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The Latest: BB&T reports services are returning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:20am

The Latest on the BB&T service outage (all times local):

The Latest: Wisconsin dairy says owner among 3 crash victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:07am

The Latest on the crash of a Wisconsin-bound small plane in Indiana (all times local):

US asks judge to approve seizure of 'Pharma Bro' assets

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:06am

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appeared in court Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics, hearing the government argue that he's on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction.

The Latest: Prosecutors want Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:02am

The Latest on Martin Shkreli's court appearance Friday (all times local):

US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:00am

The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

The Latest: US companies split with NRA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:54am

The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern):

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US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:42am

The Trump administration hit more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions Friday, escalating pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program.

Second US judge reinstates Obama-era rule on methane

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:31am

A second federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's efforts to delay an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.

Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:22am

An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed.

Markets Right Now: Tech companies lead stock indexes higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:05am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

College denies nixing coach's hiring due to Jewish heritage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:02am

An attorney for a private Baptist college in Louisiana and the school's president disputes a lawsuit's claims that they refused to hire an applicant for a football coaching job because of his Jewish heritage.

AP-NORC Poll: Most have grim outlook on America's direction

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:00am

Chester Trahan's grandchildren are working, so he's feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country's overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump.

BB&T says 'equipment malfunction' led to service outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56am

Millions of BB&T customers were unable to access their accounts after a service outage which the bank blames on an equipment malfunction.

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors demand support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:37am

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have demanded that the country's top judicial body defend their reputations, saying the independence of the justice system is at stake.

Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:36am

Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:30am

The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen.

Passenger plane slides off icy runway at Wisconsin airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:23am

A passenger plane slid off an icy runway at an airport in eastern Wisconsin after it was diverted from Minnesota because of heavy snow.

Volkswagen says earnings up more than 50 percent in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:08am

Automaker Volkswagen AG says its net profit increased by more than half last year, while revenue climbed more than 6 percent.

Police: Search on for person who shot, killed pregnant goat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:54am

Police in Maine say they are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a pregnant goat at a family dairy farm.

Trump Jr: "I love" Indian media, but US media? Not so much

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:34am

The U.S. president's eldest son heaped praise on the Indian media Friday, and accused American journalists of unfair criticism, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate.