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US stocks drop, led by another fall in the energy sector

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:52pm

Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday.

Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:51pm

Republicans accused Planned Parenthood of "disdain for human dignity" as the Senate pushed toward a Monday vote on halting federal funds for the organization.

Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.

New owner plans 'patient' approach to Rocky Gap casino

David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:11pm

The new owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland is in no hurry to make changes.

Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:02pm

Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.

Indiana medical software company hack affected 3.9M people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:01pm

An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.

GM ignition switch deaths, injuries total 398

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:41pm

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 274 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate victims.

Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:41pm

The government of Puerto Rico has confirmed that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment that was due Saturday, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.

US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:32pm

An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation's record on nuclear proliferation.

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:21pm

More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

US Treasury estimates $552 billion in borrowing this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

The Treasury Department on Monday estimated that it will end up borrowing $552 billion for the current budget year, the lowest total in eight years.

Grain lower and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Officials calling Nevada solar future bright under EPA rules

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:51pm

Several government and business leaders say Nevada renewable energy projects have a bright future with the federal government tightening pollution controls for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Jury in crane collapse case awards $48 million in damages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:51pm

A jury has decided the families of two men killed in a New York City construction crane collapse should get $48 million in punitive damages from the crane's owner and his companies.

The Latest: Defense lawyer says Texas AG to plead not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:31pm

The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):

Treasury sanctions Syrian government's energy networks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:31pm

The Treasury Department on Monday targeted 11 companies and individuals suspected of providing energy products the Syrian government of Bashar Assad is using in the conflict there.

Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:02pm

Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city toppled onto a row of buildings, a fire department spokesman said.

Boston Symphony Orchestra extends music director's contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:00pm

The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the contract of Andris Nelsons, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century.