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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.

Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:43pm

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

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.

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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.

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

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:11pm

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.

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.

Funerals set for 2 of 4 slain in the Waffle House shooting

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:47pm

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

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.

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

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:34pm

The British America's Cup team headed by Sir Ben Ainslie has been rebranded INEOS Team GB with an infusion of $153 million (110 million pounds) from the petrochemical company based in London.

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.

Starbucks key sales figures surpasses market expectations

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:22pm

Starbucks Corp., which has been addressing fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia stores, reported sales growth Thursday that modestly exceeded Wall Street expectations during a period that preceded the outcry.

The Latest: Firefighters can't get close to refinery blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:07pm

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

Tons of legal marijuana leave regulators awash in data

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:03pm

To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into a government database.

More charges in defense contractor workers' tuition scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:03pm

Charges have been filed against five more people in connection to a tuition reimbursement scam in Indiana allegedly involving dozens of former employees of a British defense contractor.

The Latest: EPA inspector general weighs in on Pruitt remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:53pm

The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and his appearances on Capitol Hill (all times local):

Water exec: Uncertain mix of chemicals from consumer taps

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:52pm

A public water utility studied what it was serving to its 200,000 North Carolina customers and found it contained multiple unregulated industrial chemicals with uncertain health effects, including some substances that university researchers didn't know existed, legislators learned Thursday.