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Black students wrongly accused of leaving without paying

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:02pm

Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars back to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying.

APNewsBreak: State gets 5 more sports betting applications

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:58pm

New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September.

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:47pm

Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers.

Ford to spend up to $299M to settle Takata air bag lawsuits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:41pm

Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

The Latest: Amazon says it's working to resolve glitches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:39pm

The Latest on Amazon's Prime Day (all times local):

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Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

Anne D’innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:35pm

Amazon’s website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:31pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday accepted amendments to a customs bill put forward by Brexit hardliners who oppose her plan for a "common rule book" with the European Union after the country leaves the bloc.

US: Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:27pm

Countries and businesses that continue to import Iranian oil could avoid penalties by making "significant reductions" as Washington re-imposes sanctions on Tehran later this year, according to top U.S. officials.

Stocks fall as crude oil prices drop 4 percent; banks climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:11pm

Major U.S. indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors bought banks but sold most other types of stocks, including health care and technology companies. Energy stocks sank along with oil prices.

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:07pm

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Bank of America and Arconic climb while Noble Energy skids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:53pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:48pm

Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory.

FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:23pm

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:14pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Pierogi festivals settle over trademark dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:12pm

A northwestern Indiana city that hosts an annual festival built around a popular Polish delicacy has reached a settlement in its trademark dispute with a rival festival in Pennsylvania.

Correction: CVS-Black Customer story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:12pm

In a story July 15 about a CVS manager who called police on a black customer, The Associated Press erroneously reported he was a state delegate for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The manager claimed on a campaign website that he was a Trump delegate, but the Illinois Republican Party said he wasn't a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

Utah lawmakers called for special session over shipping hub

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:10pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has called the Legislature into a special session to approve revisions for a planned massive shipping hub in Salt Lake City that has drawn the ire of the capital city's mayor, he said Monday.

Buoy to scout way for New Jersey offshore wind energy farm

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:07pm

It's not the Yellow Submarine, but the bright yellow device setting sail from Atlantic City could help New Jersey's plan to harness the energy of the ocean wind by staying on top of the waves.

Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out tenants

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:01pm

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The Latest: Kushners say suit is without merit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:47pm

The latest on tenants in a Kushner Cos. building accusing the family firm of harassing them so they would leave (all times local):