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Nebraska advances execution plans despite secrecy concerns

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:59pm

Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier.

The Latest: Western electric grid bill clears hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:55pm

The Latest on California legislation to create a western regional electric grid (all times local):

Spanish royal couple visit White House to finish up US trip

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:48pm

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday welcomed Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House.

Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:46pm

Iran lashed out Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump's call on OPEC to increase oil production and limit global energy prices, saying the cartel "is not an American organization."

Business leaders speak out against child separation policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:11pm

Business leaders are condemning the Trump administration's decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally.

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:00pm

The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits.

Canceled flights pile up at American Airlines affiliate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:54pm

American Airlines is continuing to cancel hundreds of flights because of computer problems at an affiliate, PSA Airlines.

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:49pm

A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters.

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:44pm

Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:30pm

California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry.

Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:28pm

A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said.

Fresh US-China trade threats sink global stock markets

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:24pm

Global stock markets skidded Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate, bringing tensions between the world's two largest economies closer to a boil.

Utah man dies after exposure to industrial pesticide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:18pm

Officials say a Utah man died following exposure to an industrial pesticide material, leading to the temporary closure of a medical clinic.

IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:16pm

An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

As a business, your costs are up. What about your prices?

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:59am

It's not just your electric bill that's going higher — all types of expenses are rising for small businesses as inflation grabs hold across the economy. That has owners more likely to raise their own prices than at any time in the last decade. Should you be among them?

The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:43am

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The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:42am

The Latest on Verizon's decision to end sales of phone-location data to brokers (all times local):

Adient calls off plans to move headquarters to Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:27am

Auto seating supplier Adient has canceled its plans to move its global headquarters and hundreds of jobs to Detroit.

Russian energy company's manager arrested on spying charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:26am

A top manager of a state-controlled Russian energy company has been arrested on spying charges, a Moscow court said Tuesday.

Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:20am

Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit's long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles.