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Gun rights activists sue over Massachusetts firearms laws

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:00pm

Gun rights activists aided by the National Rifle Association are suing Massachusetts over its firearms laws, saying the state's assault weapons ban is preventing law-abiding residents from buying and possessing some of the most popular rifles in the country, as well as most standard-capacity magazines.

Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weather

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:52pm

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

Washington, other states eye school bus seat belts

Alexis Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:50pm

A bill that would require school buses to have seat belts is being considered by lawmakers in Washington, one of more than a dozen states where school seat belt measures is on the legislative agenda this year.

Verizon, Johnson & Johnson sink, Kimberly-Clark gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:50pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:40pm

It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more.

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UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:34pm

Britain's government warned lawmakers not to try to "thwart the will of the people" after the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek the approval of Parliament before starting the formal process of leaving the European Union.

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):

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.

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.