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California pot taxes tick up but miss initial projections

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:15pm

When it comes to tax money from marijuana sales, California is living with diminished expectations.

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:57pm

Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses.

YouTube disables 200 videos attacking Hong Kong protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:48pm

YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

HP Inc.'s chief executive to step down in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:37pm

HP Inc. is losing the chief executive who has been leading the personal computer maker since it broke off as a separate company four years ago.

Gap's 2Q profits fall, reflecting chain still mired in slump

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:29pm

Gap Inc.'s fiscal second quarter profits fell 43%, dragged down by costs related to store closings and the restructuring of its business.

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:55pm

Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig.

Mexico fines Cancun airport $3.7 million for taxi monopoly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:46pm

Mexico's anti-monopoly agency has fined the Cancun international airport the equivalent of about $3.7 million for not allowing more taxis to compete and lower fares for travelers.

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:34pm

President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.

Bus driver denies locking woman in luggage compartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:24pm

A bus driver accused of locking a passenger in the vehicle's luggage compartment denies the allegations.

Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:24pm

Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk.

Appeals court rules South Bend abortion clinic can stay open

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:14pm

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction allowing a South Bend abortion clinic to remain open without a state-required license until there is a final ruling in a lawsuit on the license.

As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach

Paul Wiseman, David McHugh and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:33pm

As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face:

The Latest: Neighbors shocked man arrested in stabbing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:31pm

The Latest on a stabbing death at California State University, Fullerton (all times local):

BJ's Wholesale, Keysight rise while L Brands, Retrophin fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:28pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Making a case to women: Trump female defenders go on offense

Jill Colvin and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:19pm

The Trump campaign has a message for its female supporters: It's time to come out of hiding.

Atlanta-based company execs survived California plane crash

Samantha Maldonado, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:53pm

Eight executives of an Atlanta-based package company were among the 10 people who escaped when a plane burst into flames at a small Northern California airport, a company spokeswoman said Thursday.

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:46pm

Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms.

Overstock CEO resigns after 'Deep State' comments roil stock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:44pm

The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he'd become "far too controversial" to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry.

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Cedar Attanasio and Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:11pm

Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt.

The Latest: Pence calls for a Mexico, Canada trade deal vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:57pm

The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Utah (all times local):