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Feds: NYC bank burglars stole $5 million in cash, diamonds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:21am

Authorities say New York City bank burglars stole about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards.

Residents: Oil militants attack Lagos suburb, battle police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:20am

Residents say a boatload of armed oil militants attacked an outlying suburb of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, looting and firing into the air as people fled.

Solar roadway panels to go on display in Idaho city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:10am

A northern Idaho city will be the first to get a demonstration of high tech hexagonal paving panels that can melt snow, among other features.

Audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:10am

A new audit shows that the state Department of Health is not effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels, Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog said Tuesday.

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$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:10am

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.

In break from Trump, Paul Ryan defends NATO, trade deals

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:00am

House Speaker Paul Ryan is vigorously defending the role of NATO and the importance of the United States leading the creation of free-trade agreements, in a break from positions taken by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Judge gives preliminary approval to $15 billion settlement in Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:00am

Judge gives preliminary approval to $15 billion settlement in Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

The Latest: Judge gives early OK to Volkswagen settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:00am

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:50am

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.

Fiat Chrysler shifts Detroit-area plant from cars to trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:41am

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.

Pregnant woman killed, baby survives crash with train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:11am

Police say a pregnant woman has died after a crash with a commuter train, but her infant survived.

Markets Right Now: US stocks turn lower in midday trade

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

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Turkey ready to resume pipeline project with Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:50am

Turkey's economy minister says the country is ready to resume work on building a gas pipeline from Russia, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries.

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.

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.

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.