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MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

Two film industry leaders told theater owners Tuesday that are optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business despite concerns about declining attendance and competition from streaming services.

Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:13pm

The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history.

Steep drops in technology, industrial stocks pull Dow Jones industrial average down 600 points

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:08pm

Steep drops in technology, industrial stocks pull Dow Jones industrial average down 600 points.

Lawyer whose work got entangled in Mueller probe leaves firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:06pm

A prominent Washington lawyer who authored a report that's a key part of the special counsel's investigation into Paul Manafort has left his law firm.

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:52am

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.

Former Christie allies: Bridge realignment didn't break law

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:36am

The tales of political vendettas and back-room machinations that animated the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal were replaced Tuesday with comparatively dry legal arguments as two former associates of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued before a federal appeals court to have their convictions overturned.

Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:29am

A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his chambers has damaged the public's faith in the judicial system and can no longer command the respect necessary to remain on the bench, the head of the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct said Tuesday.

Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

Jurors in North Carolina are getting a round-up of testimony in a lawsuit filed by more than 500 neighbors of an industrial-scale swine operation.

The Latest: $100,000 payment subject of House subpoena

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:10am

The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

Major U.S. stock indexes have surrendered an early gain and are falling sharply Tuesday as investors sell technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet, Google's parent company, is one of the biggest losers after it reported greater revenue but also an increase in spending.

Texas unveils special education fix after denying services

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:02am

Texas has unveiled a formal plan to overhaul special education statewide, after federal officials found that services were for years illegally denied to students with disabilities.

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00am

Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines.

Audi recalls about 1.2M vehicles; coolant pumps can overheat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58am

Audi is recalling about 1.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire.

Tourism authority says Kauai remains open for visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:57am

The Hawaii Tourism Authority said it wants visitors to know that Kauai remains open for business after torrential rains caused flood damage.

Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:55am

Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals.

Comey book sells more than 600,000 copies in first week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:54am

James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" had a very big opening week.

Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:52am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dead. Long live the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

Facebook rules at a glance: What's banned, exactly?

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:46am

Facebook has revealed for the first time just what, exactly, is banned on its service in a new Community Standards document released on Tuesday. It's an updated version of the internal rules the company has used to determine what's allowed and what isn't, down to granular details such as what, exactly, counts as a "credible threat" of violence. The previous public-facing version gave a broad-strokes outline of the rules, but the specifics were shrouded in secrecy for most of Facebook's 2.2 billion users.

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:36am

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed state lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.