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APNewsBreak: Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule

Jason Dearen and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:12pm

Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.

Nordstrom ends buyout talks with members of founder's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:06pm

Department store operator Nordstrom ended buyout talks with family members of the company's founder, saying Tuesday it couldn't get the group to raise its price.

Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:04pm

Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks.

G-20 ministers call for open trade amid protectionism fear

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:02pm

The world's top financial officials made a call Tuesday for open trade and more dialogue at a time of growing criticism that tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump might trigger a global trade war.

San Francisco becomes largest US city to ban fur sales

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:58pm

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur, further burnishing the city's animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition.

The Latest: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower regrets work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local):

Iranian man charged with evading US sanctions to send $115M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

An Iranian man has been arrested on charges that he evaded U.S. economic sanctions against Iran by sending more than $115 million from Venezuela through U.S. banks.

Judge grants initial motions in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has issued initial orders allowing the Weinstein Co. to continue paying its bills and working toward a sale of most of its assets.

Herbert OKs bill allowing restaurants to take down signs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:52pm

Utah's governor has signed a bill allowing restaurants to take down state-mandated signs near their doors stating that they're a restaurant, "not a bar."

Stock indexes end mostly higher, but Facebook sinks again

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:44pm

Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again.

Executive at data mining firm claims they designed Trump campaign strategy

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:44pm

The chief executive of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica told a reporter posing as a potential client that his company played a big role in getting Donald Trump elected, a British news program revealed Tuesday.

Weinstein Co.'s bankruptcy could bring new wave of accusers

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:40pm

Is #MeToo part two on the way?

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:28pm

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.

First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:19pm

Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names.

Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:19pm

Emails and text messages made public Tuesday show frantic efforts after Hurricane Maria by officials of the Puerto Rican government and Walmart to get fuel to keep their generators going — and silence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Utility investigates coal silo failure at New Mexico plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:16pm

One of the units at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers in the southwestern United States has been taken offline as officials investigate a structural failure in one of its coal silos.

Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended

Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:04pm

The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections.

Montana pipeline protester avoids jail, must pay restitution

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:01pm

An Oregon climate change activist avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline.

Lawmakers voice frustration with pace of air bag repairs

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:58pm

Members of a Senate panel voiced frustration Tuesday with the pace of repairs for vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators and urged regulators to complete work on a federal rule that would require automakers to use email and other forms of electronic communication when notifying car owners about recall campaigns.