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Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:14pm

A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public.

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:41pm

The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade.

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:19pm

Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House."

Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:51pm

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

Texas Instruments' new CEO loses job for personal misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:31pm

Texas Instruments has dumped CEO Brian Crutcher for personal misconduct less than two months after he took over the job, ruining the chip maker's hopes for a smooth transition to new leadership.

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:29pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:23pm

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.

2018 Sundance Film Festival brings record 124K visitors, report says Staff  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:15pm

A record 124,900 people attended the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, according to data collected by a Salt Lake City-based analytics firm. The numbers released Tuesday show a 26-percent spike in economic impact from last year.

US announces drug charges against Honduran congressman

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:52pm

Federal authorities in New York filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the United States.

CSX 2Q profit jumps as railroad keeps cutting expense

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:29pm

CSX Corp. delivered a 72 percent jump in its second-quarter profit as the railroad continues to cut its expenses and improve operations.

JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:26pm

JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video.

Jet fuel spike sends 2Q profit lower at United Airlines

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:10pm

Rising fuel prices are cutting into profit at United Airlines, although strong travel demand is helping the airline cope by pushing travelers' prices higher as the summer travel season hits full speed.

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:55pm

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

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new international bridge

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:51pm

U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will bring.

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:34pm

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.

Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:27pm

New Jersey's thriving internet gambling market continues to grow.

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

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:17pm

Texas A&M University leaders said Tuesday that Energy Secretary Rick Perry wasn't involved in his alma mater getting a $2.5 billion nuclear weapons lab contract at the birthplace of the atomic bomb, which is changing management after years of safety and security lapses.

Unions pour millions into Missouri to fight right-to-work

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:12pm

Unions from around the country are pouring money into Missouri ahead of a statewide vote that could ban mandatory union fees at workplaces, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that dealt a blow to public sector unions.

US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:04pm

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start. Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company's subscriber growth.