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Fur is dead: Animal welfare groups cheer San Francisco ban

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:43pm

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur, further burnishing the city's animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition.

Herbert OKs bill allowing restaurants to take down signs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:41pm

Utah's governor has signed a bill allowing restaurants to take down state-mandated signs near their doors stating that they're a restaurant, "not a bar."

Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended

Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:39pm

The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections.

Second lawsuit filed in Miami bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:34pm

A second lawsuit has been filed in the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:32pm

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren't needed.

The Latest: 2nd lawsuit filed in deadly bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:32pm

The Latest on the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at a Florida university (all times local):

Wynn Resorts wants yearslong case nearing trial moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:27pm

Wynn Resorts wants a yearslong civil case set to go trial next month to be moved out of Las Vegas because of the media's coverage of its founder's resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations.

FedEx beats profit forecasts, raises 12-month outlook

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:14pm

Benefits from the recent tax law drove quarterly profit sharply higher at FedEx, which also got a boost from strong performance in its ground-shipping business during the peak holiday gift-shipping season.

APNewsBreak: Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule

Jason Dearen and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:12pm

Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.

Nordstrom ends buyout talks with members of founder's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:06pm

Department store operator Nordstrom ended buyout talks with family members of the company's founder, saying Tuesday it couldn't get the group to raise its price.

Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:04pm

Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks.

G-20 ministers call for open trade amid protectionism fear

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:02pm

The world's top financial officials made a call Tuesday for open trade and more dialogue at a time of growing criticism that tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump might trigger a global trade war.

The Latest: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower regrets work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local):

Iranian man charged with evading US sanctions to send $115M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

An Iranian man has been arrested on charges that he evaded U.S. economic sanctions against Iran by sending more than $115 million from Venezuela through U.S. banks.

Judge grants initial motions in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has issued initial orders allowing the Weinstein Co. to continue paying its bills and working toward a sale of most of its assets.

Stock indexes end mostly higher, but Facebook sinks again

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:44pm

Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again.

Executive at data mining firm claims they designed Trump campaign strategy

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:44pm

The chief executive of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica told a reporter posing as a potential client that his company played a big role in getting Donald Trump elected, a British news program revealed Tuesday.

Weinstein Co.'s bankruptcy could bring new wave of accusers

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:40pm

Is #MeToo part two on the way?

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:28pm

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.

First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:19pm

Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names.