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Former Los Angeles immigration agent gets prison for bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:31pm

A former U.S. homeland security agent is going to prison for accepting bribes from a Korean businessman suspected of sex-slave trafficking.

Feds: Senate cafeteria workers will get $1 million back pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:11pm

Hundreds of cafeteria workers who help feed senators and others in the Capitol and nearby office buildings will get back pay totaling more than $1 million because their private employers illegally underpaid them, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

White teacher loses much of $535,000 discrimination verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:00pm

The Michigan Supreme Court has thrown out much of a $535,000 verdict for a white teacher who claimed he was illegally fired for a racial comment at a Flint-area charter school.

Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:51pm

It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.

Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:21pm

The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.

The Latest: Bail set for 2 of 3 suspected NYC bank burglars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:01pm

The Latest on arrest of three charged in two bank heists that netted about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes (all times local):

Advocates seek more disclosure on fracking chemicals

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:51pm

Landowners, environmentalists and health advocates petitioned Montana regulators on Tuesday to require companies to more fully divulge which fracking chemicals they use to produce oil and gas.

Feds: NYC bank burglars stole $5 million in cash, diamonds

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:41pm

Bank burglars reminded New York's top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes before they were caught, authorities said Tuesday as they announced the arrest of three men.

Legislator: Pfizer can't complain about execution drug

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:12pm

The legislator who drafted a law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret said Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions.

French official visits Mississippi to back union at Nissan

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:11pm

A French parliamentarian is visiting Mississippi as part of an effort to pressure Nissan Motor Co. to allow workers at its Canton plant to organize a union.

Guyana to deport 14 Venezuelans who crossed border for food

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:11pm

A group of 14 Venezuelans who crossed illegally into neighboring Guyana apparently to flee the economic crisis engulfing their country will be deported by the end of the week, Guyanese officials said Tuesday.

As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:00pm

You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.

No injuries or damage after natural gas fire in Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Police and fire officials reported no injuries and no homes damaged after a fire fueled by escaping natural gas from a damaged underground conduit in a northwest Las Vegas residential neighborhood.

Bill Clinton prepares for most personal convention speech

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:21pm

When Bill Clinton takes the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer will step into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman.

Items fetch high prices at Four Seasons restaurant auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:21pm

The interior of a restaurant that for 57 years hosted power lunches for a must see crowd of business executives and celebrities including Henry Kissinger and Tom Wolfe was auctioned off Tuesday.

Twitter still struggling to grow as rivals race ahead

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:20pm

Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.

Dakota Access pipeline gets federal permit approvals in Iowa

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:12pm

The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals Tuesday needed to proceed with construction.

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:51pm

The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a law Tuesday that had cut the duration of the state's unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally, meaning thousands of residents could get a longer financial lifeline as they look for work.

S&P drops Kansas credit rating, citing ongoing budget issues

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:41pm

A major rating agency on Tuesday downgraded Kansas' credit rating for the second time in two years because of the state's budget problems.