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Authorities say the fire is out at a Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:31pm

Authorities say the fire is out at a Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people.

After tax cuts many saw as a failure, Kansas may cut again

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:22pm

Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes that followed what many voters saw as a failed fiscal experiment. Now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes.

Ainslie's America's Cup team rebranded with $150M infusion

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:03pm

A large infusion of cash will give Britain its best chance ever to reclaim the America's Cup, which it lost in 1851 and hasn't come close to winning back.

Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:45pm

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20 percent from $99.

Starbucks CEO says racial controversy hasn't affected sales

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:41pm

Starbucks' sales have not suffered over the outcry that ensued when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, CEO Kevin Johnson said Thursday, but he vowed to remain committed to ensuring such an incident never happens again.

Amazon's quarterly profit more than doubles; shares soar

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:37pm

Amazon's first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, fueled by the growth of online shopping and the cloud-computing service it provides to businesses and government agencies.

Funerals set for 3 of 4 slain in the Waffle House shooting

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:17pm

Funeral arrangements have been set for three of the four fatal victims of the Waffle House shooting rampage, their deaths mourned as donations poured in Thursday for victims of last weekend's attack.

IT company Infosys plans adding 1,000 workers at Indiana hub

Aileen Chuang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:15pm

Information technology outsourcing company Infosys announced Thursday that it will build a campus in Indianapolis to continue an expansion in the United States that is expected to provide up to 3,000 jobs for the city in the coming years.

Mattel's 1Q sales shored up by Hot Wheels and Barbie

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:59pm

Mattel Inc. reported better-than-expected first-quarter sales Thursday as demand for Hot Wheels and Barbies helped soften the blow of the closing of the iconic Toys R Us chain.

MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:47pm

The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected.

Pizza Hut Museum opens on Wichita State University campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:45pm

The original Pizza Hut building has opened as a museum at Wichita State University.

Utility says retired underwater cables may be damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:44pm

A suspected anchor strike that severed two electric cables in the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan may have damaged additional cables in the area that were taken out of service long ago but never removed from the water, officials said Thursday.

20 states seek to block Obama's health care law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:28pm

Twenty Republican-led states are seeking to temporarily invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care law while their larger lawsuit against it proceeds.

At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

Ellen Knickmeyer and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:13pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings.

Ex-HSBC Bank foreign exchange exec gets 2 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:08pm

The former head of HSBC Bank's foreign exchange cash trading was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on charges he traded ahead of his customers to make millions of dollars in a scheme known as "front running."

Jury hits pork giant for $50M for hog operation's nuisance

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:05pm

A federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $50 million in damages to neighbors of an industrial hog operation found responsible for intense smells, noise and other disturbances so bad people couldn't enjoy their rural homes.

Rights group says 63 dead, 15 missing from Nicaragua unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:39pm

A non-governmental rights group said Thursday that it has confirmed that 63 people died during days of protests over social security changes that convulsed Nicaragua last week, a figure that was not immediately confirmed or denied by the government.

The Latest: Evacuation ordered near Wisconsin refinery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:31pm

The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local):

Atlanta wants probe into $500K in bonuses given by ex-mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:31pm

Atlanta leaders want to call in outside lawyers to investigate after former Mayor Kasim Reed's administration gave more than $518,000 in bonuses to city employees during Reed's last days in office.

Appeals court: Tribal casinos can be subject to US labor law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:25pm

A U.S. appeals court says employees at Native American casinos can receive protection under a federal labor law.