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Contractors fined $86K over university bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:20am

Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations.

Los Angeles to consider banning sale of fur products

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:17am

Los Angeles would become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur products if the City Council approves a proposed law backed by animal activists who say the multibillion-dollar fur industry is rife with cruelty.

Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:04am

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions.

Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:57am

Tesla Inc. has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker confirmed Tuesday.

SunTrust's online banking difficulties enters third day

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:30am

Customers of the large regional bank SunTrust are experiencing a third day of outages and difficulties from its online banking services, a particular problem for its customers in North and South Carolina who are currently dealing with Hurricane Florence.

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:28am

Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean.

The Latest: Moody's warns of negative impact of explosions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:03am

The Latest on natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local):

1 dead, 11 injured in scaffolding collapse at Madrid hotel

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:50am

Scaffolding at a luxury hotel undergoing renovation in central Madrid collapsed on Tuesday, killing one construction worker and injuring at least 11 others, an official said.

5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:01am

By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain.

BMW moves annual shutdown to guard against Brexit disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:34am

BMW says it is scheduling a weeks-long shutdown of its Mini plant in England to coincide with Brexit as insurance against supply hiccups from a disorderly British departure from the European Union.

Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:32am

Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions.

Lithuania: Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:31am

Walmart has agreed to remove shirts with Soviet emblems from its online shop after three Baltic countries complained about the clothing, Lithuanian authorities said Tuesday.

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:20am

Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

Gene Johnson and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:19am

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Melissa Lambarena, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:13am

a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery.

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:02am

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie.

Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:59am

If you're a fan of "Hidden Figures" and Margot Lee Shetterly's story of three black female mathematicians' contributions to the space program, you should thank in part the efforts of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Latest: Greece to move 2,000 people out of migrant camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:53am

The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):

USDA looking into why camel bucked at circus, hurting 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:50am

A federal agency is looking into an accident involving a startled camel that began bucking while a woman and two small children were riding it at a circus in Pittsburgh.