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AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:21pm

Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.

Qantas posts record $1.1 billion profit amid restructuring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:11pm

Qantas Airways Ltd. posted a record full-year profit of 1.53 billion Australian dollars ($1.1 billion) on Wednesday, after undergoing a cost-saving restructuring amid steep losses just two years ago.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:52pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Official: FBI probing cyber breach of NY Times journalists

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

The FBI is investigating cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Utah city concedes Facebook data center race to New Mexico

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

A Salt Lake City suburb vying with a New Mexico town to attract a Facebook data center dropped out of the race Tuesday after state education officials decided the $240 million deal was too rich, adding their voices to a chorus of questions about the deal.

Missouri tobacco tax hike proposal survives court challenge

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:40pm

A Missouri proposal to raise cigarette taxes to benefit early childhood programs can stay on the Nov. 8 ballot, a judge ruled Tuesday.

The Latest: Utah city pulls Facebook race against New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:12pm

The Latest on a Utah plan to lure a Facebook data center with $240 million in tax breaks (all times local):

Gregg, Holcomb tout agriculture as key to Indiana economy

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:40pm

The candidates to become Indiana's next governor largely sided with rural interests during a forum Tuesday while discussing agriculture issues.

How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:40pm

Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.

Fugitive tech CEO expected to plead guilty in fraud case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:52pm

A fugitive former technology company CEO who frustrated federal authorities by living comfortably in exile in southwest Africa for the past 10 years has agreed to return to the United States to face charges he hatched a scheme to pocket millions of dollars by secretly manipulating stock options and is expected to plead guilty, prosecutors revealed on Tuesday.

Demand sags for California credits aimed at greenhouse gases

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:50pm

California's latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state's landmark programs combating climate change.

Cheating site had inadequate security, privacy officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:40pm

Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service

States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:20pm

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.

Waterpark visitor paralyzed in accident can sue, court says

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:20pm

A New Jersey waterpark visitor who was partially paralyzed in a 2010 accident while on a ride that simulates surfing can proceed with a lawsuit, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Liquor chain challenges Connecticut minimum pricing law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:01pm

A national liquor retailer is taking Connecticut to court over the state's minimum pricing rules for certain alcoholic beverages.

The Latest: Lt. governor questions Mental Health pay raises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:41pm

The Latest on Mississippi budget hearings (all times local):

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:21pm

Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

Tesla lays claim to world's fastest production car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:12pm

Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour.

Markets Right Now: US stocks notch modest gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:12pm

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

Johnson explains teaching remarks, Feingold launches attack

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 1:51pm

Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday attempted to clarify remarks he had made about wanting to bust up the higher education "cartel," while his Democratic challenger launched a new attack ad portraying the Republican as not caring about college student loan debt.