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Police: Australian likely killed by Takata air bag inflator

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:45pm

Police in Australia say a faulty Takata air bag likely killed a man in a car crash near Sydney.

Wyoming hospital loses Medicare and Medicaid standing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:45pm

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center recently lost its standing that hospitals need to serve Medicare and Medicaid patients.

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:45pm

New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

David McHugh and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:42pm

German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology.

Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:42pm

Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who says Flynn is "moving on with his life."

Dakota Access developer gets OK to replace trees

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

North Dakota regulators approved a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to replace trees removed during construction, but the permission won't impact an upcoming decision on whether Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is fined for removing too many.

US stocks inch lower on Europe worries; tech stocks sink

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

U.S. stocks are down Friday as investors take a more cautious approach after a report said the European Central Bank will make a decision about reducing its economic stimulus in October. A 10-day winning streak for technology companies fades and General Electric slumped after the company issued a weak forecast.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Past budget office heads seek respect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

Lately the Congressional Budget Office just can't get any respect. Republicans from the White House on down have worked to discredit the nonpartisan agency, in an effort to undermine its inconvenient findings that GOP health care bills would cause more than 20 million people to lose their insurance.

Christie urges Trump, Congress not to ban internet gambling

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:21pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States.

Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:21pm

New Hampshire's only veterans hospital has appointed two more interim leaders as whistleblower doctors continue to call for a third-party investigation into substandard treatment and conditions.

Judge halts Wisconsin county rule for apps like Pokemon Go

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:12pm

A Wisconsin county is likely violating the U.S. Constitution's free-speech protection with its requirement that game developers obtain permits for augmented-reality apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks, a federal judge says.

Police: Blast at propane business leaves 1 critically hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:12pm

Authorities say an explosion at a northeastern Pennsylvania propane gas business has left at least one person hospitalized in critical condition.

Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:00pm

Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars.

The Latest: Opponents criticize pipeline assessment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:00pm

The Latest on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (all times local):

820-pound hog shot in Alabama may have fled neighbor's pen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:35am

An 820-pound (372-kilogram) hog that an Alabama man shot and killed in his front yard may have escaped from a pen on a nearby farm, according to the man's hog-raising neighbor.

2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey

Sylvain Plazy and Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:42am

A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

The neighbors had their suspicions.

Markets Right Now: US stocks slip in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

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

UK royals hear children's concert, see Hamburg Airbus plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:53am

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, wrapped up a three-day trip to Germany in Hamburg, where they attended a concert for children in a spectacular new concert hall on Friday.