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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.

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.

Deal reached over unfinished development tied to Trump aide

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

The remaining condo owner in a failed New Jersey waterfront development has reached an undisclosed settlement with a New York-based real estate company tied to Republican President Donald Trump's son-in-law.

Deal hunger sends food stocks higher; US indexes at records

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:05pm

Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as investors come back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers are rising as investors think other deals are coming. Chicken chain Popeyes is jumping after it agreed to be bought by Restaurant Brands, which owns Burger King. Energy companies are also climbing.

Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:50pm

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.

The Latest: Sister says crash victim was retired from FBI

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:50pm

The Latest on a plane crash in Australia that killed the Australian pilot and four American tourists (all times local):

Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:43pm

The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.