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Police: Refugee kills former co-worker, self; injures 3

Alanna Durkin Richer and Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:13pm

A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said.

Google Fiber halts expansion plans as chief steps down

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:41pm

Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks.

Official: Tire treads worn on bus in fatal California crash

Amy Taxin and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:31pm

The treads on half the tires of a tour bus that slammed into a tractor-trailer on a desert freeway, killing 13 people, were worn down to an unsafe level, a federal investigator said Tuesday as authorities worked to determine the cause of one of California's deadliest highway crashes.

The Latest: Jesse Jackson to join Dakota Access protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:01pm

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

Company asks pipeline protesters to leave North Dakota land

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:01pm

The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Tuesday that the dozens of protesters who have camped on company-owned land since the weekend are trespassing and that "lawless behavior will not be tolerated."

Wyoming sends troopers to North Dakota pipeline protest

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:51pm

Wyoming has sent six highway patrol troopers to North Dakota to help authorities deal with Indian protesters demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline, prompting objections Tuesday from some Wyoming Indian leaders.

Actor Mark Ruffalo in North Dakota to oppose oil pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:41pm

Actor-activist Mark Ruffalo has traveled to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's opposition to the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Judge weighing Utah law banning on undercover farm filming

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:41pm

A federal judge considered Tuesday whether a Utah ban on hidden cameras at slaughterhouses that was passed amid a wave of similar measures around the country violates the right to freedom of speech.

Ex-Oppenheimer & Co. worker pleads guilty to insider trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:23pm

A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York City.

UN chief says including women in peace negotiations pays off

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:20pm

Making sure women are a key part of negotiations to end conflicts pays off in longer-lasting peace deals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:20pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California, even as the Pentagon said late Tuesday the number of soldiers affected was smaller than first believed.

The Latest: Judge weighing Utah ban on secret farm filming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:01pm

The Latest on a challenge to a Utah law banning undercover filming at Utah slaughterhouses and other agricultural facilities (all times local):

New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: 'We're sorry'

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:40pm

Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is "sorry for the pain" that the bank's employees have suffered as a result of the company's sales practices scandal.

Chipotle sales fall again as it tries to win back customers

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:40pm

Chipotle is still struggling to bring back customers to its restaurants after a food safety scare last year.

The Latest: Pentagon says only 6,500 soldiers in bonus snafu

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:31pm

The Latest on enlistment bonuses the Pentagon is ordering California National Guard soldiers to repay (all times local):

Target plays up value for the holiday season

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:21pm

From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers that it's the place for deals.

Apple's quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:21pm

After stumbling in 2016, Apple is betting on a better year ahead.

Missouri's American Royal horse exhibition moving to Kansas

Jim Suhr and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

One of Kansas City's most venerable cultural institutions, the annual American Royal horse and livestock exhibition, is moving to Kansas from Missouri, officials announced Tuesday.

'Give us the bowl back,' North Carolina demands from PayPal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:41pm

North Carolina has struck back at PayPal for canceling a planned expansion in the state to protest a law limiting protections for LGBT people.

DraftKings, FanDuel agree to $12M settlement with NY

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:40pm

DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $6 million apiece to New York state to resolve lawsuits alleging the daily fantasy sports companies engaged in false advertising under a legal settlement announced Tuesday by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.