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Clerk fired after confrontation with Hispanic customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:18pm

A suburban Chicago gas station clerk has been fired after a video posted on social media appeared to show him telling Hispanic customers to "go back to their country."

The Latest: $100K bond for trucker in deadly Indiana crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:12pm

The Latest on charges in a Indianapolis highway construction zone crash that killed three people (all times local):

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:09pm

The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.

AP Explains: Why NATO member Turkey wants Russian missiles

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:08pm

NATO ally Turkey is being kicked out of the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet program over its decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system.

Automaker BMW names production chief Zipse as new CEO

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:03pm

BMW has named its top production manager, Oliver Zipse, as CEO to lead the luxury automaker through a shift to new ways of doing business such as electric vehicles and offering cars on a per-use basis.

North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:03pm

North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

New York's climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:53pm

Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. Cars, home furnaces and factories converted to run on electricity from renewable sources.

Automaker BMW says production chief Oliver Zipse will succeed Harald Krueger as CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:51pm

Automaker BMW says production chief Oliver Zipse will succeed Harald Krueger as CEO.

Drug company, 4 people indicted in US painkiller probe

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:32pm

Federal authorities said Thursday an Ohio-based wholesale drug distributor that's been linked before to the opioid drug crisis has been charged in a painkiller pill distribution conspiracy case.

Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:29pm

President Donald Trump says the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is about to award for a cloud computing system.

US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:34am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady, tipped higher by expectations that the Federal Reserve could reduce interest rates soon.

Plan to build 1st small US nuke reactors in Idaho advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:34am

A plan to build the nation's first small modular nuclear reactors to produce commercial power is a step closer.

Trucker charged in Indiana highway crash killing mom, 2 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:22am

Prosecutors have filed reckless homicide charges against a Missouri truck driver for a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes stock gains for the less wealthy

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:06am

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts when he says the rising stock market has largely benefited working-class Americans.

77.8M acres in Gulf of Mexico for August oil, gas lease sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:01am

The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres (31.5 million hectares) in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 21.

Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budget

Fadi Al-Tawil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:34am

Dozens of protesters scuffled with Lebanese security forces guarding the country's parliament Thursday just as lawmakers were meeting ahead of a final vote on a controversial austerity budget.

House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:33am

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Latest: House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:12am

The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local):

The Latest: Shkreli lawyer disappointed by upheld conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:10am

The Latest on a federal appeals court upholding the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local):