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As illnesses spread, fake vape gear sells on LA streets

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:08pm

A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market.

World Bank urges China to open tech industries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:51pm

The World Bank and a Chinese Cabinet agency have urged Beijing to roll back plans for government-led technology development that are fueling a tariff war with Washington.

Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:48pm

The good news is that it doesn't look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another government shutdown.

Former Foxconn chief abandons run for Taiwan presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:41pm

Former Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has given up on making an independent bid for Taiwan's presidency, citing an "abominable election atmosphere" and bullying of his supporters.

Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:18pm

Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows.

Chinese envoy going to US to prepare for trade talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:09pm

A Chinese envoy is going to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations.

Talks carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike against GM

Tom Krisher and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:06pm

Talks continued into the night but there was no end to the strike against General Motors.

Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

Tom Murphy and Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:06pm

Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits.

Brazil's environmental workers tell of decline before fires

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:04pm

As fires burn across the Brazilian Amazon, the vast state of Amazonas has been among the hardest hit, with more than 6,600 blazes recorded in August, 2 1/2 times more than the same month a year ago.

Lam says PR firms declined to help restore Hong Kong's image

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:44pm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the government had asked international public relations firms to help restore the city's reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected.

Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:16pm

Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers.

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:37pm

South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May.

CBS credit union manager gets 14 years for $40M embezzlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:41pm

The former manager of a credit union that served employees of the CBS television network has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a two-decade embezzlement scheme that drained $40 million from the institution and forced it into insolvency.

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

David Klepper and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:51pm

Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday.

Wildfire burns in foothills east of Layton amid high winds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:43pm

A wind-fueled wildfire in foothills east of Layton is threatening some homes.

Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:13pm

A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday.

Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:40pm

Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, a cyber security firm said Monday.

AP Explains: Why auto workers went on strike against GM

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:13pm

More than 49,000 union auto workers at General Motors are walking picket lines, silencing more than 50 company factories and parts depots in a strike over contract negotiations.

Wisconsin man accused of making THC cartridges charged

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:10pm

A Wisconsin man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture vaping cartridges flew to California last month to get THC oil in bulk to fill thousands of cartridges to sell, prosecutors said Monday in charging documents.

SeaWorld CEO resigns after less than a year on the job

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:58pm

The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment stepped down Monday, just months into his tenure leading the theme park company.