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Alaska city's insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:26pm

An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city's insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home.

Argentina's presidential front-runner focuses on economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:06pm

The front-runner in Argentina's presidential race says his main concern is the country's economic woes, which he blames on his main opponent, conservative President Mauricio Macri.

Mexico's Slim supports president's objectives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:11pm

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says he supports President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's objectives and estimates that he will make investments of more than $5.2 billion through his companies during López Obrador's six-year term.

Senate confirms former ambassador as new Air Force leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:54pm

The Senate has confirmed a former ambassador and senior official at the Federal Aviation Administration as civilian leader of the Air Force.

Postal Service head to retire amid mounting financial woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:56pm

Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who became the first woman to hold the position, is retiring early next year after working to stabilize the organization's mounting financial woes.

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:07pm

Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria.

Netflix heads into showdown with slowing subscriber growth

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:16pm

Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co.

Shonda Rhimes, iHeartMedia strike 3-year podcast deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:53pm

Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world.

Germany angered by Shell refusal to dismantle old oil rigs

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:41pm

The German government said Wednesday it has called an international meeting over Shell's refusal to dismantle old oil rigs containing thousands of tons of crude in the Northeast Atlantic.

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:36pm

One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills.

Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:23pm

Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs.

Farmers blame Trump for biofuels rule they view as betrayal

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:01pm

Agriculture commodity groups and some farmers expressed frustration and anger Wednesday with a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they said fails to uphold a promise President Donald Trump made 12 days ago to fulfill the intent of an ethanol law passed by Congress.

Alaska to look at oil spill plan requirements

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:56pm

Thirty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the state of Alaska is looking at whether to change its requirements for oil spill prevention and response plans.

Officials study fire at California fuel site after quake

Olga R. Rodriguez and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:27pm

Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air.

Cuba to let citizens buy imports with foreign currencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:11pm

The Cuban government says it will allow citizens to use 10 foreign currencies to buy products like televisions and air conditioners at state stores in an attempt to compete with a multi-billion-dollar informal market in imported goods.

Wyoming governor expects more budget trimming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:11pm

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says he's open to all ideas to reduce spending while the state deals with lower revenue from fossil fuels.

Fed survey finds US economy being hurt by trade battles

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:07pm

The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in September and into October, despite rising trade tensions and weaker global growth that hampered manufacturing, and adverse weather hitting farmers.

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

Gene Johnson, Elaine Thompson and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:59am

The weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce.

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:58am

A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach.