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Trump's "go back" remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

David Crary and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:14am

President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal.

Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:19am

Taken on its own, Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may seem like a brazen act of aggression, a provocative poke in the nose to both Britain and its ally, the United States.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Hope Yen, Amanda Seitz and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:09am

President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.

Turkey steps up drilling activities around Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:09am

Turkey's vice president said Saturday that his country is dispatching a survey vessel to join two drillships and another research boat to search for hydrocarbons off ethnically divided Cyprus.

The Latest: UK rejects Iranian position on tanker seizure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:29am

The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Amir Vahdat and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:38am

Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the vessel in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

Andrew Soergel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:27pm

At 79 years old, Art McManus says he's still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Michigan.

Work on old oil well may have caused California spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:40pm

Chevron says an 800,000-gallon oil spill in Central California may have started when crews tried to recap an abandoned well.

Report: Equifax to pay $700 million in breach settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:13pm

The Wall Street Journal says Equifax will pay around $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:03pm

The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.

The Latest: Subway suspension caused by computer failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:49pm

The Latest on the suspension of seven New York City subway lines (all times local):

The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:39pm

The Latest on a California Supreme Court ruling on defense lawyer access to private social media postings (all times local):

Report: YouTube to pay FTC fine over kids' data protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:27pm

Google is expected to pay a multimillion dollar penalty from the Federal Trade Commission over its handling of kids' information on its popular video site YouTube.

Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:53pm

Mexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the United States.

The Latest: Judge to give nod to Motel 6 settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:51pm

The Latest on a preliminary agreement in Motel 6 immigration lawsuit (all times local):

Panel orders federal judge to reconsider Trump appeal

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:29pm

An appeals court on Friday ordered a federal judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:58pm

Companies that make and distribute opioids didn't abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them suspicious, helping fuel a national addiction and overdose crisis, two Ohio counties said in a legal filing Friday.

Biodiesel executives linked to polygamous group plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:19pm

Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group are pleading guilty to charges filed in a $511 million tax credit scheme.

Ruling keeps alive Abu-Jamal's lawsuit over hepatitis drugs

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:14pm

A federal appeals court on Friday kept alive a lawsuit brought by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, that alleges his rights were violated when he was denied hepatitis C drugs.