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Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:14pm

Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News.

Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, fun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:03pm

In a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine.

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:52pm

A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.

3rd person arrested in theft of truckload of diapers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:52pm

Rhode Island police have arrested a third person in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth about $90,000.

The Latest: Pruitt's emails with energy firms turned over

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:50pm

The Latest on the release of emails and other documents concerning new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt while he was Oklahoma's attorney general (all times local):

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:42pm

American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Facing lawsuit, Armstrong says he 'loved' wearing Postal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:34pm

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he "loved" representing the U.S. Postal Service, even as the government sues to get back the millions it spent sponsoring his teams.

Houston police: No injuries amid reports of hospital gunfire

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:24pm

No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

Higher Wyoming sales tax for K-12 hits wall in committee

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:10pm

A proposal to raise the state sales tax got a chilly reception Tuesday in a legislative committee where lawmakers advocated a wait-and-see approach about using the strategy to address a major funding shortfall for K-12 education.

Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

Melanie Plenda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:04pm

New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:04pm

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.

Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:35pm

The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:35pm

American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Top 2 CSX executives retiring, railroad lays off 1,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:35pm

The top two CSX executives will retire this spring, and the railroad plans to lay off roughly 1,000 management employees next month.

Wal-Mart, General Mills and Popeyes climb; Kraft Heinz falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:24pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Figures on government spending and debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:24pm

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Floods that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed rice

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:24pm

The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting.

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:14pm

The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

Wells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:05pm

Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.