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LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:01pm

There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion-dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:01pm

A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this year in a series of trials designed to help attorneys settle dozens of similar claims.

Woman wrongly declared dead as a child in 1930 dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:01pm

A New Jersey woman who was hit by a car and was wrongly declared dead as a child in 1930 has died at age 94.

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:50pm

A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:32pm

Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:31pm

In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Health care sector pulls stock market lower again

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:21pm

Stocks fell in light trading for a second day on Thursday as investors sifted through a mix of earnings reports.

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:21pm

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops — that says customers should give Lochte "a second chance" after a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics.

Assistant: Mississippi mayor fired me when I ended affair

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:21pm

A former executive assistant is suing the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, saying she had an affair with him and then was fired after she ended the relationship. The city called the lawsuit "vicious" and a "political ploy."

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:11pm

Stocks closed lower on Thursday, led by declines in health-care companies as investors worry about a backlash in Washington against recent price increases for key drugs. A few retailers reported disappointing earnings, and that helped push down consumer discretionary stocks. The losses were modest as major indexes hover near record highs hit last week.

The Latest: Health department has advice on post-flood mold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:11pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Breanna Stewart's jersey, Storm merchandise top WNBA sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:00pm

Breanna Stewart now can add the WNBA's top selling jersey to a year that already includes an NCAA championship and an Olympic gold medal.

Dollar General, Signet fall on weak results; Tiffany gains

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

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Texas jury finds GM car's ignition switch not to blame in 2011 crash that killed 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:21pm

Texas jury finds GM car's ignition switch not to blame in 2011 crash that killed 1.

The most contrarian move in investing: Trust a stock picker

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:20pm

It's perhaps the most contrarian move in investing today: Trust a stock picker.

Markets Right Now: Health care pulls stocks lower again

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

No immediate Iowa vote on pipeline; 300 protest up north

David Pitt and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:11pm

The Iowa Utilities Board declined Thursday to say whether they'd halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week on the properties of 14 landowners.

Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:01pm

Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

Storm's Stewart leads WNBA jersey sales; Diggins No. 2

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

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm earned the top spots on the WNBA's list of best-selling jerseys and team merchandise.

The Latest: Russian convicted of hacking into US businesses

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

The Latest on the case of a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses (all times local):