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Guatemala lawmakers lower penalty for illicit campaign money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:25pm

Guatemalan lawmakers have passed a bill dramatically reducing prison sentences for electoral financing crimes, acting as President Jimmy Morales is under suspicion of receiving illicit campaign funds.

Brazil front-runner accused of illegal campaign practices

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:24pm

A Brazilian presidential candidate on Thursday accused his far-right adversary of illegal campaign practices for allegedly allowing friendly businessmen to secretly pay to spread slanderous messages.

Textron and Activision skid while Alcoa and Acadia climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:42pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:35pm

StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:04pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state.

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls more than 300 points, its sixth drop in the last eight days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:04pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls more than 300 points, its sixth drop in the last eight days.

The Latest: Navy: No evidence of shooting at shipyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:58pm

The Latest on a report of an active shooter at a Virginia shipyard (all times local):

EU warns Italy on budget but walks a fine line

Raf Casert and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:35pm

The European Union handed Italy a stinging letter Thursday warning that the nation's significantly higher deficit targets represented a deviation "unprecedented in the history" of EU budget rules — but still offered reassurances that the bloc was "not an adversary of Italy."

Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:34pm

Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.

BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:04pm

Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called Thunder Horse .

Offshore wind farms planned on East and West coasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:40pm

The U.S. government is taking steps to develop offshore wind farms off both coasts.

CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:44am

The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean a person was racist.

2 workers acquitted in Kansas boy's waterslide death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:23am

Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while riding what was billed as the world's tallest waterslide in 2016.

Another Manhattan building strips Trump name from entrance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:22am

Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance.

Yellowstone sees increase in September visitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:18am

The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park in September increased 13 percent from a year ago.

4th former Walker Cabinet secretary slams Wisconsin governor

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:12am

A fourth former Cabinet secretary in Gov. Scott Walker's administration is slamming the Republican incumbent, releasing a letter Thursday signed by two others calling for the election of Democrat Tony Evers.

Coca-Cola taps veteran executive as new president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:08am

Coca-Cola Co. has named longtime company executive Brian Smith as its new president and chief operating officer.

Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:47am

For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain.

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:42am

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

Latest: Jury acquits workers in Kansas waterslide death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:24am

The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local):