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Canada to ban rail cars involved in fiery crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:41pm

Canada's transport minister says the rail car model involved in a fiery crash that killed 47 people in Quebec three years ago will no longer be allowed to transport oil in Canada as of Nov. 1.

Grant creates alternative to jail for opioid offenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:30pm

Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing a $540,000 state grant to test an alternative to incarceration for those convicted of nonviolent crimes linked to heroin or opioid addiction.

Plastic bag producer accused of failing to report toxins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:11pm

An Idaho environmental group is accusing a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on toxic waste reporting.


Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:10pm

Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower after 4 weeks of gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:10pm

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

Grain mostly lower higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:51pm

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

Ex-banana importer gets prison for retirement fund theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:51pm

A former banana importer already serving a dozen years in prison for distributing drugs has been sentenced in New York to another seven years for stealing $750,000 from his employees' retirement fund.

Dollar higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:41pm

The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Report: 'Brexit' move raises risks to US financial stability

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:11pm

Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say.

New Texas women's health program has family planning focus

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:50pm

Officials have unveiled an overhauled state-run women's health program providing care to low-income Texans — including a renewed push for family planning services once offered by Planned Parenthood.

British Columbia proposes real estate tax on foreign buyers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:41pm

Foreign nationals who buy real estate in Metro Vancouver would pay an additional property transfer tax of 15 percent under legislation being proposed by the British Columbia government.

EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:30pm

Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government found Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions.

Hastert wants victim's suit over unpaid hush money tossed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:20pm

An attorney for Dennis Hastert has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by one of the former U.S. House speaker's sexual abuse victims who is seeking $1.8 million in outstanding hush-money payments from the imprisoned Illinois Republican.

Starbucks shuffles management; new role for Americas head

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:01pm

Starbucks is shuffling its management, including a new role for the executive who headed its flagship Americas unit for eight years.

37 mine rescue teams from 18 states compete in Reno

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:01pm

Dozens of mine rescue teams from across the country are gathering in Reno this week for the National Mine Rescue Contest.

Turkish Airlines fires 211 employees following coup attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:31am

Turkish Airlines says it has terminated the contracts of 211 employees, joining a government purge of people suspected of links to a U.S.-based cleric whom authorities accuse of orchestrating Turkey's failed coup.

Minority students expected to become majority in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00am

Minority students in Oklahoma public schools are expected to outnumber white students when classes begin across the state in the next several weeks.

Cabin crew strike to disrupt Air France flights this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00am

Air France warns some of its flights are expected to be cancelled later this week due to a seven-day strike of some cabin crew members.

Georgia appeals court says 'upskirting' not against the law

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:30am

A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but a Georgia court said he didn't break the law.