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New blackout for Venezuela's capital compounds energy woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:37pm

Parts of Venezuela's capital and at least one state are experiencing another blackout amidst the country's mounting energy woes.

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:31pm

President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with the Chinese military over the Pentagon.

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 12-18

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:19pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

California pension fund wants to join Facebook lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:19pm

California's teacher pension fund says it wants to join a lawsuit seeking to change Facebook's corporate governance practices.

Justice Department sues to block merger of airline IT firms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:18pm

The Justice Department is suing to block Sabre Corp. from buying Farelogix, a rival provider of technology services to airlines.

The Latest: 2nd company settles with counties in opioid suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:13pm

The Latest on litigation over opioids (all times local):

Home Depot and Moderna rise while Fabrinet and Sarepta fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:44pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:41pm

"America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two.

New 'Matrix' film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:41pm

Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski are returning to the world of "The Matrix."

Nike signs merchandising agreement with New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:01pm

Sneaker giant Nike will sell New York City-branded merchandise under a two-year licensing agreement.

Trump looking at tax cut, not fearing recession

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:59pm

President Donald Trump says his administration is a looking at tax cut proposals but not as a response to a potential recession. He says, "I'm looking at that all the time anyway." Trump talked about the economy and trade with China during a meeting Tuesday in the Oval Office with the president of Romania.

Uber to open regional hub in Dallas, resulting in 3,000 jobs

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:55pm

Uber will receive a $24 million incentive package from Texas officials and open a new administrative hub in Dallas, bringing with it about 3,000 jobs, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday.

Idaho governor tells state agencies to limit budget requests

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has told state agencies to limit budget requests following a revenue forecast that came in lower than expected and eliminated most of the state's surplus.

Alaska governor OKs smaller oil-wealth check for now

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:13pm

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy faced a tricky political decision.

Vice President Mike Pence to tour Utah medical device maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:03pm

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Utah, where he'll visit a medical-device manufacturer in suburban Salt Lake City.

Autonomous vehicle company Waymo to test in Florida rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:55am

Google autonomous vehicle spinoff Waymo says it will start testing on public roads in Florida to better experience heavy rain.

Could we BE any more excited? 'Friends' fans nuts for merch

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:49am

See your "Friends" on the big screen. Deck out your place with "Friends" decor. Wear your "Friends" as jewelry. Heck, buy the "Friends" Lego set and pretend it's for your kid.

UAE expands taxes to target vaping and more sugary drinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:41am

The United Arab Emirates will start taxing vaping devices and e-cigarettes at 100% and all sugary drinks at 50% as economic growth stutters and the government looks for ways to boost its revenue.

CEO: Refinery by Roosevelt National Park 1 year behind plan

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:35am

Lawsuits from environmentalists and landowners have made investors skittish and delayed progress another year on the proposed $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, the developer's top executive said.

Pharmaceutical company settles with counties in opioid suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:24am

Endo Pharmaceuticals has reached a settlement with the first two Ohio counties set to go to trial in the national opioid lawsuit.