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Maryland to preserve bridge as symbol of segregation history

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:02am

A historic railroad bridge that served as a lifeline for a segregated African-American community just outside the nation's capital is being torn down to make way for a light-rail line, and now the community will be deprived of a northern exit in the process.

US existing-home sales climbed 3 percent in February

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:58am

U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes available on the market.

Steve Wynn looks to sell shares in former company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:46am

Former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn plans to potentially sell all his stock in the casino-operator, a month after he resigned over sexual assault and harassment allegations.

Kosovo parliament vote on border deal halted by tear gas

Florent Bajrami, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:29am

Kosovo's opposition on Wednesday used tear gas to disrupt a parliamentary vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro.

Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:27am

The Supreme Court is making it harder for the federal government to use a section of the tax law to convict someone of a crime.

Academic says he's being scapegoated in Facebook data case

Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:26am

An academic who developed the app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday that he had no idea his work would be used in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and that he's being scapegoated in the fallout from the affair.

US stocks wobble as investors wait for Fed news on rates

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:22am

U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday morning as investors wait for news on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to raise rates, and investors will be watching closely for clues about how many more increases the central bank may make this year and also for the Fed's assessment of how the economy is doing.

Utah county sues drugmakers, doctors over opioid crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:20am

Officials of a northern Utah county are suing drug manufacturers, distributors and doctors in an effort to mitigate the consequences of the nation's opioid crisis.

Hawaii is drafting new rules for manta ray viewing sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:18am

Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources has drafted rules regarding proposed changes to manta ray viewing sites.

The Latest: Dreamers help, insurer subsidies not in bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:14am

The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local):

US sales of existing homes rose 3 percent in February after declines the previous two months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:01am

US sales of existing homes rose 3 percent in February after declines the previous two months.

Markets Right Now: Mixed open for US stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:46am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

No Brexit deal is nightmare scenario for Europe's exporters

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:46am

It's a nightmare scenario for any Dutch tulip or tomato grower: A truck laden with fresh produce trapped in a traffic jam at Rotterdam or Hook of Holland waiting for customs clearance.

Emails show FEMA silent as Puerto Rico sought generator fuel

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:34am

As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce.

EU unveils new tax plans that could hit US tech giants

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:22am

The European Union on Wednesday unveiled new plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes in a move that would, if endorsed, hit online U.S. firms like Google and Facebook.

The Latest: UK leader May concerned by Facebook allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:14am

The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local):

Immigrant advocates urge bus company to block federal agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:04am

Immigrant rights attorneys are urging a major bus company to stop letting federal agents on board to conduct immigration sweeps.

BMW will spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:02am

BMW's profits this year will at least equal last year's results as the automaker sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another, the company said Wednesday.

African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:58am

African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization.

Costs strike General Mills in 3rd quarter, shares drop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:50am

General Mills' fiscal third-quarter results were mixed as the company dealt with rising freight and commodity costs. The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods also lowered its full-year adjusted earnings outlook.