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EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:01pm

After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less.

Data obtained by the AP shows Twitter suspended at least 58 million accounts in the last three months of 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:59pm

Data obtained by the AP shows Twitter suspended at least 58 million accounts in the last three months of 2017.

Secretary Perry alma mater says he didn't tilt nuke lab bid

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:51pm

Texas A&M University leaders say Energy Secretary Rick Perry wasn't involved in a $2.5 billion nuclear weapons lab contract that partly went to his alma mater.

Resorts makes bid for fall sports betting in New Jersey

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:47pm

Add Resorts casino to the list of gambling companies that want to offer sports betting in New Jersey by the time football season starts in September.

MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:41pm

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:29pm

The Latest on Brexit developments in Britain (all times local):

Judge lifts order for Los Angeles Times to change story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:26pm

A U.S. judge has lifted an order that required the Los Angeles Times to remove information from an article about a court document that was meant to be kept from the public.

Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:11pm

About a dozen members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint.

Joshua title defense to be streamed on new service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:08pm

Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against Alexander Povetkin will be aired on the streaming platform DAZN on Sept. 22 as part of the U.S. debut of the service, promoters announced Tuesday.

States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:07pm

California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded.

4 blue states sue Washington over GOP tax overhaul

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:03pm

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland sued the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul Tuesday, alleging the new law championed by President Donald Trump unfairly singles out high-tax blue states.

Govt lifts donor disclosure for some tax-exempt groups

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:01pm

The Trump administration is lifting requirements for some tax-exempt groups to disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:01pm

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.

US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:57am

After a weak start, U.S. indexes are climbing Tuesday as retailers and smaller companies rise and investors applaud strong second-quarter results from health care products giant Johnson & Johnson and financial services company Charles Schwab. Technology companies are rising as well. Netflix is falling as investors were disappointed with the streaming video company's subscriber growth.

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:53am

Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week.

Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

Alanna Durkin Richer and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:43am

The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of it being allowed to stand.

Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:38am

Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

Right-to-work foes raise millions more than opponents

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:18am

The group fighting a ballot measure that would make Missouri a right-to-work state has outraised its opponents by more than $4 million.

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:09am

and more convenient for consumers to get them.

UK's May faces fresh revolt over Brexit trade bill vote

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:03am

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced more rebellion in Parliament on Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers voting on a Brexit trade bill a day after she narrowly avoided a parliamentary defeat.