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Illinois won't release details of 'Chicago Fire' tax credits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:01am

Illinois officials say they won't detail expenditures the TV show "Chicago Fire" made to qualify for nearly $16 million in tax breaks last year.

Markets Right Now: US stocks turn lower in midday trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:00am

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

Arkansas doctor gets 2 years in prison in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:40am

A Little Rock doctor whose clinic improperly billed massage therapy services as physical therapy has received two years in prison and has been ordered to pay insurers and patients more than $700,000 in restitution.

Rhode Island's history relocated from flood-prone basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:40am

State officials have relocated millions of historical documents and items out of the flood-prone basement of the Rhode Island State Archives building in Providence.

Loan relief lures mental health workers to southern Oregon

Vickie Aldous, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Saddled with $75,000 in student loans, Chy Porter looked for an employer that offered a loan-forgiveness program when she hunted for a job in the mental health field.

Audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog says a new audit shows the state Department of Health isn't effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels.

Citing cyber 'revolution,' Obama issues attack response plan

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

The White House warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks.

Fiat Chrysler shifts Detroit-area plant from cars to trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Fiat Chrysler says it will sink $1.5 billion into a suburban Detroit factory as it retools plants to make more trucks and SUVs and stops producing small and midsize cars.

US new-home sales climbed in June to more than 8-year high

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market.

Jordan deal with donors means legal work for Syria refugees

Layla K. Quran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:21am

Syrian refugee Fawaz al-Jasem used to drop his tools and run when he saw police approaching the farm in northern Jordan where he has been picking vegetables for the past three years.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:11am

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:11am

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Re-elected Vietnam prime minister vows to defend sovereignty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:11am

Vietnam's prime minister vowed to defend the country's sovereignty in the South China Sea as he was re-elected Tuesday by the rubber-stamp National Assembly.

Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:02am

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.

In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:01am

Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he'll be explaining himself.

Survey: American consumers' confidence remains steady

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:41am

American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future.

New Mexico lawmaker eyes 'right to die' bill amid court loss

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:41am

A New Mexico state lawmaker is pushing for a law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with help from doctors a month after advocates for the practice suffered a court defeat.

Historic solar flight marks 1st round-the-world journey

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:41am

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

White House drug official visits Rhode Island prison program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:31am

A new Rhode Island prison program that provides medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction is getting attention from the Obama administration's top drug official.