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Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 touches all-time high

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:13pm

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiments on Wall Street despite concerns about an ongoing trade dispute with China.

Bid to create new city in Georgia triggers a federal lawsuit

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:33pm

Lawyers for the city of Stockbridge, Georgia, claim in a federal lawsuit that a plan to carve off parts of the city to form a new, wealthier, whiter city impairs its citizens' right to vote and harms the city's ability to pay municipal bond obligations.

Prep school details more cases of sex abuse by ex-faculty

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:25pm

An independent investigation into sexual misconduct at a New Hampshire prep school has now substantiated abuse claims against 20 former faculty and staff members dating back decades including a former Massachusetts congressman.

Corruption indictment of US Rep. Duncan Hunter at a glance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:15pm

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses including groceries, fast food meals and golf trips and lied about it in campaign filings, prosecutors said Tuesday. Here are details of some of the payments described in the 48-page indictment filed in federal court:

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:59pm

Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November.

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:29pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

Alpine School District faces staff shortage; hundreds of positions still open

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:28pm

It’s the first day of week for many Utah kids, who may have noticed some people are already absent. One district in particular has an employee shortage, and it’s not just teachers.

Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:27pm

Turnout was light in early voting Tuesday as Alaskans headed to the polls to pick candidates in the state primary.

A look at the verdicts on 18 counts in Paul Manafort's case

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:55pm

Paul Manafort's 16-day trial ended Tuesday with the former Trump campaign chairman convicted of eight felony counts and prosecutors facing a choice of whether to retry him on 10 other charges.

Facebook has removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran intending to disrupt US election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:46pm

Facebook has removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran intending to disrupt US election.

Rapper Post Malone's jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:11pm

A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he was in the air.

Ohio State creates office for handling harassment complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:47pm

Ohio State University has announced the creation of a centralized office for responding to sexual- and gender-based harassment, violence and other types of discrimination and harassment.

The Latest: Fans say they prayed for rapper on troubled jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:59pm

The Latest on a small jet that blew two tires while taking off (all times local):

Kohl's puts up big 2Q numbers, raises profit outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:59pm

Kohl's breezed past Wall Street's second-quarter profit and revenue expectations and raised its profit outlook for the year.

Debate over longest bull market centers on rounding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:41pm

It could become the longest bull market ever ... perhaps with an asterisk.

Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:27pm

Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.

Mavenir lance le programme de partenaires professionnels de messagerie RCS pour favoriser, chez les ORM, la croissance du chiffr

Mavenir, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:03pm

détenant une part de marché de 85 % en Amérique du Nord — a annoncé aujourd’hui son programme de partenaires professionnels de messagerie RCS, qui inclut 15 partenaires confirmés.

Edible Arrangements to move headquarters to Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:48pm

The fruit bouquet company Edible Arrangements is moving its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Georgia.

The Latest: Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:43pm

The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local):

Toll Brothers, Medtronic gain, while Coty, Nordson fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:34pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: