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Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:17pm

Leah Vukmir, a Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker, defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:11pm

Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as "Bob the Rebuilder," won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.

Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:52pm

Illinois' attorney general is suing the operators of Trump International Hotel and Tower for removing water from and releasing water into the Chicago River in violation of federal environmental laws.

Small-business owner Matthew Corey wins the Republican nomination for Connecticut U.S. Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:44pm

Small-business owner Matthew Corey wins the Republican nomination for Connecticut U.S. Senate.

The Latest: Vehicle tow chain sparked small California fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:35pm

The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local):

California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:35pm

The nation's largest legal marijuana market is struggling.

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:48pm

Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal.

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:39pm

A potential new operator of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation says it would run the plant at less than half its capacity to ensure it's economical.

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:33pm

A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday.

The Latest: 6th Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:27pm

The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local):

Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:09pm

Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it.

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

Catherine Lucey and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:07pm

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans.

Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:07pm

Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:14pm

Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:13pm

The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.

More than 1,200 infected with measles in Brazil; 6 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:00pm

Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been infected in a growing measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela.

Pence calls for continued support of Republicans in Congress

Angie Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:43pm

Vice President Mike Pence used a trip to swing state Ohio on Tuesday to ask Americans for their support of Republican leaders who will bolster President Donald Trump's administration.

Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:43pm

A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act."

Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:41pm

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday.

Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through Tmall

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:41pm

Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business.