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The Latest: Polls close in Arizona US House seat election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:04pm

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

Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:02pm

Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future.

Miranda, "Game of Thrones" #MeToo figure take Webby Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:38pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Game of Thrones" and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards.

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

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:28pm

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

Hawaii agency wants travelers to visit Kauai despite floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:07pm

The Hawaii Tourism Authority wants travelers to visit Kauai even though parts of the island are recovering from major flooding.

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:39pm

Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week, prompting calls from Democrats and even one Republican to generate new tax revenue in the conservative state.

Wynn Resorts posts 1Q loss on legal settlement charge

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:28pm

Wynn Resorts reported a first-quarter loss on Tuesday, its bottom line weighed by a nearly $465 million charge link to a legal settlement.

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.

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

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:08pm

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.

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.