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US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states.

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute.

West Virginia orders halt to Rover Pipeline segments

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:37am

State environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction in places where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia.

Viewers taking wait-and-see attitude toward Kelly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:36am

After her brassy start at NBC News, viewers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly in anticipation of her big test this fall.

Invitation: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:32am

President Donald Trump plans to announce Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid crystal display panel plant in Wisconsin, according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press.

Chipotle discloses follow-up subpoena after Va. Illnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

Chipotle says it received a follow-up subpoena requesting information tied to illnesses associated with a restaurant in Virginia this month.

EU court: EU-Canada passenger data deal breaches privacy

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

The European Union's top court said in a written opinion Wednesday that parts of a deal between the EU and Canada on sharing airline passenger data breaches citizens' privacy and the agreement cannot be concluded in its current form.

Arizona man to be sentenced in Bundy standoff in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

An Arizona man is due for sentencing in Las Vegas for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014.

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos is bringing a new message to hackers and security experts at the Black Hat conference.

The Latest: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

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Markets Right Now: Stocks march higher in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

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Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:53am

Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them.

Gains for AT&T and Boeing help lift US stocks higher

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

U.S. stocks continue to reach record highs in midday trading Wednesday. Boeing and AT&T rose sharply after posting strong second-quarter results. Gains for chipmakers helped technology companies move higher. Treasury yields took a modest step backward as the Federal Reserve prepares to wrap up a two-day meeting on interest rates, which most investors expect to be uneventful.

The Latest: Trump blasts Murkowski on health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:42am

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Slack, Skype, Zoom: Remote work the norm even at small firms

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:28am

At more small businesses, any watercooler chat takes place in a messaging app. Staff meetings are held via Skype. There might not even be an office.

Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:10am

A two-day strike by Greek Culture Ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend at the height of the tourist season.

Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:10am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine.

New-home sales improved modestly in June

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:01am

U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties.