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APNewsBreak: NTSB hasn't fully examined limo in fatal crash

Michael Balsamo and David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:29pm

Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because local prosecutors are probing it as part of their case against the limo company's operator.

Criminal case preventing NTSB investigators from full exam of limo in NY crash that killed 20 people nearly 2 weeks ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:26pm

Criminal case preventing NTSB investigators from full exam of limo in NY crash that killed 20 people nearly 2 weeks ago.

Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $1B through August

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:12pm

A Colorado reports shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million.

The Latest: Evacuation lifted after pipeline fire scare

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:33pm

The Latest on a fire threatening a natural gas pipeline in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):

Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:13pm

Prosecutors said Thursday that people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages.

American Express profits jump 22 percent, beating forecasts

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:31pm

American Express said its third quarter profits jumped by 22 percent from a year earlier, as the credit card giant benefited from a lower tax rate and increased spending on the company's credit cards.

Guatemala lawmakers lower penalty for illicit campaign money

Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:25pm

Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that dramatically reduces prison sentences for electoral financing crimes, acting as President Jimmy Morales is under suspicion of receiving illicit campaign funds.

Brazil front-runner accused of illegal campaign practices

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:24pm

A Brazilian presidential candidate on Thursday accused his far-right adversary of illegal campaign practices for allegedly allowing friendly businessmen to secretly pay to spread slanderous messages.

Textron and Activision skid while Alcoa and Acadia climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:42pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:35pm

StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:04pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state.

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls more than 300 points, its sixth drop in the last eight days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:04pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls more than 300 points, its sixth drop in the last eight days.

The Latest: Navy: No evidence of shooting at shipyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:58pm

The Latest on a report of an active shooter at a Virginia shipyard (all times local):

EU warns Italy on budget but walks a fine line

Raf Casert and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:35pm

The European Union handed Italy a stinging letter Thursday warning that the nation's significantly higher deficit targets represented a deviation "unprecedented in the history" of EU budget rules — but still offered reassurances that the bloc was "not an adversary of Italy."

Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:34pm

Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.

BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:04pm

Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called Thunder Horse .

Offshore wind farms planned on East and West coasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:40pm

The U.S. government is taking steps to develop offshore wind farms off both coasts.

CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:44am

The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean a person was racist.

2 workers acquitted in Kansas boy's waterslide death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:23am

Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world's tallest waterslide.

Another Manhattan building strips Trump name from entrance

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

Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance.