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Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:54pm

Gun control advocates are asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for permission to argue against a judge's decision last year to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting, saying the ruling would set a bad precedent.

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:54pm

A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.

Convenience store magnate, governor candidate Mihos dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:50pm

A convenience store magnate who twice ran for governor of Massachusetts has died. Christy Mihos (MY-hohs) was 67.

Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:44pm

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the pipeline is good news for energy and infrastructure.

The Latest: McConnell says Senate won't take up 'Obamacare'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40pm

The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local):

Utah officials pass sewer rate increases for 7 valley cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40pm

Residents of a northern Utah valley can expect 10 percent increases to their sewer utility rates for the next five years.

AP Exclusive: Iowa regulator keeps busy private law practice

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:33pm

A powerful Iowa regulator has maintained a busy and profitable private legal practice even though law requires her to devote her "whole time" to state business.

Greek debt activist, follower of ancient gods, faces arrest

Derek Gatopoulos and Fanis Karabatsakis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:33pm

A firebrand Greek debt activist whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization.

Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:33pm

A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman.

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:33pm

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is returning to teach at Harvard after leaving the Pentagon.

Uber diversity report says 36 percent of employees are women

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:24pm

Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions.

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

General Motors has rejected a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes.

Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains.

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

Judge dismisses suit accusing Glock founder of racketeering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

A federal judge in Atlanta has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the founder of the company that makes Glock pistols of conspiring to steal millions from his ex-wife.

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:13pm

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:12pm

Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees' Social Security checks don't accurately portray how the system works.

The Latest: Warner says White House not dispelling suspicion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:12pm

The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

Chinese tech company Tencent acquires 5 percent Tesla stake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has acquired a 5 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla Inc.

Public television chief says Trump budget would hit options

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:47am

President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some local television and radio stations to close, the corporation's president and chief executive officer told Congress Tuesday.