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US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:54am

Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as the market resumed its climb after a holiday break. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competition Unilever, but several other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead.

Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts boss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:54am

State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand.

NJ officer sues her department, claiming discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:50am

A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, claiming she endured years of racial and gender discrimination.

Macron meets UK's May on electioneering trip to London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Tuesday — and said he hopes to lure skilled workers away from the U.K. after it leaves the European Union.

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:27am

Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.

Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:25am

The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain.

EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:25am

European Union finance ministers agreed Tuesday to roll out further measures to prevent multinational companies from exploiting differences in tax rates between countries in the 28-country EU and those outside the bloc.

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:25am

Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin.

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:20am

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

Dutch lawmakers extend tolerance to cultivating cannabis

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

Dutch lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis, a move that could bring to an end a key paradox of the relaxed Dutch policy on marijuana and hashish.

Casper businessman and former congressman John Wold dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

Former congressman John Wold, who built a large energy company in Wyoming, has died. He was 100.

UW to hire diversity officer to boost minority enrollment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

The University of Wyoming is looking to hire a chief diversity officer in an effort to increase and retain minority students and faculty.

American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:50am

American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly; 4 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:38am

Officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four railroad workers.

Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:35am

Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its e-commerce sales soared, signs that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against online leader Amazon.

Eurozone economy seen running at near 6-year high

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:35am

Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to a near six-year high, a closely watched survey found Tuesday.

Ecuador election cliff-hanger: Leader near outright victory

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:15am

Vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round victory and supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations.

Eiffel Tower view: Paris tourism rises after yearlong slump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:10am

Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods.

Tiffany adding 3 new directors to board in JANA deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:07am

Tiffany & Co. is naming three new directors to its board as part of a deal with hedge fund JANA Partners as it continues to search for a new CEO.