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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.

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:20pm

A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through New York City streets has died.

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.

Dems, business owners blast Utah GOP for losing outdoor show

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:40pm

State Democratic leaders and a couple of small business owners are blasting Utah's Republican leadership for its stubborn stance on public lands that led a lucrative outdoor trade show to leave town.

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:34pm

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:34pm

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

Idaho Lottery procurement bill heads to governor's desk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:30pm

Legislation requiring the Idaho State Lottery to comply with the state's contracting laws is headed to the governor's desk for approval.

Board: Puerto Rico to be hit with painful austerity measures

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:25pm

The newly appointed head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances warned on Tuesday that the U.S. territory will be hit with painful austerity measures in upcoming months.

Subway crash in railyard injured 4 near Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:25pm

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.

As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:55am

Mexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive after months in which U.S. President Donald Trump has hammered Mexico.

Shooting gets underway for Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:44am

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

Tribes warn lawmakers against gaming ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:40am

Tribal members are warning an Idaho House panel that tweaking the law on what gaming is allowed on Indian reservations would violate the delicate contracts between the tribes, state and federal government.

Suit claims Albany County district failed to stop harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:32am

An Albany County school district and some of its employees have been accused of failing to protect a former elementary school student from sexual harassment.