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After health bill crashes, McConnell just wants to 'move on'

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 29th - 4:15am

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident pathway forward on an issue that won't go away.

Alleged Russian hacker's arrest caps long cybercrime career

Raphael Satter and Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 29th - 3:00am

From the early days of online stock scams to the increasingly sophisticated world of botnets, pseudonymous hacker Peter Severa spent nearly two decades at the forefront of Russian cybercrime.

Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 29th - 2:30am

Sri Lanka's government on Saturday signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility.

Tesla delivers first lower-cost Model 3 cars

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 29th - 1:20am

Tesla Inc. has finally made its long-promised affordable electric car. But it could take years to get it to all the people who want to buy it.

Only a cat seems to have more lives than 'Obamacare'

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 29th - 1:03am

The Senate's surprise vote was only the latest narrow escape for "Obamacare," the social program with nine lives that has survived dozens of congressional attempts to kill it, and two Supreme Court challenges.

Obama's health care law still needs some patchwork

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 29th - 1:03am

and it needs it soon.

Utah couple was celebrating anniversary on cruise

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:25pm

A Utah couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary aboard an Alaska cruise when the husband was found covered in blood next to his wife's lifeless body, a frenzy of violence that a neighbor called completely out of character.

Single mom builds business to help other mothers in need

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:23pm

A Utah County woman is taking what she's learned from being a single parent to six children to set other mothers up for a better future. Her work centers around an online clothing business and a brand new store in Pleasant Grove.

Mainstream Model 3 holds promise _ and peril _ for Tesla

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:21pm

For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3.

What we know about Tesla's new Model 3 sedan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:21pm

all employees — on Friday evening. The car starts at $35,000, which is half the cost of Tesla's previous models, so it has the potential to attract many more customers to the brand. Already, around 500,000 people worldwide have paid $1,000 to reserve a car, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says.

Judge allows Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax to begin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:51pm

A lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area was dismissed Friday by a judge who also dissolved a temporary restraining order that had stopped it from being implemented.

Appeals court blocks California gas facility from reopening

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:10pm

A California appeals court judge temporarily blocked a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility Friday from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout spewed methane that drove thousands of families from their homes.

Latest: California utility decries court delay on gas field

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:31pm

The Latest on the fight over reopening a Southern California gas storage facility (all times local):

Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:01pm

President Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. Embassy's recreation retreat.

Vacation blackout: Power outage hits North Carolina islands

Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:51pm

not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many.

Fumes force Austin police to pull Ford Explorers off patrol

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:24pm

The Austin Police Department on Friday pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from its patrol fleet over worries about exhaust fumes inside the vehicles.

The Latest: Hatteras Island gets mandatory evacuation order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:51pm

The Latest on power loss on two North Carolina islands (all times local):

Leaders in McCain's home state frustrated by repeal failure

Clarice Silber and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:10pm

Sen. John McCain sent shockwaves through the Senate early Friday morning when he cast the deciding vote rejecting the GOP's heath care effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Katie Couric leaving Yahoo news site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:57pm

Katie Couric is leaving the online company Oath, formerly Yahoo, where she has been conducting interviews and reporting news since 2014.

The Latest: Colombia leader won't recognize Venezuela's vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:47pm

The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):