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New California law to limit plastic straws in restaurants

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:59pm

People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law.

California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:52pm

California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws.

Harvard fundraising campaign brings in more than $9 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:31pm

Harvard University says its latest fundraising campaign has drawn $9.6 billion in donations.

Under Armour, Herman Miller rise; Red Hat, Stitch Fix fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:30pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Trump boosting offensive capabilities in cyber strategy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:06pm

The White House is warning foreign adversaries that the U.S. is preparing to step up its offensive cyber capabilities as part of a new government-wide strategy.

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:02pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record.

AT&T says govt failed to show price hikes from merger

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:56pm

Defending court approval of its huge merger with Time Warner, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department failed to show that the merger will raise wholesale prices for pay-TV programming and for consumers.

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:47pm

The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws.

The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:24pm

The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local):

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:45pm

President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly.

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:43pm

Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street.

The Latest: Foreign hackers target US senators, aides' Gmail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:57am

The Latest on foreign targeting of senators' email accounts (all times local):

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:02am

It's almost moving day on the stock market.

The Latest: Authorities identify Maryland shooting suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:55am

The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local):

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:53am

The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.

Suit: 'Street Outlaws: Memphis' producers encouraged fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:44am

A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit saying producers of a reality television show about drag racing encouraged violence between him and the host.

Colombian rebels attack mining company, kill 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:33am

Colombia's military says a holdout rebel faction has attacked a mining camp run by Toronto-based Continental Gold Inc. and killed three of its workers.

Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93

Joann Loviglio and Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:29am

Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93.

The Gap steps into the men's athleisure game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:21am

The Gap is stepping in to the men's athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years.