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Dollar General, Signet fall on weak results; Tiffany gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:43pm

A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.

Assistant: Mississippi mayor fired me when I ended affair

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:40pm

A former executive assistant is suing the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, saying she had an affair with him and then was fired after she ended the relationship.

Texas jury finds GM car's ignition switch not to blame in 2011 crash that killed 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:21pm

Texas jury finds GM car's ignition switch not to blame in 2011 crash that killed 1.

The most contrarian move in investing: Trust a stock picker

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:20pm

It's perhaps the most contrarian move in investing today: Trust a stock picker.

Markets Right Now: Health care pulls stocks lower again

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:11pm

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

No immediate Iowa vote on pipeline; 300 protest up north

David Pitt and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:11pm

The Iowa Utilities Board declined Thursday to say whether they'd halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week on the properties of 14 landowners.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:10pm

Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

Storm's Stewart leads WNBA jersey sales; Diggins No. 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:00pm

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm earned the top spots on the WNBA's list of best-selling jerseys and team merchandise.

The Latest: Russian convicted of hacking into US businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the case of a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses (all times local):

Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall

Max Becherer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:50pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

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

The Latest: Pipeline work hasn't resumed in North Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

The Latest on the status of the construction oil pipeline owned by a Texas-based company (all times local):

Groups challenge federal oil, gas leasing on climate grounds

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

The federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in Western states.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:34pm

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

Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:32pm

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it is investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

Amazon starts car research and review site

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.

Officer in bed of pickup shot driver 9 times; town to pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

A lawyer said a small town in Tennessee will pay a substantial settlement to the family of a man who was shot nine times as he tried to drive off with a police officer in the bed of his pickup truck.

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:20pm

Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday.