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China stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong rises

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41pm

China's stock market was volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other markets also flitted between gains and losses.

Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Gunman story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:10pm

In a stories published July 24, 25 and 26 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:50pm

the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.

Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

Nicholas Paphitis and Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:00pm

Greece's government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion of euros into drachmas "at a drop of a hat."

World Trade Organization approves Kazakhstan's membership

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:50pm

Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization after the Geneva-based body formally approved the country's membership Monday.

Former letter carrier convicted of delivering marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:50pm

A former letter carrier has been convicted of delivering packages of marijuana from a post office to the home of a conspirator.

Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing

Judy Lin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:20pm

The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday.

Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:30pm

Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.

Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Gunman story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:50pm

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — In a stories published July 24, 25 and 26 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

US bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:20pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:10pm

Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.

Republic stock plunges on possible flight disruptions

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:21pm

Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation's biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff.

NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:10pm

Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense.

Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buy stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:00pm

The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Analysts expect more tie-ups in generic drug business

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:50pm

Analysts say they expect more tie-ups are coming in the generic drug industry in the wake of Teva's mammoth deal for the generic drug business of Allergan.

Former Idaho lawmaker settles federal tax dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:41pm

Federal officials will auction off the Athol home of a former Idaho state lawmaker to help make up for his unpaid back taxes.

Surprises boost costs of historic Reno bridge demolition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:41pm

Some unexpected discoveries beneath Reno's old Virginia Street Bridge are boosting the price of the demolition project, including some contaminated soil from the Truckee River bed and the granite foundation of a former bridge built in 1877.

Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:10pm

A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.

Study sees positive gains from 2012 prescription drug law

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:01pm

Prescriptions for painkillers and doctor-shopping by pill seekers have decreased since Kentucky passed legislation targeting prescription drug abuse, according to a University of Kentucky study.