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Lawyers for site called 'online brothel' want charges tossed

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:32pm

The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face of a congressional investigation.

AP FACT CHECK: Coca-Cola not recalling Dasani water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:31pm

Coca-Cola has not issued a recall for Dasani and says the water is safe to drink, despite a false story shared on social media that claimed bottles were found contaminated with a parasite.

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Matthew Daly and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:31pm

President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal a sharp blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:22pm

Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Nasdaq set new closing highs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:13pm

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

Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weather

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:04pm

For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive.

The big board goes dark for good at Penn Station

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:02pm

A longstanding ritual for travelers at the nation's busiest rail hub came to an end late Monday when workers began removing the large board that announced the times and platforms of departing trains at Pennsylvania Station.

Wife of ex-Brazilian president hospitalized after stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

A hospital in Sao Paulo says Brazil's former first lady Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva has had a stroke.

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 16-22

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Gun rights activists sue over Massachusetts firearms laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Gun rights activists have filed a lawsuit to end what they call Massachusetts' unconstitutional firearms laws.

Panama charges 17 in Brazilian firm bribery scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Panama's chief prosecutor says 17 people have been charged with money-laundering in connection with a bribery scheme involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.

Trump budget pick: Cut benefit programs; tax hikes on table

Stephen Ohlemacher and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress on Tuesday, putting him at odds with the new chief executive.

Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:42pm

Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution took their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:42pm

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

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

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

Hiring picked up in just 3 states last month, fell in 5

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

Employers significantly increased hiring in just three U.S. states last month, while five states reported large cuts.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

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

The Latest: California carbon auctions challenged in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

The Latest on oral arguments in cases challenging California's carbon auctions (all times local):

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:38pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.