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Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weather

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:04pm

For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive.

Wife of ex-Brazilian president hospitalized after stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

A hospital in Sao Paulo says Brazil's former first lady Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva has had a stroke.

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 16-22

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Gun rights activists sue over Massachusetts firearms laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Gun rights activists have filed a lawsuit to end what they call Massachusetts' unconstitutional firearms laws.

Panama charges 17 in Brazilian firm bribery scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Panama's chief prosecutor says 17 people have been charged with money-laundering in connection with a bribery scheme involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.

Trump budget pick: Cut benefit programs; tax hikes on table

Stephen Ohlemacher and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress on Tuesday, putting him at odds with the new chief executive.

Lawyers for site dubbed 'online brothel' want charges tossed

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face of a congressional investigation.

Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:42pm

Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution took their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:42pm

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

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

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

Hiring picked up in just 3 states last month, fell in 5

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

Employers significantly increased hiring in just three U.S. states last month, while five states reported large cuts.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

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

The Latest: California carbon auctions challenged in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

The Latest on oral arguments in cases challenging California's carbon auctions (all times local):

UPDATED

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:38pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Toyota to add 400 jobs, sink $600M into Indiana SUV factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:35pm

Toyota announced Tuesday that it will boost SUV production at an Indiana factory with a $600 million investment the company says will add 400 jobs.

Crude rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:31pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 43 cents -- closing at $53.18 a barrel.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:31pm

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Gold down, silver up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:31pm

The January gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,210.30 an ounce -- down $4.70.