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Markets Right Now: US indexes climb to more record highs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:14pm

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

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:09pm

A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.

Higher Wyoming sales tax for K-12 hits wall in committee

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

A proposal to raise the state sales tax got a chilly reception in a legislative committee looking at what to do about Wyoming's looming education funding crisis.

The Latest: Federal investigators head to train crash site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

The Latest on accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains (all times local):

Shooting gets underway for Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff has begun production.

Subway crash in railyard injured 4 near Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

An out-of-service subway train rear-ended a stopped train in a railyard Tuesday, causing some cars to jump the track and hit a third train, officials said. Four people were injured, including an operator hospitalized in critical condition.

Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:59pm

Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Center.

Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoff

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

Ecuador's nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno falling just shy of the votes needed to clench a first-round victory, officials said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:50pm

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and men.

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

Colleen Barry and Maria Grazia Murru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:35pm

From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.

Crude rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:30pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 66 cents -- closing at $54.06 a barrel.

Lawsuit: Black cop told to style hair like white officer's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:24pm

A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer's.

Gold, silver fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:23pm

The February gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1237.50 an ounce -- down 10 cents.

Wells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:13pm

Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:10pm

The U.S. dollar is unchanged against other North American currencies in New York trading.