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Senators urge FCC to maintain quake wireless alert speeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:59pm

A group of U.S. senators from the West Coast is urging the government to ensure that planned changes to the national Wireless Emergency Alert system do not impair its ability to provide rapid warnings about earthquakes.

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:19pm

Brazilian police say they've shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis.

CSX 2Q profit down 1% on weaker volume

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:09pm

CSX second-quarter profit slipped 1%, falling short of what Wall Street expected as the railroad hauled 4% less freight.

Sex tech in, skimpy outfits out as CES show seeks diversity

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:53pm

The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager for women.

Domino's, Arrow fall while Blue Apron, Charles Schwab rise

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

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Nielsen's top programs for July 8-14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:46pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Baseball's Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:38pm

Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right.

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:10pm

No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con.

Bayer moving 500 jobs from North Carolina to St. Louis

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:04pm

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is closing its crop science division headquarters in North Carolina and moving 500 jobs to the St. Louis area, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and a company executive announced Tuesday.

Trump administration blasts WTO ruling on China

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:35pm

The Trump administration blasted a World Trade Organization decision Tuesday that could let China levy sanctions on the United States.

Man pleads guilty in case tied to ex-St. Louis County leader

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:27pm

A businessman pleaded guilty to federal charges Tuesday, admitting that he provided bribes as part of a pay-to-play scheme led by the former St. Louis County executive.

Von der Leyen: pro-EU fixture in Merkel's Cabinets

Geir Moulson and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:21pm

For Ursula von der Leyen, becoming European Commission president and perhaps the most important official in the European Union felt like coming home.

State officials update Idaho's 50-year-old mining laws

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:52pm

State officials have approved a rewrite of Idaho's 50-year-old mining law.

Top Senate Democrat gives backing to reparations bill

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:41pm

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he supports legislation that would create a commission to study reparations for the descendants of enslaved black people in the United States.

The Latest: Trump administration to move land agency west

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:39pm

The Latest on the Trump administration plan to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to Colorado (all times local):

Court orders Utah man convicted in Ponzi scheme to pay $10M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:32pm

The Utah Court of Appeals has affirmed an order for a Utah businessman convicted of running a Ponzi scheme to pay more than $10 million in restitution.

Lawsuit claims company trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:02pm

A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch.

EU parliament confirms Ursula von der Leyen as new European Commission president in a 383-327 vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:38am

EU parliament confirms Ursula von der Leyen as new European Commission president in a 383-327 vote.

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

Luis Alonso Lugo and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:37am

Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House.