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2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won't sell to minors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:19pm

Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors.

The Latest: US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:56pm

The Latest on the U.S. response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry (all times local):

Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:23pm

The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women.

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:08pm

Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs.

Goodbye, Three Mile Island: Remaining reactor shuts down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:04pm

The money-losing Three Mile Island, the 1979 site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, was shut down Friday by its energy giant owner.

Fed announces plans to provide more support for repo market

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:56pm

The Federal Reserve says it will keep pumping cash into a vital but obscure corner of U.S. financial markets in coming weeks.

House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:17pm

The head of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday he has been assured by the CEO of Facebook that the company is working on ways to prevent foreign actors from disrupting next year's elections.

Feds charges 11th person in ongoing UAW corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:39pm

Federal prosecutors in Detroit have filed charges against an 11th person in an investigation of corruption in the United Auto Workers.

Company to sell stake in Louisiana medical marijuana program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:35pm

A Nevada-based company has agreed to sell its 50% stake of a Louisiana medical marijuana business.

Twitter: Accounts targeting Ecuador's president deleted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:32pm

Twitter has taken down 1,019 accounts in Ecuador, saying they're mostly fake and aimed at undermining President Lenín Moreno.

Las Vegas developer plans high-rise, luxury hotel in Reno

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:30pm

A Las Vegas-based developer is proposing to build a 20-story luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Reno.

Why you don't need a 5G phone just yet

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:11pm

No 5G iPhone? No problem. You probably don't want one anyway.

Facebook says it has suspended 'tens of thousands' of apps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:07pm

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:05pm

Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs.

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:52am

Walmart is getting out of the vaping business.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:26am

Stocks are moving lower in midday trading on Wall Street, giving up earlier modest gains.

Rule would bar grad assistant unionizing at private schools

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:19am

In a blow to a unionization movement sweeping private universities, the National Labor Relations Board on Friday proposed a new rule that would strip graduate teaching assistants at those schools of the right to collective bargaining.

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Jeff Karoub and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:18am

The birthplace of General Motors has been on an economic roller-coaster ride for more than a century as the automaker rose, crashed and retooled for changing markets. Now, the city of Flint is again steeling for economic impact amid a nationwide United Auto Workers' strike against the automaker.

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:10am

California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, enlisting help from 22 other states in a battle that will shape a key component of the nation's climate policy.

Trump says he doesn't need China trade deal before election

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:04am

As China and the U.S. near a new round of trade talks, President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't feel he needs to secure an agreement before next year's election.