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A Twitter election: A look at some memorable hashtags

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:21pm

The 2016 presidential campaign has played out on Twitter as much as it has on TV, in convention halls and diners, rallies and watercoolers across the country.

The Latest: Cuba organizes vote-watching party on US embargo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:21pm

The Latest on the U.S. abstention from a U.N. resolution condemning the embargo against Cuba (all times local):

Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:11pm

Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade.

Trump holds stock in Dakota Access pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:01pm

Financial disclosures show GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline across the Midwest.

Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:01pm

Boeing's third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries.

Customers are starting to see the NBC effect on Comcast

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:52pm

While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T's desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast's marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities — as well as the potential competitive and consumer harms — that could result.

Subaru recalls 4 models; turbo air pump can catch fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:44pm

Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.

US stocks mostly slip; real estate falls, industrials climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:34pm

After a brief rally, U.S. stocks are again turning lower Wednesday afternoon as real estate companies skid. Apple is sliding after its latest results failed to impress investors, pulling technology stocks down with it. Health care stocks are falling while banks and industrial companies inch higher.

Police identify man killed in Virginia workplace shooting

Alanna Durkin Richer and Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:34pm

Authorities in Virginia on Wednesday identified a man who was fatally shot and three others who were wounded after a former co-worker opened fire at a rail car factory.

Ford recalls nearly 412K SUVs to fix fuel leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:33pm

Ford is recalling nearly 412,000 older SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leaks that could cause fires.

Police say they are poised to remove oil pipeline protesters

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:32pm

Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they are poised to remove about 200 protesters trying to halt the completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota after the demonstrators refused to leave private land owned by the pipeline company.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:31pm

The government says the average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than they did the previous year.

Trump promotes his new luxury hotel _ along with campaign

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:31pm

With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his private business in the final weeks of the long race. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is using his appearances to undermine his business credentials out on the campaign trail, accusing him of having "stiffed American workers."

EU-Canada deal still uncertain day ahead of planned signing

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:23pm

In a race against the clock, the European Union edged closer Wednesday to being able to sign a free trade deal with Canada the next day after Belgium made progress in lifting the veto of one of its regions.

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:12pm

A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of thousands of people in 2014.

Airbnb taxes boost income for Santa Fe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The vacation rental company Airbnb will now tax visitors who rent Santa Fe accommodations, adding money to the city's coffers.

The Latest: Trump holds Dakota Access pipeline company stock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):

Judge drops case against limo driver in crash that killed 4

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:02pm

A judge on Wednesday dismissed criminally negligent homicide and other charges against a limousine driver whose four passengers were killed in a crash after leaving a vineyard on Long Island.

US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:54am

The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:52am

Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.