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Governor offers $4.5M for troubled Milwaukee neighborhood

Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:11am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday promised $4.5 million for job creation, worker training and to help clean up blighted property on Milwaukee's north side where the recent fatal police shooting of a black man led to violent unrest.

Lawyers plan civil suit in '44 execution of black youth

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

Attorneys hope to bring a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:58am

Even a not-so-pricey drug can add up to a nightmare expense when it needs to be refilled every month.


Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:44am

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Congressmen: FBI, VA must probe vet's death outside hospital

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:42am

Two congressmen are calling for an investigation into the apparent suicide of a former Navy gunner on the grounds of a veterans' hospital in New York.

Shouts, charges of 'stupidity,' at Brazil president's trial

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:33am

A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared "stupidity is endless" and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body's moral authority.

Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speec

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:30am

Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street in early afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of declining stocks, while the health care and technology sectors rose. AT&T and Verizon each fell 1 percent.

US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:23am

The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

'Game of Thrones' composer creating 'Gears of War 4' score

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:21am

The composer for "Game of Thrones" is swapping the sword-filled realm of Westeros for the monster-plagued world of Sera.

Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:20am

A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:11am

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

Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:00am

Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:00am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.

AP Explains: The trial to remove Brazil's president

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:51am

Brazil's Senate on Friday began the second day of deliberations in a trial to decide whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. While the formal accusations against Rousseff are related to her management of the federal budget, the leadership fight involves much more. The Associated Press explains how we got to this point and how the trial is likely to play out.

Herbalife hit by report that Icahn wants out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:51am

Herbalife is under heavy trading pressure on a news report that Carl Icahn, the company's biggest shareholder and defender, has been trying to unload his stake.

Mazda recalls SUVs over potential steering problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:50am

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling more than 190,000 CX-7 sport utility vehicles because of a potentially dangerous steering control defect.

Billionaire Richard Branson survives bike crash

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:43am

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands.

3 planes needed to complete problem-plagued US-Canada trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:20am

A United Airlines ExpressJet flight from New Jersey to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Rochester, New York, just hours after a previous flight carrying the same passengers had to return to the Newark airport.

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:20am

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."