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Grain mostly higher, livestock mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

AP Sources: Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:31pm

Tesla engineers told members of a Senate committee they are looking into the role cameras and radar played in the fatal crash of a Model S using self-driving mode, according to two people familiar with a meeting held Thursday.

Ballot question campaigns bring in $1 million since June

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:31pm

About $1 million has been raised since June alone by supporters among the five Maine initiatives on the ballot this fall.

The Latest: Lawyers argue over school funding, vouchers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

The Latest on Nevada Supreme Court arguments about whether a broad program to allow public money to fund parents' choice to send children to private schools is constitutional (all times local):

NextEra agrees to buy Texas electric giant Oncor for $18.4B

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

A Florida-based energy company announced an $18.4 billion deal on Friday that would give it an 80 percent stake in Texas' largest electric utility under an agreement that could eventually help resolve one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

State pact with Hershey Trust would limit member pay, terms

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

Pennsylvania's attorney general says her office has a new agreement on the governance and operations of Milton Hershey's multibillion-dollar charitable trust that controls the candy maker that bears his name.

Romania: senior banker under house arrest in graft probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

The deputy governor of Romania's central bank has been put under house arrest on suspicion that he engaged in influence-peddling, illicitly receiving 1 million euros ($1.1 million) when he was parliament speaker, anti-corruption prosecutors said Friday.

DC Metro train derails, 1 passenger hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:01pm

Metro says a train derailed in northern Virginia, injuring one of about 75 passengers on board.

Crews find wreckage of small medical plane; 2 confirmed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:51pm

Authorities found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane with four people aboard and confirmed at least two deaths Friday after the pilot reported smoke filling the cockpit and a search started across a densely forested mountain range in Northern California.

The Latest: Crews find wreckage of medical plane; 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:31pm

The Latest on a small medical transport plane that crashed in Northern California (all times local):

Ex-Cherokee Nation Foundation head charged with embezzlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:21pm

The former director of the Cherokee Nation Foundation in Oklahoma has been charged with nine counts of embezzlement.

US rig count up 1 this week to 463

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:10pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by one this week to 463.

Cheaper oil sends Exxon, Chevron to worst quarter in years

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:10pm

Cheaper oil is leading to the lowest summer gasoline prices in years, and it is causing heartburn for oil companies and their shareholders.

Montel Williams detained in Germany over medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:32am

A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana powder in his luggage.

Hospital system: Remove our locations from Pokemon Go app

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:30am

A Pennsylvania hospital system has asked the maker of the cellphone game "Pokemon Go" to remove its hospital sites from the game app for reasons of safety, patient privacy and computer security, a newspaper reports.

Analysts still expect rebound despite disappointing GDP figures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:11am

Analysts say they're still hopeful that the economy will rebound in the second half of this year.

Groups ask appeals court to reconsider net neutrality ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:00am

Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on "net neutrality" that preserved regulations forcing internet providers to treat all online traffic equally.

SABMiller to recommend AB InBev's improved offer

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:30am

The board of brewer SABMiller on Friday said it intends to recommend that shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev's revised 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote on the mega-deal.

US regulators: Still heavy risk in big bank loans

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:21am

Federal regulators say risk remains heavy in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, though lending standards have improved.