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American's No. 2 executive departs for United Airlines

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:30pm

The president and No. 2 executive at American Airlines is leaving to take the same job with rival United Airlines.

Senate hopeful won't say if OK with Trump having nuke codes

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20pm

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana declined Monday to say whether he's comfortable with Donald Trump serving as commander in chief and possessing the nation's nuclear launch codes.

The Latest: Police fire tear gas at pro-Rousseff protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20pm

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Bree Fowler and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:11pm

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.

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Last chance? Obama administration proposes health law fixes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:02pm

In one of its last chances to tinker with the president's signature health care law, the Obama administration Monday proposed a series of fixes and adjustments for 2018, when the White House will have a new occupant.

Wal-Mart: Pepper spray, not rotting fruit, forced evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman says a can of pepper spray is the suspected culprit for the evacuation of an Alabama store.

Union makes proposal to Icahn that it says will save Taj

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has rejected an offer by Atlantic City's main casino workers union that it says would have saved the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino.

Lawmakers reviewing possible Medicaid expansion options

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:52pm

The small group of Idaho lawmakers currently examining how to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage remains split on the best solution, with many echoing the long-standing opposition to a proposal that involves accepting federal funding.

Yale grad students file petition seeking union certification

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

Yale University graduate students on Monday petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for union recognition, saying they have organized to address concerns surrounding pay and benefits and give themselves a stronger voice in university affairs.

Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:44pm

The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.

Fox News calls Tantaros an 'opportunist' in lawsuit response

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:44pm

Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host.

McConnell: Obamacare 'crashing;' next president must fix it

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:31pm

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress.

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Linda A. Johnson and Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:21pm

and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly.

Rates on US Treasury bills rise at weekly auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level since March.

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:02pm

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

Herbalife, Wells Fargo gain; Caesars Entertainment sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:51pm

Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.

Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:41pm

A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must reveal information about major donors to the state's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge ruled Monday as he rejected First Amendment claims.

Banks lead gains on Wall Street on hopes for higher rates

Seth Sutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:31pm

Banks led the stock market higher Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year from their historically low levels. That could help banks recover from a long slump by making lending more profitable.