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Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:06pm

Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, when the paper's new owner officially took control. 

2 federal agencies take closer look into Tesla fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:04pm

One federal safety agency has dispatched an investigator and another says it is gathering information on a Tesla battery fire in Southern California.

Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at weapons lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:57pm

Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker's hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico — the latest safety lapse at the facility as it ramps up work with nuclear material.

Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:54pm

The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S.

Interest rates flat to lower at weekly US Treasury auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:46pm

Interest rates on short-term U.S. Treasury bills were flat to lower in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills fell to their lowest level in three weeks while six-month bills were unchanged.

Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:41pm

Passions ran high though people remained polite as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing Monday that's meant to lead to a final decision on whether to approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Derailed train bursts into flames in southwestern Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:34pm

A freight train derailed in southwestern Indiana and several train cars caught fire, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said.

Zimmer Biomet and Clorox fall; Apache and JD.com climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Markets Right Now: Stocks look to recover from early skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:20pm

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

Hospitals built to withstand tornados after Missouri storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:12pm

A Missouri health care company says it has toughened safety requirements for construction at its hospitals since six people died at its facility in Joplin when a massive tornado ripped through the city.

The Latest: Minnesota opens key hearing on Enbridge pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:11pm

The Latest on the opening of a hearing before Minnesota regulators on Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota (all times local):

Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:11pm

Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and transportation.

The Latest: Highway reopens after Indiana train derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:10pm

The Latest on a freight train derailment and fire in Indiana (all times local):

Utah officials months away from medical marijuana rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:04pm

Utah officials say they're several months away from finalizing rules for narrow medical marijuana laws passed by the Legislature this year.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:39pm

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:26pm

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda.

2 activists killed in Gambia in protests against sand mining

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:16pm

Gambian police say two environmental activists were killed during protests against a sand mining company as they clashed with paramilitary forces.

Corruption trial begins in Buffalo Billion case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:41pm

A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Pompeo says China is engaging in 'predatory economics 101'

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:28pm

China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an "unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a business audience Monday.

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:08pm

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.