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Firefly Music fest sold to Coachella producer AEG Presents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:41am

The Firefly Music Festival has been sold to AEG Presents, the producer behind Coachella.

Former airport baggage handler gets prison for gun smuggling

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:41am

A former baggage handler at Atlanta's airport has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to helping smuggle guns onto passenger planes bound for New York City.

The Latest: Watchdog nominee approves of Mulvaney approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:41am

The Latest on the confirmation hearing for Kathy Kraninger (all times local):

The Latest: Trump auto tariff proposal draws scant support

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:29am

The Latest on a U.S. Commerce Department hearing Thursday into whether imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national security that would justify hitting them with tariffs (all times local):

CNN chief Jeff Zucker undergoing heart surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:17am

CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from running the news network.

No air traffic over Belgium due to technical glitch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:10am

Belgium's air traffic control center says that no airplanes can land or depart across the country because of a technical glitch in its data system.

New York state launches tax probe of Trump Foundation

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:05am

New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law.

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:05am

The Republican-controlled House is moving forward with a spending bill that eliminates new funding for election security grants to states, amid protests by Democrats who say Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Minnesota congressman's 'slut' radio comments flare up again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:03am

Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis is dismissing concerns about newly surfaced audio of the former talk radio host wondering why he couldn't call a woman "a slut."

Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:01am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media.

Saudi Arabia signs deal for 5 Spanish-built warships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:55am

Saudi Arabian Military Industries says it has signed a deal with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia to establish a joint venture to supply five warships.

Trump's pick to run consumer watchdog faces skeptical Senate

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:46am

Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to take over the nation's watchdog for banks, credit cards and payday lenders, made her public debut in front of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, where she is facing extremely hostile questioning from Senate Democrats.

EU is urging members to prepare for no-deal Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:38am

The European Union's executive arm is urging member states to prepare for all possible Brexit scenarios including one where Britain leaves the bloc in a disorderly fashion, and without a deal with Brussels outlining future relations or trade arrangements.

Medical device company settles US case over false claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:37am

A New York-based medical device company will pay the U.S. government $12.5 million to resolve allegations that it had health care providers submit false claims to federal programs.

Auto industry urges US to hit brakes on proposed car tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:29am

Automakers, dealers and suppliers are united in opposition to President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts.

In the battle for Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast blinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:27am

In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked.

EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:21am

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

US stocks skid as banks and consumer products companies fall

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:21am

U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning as weak results from banks and consumer products companies pull major indexes lower. Online retailer eBay plunged after its second-quarter sales fell short of Wall Street projections. Comcast rose after ending its bid to buy most of Twenty-First Century Fox.

Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:19am

President Donald Trump says the European Union's record $5 billion fine against tech giant Google proves his point that the EU is taking advantage of the U.S.

Abu Dhabi awards $1.6 billion survey project to China's CNPC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:44am

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says it has awarded contracts worth AED 5.88 billion ($1.6 billion) to China's largest state-owned oil company to conduct what is says is the world's largest continuous 3D offshore and onshore seismic survey.