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Defense attacks prosecution case in bank execs fraud trial

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:12pm

Defense attorneys continued to hammer away Tuesday at prosecutors' claims in the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives, calling the government's star witness a liar.

Los Angeles firm fined over lead-tainted jewelry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:09pm

A Los Angeles company accused of selling jewelry for children that contained dangerous levels of toxic lead and cadmium has been fined $1.6 million.

Photos show 2 Great Lakes electric cables were severed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:50pm

Officials say underwater photos show two electric cables were severed in what Michigan's attorney general says was a tugboat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Arizona woman gets prison along with ex 'Property Wars' star

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:48pm

An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison in connection with a bank fraud scheme that involved a former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show.

Sinclair Broadcast Group to sell 9 TV stations for $441.7M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:33pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group will sell nine TV stations to Standard Media Group for $441.7 million as part of its plan to meet regulatory approval for its pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.

Trump says Mnuchin will travel to China amid trade dispute

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal with trade tensions.

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday.

Lawsuit seeks details of school's ties with Koch Foundation

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

A judge is weighing whether to force a Virginia university's philanthropic arm to disclose details of its relationship with the conservative Charles Koch Foundation.

Environmentalists dump on proposal for weaker coal ash rules

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:00pm

Dozens of environmentalists and others are speaking out against a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency that would roll back regulations governing the disposal of ash generated by coal-burning power plants.

House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:54pm

House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations.

White House condemns violence, repression in Nicaragua

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:47pm

The White House says the United States "condemns the violence and repression propagated by the Government of Nicaragua."

Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:28pm

Industrial-scale hog producers knew for decades that noxious smells from open-air sewage pits tormented neighbors but didn't change their livestock-raising methods to keep production costs low, the lawyer for farm neighbors told jurors in a federal lawsuit Tuesday.

MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:24pm

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.

Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:16pm

The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but both say they want to dedicate weeks to passing legislation to fund the government next year — and avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill.

The Latest: Greitens lawyer: Investigator "corroded" cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:15pm

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

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

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:59pm

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.

Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:55pm

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command.

Shire, Whirlpool rise while Caterpillar, 3M slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:50pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

The Latest: Officials: Arizona voting going fairly smoothly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:48pm

The Latest on Tuesday's special election for an Arizona congressional seat (all times local):