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Board of Metropolitan Community College asks leader to quit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

The board of a community college in Omaha has voted to ask its chairman to resign.

Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

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

Investment banker blames father at NY insider trading trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

An investment banker defending himself against insider trading charges blamed his father Wednesday, saying through his lawyer that his father triggered over $1 million in illegal stock trades after hearing him talk about upcoming mergers and acquisitions.

Appeal filed in copyright case of Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

Lawyers have appealed a jury decision that cleared Led Zeppelin of accusations it lifted a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven."

Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:11pm

Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention.

Grain mixed lower mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:01pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:52pm

As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations.

Grain mixed lower mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mercedes-Benz Vans breaks ground on $500M US plant

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:51pm

Prompted by a growing North American market for its vans, Mercedes-Benz Vans is building a new $500 million assembly plant in South Carolina.

Damon's company is taking steps to address diversity crisis

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:41pm

Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC's Annenberg School. They're the latest high-profile names in the industry who are throwing their weight behind the goal of inclusion, including J.J. Abrams and Ryan Murphy.

Montana health insurance companies seek rate hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:41pm

Insurers say they're losing money on the Montana marketplace thanks to rising health care costs. The three companies using the market place are seeking 2017 rate increases of up to 62 percent.

SABMiller suspends integration work for beer merger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:41pm

SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews its sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.

Comey: Conversations about encryption issue still needed

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:11pm

FBI Director James Comey said government and the tech industry need to sort out their differences over encryption before "something terrible happens" that would make productive conversations impossible.

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:11pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

2 charged for deer parts seized from restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:51pm

Wildlife officials say restaurant owners who scavenged deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops violated laws that prohibit the sale of wild venison.

Kaine's mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is facing pressure to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Drug developer Kadmon skids following weak demand for IPO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

Shares of drug developer Kadmon Holdings tumbled Wednesday after its initial public offering priced far below the company's estimates.

Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

Coca-Cola cut its sales forecast for the year on Wednesday, but says it's making changes to address declining soda demand in the U.S. and key international markets.

Hospital network paying $2.5M to settle overbilling claims

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery.

Investigation continues after Kansas skydiver's body located

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:10pm

Investigators are trying to determine how a Kansas skydiver was separated from her parachute and harness during a jump in Oklahoma.