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Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:25pm

Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."

Former tech CEO gets prison in US after self-exile in Africa

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:16pm

A wealthy former CEO who dodged securities fraud charges by spending a decade in Africa with a $50 million nest egg was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison by a judge in New York City who blasted him as "foolish" for hatching his scheme and fleeing justice for so long.

Markets Right Now: US indexes struggle to a mixed close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:08pm

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

Correction: TJX-Expansion story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:08pm

In a story Feb. 22 about the expansion plans of the company that owns T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, The Associated Press reported erroneously that TJX Cos. plans to open the first two of its new home stores later this year. It plans to open four this fiscal year.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims, and gets, undue credit

Calvin Woodward and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:08pm

President Donald Trump is giving himself too much credit for sending criminal foreigners out of the country and saving money on fighter planes. He's getting too much credit from one of the few women with a top White House job for elevating women in the administration.

Taco Bell will take popular chicken-shelled chalupa off menu

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:00pm

A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast-food chain's menu despite its popularity.

The Latest: North Dakota protest camp cleared

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:58pm

The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

US stocks waver as investors back away from industrials

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:58pm

Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth. Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends.

Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:57pm

"Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film.

St. Louis ordinance seeks to pre-empt Missouri abortion laws

Katie Kull, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:49pm

A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature.

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:47pm

Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.

Manufacturing CEOs differ on border tax in talks with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:37pm

The Latest on President Trump's meeting with U.S. manufacturing CEOs (all times local):

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Smaller bite: Tax bills dip for most popular mutual funds

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:23pm

Tax time means many mutual-fund investors are paying the bill for their funds' past successes, even ones that predate their own investment.

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:17pm

With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

Latest wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:17pm

New Mexico's two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas recently designated as national monuments.

VW exec arrested in US emissions scandal appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:17pm

A Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the U.S. before he could fly home to Germany has appeared in Detroit federal court on charges related to the company's emissions scandal.