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Award-winning Philadelphia restaurant settles lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

A high-end Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by a former server who claimed she had to give her tips to other workers.

Facebook's ads just keep creeping into new apps

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:03pm

Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.

The Latest: Fired Fiat labor executive landed new job at GM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:03pm

The Latest on charges against a former Fiat Chrysler executive, who is accused of making payments to a union official (all times local):

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:03pm

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

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GOP senators blink, miss big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:59pm

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

The Latest: Gore slams trump's military transgender ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:53pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military (all times local):

Authorities: Drug proceeds paid for $3,000 baby stroller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

A drug gang went on a conspicuous spending spree that included buying a $3,000 Versace baby stroller and luxury cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

Scott Bauer and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs.

Landing massive Foxconn plant huge victory for Walker

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time.

Experts: Software theft shows threat of mercenary hackers

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:30pm

On an October morning in 2012, the system administrator of a tiny Vermont defense contractor arrived at work to find the business' computers had been hacked and a sophisticated software program stolen. Prosecutors later concluded the thieves were a group of Iranians who sold the software to organizations within the Iranian government.

Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

The National Urban League president helped christen a new job training and education center in Ferguson on Wednesday, calling the site a "powerful first step" in helping the St. Louis suburb that's still mending from unrest over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown nearly three years ago.

US stocks edge higher; bond yields fall following Fed

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:12pm

U.S. stock indexes inched further into record territory Wednesday after AT&T, Boeing and others joined the parade of big companies reporting stronger profits than analysts expected. Stocks that pay big dividends were particularly strong after the Federal Reserve took a pause in its slow-moving campaign to lift interest rates, as Treasury yields sank lower.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:12pm

A former Fiat Chrysler labor executive was charged Wednesday with giving $1.2 million in various gifts to a United Automobile Workers vice president, his wife and other senior union managers.

FBI investigating death from domestic dispute on cruise ship

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI is investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday.

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S.

Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

The Latest: Community center in Ferguson already paid for

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the opening of a new job training and education center in Ferguson nearly three years after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown (all times local):

Whole Foods sales struggle shows Amazon buying a fixer-upper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:41pm

Amazon is set to have a fixer-upper on its hands, with Whole Foods reporting that a key sales figure declined again.