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California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:31pm

If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year.

Prospective owner, operator of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:04pm

Two companies that sought to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah border have ended efforts to acquire it.

Report details sexual misconduct by ex-ally of Iowa governor

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:57pm

An agency director who was a top ally of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds committed a range of sexual misconduct, harassment and inappropriate behavior that went on for years, an independent investigation concluded Thursday.

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:19pm

It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines.

Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:41pm

U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline.

Alexa is everywhere, even the microwave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:40pm

Amazon wants the most basic of tasks to be controlled by voice, from microwaving potatoes to switching up the music in the car.

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:17pm

American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees.

Papa John's founder can pursue lawsuit for corporate records

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:00pm

A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is seeking access to the company's books and records.

California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:52pm

California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws.

Harvard fundraising campaign brings in more than $9 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:31pm

Harvard University says its latest fundraising campaign has drawn $9.6 billion in donations.

Under Armour, Herman Miller rise; Red Hat, Stitch Fix fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:30pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Trump boosting offensive capabilities in cyber strategy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:06pm

The White House is warning foreign adversaries that the U.S. is preparing to step up its offensive cyber capabilities as part of a new government-wide strategy.

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:02pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record.

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:56pm

Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it.

Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next 3 years

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:47pm

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the nation's third-largest bank.

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:47pm

The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws.

The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:24pm

The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local):

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:45pm

President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:43pm

Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street.

The Latest: Foreign hackers target US senators, aides' Gmail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:57am

The Latest on foreign targeting of senators' email accounts (all times local):