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The Latest: Health agency's ex-lawyer charged over threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:49pm

The Latest on the resignation of the Oklahoma State Department of Health's top attorney (all times local):

Johnson & Johnson climbs while Netflix and UnitedHealth slip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:43pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:


APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:41pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

Danica Kirka and Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:41pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc.

Widow penalized for late husband's legal marijuana use

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:39pm

The state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.

US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:37pm

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start. Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company's subscriber growth.

Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popular

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:35pm

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.

Secretary Perry alma mater says he didn't tilt nuke lab bid

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:33pm

Texas A&M University leaders said Tuesday that Energy Secretary Rick Perry wasn't involved in his alma mater getting a $2.5 billion nuclear weapons lab contract at the birthplace of the atomic bomb, which is changing management after years of safety and security lapses.

Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:31pm

A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology.

Remington bid provides insight into US tribe's aspirations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:29pm

Remington management has turned down an offer by one of the largest American Indian tribes in the U.S. to buy the storied gun maker as the company rebuilds itself after emerging from bankruptcy.

Powell says strong economy will keep rate hikes coming

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:24pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates. But he noted that President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies run the risk of dampening future growth if they lead to permanently higher tariffs.

Markets Right Now: Tech, health care lead gains for stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:09pm

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

Papa John's founder: Stepping down as chairman a "mistake"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:09pm

Papa John's founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn't know how to handle a "crisis based on misinformation" and that he made a "mistake" in agreeing to step down as chairman.

Study finds dramatic increase in 2018 Sundance attendance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:45pm

An economic impact study estimates that attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year.

Judge lifts order for Los Angeles Times to change story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:33pm

A U.S. judge lifted an order Tuesday that required the Los Angeles Times to remove information from an article about a court document that was meant to be kept from the public, reversing a decision that had raised concerns about freedom of the press.

Mexican airline blames crew for Cuba crash that killed 112

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:31pm

A Mexican airline says crew error is to blame for the deadly crash of a passenger jet in Cuba in May.

Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:26pm

A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it.

Resorts makes bid for fall sports betting in New Jersey

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:19pm

Add Resorts casino to the list of gambling companies that want to offer sports betting in New Jersey by the time football season starts in September.

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:14pm

Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week.

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:11pm

The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.