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New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:31pm

Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a textalyzer that allows an officer to quickly check if a cellphone has been in use before a crash.

House, Senate Republicans reach deal to move sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:31pm

House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, clearing the way for Congress to send the far-reaching legislation to President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Gore slams trump's military transgender ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:11pm

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

The Latest: New sanctions bill ready for Senate approval

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:11pm

The Latest on House passage of legislation placing additional sanctions on Russia (all times local):

AP Exclusive: Boy Scouts chief expected a fiery Trump speech

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:41pm

The Boy Scouts of America anticipated President Donald Trump would spark controversy with a politically tinged speech at its national jamboree in West Virginia but felt obliged to invite him out of respect for his office, its leader said Wednesday in his first public comments on the furor over Trump's remarks.

Samsung Electronics logs record profit on memory chip boom

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:02pm

Samsung Electronics reported its all-time high quarterly profit on Thursday as its semiconductor profit surged to a record high thanks to booming demand for memory chips.

Police: Stabbing on Boston Common leaves 2 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:31pm

Boston police say two people have been wounded, one critically, in a stabbing at a popular downtown public park.

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:21pm

Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that amount to full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message to the hackers and security experts assembled at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. In effect, he said, it's time to grow up.

Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

Scott Bauer and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:11pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Ed White and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:11pm

A former Fiat Chrysler executive was charged Wednesday with looting a training center for blue-collar workers by giving $1.2 million through a variety of ways to a UAW leader, his wife and other senior union officials.

The Latest; Governors urge bipartisan work on healthcare

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:01pm

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:42pm

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.

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

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:37pm

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it actually counted. The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation to throw out major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago.

The Latest: Union chief "appalled' at payoff allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

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

Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts, raises full-year outlook

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Boeing reported higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter despite lower revenue, and it raised its forecast for full-year profit on Wednesday, sending both the aircraft maker's stock and the Dow higher.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar.

Drug wholesaler to make board change after opioid protest

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson agreed Wednesday to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.

The Latest: House backs funds for lawmakers' security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:30pm

The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his recovery. (all times local):