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Judge refuses to suspend California's assisted death law

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:41pm

A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.

Court filings illuminate both sides' fears in bridge case

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:33pm

The latest federal court filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case shed light on what each side is worried about, and how wide the alleged political revenge plot in New Jersey may have spread.

Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

Federal officials say the government will make a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements on the Northeast corridor.

US fines airlines for lacking information about compensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

The government is fining four airlines for failing to have accurate notices explaining compensation for passengers who are bumped from flights or whose baggage is damaged or lost.

Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchased the company's products and resold them in Canada at "Pirate Joe's," a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Shouts, charges of 'stupidity,' at Brazil president's trial

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:01pm

A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared "stupidity is endless" and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body's moral authority.

Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:00pm

In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

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

Governor offers $4.5M for troubled Milwaukee neighborhood

Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

State officials promised $4.5 million for job creation and other economic assistance for Milwaukee's north side on Friday, hours before nearly 2,000 people showed up for the funeral of a black man fatally shot by police.

The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):

Lawyers plan civil suit in '44 execution of black youth

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

The Latest: Big crowd for funeral of man killed in Milwaukee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

The Latest on the aftermath of the killing of a black man by Milwaukee police that sparked two nights of violence (all times local):

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Obama creates world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Feds honor 2 Maryland employers who support Guard, Reserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

The U.S. Defense Department honored 15 U.S. employers for supporting workers who serve in the National Guard and military reserve units.

Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:00pm

Stocks were lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of decliners. AT&T and Verizon each fell more than 1 percent.

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:42pm

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

Congressmen: FBI, VA must probe vet's death outside hospital

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:20pm

Two congressmen want federal authorities to investigate why a former Navy gunner apparently killed himself on the grounds of a veterans' hospital in New York.