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The Latest: Iran says UK ship seized in 'reciprocal' move

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, UK appear to seek de-escalation despite tanker seizure

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

Iran and Britain appeared to signal Saturday that they are not seeking confrontation, a day after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a flashpoint in rising tensions between Tehran and the West.

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.

Penney: We haven't hired advisers for in-court restructuring

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:41pm

J.C. Penney, looking to soothe rattled investors, said Friday it hasn't hired any advisers to prepare for an in-court restructuring or bankruptcy.

Microsoft and Gannett rise while American Express falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:26pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

Brazil's state oil company denies fuel to 2 Iranian ships

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:54pm

Brazil's state oil company has refused to supply two Iranian ships anchored in the southern port of Paran√° because they belong to a company sanctioned by the United States.

Carnival pledges steps ongoing to curb ocean pollution

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:30pm

Carnival Corp. executives pledged anew Friday that steps are being taken to curb ocean pollution, which was the subject of a recent $20 million federal penalty imposed because of continued environmental violations.

Greek minister says Turkey's drilling tests EU's credibility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:29pm

Greece's new defense minister says Turkey's illegal gas drilling off Cyprus is testing the European Union's credibility as a guardian of its members' energy interests in the Mediterranean.