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The Latest: Trump mocks Cuomo's 'never that great' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:49pm

The Latest on Cuomo's America 'was never that great' comment (all times local):

China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:20pm

China is sending a trade envoy to Washington in a renewed effort to end a worsening tariff dispute that has raised worries it will chill global economic growth.

Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:54pm

When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is off to a sluggish start.

GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:37pm

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump administration's policies on taxes and tariffs.

The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:15pm

The Latest on Twitter's suspension of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):

Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:11pm

Government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker, according to media reports.

NYC regulations could take big bite out of Airbnb profits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:43pm

Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits.

Another judge tosses lawsuit over LL Beans' return policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:12pm

Another federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit targeting outdoors retailer L.L. Bean's new limited-time return policy, this one in California.

Shopify bans merchants from selling certain firearms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:00pm

Shopify, a platform used by more than 600,000 businesses to sell their goods, says it will no longer allow them to sell some firearms and parts.

Best Buy to buy a provider of health devices for the aging

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:52pm

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is pushing more into the health field, acquiring a company that provides emergency response devices for the aging.

Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:42pm

A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her.

Macy's and JD tumble while Energen and Canopy Growth rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:32pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Kansas family's insurance didn't pay for broken sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:51pm

An Overland Park, Kansas, official admits he was mistaken about who paid for a $132,000 sculpture at the city's community center that was damaged by a young boy.

Police: People living in storage units had beds, curtains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:46pm

Boston officials say they've shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers.

Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:42pm

A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food.

Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:31pm

Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Scott Walker.

White House says it values diversity, won't disclose numbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:21pm

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, but she would not say how many black staffers there are in the West Wing.

Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:03pm

Uber is still struggling to make money while the ride-hailing service's CEO deals with the headaches left behind by his predecessor.

Ben & Jerry's has new CEO focused on social impact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:37pm

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."