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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:11pm

Stocks ended on a weak note Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market. Phone companies and utilities, which would suffer if interest rates rose and investors looked elsewhere for income, fell more than the rest of the market.

Stocks end mostly lower after Yellen speech

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:11pm

Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market.

US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:01pm

The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

Governor offers $4.5M for troubled Milwaukee neighborhood

Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:00pm

State officials promised $4.5 million for job creation and other economic assistance for Milwaukee's north side on Friday, hours before nearly 2,000 people showed up for the funeral of a black man fatally shot by police.

Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:00pm

Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."

Worms found in burgers at 2 Kentucky McDonald's restaurants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:50pm

At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald's restaurants in two Kentucky communities.

Judge refuses to suspend California's assisted death law

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:41pm

A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.

Court filings illuminate both sides' fears in bridge case

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:33pm

The latest federal court filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case shed light on what each side is worried about, and how wide the alleged political revenge plot in New Jersey may have spread.

Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

Federal officials say the government will make a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements on the Northeast corridor.

US fines airlines for lacking information about compensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

The government is fining four airlines for failing to have accurate notices explaining compensation for passengers who are bumped from flights or whose baggage is damaged or lost.

Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchased the company's products and resold them in Canada at "Pirate Joe's," a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

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

Shouts, charges of 'stupidity,' at Brazil president's trial

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:01pm

A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared "stupidity is endless" and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body's moral authority.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):

Lawyers plan civil suit in '44 execution of black youth

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

The Latest: Big crowd for funeral of man killed in Milwaukee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

The Latest on the aftermath of the killing of a black man by Milwaukee police that sparked two nights of violence (all times local):

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Obama creates world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.