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Former Los Angeles Times columnist awarded nearly $15.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:36pm

A jury on Monday awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination.

Clarification: Exchange- Fertility Treatment-Contest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:31pm

In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press reported that a radio station told listeners in July they could enter a contest to win IVP treatments with the Reproductive Care Center, with winners announced in September. The story did not specify that the deadline to enter the contest has passed.

With eyes on election, White House insists economy is strong

Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:11pm

The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

Nebraska moves all girls out of facility for troubled youth

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:44pm

Nebraska officials are moving 24 teenage girls out of a state-run facility for female juvenile offenders after learning that many were confined to buildings with fire hazards, holes in the wall and mold and water damage.

Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:43pm

The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them.

Estee Lauder, Nordstrom and Aramark rise while PG&E falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:37pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Q&A: Recession jitters are rising. Is there reason to worry?

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:22pm

Nerves are being frayed by a global economy that increasingly looks breakable.

Romney says climate change happening, humans contribute

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:48pm

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor.

Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

Linda A. Johnson and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:02pm

Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:02pm

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:39pm

Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday.

AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:36pm

Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil's pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skeptic, has made clear he intends to make major changes to Brazil's environmental policy, including opening the globally vital Amazon rainforest to development and agribusiness. Countries such as Germany, France and Norway are beginning to take action.

Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene

Melissa Rayworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:36am

When celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich decided to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District in 2001, she arrived in a neighborhood filled with warehouses and factories.

Line 3 protesters rally at Minnesota Enbridge office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:14am

Dozens of people rallied outside a Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

Officials: Boise could see rent application fee regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:50am

An Idaho city councilwoman has proposed placing restrictions on rental application fees after residents have complained of high cost.

Greece scraps legal need for lay-off justification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:46am

Greece's new center-right government has scrapped legislation that required employers to provide a "well-founded" reason for dismissals.

Solo business owners struggle for profits, report says

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32am

The majority of small business owners who work solo struggle to make their companies profitable.

Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25am

President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying that such an action would make the U.S. economy even better and would also "greatly and quickly" enhance the global economy.

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25am

Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.