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Trial opens for Israeli woman charged in $145M fraud scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:04pm

A federal trial begins this week for an Israeli woman charged in the U.S. with directing a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars.

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:59pm

Colonial-era Korean laborers are seeking a court's approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labor decades ago.

GOP: US land agency is moving West, closer to its territory

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:29pm

Some Westerners have long complained the U.S. government is an absentee landlord, managing vast tracts of public lands in their states from the nation's capital instead of closer to the properties themselves.

Facebook's new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:13pm

Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

R. Kelly expected to appear for court hearing Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:03pm

R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses.

Senator: Biggest US land agency moving to Colorado

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:03pm

The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resources.

Man behind 7-state postal stamp ruse to be sentenced in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:01pm

A Utah man convicted of defrauding the federal government in a decade-long postage stamp scam across several states will be sentenced this week.

Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:39pm

Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems.

The Latest: Agency may move, bring jobs to 3 Western states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:57pm

The Latest on Bureau of Land Management headquarters moving from Washington to Colorado (all times local):

Man banished from Kansas in plea deal seeks to return

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:25pm

A man who was permanently banished from Kansas as a condition of his plea deal in a criminal case is seeking to return to the state with the help of an organization that says the punishment harkens back to "draconian penalties of Ancient Greece or the vigilante justice of the Old American West."

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Bill Barrow and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:14pm

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model.

Mnuchin says budget deal with Pelosi is 'very close'

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:58pm

It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing.

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:52pm

The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local):

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus

Raf Casert and Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:49pm

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.

European Union foreign ministers have approved sanctions on Turkey for its 'illegal' gas drilling off Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:40pm

European Union foreign ministers have approved sanctions on Turkey for its 'illegal' gas drilling off Cyprus.

Medicare moving toward covering acupuncture for back pain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:28pm

Medicare says it's moving toward potentially covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as an alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive.

Circor and Callon fall while Galapagos, Omnicell rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:35pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Man connected to ex-St. Louis County leader to plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:25pm

A businessman accused of bribery as part of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's pay-to-play scheme is set to plead guilty.

Missouri woman who put bra in X-ray machine put on leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:14pm

A Missouri jail employee said she was placed on leave after putting her underwire bra through an X-ray machine following the implementation of new security measures.