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Illinois man who faked Canada link gets 5 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:53pm

An Illinois man who forged the signature of the Canadian deputy health commissioner and defrauded investors was sentenced in New York to five years in prison Tuesday.

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.

Plans to build New England's largest wind farm dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

A Texas company says it's temporarily dropping plans to build in Maine a massive wind farm that would've been the largest of its kind in New England.

Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment

Josh Boak and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:44pm

After meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he will invest $50 billion in the United States and would "commit" to creating 50,000 new jobs over an unspecified time period.

Trump DC hotel attracting foreign envoys and controversy

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:41pm

Donald Trump's new luxury hotel in Washington D.C. has been attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups — and a bit of controversy.

Gamers convention to stay in Indianapolis through 2021

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:30pm

A massive video game convention that once threatened to leave Indianapolis during an intense public debate over LGBT rights announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract that will keep the event in the city through 2021.

Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

David Koenig and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:23pm

Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.

Chipotle co-CEO: Half of restaurants have poor service

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells said that half of the burrito chain's more than 2,100 restaurants have less-than-excellent customer service and that the company is now training employees to clean dirty napkins off tables, make sure the soda fountain is organized and keep the glass on its front doors free of fingerprints.

Bullying, harassment reported at federal lab in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

A congresswoman says an investigation into falsified data at a federal laboratory in Colorado also uncovered alleged workplace harassment.

Democrats: McConnell fix for miners' health care inadequate

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has found a way to protect health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners whose benefits are set to expire at the end of the year.

Documents: Jay Z's company wanted to manage Prince's music

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z, tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince's musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar's death, according to court documents released Tuesday.

Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

Mine officials say it's likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of an old open pit mine in Montana last week.

Maker of duck boat in Seattle crash to pay up to $1 million

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

The Missouri company that manufactured a duck boat involved in a deadly crash in Seattle last year has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties under a consent order, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday.

Phone and bank stocks push indexes higher; Dow at record

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

Stocks posted slight gains on Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

Chipotle, Michaels slump; Francesca's Holdings soars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowe's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:42pm

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

Forum: Congress must help Hawaii fishermen confined to boats

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:41pm

Congress should act immediately to improve slave-like conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's commercial fleet, speakers at a congressional forum said Tuesday.

The Latest: Union Pacific to examine board's crash findings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):

Parton, Christmas tree lighting, Cowboys give NBC big week

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:31pm

With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, "The Voice" and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.

NBC to air some live commercials during 'Hairspray'

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:31pm

It's not just the musical "Hairspray" that will air live on NBC Wednesday night. So will a handful of the show's commercials.