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Chicago firm to lead Virginia Beach shooting investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:08pm

A Chicago consulting firm has been chosen to lead an independent investigation into the Virginia Beach mass shooting that left 12 dead.

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:36pm

A federal judge will allow Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis.

House Democratss, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:12pm

House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance that's a symbol of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Tennessee governor tours flooded crops, promises support

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:07pm

Gov. Bill Lee took an aerial tour of flooded fields in western Tennessee on Wednesday, promising support to distressed farmers who warn they haven't seen such conditions in nearly a century.

Owners of record-setting cats killed in fire sue chair-maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:54pm

The suburban Detroit owners of two record-setting cats killed in a house fire have filed a lawsuit blaming the maker of a massage chair for the blaze.

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:11pm

Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia.

California pot regulators struggling with job, audit says

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:03pm

The agency overseeing California's legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy, an audit found.

AP FACT CHECK: Savings from Sanders' Medicare plan dubious

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:02pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders all but guaranteed in his "Medicare for All" speech on Wednesday the U.S. would spend less on health care with his plan. He said studies from experts on the political left and the right project $2 trillion to $5 trillion in savings over 10 years, but that's questionable.

Alaska village will install new river power generator

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:36pm

A tiny Native village in southwest Alaska has turned to an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a sustainable energy source that's expected to free residents from dependency on costly diesel fuel.

Grounding of Boeing jet complicates United's 2020 planning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:17pm

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max airplanes is making it harder for United Airlines to plan for next year.

Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

Mark Stevenson and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:46pm

The Mexican Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will no longer be able to offer food, lodging and medical services at its main sports training complex, the latest casualty in a round of deep budget cuts by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

CSX and Nu Skin fall while Abbott and Cintas rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:40pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:39pm

Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking.

Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:24pm

Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition.

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:21pm

Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments.

Lead paint suppliers settle California lawsuit for $305M

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:14pm

The nation's former major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday.

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:07pm

No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con.

Gold, silver rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:02pm

The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,421.30 an ounce -- up $12.10.

Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great Again

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:54pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro urged his South American colleagues Wednesday to borrow a slogan from Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood.