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Lawsuit over Bangladesh garment factory collapse dismissed

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:00pm

A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. clothing retailers after the 2013 collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people.

Colorado city to pay those sent to jail over court fines

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:00pm

In a rare move, a Colorado city has agreed to pay dozens of people, most of them homeless, who were sent to jail because they couldn't afford to pay fines for minor offenses like panhandling and jaywalking.

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FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:00pm

The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

Things to know about California's new tobacco, vaping laws

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:51pm

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed five laws that increase California's minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, regulate electronic cigarettes and restrict tobacco use in various other ways.

Military reports fewer sex assaults; more intervention urged

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:50pm

The number of sexual assaults reported by the military dipped slightly in 2015 compared to the previous year, spurring military leaders to look for new ways to encourage troops to intervene when they see a potentially dangerous situation.

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:50pm

Riders who use a subway line that goes through the lone tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to the city's commercial heart are facing a "Would you rather" question they would rather not be asked.

Backers fight for children's health insurance in Arizona

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:41pm

Backers of a proposal to restore a program providing health insurance to poor children used a legislative maneuver Thursday as a last-gasp measure to get their proposal enacted into law.

Tesla bold production plan brings out skeptics, shares fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:41pm

Once again, Tesla Motors is staring down the naysayers.

The Latest: NYC mayor to sign 5-cent charge for plastic bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:41pm

The Latest on New York City's plastic bag law (all times local):

Indian Health Service looks to expand telehealth care

Dirk Lammers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:31pm

The Indian Health Service is looking to expand telehealth care across the Great Plains in the wake of federal inspections that uncovered serious quality-of care deficiencies at some of its facilities.

What's for dinner? The New York Times wants to help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:31pm

The New York Times Co., which has delivered newspapers for decades, now wants to help deliver food to people's door steps.

Illinois Senate passes $454 million more for colleges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:21pm

A $454 million bill to increase funding for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities has cleared the state Senate.

The Latest: UNC could lose $1.4 billion over due to LGBT law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:11pm

The Latest on disagreements over a North Carolina law that restricts transgender people to public restrooms aligned with their biological sex and prevents governments from passing their own anti-discrimination rules (all times local):

Wal-Mart brings back greeters at the store door

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:11pm

Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart.

Never-completed TVA nuclear plant that cost $4B for sale

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:11pm

The nation's largest public utility is selling a never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the past four decades.

Minnesota Senate rejects $1.5 million public works bill

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:01pm

Minnesota's Senate narrowly rejected a Democratic plan to borrow $1.5 billion for public construction projects across the state on Thursday, providing just the latest reminder of the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats as the legislative session winds down with little settled.

Wildlife group proposes deer farm crackdown to fight disease

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:01pm

A prominent sportsmen's group wants Gov. Scott Walker to crack down on captive deer farms as he considers revising the state's chronic wasting disease tactics.

Venezuela politician accuses Wall Street Journal of libel

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:50pm

A powerful Venezuelan legislator has sued Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp., saying he was libeled in a drug investigation article in The Wall Street Journal.

Former Perdue Foods executive rejoining as new president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:41pm

The CEO of a Seaford, Delaware chicken producer and exporter has been hired to rejoin Perdue Farms Inc. as president of Perdue Foods LLC.