATO and the importance of the United States leading the creation of free-trade agreements on Tuesday, breaking from positions taken by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Feds: NYC bank burglars stole $5 million in cash, diamonds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:21am

Authorities say New York City bank burglars stole about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards.

Residents: Oil militants attack Lagos suburb, battle police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:20am

Residents say a boatload of armed oil militants attacked an outlying suburb of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, looting and firing into the air as people fled.

Solar roadway panels to go on display in Idaho city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:10am

A northern Idaho city will be the first to get a demonstration of high tech hexagonal paving panels that can melt snow, among other features.

Audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:10am

A new audit shows that the state Department of Health is not effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels, Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog said Tuesday.

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$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:10am

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.

Judge gives preliminary approval to $15 billion settlement in Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:00am

Judge gives preliminary approval to $15 billion settlement in Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

The Latest: Judge gives early OK to Volkswagen settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:00am

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Illinois won't release details of 'Chicago Fire' tax credits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:50am

Illinois officials say they won't detail expenditures the TV show "Chicago Fire" made to qualify for nearly $16 million in tax breaks last year.

Fiat Chrysler shifts Detroit-area plant from cars to trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:41am

Fiat Chrysler says it will sink $1.5 billion into a suburban Detroit factory as it retools plants to make more trucks and SUVs and stops producing small and midsize cars.

Pregnant woman killed, baby survives crash with train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:11am

Police say a pregnant woman has died after a crash with a commuter train, but her infant survived.

Markets Right Now: US stocks turn lower in midday trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:00am

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Turkey ready to resume pipeline project with Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:50am

Turkey's economy minister says the country is ready to resume work on building a gas pipeline from Russia, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries.

Arkansas doctor gets 2 years in prison in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:40am

A Little Rock doctor whose clinic improperly billed massage therapy services as physical therapy has received two years in prison and has been ordered to pay insurers and patients more than $700,000 in restitution.

Rhode Island's history relocated from flood-prone basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:40am

State officials have relocated millions of historical documents and items out of the flood-prone basement of the Rhode Island State Archives building in Providence.