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Landing massive Foxconn plant huge victory for Walker

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time.

Experts: Software theft shows threat of mercenary hackers

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:30pm

On an October morning in 2012, the system administrator of a tiny Vermont defense contractor arrived at work to find the business' computers had been hacked and a sophisticated software program stolen. Prosecutors later concluded the thieves were a group of Iranians who sold the software to organizations within the Iranian government.

The Latest: Wisconsin offering $3 billion to Foxconn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:30pm

The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):

Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

The National Urban League president helped christen a new job training and education center in Ferguson on Wednesday, calling the site a "powerful first step" in helping the St. Louis suburb that's still mending from unrest over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown nearly three years ago.

FDA panel: Not enough data to OK "abuse-deterrent" opioid

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:17pm

A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for deterring abuse: It releases a deep-blue dye if someone tries to get high by crushing, chewing or snorting pills.

US stocks edge higher; bond yields fall following Fed

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:12pm

U.S. stock indexes inched further into record territory Wednesday after AT&T, Boeing and others joined the parade of big companies reporting stronger profits than analysts expected. Stocks that pay big dividends were particularly strong after the Federal Reserve took a pause in its slow-moving campaign to lift interest rates, as Treasury yields sank lower.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:12pm

A former Fiat Chrysler labor executive was charged Wednesday with giving $1.2 million in various gifts to a United Automobile Workers vice president, his wife and other senior union managers.

FBI investigating death from domestic dispute on cruise ship

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI is investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday.

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

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.

What's next: Senate GOP considers "skinny" health care bill

Stephen Ohlemacher and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

Republican senators were looking to go skinny Wednesday as they struggled to repeal key parts of former President Barack Obama's health law.

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S.

Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

The Latest: Community center in Ferguson already paid for

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the opening of a new job training and education center in Ferguson nearly three years after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown (all times local):

Whole Foods sales struggle shows Amazon buying a fixer-upper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:41pm

Amazon is set to have a fixer-upper on its hands, with Whole Foods reporting that a key sales figure declined again.

Facebook's ads just keep creeping into new apps

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:41pm

Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.

The Latest: Key player in payoff probe also charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:41pm

The Latest on charges against a former Fiat Chrysler executive, who is accused of making payments to a union official (all times local):

Trump choice for Fed could prove to be key friend for banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:36pm

President Donald Trump's choice of a key player in his drive to scale back financial rules would likely push to relax regulations on community banks, ease restrictions on some speculative trading and soften annual tests of big banks' health.

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:33pm

A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago.