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The Latest: CDC: Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:14pm

The Latest on a possible vaping-related illnesses around the U.S. (all times local):

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:07pm

A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal.

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:06pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors.

The Latest: Woman in Capital One case to stay in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:54pm

The Latest on a hearing involving a data breach at Capital One (all times local):

US stocks fall sharply as US-China trade war escalates

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:38pm

including the U.S. — just hours after Beijing announced new tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods.

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Lindsay Whitehurst and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:28pm

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

Markets tumble on growing tariffs rift between US, China

Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:28pm

President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies "to immediately start looking" for alternatives to operating in China, hours after Beijing announced new trade sanctions on U.S. products.

Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:39am

A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday.

Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC's antitrust win

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:31am

A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet.

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:06am

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points.

Global fashion top players join forces in environmental pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:05am

Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a "Fashion Pact" aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business.

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:30am

Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.

The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of rate cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local):

Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline.

Hungary investigating local angles of Microsoft bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:06am

Hungarian prosecutors say they have launched an investigation into a bribery scheme involving Microsoft's Hungarian office.

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Morgan Smith and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:02am

First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car.

Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:22am

Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs.

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:08am

An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people.

Indian government announces steps to boost economy

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:00am

India's government on Friday rolled back a surcharge on foreign portfolio investment and announced steps to lower interest rates on home and auto loans to boost the country's faltering economy.