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Kansas family's insurance didn't pay for broken sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:51pm

An Overland Park, Kansas, official admits he was mistaken about who paid for a $132,000 sculpture at the city's community center that was damaged by a young boy.

Police: People living in storage units had beds, curtains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:46pm

Boston officials say they've shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers.

Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:42pm

A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food.

White House says it values diversity, won't disclose numbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:21pm

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, but she would not say how many black staffers there are in the West Wing.

Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:03pm

Uber is still struggling to make money while the ride-hailing service's CEO deals with the headaches left behind by his predecessor.

Ben & Jerry's has new CEO focused on social impact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:37pm

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."

Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spat

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:14pm

Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key, yet troubled alliance dating from the Cold War.

Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:13pm

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.

Expensive renovations lead to impeachment, political feud

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:19am

A taste for blue suede sofas, inlaid wooden floor maps and glass countertops has led to the retirement of two West Virginia Supreme Court justices and the impeachment of three others.

Lawsuit targets suction dredge gold miner in northern Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:50am

A conservation group has filed a federal lawsuit contending a suction dredge miner in north-central Idaho is ignoring environmental laws and encouraging lawless suction dredge mining by other gold seekers.

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:47am

A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:23am

The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation is in sight and the job market is looming.

Turnover: Preventing it and dealing with the aftermath

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:13am

A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear.

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:39am

With little apparent progress in denuclearization talks with North Korea, the Trump administration on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the isolated nation by punishing three foreign companies accused of helping the North evade international sanctions.

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:33am

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:32am

The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawling Army ammunition plant in Virginia.

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:29am

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their services to spread false information.

Putin hosts Turkmen counterpart after signing Caspian deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:21am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted the leader of Turkmenistan for talks following the signing of an agreement on that divides the resources of the Caspian Sea among neighboring countries.

Turkish officials: Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:09am

Turkish officials: Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey.