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Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:11pm

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.

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

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:58pm

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.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Ed White and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

A former Fiat Chrysler executive was charged Wednesday with looting a training center for blue-collar workers by giving $1.2 million through a variety of ways to a UAW leader, his wife and other senior union officials.

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

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.

The Latest: Union chief "appalled' at payoff allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

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

Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts, raises full-year outlook

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Boeing reported higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter despite lower revenue, and it raised its forecast for full-year profit on Wednesday, sending both the aircraft maker's stock and the Dow higher.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar.

Drug wholesaler to make board change after opioid protest

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson agreed Wednesday to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.

The Latest: House backs funds for lawmakers' security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:30pm

The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his recovery. (all times local):

The Latest: Foxconn says Wisconsin first investment of many

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:30pm

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

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

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

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.

Award-winning Philadelphia restaurant settles lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

A high-end Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by a former server who claimed she had to give her tips to other workers.

Facebook's ads just keep creeping into new apps

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:03pm

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.

GOP senators blink, miss big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:59pm

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.

The Latest: Gore slams trump's military transgender ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:53pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military (all times local):

Authorities: Drug proceeds paid for $3,000 baby stroller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

A drug gang went on a conspicuous spending spree that included buying a $3,000 Versace baby stroller and luxury cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.