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NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:01pm

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error, specifically the co-pilot's premature unlocking of a braking system that triggered the in-flight breakup of the vehicle.

US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:20am

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China.

Ga. Judge cuts damages in Jeep fire death from $150M to $40M

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:42pm

A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million.

Police: Dallas airport security breach involved lovelorn man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

Police say a man blamed for a security breach at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport slipped onto a jet to try to stop his girlfriend from leaving.

Riviera casino demolition at least 6 months away, cost $42M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

The Riviera casino-hotel will come tumbling down but at an expected cost of $42 million and not for at least six months if a recommendation to the Las Vegas Convention and Tourism Authority is approved.

Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year.

All New Jersey troopers to get body cameras within a year

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:33pm

New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices.

S&P revises Brazil's outlook to negative

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:21pm

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Tuesday it has revised the outlook for Brazil's foreign-currency debt from stable to negative.

Mead Johnson paying $12M to settle US bribery charges

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:21pm

Mead Johnson has agreed to pay $12 million to settle federal civil charges that its Chinese subsidiary bribed hospital professionals to recommend its infant formula to new or expecting mothers who were patients.

Senator objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:11pm

Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:11pm

About 2,100 migrants tried to storm the area surrounding the Eurotunnel early Tuesday before being repelled by police, an official in the northern French port of Calais said.

2 Canadian men get 12-year sentences in Ponzi scheme

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:01pm

A judge has sentenced two men to 12 years in prison for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

SBA loan approvals resume after Congress lifts lending limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:01pm

Small businesses are again able to get loans backed by the federal government.

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:20pm

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

House to vote Wednesday on 3-month highway bill

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:01pm

House Republicans announced plans Tuesday for a quick vote on a three-month highway spending extension, as Congress stared down a deadline to act or see states lose money for road projects during the summer driving season.

Ohio funeral home owner pleads not guilty to corpse abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:50am

The owner of an Ohio funeral home where several bodies intended for cremation were found in a state of decay has pleaded not guilty to corpse abuse charges.

New machines aim to revive troubled New Mexico green chile

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:50am

Efforts are underway to save the green chile that's important to traditional New Mexican fare as labor shortages, a previous severe drought and competition from China, India and Mexico endanger its growth in the state.

USDA expects to pay farmers $191 million for bird flu losses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:30am

The federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu.

Portlanders lax about paying annual arts tax, audit finds

Andrew Theen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:11am

Three years after the first arts tax payments arrived in the mail, nearly 200,000 Portlanders either haven't paid their first bill or filed paperwork claiming they are exempt from paying the $35 tax, according to a city audit released Tuesday.