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Texas attorney general now facing December trial date

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:32pm

A new trial date of Dec. 11 is set for Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to face felony securities fraud charges.

California Supreme Court ruling bolsters bullet train foes

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:32pm

U.S. law does not allow state-owned rail projects to completely bypass California's strict environmental regulations, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a decision that ensures further legal complications for the planned $64 billion bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Rust Belt Wisconsin looks to fill high-skill jobs at Foxconn

Ivan Moreno and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:29pm

A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics plant.

US-Mexico border mayors worry about NAFTA makeover

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:29pm

The first meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association since Donald Trump became president of the United States was marked Thursday by worries that more limits on trade could stifle economic growth in a region of 12 million people stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Latest: Ferries gearing up for NC island evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:29pm

The Latest on a power outage on the North Carolina coast (all times local):

Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:29pm

The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple.

Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate approval

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:21pm

The Senate voted decisively on Thursday to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations.

10K tourists to evacuate North Carolina island after outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:21pm

An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate an island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat.

The Latest: Foxconn deals requires Wisconsin to act soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:21pm

The Latest on the deal for a planned $10 billion Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin (all times local):

Idaho Power seeks changes for solar customers

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:12pm

Idaho Power officials are asking state regulators for permission to make big changes to how solar customers pay for their power.

The Latest: Attorney says Oklahoma couple denies trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:11pm

The Latest on a lawsuit alleging an Oklahoma couple engaged in a human trafficking scheme (all times local):

Starbucks to shutter all Teavana stores as sales disappoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:01pm

Starbucks is shutting down its struggling Teavana chain, and relying on customers who spend more on pricier drinks and food to drive up sales at its namesake coffee stores.

GOP's repeal of insurance mandate could backfire

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:01pm

Getting rid of the Affordable Care Act's highly unpopular penalty for not having health insurance could backfire on Republicans, prompting significant premium increases if it were actually to pass.

Things to know about Foxconn plant coming to Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:59pm

Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing plant in Wisconsin will be the first U.S.-based facility for the Taiwan-based electronics giant. Here are some things to know about the plant:

Analysis: Vote yes, hope no for Senate GOP on health care

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:58pm

Vote yes, hope no.

Chinese billionaire convicted in United Nations bribery case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:51pm

A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau was convicted on Thursday of paying more than $1.7 million in bribes to U.N. ambassadors to get it done.

Intel's 2Q results top analyst views, lifting stock

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:41pm

Intel Corp. more than doubled its second-quarter profit as sales of its personal computer chips strengthened and the company made further inroads in promising new areas of technology.

Air bag inflator ruptures, driver killed in Florida crash

Tom Krisher and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:23pm

A Florida woman has died in a crash near Tampa from injuries that may have been caused by an exploding Takata air bag inflator.

US court asked to hold off on decision over fracking rules

Tatiana Flowers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:23pm

The Trump administration asked three federal judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to hold off on a decision regarding a major federal fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration.

The Latest: GOP senators worry about 'skinny' health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:11pm

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):